BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

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

miércoles, 27 de diciembre de 2017

Christmas shoppings

Christmas is a time for shopping, but the good thing about it is that most of the things we buy are gifts for relatives or friends, or just food or ornaments for your homes in order to make them cosier to host all the friends and relatives that may visit you these days.


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Here's a listening exercise to do: What do you buy when you're sad? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

 

Activities for my 2º ESO students:  What do you buy when you are sad? and when you are happy?




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Revision for 2º ESO.

16. Write questions using the words in brackets and then write the short answers:

1. (you, drink a glass milk, for breakfast) _________________________________________?  Yes, ________________
2. (Jane, sings, well)  ___________________________________ ? No, ___________

17. Translate the following sentences into English:

1. Peter tiene el pelo corto oscuro.  
2. A ella le encanta ver la televisión. 
3. Yo no sé hablar inglés.  
4. ¿Hay agua en la botella? Sí.   
5. No hay muchos niños en el instituto.
6. Luke es mayor que yo, pero mi hermano es el más joven.

18. Transform these sentences into the PRESENT CONTINUOUS:

1. He visits his grandmother. Now _________________________________________
2. I run with my friends. Now ___________________________________
3. They don’t eat lunch at home. Now ________________________________
4. Does your teacher play tennis? ________________________________ now ?          

19. Write sentences using these words:

once a week _____________________________________________________        
always __________________________________________________________            

20. What is the comparative of superiority and superlative of the following adjectives ?

interesting  ________________________   ________________________ 
happy  ___________________________     ____________________________
old  _________________   ______________________
slim  __________________   _______________________                                             
21. Complete the sentences with SOME or ANY.

1. Is there __________ paper in the bag? Yes, there is ___________ paper in the bag.
2. There aren’t _____________ books on the desk, but there are ___________ pencils.
3. Have you got ___________ sugar in your tea? No, I haven’t got _____________ sugar.
                                                                                                                                         
22. Fill in the gaps with one of these words:  dangerous, best,  worse, most,  than, more, longer

1. Big cities are ______________ polluted ___________ small towns.
2. Rock music is the ____________ exciting music in the world.
3. Snakes are more  ______________ and ______________ than cows.
4. I think Ronaldinho is the _______________ footballer in the world.                            / 2

23. Look at your agenda and write the clues given what you are doing tomorrow using the PRESENT CONTINUOUS.

1. go shopping, with my mother, tomorrow morning.
2. play basketball, with my friends, tomorrow afternoon.

You will find the answers in the next post and you can find more exercises in my site.

16 comentarios:

  1. Making gifts is a very common tradition at Christmas, so much so that people do not mind doing an extra expense on these dates to give something beautiful and original to our friends, couple or family.
    At Christmas, most gifts are those that are not excessively necessary, but rather a reward, a reward, and the most typical gifts are perfumes, jewelry or technology. Christmas is a social and sometimes compulsive shopping moment; it is not a necessary purchase, but social pressure.
    Another thing we see a lot when Christmas approaches is the large number of advertisements that broadcast on television, it is a time of publicity wars. The brands have invest a lot of money in creating the best ads to increase their sales. In addition not only see this advertising on TV, but also in large online companies, which offer us a variety of gifts and no need to move from home, it is increasingly common to buy online.
    In conclusion, Christmas season is a beautiful time to spend with your family and friends, but on the other hand it is also a time when you spend a lot of money, so we must buy in moderation.

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  2. Who doesn’t love getting any Christmas present? Christmas is the season in which we give and get more presents. This is because we love to give them to others as sign of affection or friendship. But this can affect our budget for this time, so we have to know how to spend our money properly.

    A lot of people love buying ornaments for their home for make it cosier; as well there are others who buy too much food for people who may visit them during these days. But we usually spend almost all of our money buying presents for our family, friends or even ourselves.

    Furthermore, we can make presents to others in Christmas Eve, the Three Wise Men’s eve or simply making the invisibly friend game. The things that are more given are perfumes, a pair of shocks, bracelets or some chocolates. What happen when we have no time to buy them? Well, it is easy; the best option is buying them online, for example in Amazon.

    All in all, I can’t deny that I love getting presents without mind the season. My favourite presents are jewellery, make-up and clothes. As well, I like receiving some good books to read. This year, my perfect present would be a ticket to travel to a little island to relax me with my BBF.


    Andrea Gutiérrez López 2BACH A

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  3. Who doesn’t love getting Christmas presents? Christmas is the season in which we give and get more presents. This is because we love giving them to others as sign of affection or friendship. But this can affect our budget, for this time, so we have to know how to spend our money properly.

    A lot of people love buying ornaments for their home to make it cosier; as well there are others who buy too much food for people who may visit them during these days. But we usually spend almost all of our money buying presents for our family, friends or even ourselves.

    Furthermore, we can make presents to others on Christmas Eve, the Three Wise Men’s eve or simply making the Invisible Friend game. The things that are given the most are perfume, a pair of shocks, bracelets or some chocolates. What happens when we have no time to buy them? Well, it is easy; the best option is buying them online, for example in Amazon.

    All in all, I can’t deny that I love getting presents without minding the season. My favourite presents are jewellery, make-up and clothes. As well, I like receiving some good books to read. This year, my perfect present would be a ticket to travel to a little island to relax me with my BBF.


    Andrea Gutiérrez López 2BACH A

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  7. When I am sad I never go shopping, but when I am happy I go shopping and I buy some things. I buy clothes such as T-shirts, coat, jacket...
    I also buy videogames, food such as meat, fish , vegetables and biscuits, but I rarely go to the shopping centre I usually go to little shops, because I live in a village.
    So when I go shopping centre I am excited

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  8.     We are spending most time of our Christmas holidays buying gifts and stuff to decorate our house and make it cosier and warming. So.. are you still buying Christmas things? Do you like doing that? Are you one of those who leave all for the last time?

            On the one hand, buying clothes and gifts on the last minute can become pretty stressful. Not only it is a difficult time, but also you usually spend more money than you would spend if you search for something in time; I mean, for example, if you need a dress for New Year's Eve and you look for it since October, you are likely to find the one you like, while if you look for it a week before, you might not find what you like and moreover, you will spend more money on that you don't like.

            On the other hand, as long as you buy Christmas things beforehead, for instance, at the end of August or in October, you can take the most of sales like Black Friday. You may find out clothes and gifts far less expensive and there is such a wide range of stuff. Nonetheless, it is claimed that many shop owners don't show Christmas goods during the sales as they believe they decrease their incomes.

            On balance, unless you have an idea of what you need, you will spend too much money on things no needed. Moreover, during this period of time, more jobs are offered. From my point of view, I believe the sooner you buy Christmas clothes, the more things there are. Personally, I don't like too much Christmas holidays since as it is said, they aren't the same when lacks people sitting at the table.

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  9. When I´m sad, I don´t usually go shopping,but when I´m happy I go to many shops, like clothes shops, sweet shops, food shops, electronic shops, videogames shops, etc; and I buy many things in each shop.

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    1. What is the genuine meaning of Christmas? I believe that Christmas, although it is celebrated in different ways depending on the culture and the country, has the same meaning for everybody, which for me is: being with family, sharing and making people happy.

      It is known that people spend a huge amount of money in this holiday buying too many expensive gifts, I reckon that the reason for this is because they try to make an impression on their friends and relatives.

      However, it is an open secret that not everybody can’t afford to purchase luxury gifts, due to this reason more and more people buy affordable things, although sometimes they can have a low-quality, or they try to make something by themselves, for example: cups decorated by themselves.

      To conclude, I would like to say that, from my point of view, the true meaning of Christmas has been lost over the years, since nowadays children only think about presents and not about sharing and having quality time with family.

      Irene Ramón 2ºBACH

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  11. Christmas is a good period to go shopping since we often give our friends or family some presents as we celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus and of the Three Wise Men. We also like to receive many presents so that it is probably the moment of the year in which people spend more money. There are several points to consider.

    On the one hand, there are families that love spending money at this season because they want to decorate their house or they want to give a lot of presents to their children and family. These families may think that spending money on gifts is the best way to make children happy, but it is a big problem because children will get used to having many present the following years. Furthermore, there are some kids that are used to being given very expensive gifts.

    On the other hand, there are families who don’t spend a lot of money because they can’t afford it or just because they think it is a waste of money. If parents can’t buy anything, children shouldn’t get angry or sad since it will affect the state of mind of parents because they don’t want to see their family sad. For that reason, even if parents can buy a lot of presents to their children, they shouldn’t do that as kids will become sad if they can’t have a present the next year.

    To conclude, giving gifts to family or friends is a sign of affection since they will realize that we remember them. However, if we don’t have enough money to buy a present we can always send them an email or a letter to wish them Happy Christmas.

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  12. I'm a fan of collecting figures, so when I'm sad I buy figures or videogames. After I fell good because I bought a treasure for me. When I'm happy I don't buy nothing, I just stay with my friends and I'm more happy. The video is funny. Is Santa's son telling a story!

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  13. When I'm sad, I go shopping because it helps me forget the bad things that happen to me and then I try a lot of clothes with my friends and my sister. Sometimes we buy the same clothes.
    When I'm happier I go to other stores like, videogame, technology, pastry shops and I eat something with my friends. Then we will go for a walk looking at the types of makeup there are.

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  14. I do not usually go to the shopping centers because in my town there is not, but I like to go a lot because I buy things, eat in restaurants, when I like to go to the shopping centers it's Christmas because I'm going to buy the gifts the familia.Cuando I enter I am surprised a lot because there are many shops ...
    In my town I usually go to shops and small restaurants.
    But when this sad I'm never going to buy

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  15. Today there are many people who go shopping at the malls or the shops of their towns or cities since today, clothing is fashion.

    I always like to go to the shopping centers since they are bigger and there are higher quality clothes that I like, although sometimes I also go out to see some shirts, pants, etc.Not only do I like clothing stores, I always like to see a game store, mobile, computer, etc.

    One of the best times for shopping is Christmas as new things come to all stores, you see more people and all stores are decorated

    salvador pretel

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