Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

sábado, 7 de octubre de 2017

Teachers are unbeatable!!!

Neither translators nor computers nor any other machine can beat a good teacher. Believe it or not, there are so many things machines can't do. Can you tell me about them?

Here are some articles to read about the issue:


Machines can't even make jokes >>>>

On the way to SELECTIVITY   >>>  Replace the underlined phrases with the correct form of these phrasal verbs connected with RELATIONSHIPS: ask someone out, turn someone down, break up, chat someone up, get over something, find out, fall out, go out with someone.

1. He invited her to go on a date with him, but she refused his invitation.

2. She spoke to him because she was attracted to him, but when she discovered he already had a girlfriend she lost interest.

3. She had a relationship with him for more than a year, but then she had an argument with him.

4. They decided to end the relationship. When it finished she took a long time to recover.


Listening exercise to do: What can't computers do? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English) Something that they can't certainly do is TRANSLATE!!!  At least so far. So stop using translators to write your compositions.


Stop translating in your head with Lucy




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    1. Nowadays, the advance of technology is changing our lives at an incredible pace. In this old post Albert put in his blog, they ask us if computers could replace real teachers at schools and they ask for what things machines can't do, let's talk about this.

      First of all, I'm going to talk about some jobs that have been replaced by machines. This is the case of many big shopping malls, where shop assistants have been replaced by cash tills. It has happened in Alcampo in Motril. The worst thing of this advance is that many employees have been laid off their jobs, increasing the number of unemployed.

      As far as I'm concerned, there aren't machines that have replaced teachers. For me, a teacher can't be replaced by any machine because a teacher can set you challenges to overcome, if you don't understand something, he can explain it to you by many different ways until you understand it, he can support you with some ideas.... All these things can't be done by machines. From my point of view, technology is like a tool which many teachers use to teach. Nonetheless, technology doesn't teach us.

      Joaquín España 2ºBACH

  3. Lately, the rumour that teachers are likely to be replaced by computers has been spread about. Nonetheless, will the future bring us computers as a way to teach? In the early 1960s, one of the world's first teaching machines was created. Apart from that, computers at that time were viewed as gigantic brains that would control our lives.

    To begin with, computers are often used as an extra tool to teach and to learn, which teachers ought to get the most of; they allow us to learn at any point. In the latest years, technology is occupying most part of our lives, although teachers are needed as well as it is hard to work alone if you are easily distracted.

    Secondly, we all are afraid of the possible loss of jobs not only in the education sector but also in the service one on account of the fast development of technology. Just as there have already been a decrease of teachers at schools, it is unlikely that if that is due to the lack of money, there won't either be enough sums of money to buy computers.

    On balance, despite the fact that technology is becoming indispensable in our lives, teachers are essential as well. They give us motivation, they challenge and support us; something which a machine cannot make. However, it is also true that there will be a need for teachers with technological skills.

    María Béjar 2º Bach