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

sábado, 20 de enero de 2018

In case you get your laptop, tablet, mobile phone... stolen or lost!!


Technology is really incredible these days. The other day I happened to learn that if you lose or get stolen your tablet, you can easily track it by using some devices you can find in the web. However, you have to be quick because if someone has stolen it from you, he can disable this function these devices have.



Some articles for you to read about the issue:

Interesting video to watch (pay attention to the peculiar accent the presenter has)









We did it again!!!! Two of our 2º Bachillerato students (María Béjar and Joaquín García) have just received some very good news  >>>  They have passed their B2 Cambridge exams. And remember that they already had their B1 in the Official Language School both in English and in French. CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Lucy tells us how long it should take to learn English

 

Activities for my 2º ESO students:  Having page 43 as a reference, write an e-mail to a bed and breakfast requesting information. You can ask about the cost, WI-Fi or places to visit in the area. 

 

HIGHWAY TO B2.....

GRAMMAR. Complete these sentences with the correct form of the verb:

1. I (work) ..... for this company for a long time and I'm still in the same post. I (be, never) ..... promoted. 

2. Jack and Mary (go out) .... with each other for six years, but then they (break up) ..........
3. My car (go) .... well ever since I (buy) ...... it and (break down, never) ....... . Not once!
4. I (live) .... in La Caleta since 1975 and still don't want to move.
5. Orson Welles, the great actor and director who (be) .... born in 1915 and (die) ...... in 1985.
6. How long (you, have) ..... your present job?
7. How long (you have) ...... the job before that? 
8. World War II (begin) .... in 1939 and (last) ...... for six terrible years.
9. The so-called 'Cold War' (begin) .... when World War II (end) ..... and (go on) .... ever since.
10. "(you ever be) .... to Brazil?"   "Yes, I (go) .... there in 2002."     "Oh! (you like) .... it?"   "Yes, I (do) .... . I (like) ..... it very much."


VOCABULARY. Complete these sentences with: MONEY , CASH , PAY , SALARY , WAGES

1. In this job, you will get a monthly ______________     
2. All he ever thinks about is making ______________
3. The job is interesting, but the ___________ is poor.
4. The __________ are very low for a work like this.
5. In the United States, most people pay by cheque or on credit rather than in __________



You can find the SOLUTIONS to the exercises in the previous post in my SITE.

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25 comentarios:

  1. Nowadays, it isn't too difficult that someone stoles your laptop or mobile phone. In fact, according to a research, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, that is to say, a big amount of computers are stolen everyday, so we should be careful if we don't want to live this traumatic experience.

    People spend more and more hours with their electrnic devices, as they are addicted to them. It's unthinkable that a person, especially a teenager goes out without his mobile, so it's easier for thieves to stole one.

    Now, I'm going to talk about the upsetting situation of being docked. When you are docked you usually feel vulnerable, a bit stupid, confusing, and maybe for a few days it ate away at your sense of control and security. Moreover, you can't stop thinking about you have just lost all your photos or conversations that you've probably saved from friends and relatives, some of whom are maybe no longer with you, etc.

    To prevent this, I reckon we should pay attention and don't leave our mobiles alone anywhere. Another piece of advice would be to put your bag in your belly or hide it in your body. Furthemore, we should pay attention if we are in places where there are many people, such us concerts, festivals or even the subway.

    Finally, I'd like to add that they have already invented some apps to find our lost or stolen mobile. Apple users have 'Find my Iphone', but there is also a 'Find my Android' function for Google folks called 'Android device manager'. With these tools you can track your phone, so you would be able to get it back hopefully.

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  3. This is a good way to recover your lost mobile. Another way to find it can be by calling and listening to where your mobile phone sounds in case you have lost it anywhere in your home.
    Although I think the best way to never lose it is to have it always stored in your purse or in your wallet. Normally people lose it when they leave it forgotten anywhere on the street or in any public place.
    So, if you lose it, these steps may help you.

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  4. FOR: Best Alcazar Hotel.

    FROM: Susan P. Bosch.

    SUBJECT: Information for bed and breakfast.

    Dear Sir or Madam.

    I need information about your hotel, I want to spend the weekend with my family.

    I would like to know the price of the double room, for two nights.

    My dog is the most important thing for me, is it possible for my pet to sleep in the room?

    Does the room have WIFI to connect to the internet from my mobile phone?

    Does the wifi have any additional costs?

    I am a celiac. Does your hotel have gluten-free foods?

    Greetings and I await your response.

    Thank you very much.

    Susan



    TO: Susan P. Bosch.

    FROM: Best Alcazar Hotel.

    SUBJECT: Information request for bed and breakfast.

    Dear Susan,

    Our hotel has double rooms for the next weekend, its price is 50 euros.

    We also have a pet bed, but the price is increased by 20 euros.

    We have gluten-free food, so your breakfast will not be a problem for us.

    The great Best Alcazar Hotel has free wifi for all its customers.

    We are looking forward to your visit this weekend with your family.

    Thanks for everything.

    Susana P. Bosch 2ºESO Grupo A

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  5. Nowadays, it isn't too difficult that someone steals your laptop or mobile phone. In fact, according to a research, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, that is to say, a big amount of computers are stolen everyday, so we should be careful if we don't want to live this traumatic experience.

    People spend more and more hours with their electronic devices, as they are addicted to them. It's unthinkable that a person, especially a teenager goes out without his mobile, so it's easier for thieves to steal one.

    Now, I'm going to talk about the upsetting situation of being docked. When you are docked you usually feel vulnerable, a bit stupid, confused and maybe you lose some sense of control and security for a few days. Moreover, you can't stop thinking about what you have just lost, such as all your photos or conversations that you've probably saved from friends and relatives, some of whom are maybe no longer with you, etc.

    To prevent this, I reckon we should pay more attention to all these devices and not leave our mobiles unnatended anywhere. Another piece of advice would be to put your bag in your belly or hide it in your body. Furthemore, we should pay attention if we are in places where there are many people, such us concerts, festivals or even the subway.

    Finally, I'd like to add that they have already invented some apps to find our lost or stolen mobile. Apple users have 'Find my Iphone', but there is also a 'Find my Android' function for Google folks called 'Android device manager'. With these tools you can track your phone, so you would be able to get it back hopefully.

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  6. Nowadays, it isn't too difficult that someone steals your laptop or mobile phone. In fact, according to a research, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, that is to say, a big amount of computers are stolen everyday, so we should be careful if we don't want to live this traumatic experience.

    People spend more and more hours with their electronic devices, as they are addicted to them. It's unthinkable that a person, especially a teenager goes out without his mobile, so it's easier for thieves to steal one.

    Now, I'm going to talk about the upsetting situation of being docked. When you are docked you usually feel vulnerable, a bit stupid, confused and maybe you lose some sense of control and security for a few days. Moreover, you can't stop thinking about what you have just lost, such as all your photos or conversations that you've probably saved from friends and relatives, some of whom are maybe no longer with you, etc.

    To prevent this, I reckon we should pay more attention to all these devices and not leave our mobiles unnatended anywhere. Another piece of advice would be to put your bag in your belly or hide it in your body. Furthemore, we should pay attention if we are in places where there are many people, such us concerts, festivals or even the subway.

    Finally, I'd like to add that they have already invented some apps to find our lost or stolen mobile. Apple users have 'Find my Iphone', but there is also a 'Find my Android' function for Google folks called 'Android device manager'. With these tools you can track your phone, so you would be able to get it back hopefully.

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  7. This is a good way to find the lost mobile. All phones have a code and then if you do not remember where you left it last time and it is not in your house either, go to the police and scrub the code and you will find it.
    Well, the best thing would be to never lose sight of it and have it in your pocket and not take it out and leave it there.
    So if you lose it, you know what to do.

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  8. This is a great way to find your stolen or lost phone. Another way is if you are in your house and do not remember where you left it is to use another phone. You call yourself and you will see where it is because of the ringing. The problem is that you may have your mobile phone in the silent mode

    Well, the best thing is never to lose it and have it in a bag, and be aware if you take it out and not leave it forgotten in any place, and if we take it out the phone be aware that they do not take them out of your hands

    If your phone is stolen there are many applications to locate it.

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    1. Nowadays, I reckon that one of the great fears of people is losing their laptosps, tablets, mobile phones... In fact, this is very common everyday, for example, according to a research, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds.

      What would I do if I lost or someone stole my mobile phone?, I believe that at the beginning I would feel vulnerable and stupid, but after this I think that I would go where I have been before I noticed that I didn’t have it.

      It is an open secret that a lot of companies have seen this serious issue and they have taken advantage of it, for this reason, you can find a great amount of apps to find our lost or stolen mobile. Apple users have 'Find my Iphone', but there is also a 'Find my Android.

      To conclude, I would like to add that from my point of view, we should pay more attention to them, since we not only lose an expensive object, we also lose pictures of memorable moments with our relatives or friends, or important e-mails.

      Irene Ramón 2ºBACH

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  10. I think that this is a great way to find your lost ore stolen mobile. I have a friend whose his mobile was stolen and he found it this way. Another way of finding your mobile if you have lost it somewhere in your home is calling your mobile number and listen where it is.

    But I think that the best way of not losing your mobile phone is to have it always safe in your bag or in your pocket. Normally people lose their mobile phone by forgetting it in a bar or in a public place.

    So if somebody has lost his mobile phone, follow these steps.

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  12. Technology is really incredible these days. The other day I happened to learn that if you lose or get stolen your tablet, you can easily track it by using some devices you can find in the web. However, you have to be quick because if someone has stolen it from you, he can disable this function these devices have.

    The technology is very important in the world , because we use it for many things. We use it talk with our friends and family , we also use it look for information to help us study . Also doctors use it in the medicines to look for new medicines. Also teachers use it to plan our classes .
    The technology makes life easier because we do not have to wash or clothes by hand or use a fire to cook . Without technological advances life would not be so easy.


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  13. Plastic is used in everything, from the keyboard I´m using right now, to glasses or contact lenses, plastic bags, bottles, folders. It's in your clothes, phone, car, mattress, and TV screen.

    Among all his properties, we can mention properties like elasticity and flexibility that allow to mold them and adapt them to different uses, but as It´s commonly known, plastic isn’t biodegradable, which means that it isn´t capable of being broken down, which accentuates the wasting of plastic for years and for generations to come

    But how It affects sea animals?

    Well, the biggest issue is that animals can get wrapped in fishing line nets, plastic bags, balloons.

    It is estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 sea turtles get wrapped each year.

    The second biggest issue is the impact of eating plastic, these plastics can cause blockages of the gut or perforation of the intestines.

    Eduardo Pérez Muelas

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  14. I think that it is a great solution to find your stolen or lost phone. If you are forgetful person, this tool can be the best application for you to find your phone.

    But, it would be better not to lose it and have it in a safe place. Usually people forget their phones in a public place and they realise when it is too late to remember where they took it out for the last time. As well you can tell your phone and see who gets it. Also you can block it from a distance, if there is no other option.

    Supposing you take it out, you must be careful of it.

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  15. Technology has both advantages and drawbacks. It helps us quite a lot with our work and study, as well as it allows thieves commit crime without leave any evidence. What's more, the situation of crisis encourages people who have a lack of money to commit thefts. What can we do to stop it?

    On the one hand, it is claimed that every 53 seconds a theft is commit. Most of the times, what we are stolen is something with a sentimental value for us and it isn't the price what we suffer from. I mean, if you lose your laptop you may lose photos and souvenirs of people who isn't among us yet.

    On the other hand, there are such a big amount of methods to try to recuperate the object stolen. As soon as you lost your phone, for instance, you ought to call the police and catch up them about what have happened. Although you are unlikely to recuperate your phone, it will be lock and the thief won’t be able to use it. Likewise, you had better call your insurance company and inform if they cover that theft.

    To sum up, today there are so many ways to find out o prevent thefts. In almost public space, shops, restaurants there are cameras who film absolutely all and for example, iPhones have already installed an app to lock your phone when you're robbed. Nevertheless, you'd better looking on your stuff rather than leaving them in any place.

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  16. The technology advances every day faster. Nowadays, some examples of the technology it can be vehicles without driver, face detection as a form of pay or selfies 360º. This advances can make life even easier. Not only this examples will revolutionize, also in the life of the communication with the mobile phone.

    In the last 10 years, some brands like Samsung or Apple still are the leaders in the market, among other things because of its models like Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X. Other brands like Huawei that in the last years is starting to sell as much as the other companies.

    But the mobiles also have some disadvantages, these include the limited attention span for other activities and tasks during the conversation without ceasing, also dangerous driving while conversing, which causes accidents. In general one of the most serious problems are the medical problems.

    In conclusion, I love have the mobile phones, because I consider that with him we can to be more releases, but we must know when not to take it, because for example when we are studying we should not take it.

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  17. Hi,
    I read your post in the web and I want to know somethings about your services. Firts, is it good placement, so, is it near of interesting places? How much cost the night? Have you got wifi? Is it easy to find? Is there a swimming poll? and the last question, How many rooms have you got? Thank for read, and please, answer soon.

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  18. Technology is really incredible these days. The other day I happened to learn that if you lose your tablet or it gets stolen you can easily track it by using some devices you can find on the web
    The technology is very important in the world , because we use it for many things. We use it talk with our friends and family , we also use it look for information to help us study . Also doctors use it in the medicines to look for new medicines. Also teachers use it to plan our classes .
    The technology makes life easier because we do not have to wash or clothes by hand or use a fire to cook . Without technological advances life would not be so easy.

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  19. I think that this form is a great idea for when your phone has been lost or stolen.

    When I lost the phone last week, thanks to this I was able to find it.

    I have a friend who stole the phone at parties last year and reported the theft but we were able to track it down and find it on a website that was selling i

    2ºB

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  21. Because it improves our lifestyle that it is very important because if you got lost with it, people could locate you can be used for different things but there are always people who make a good use of mobile phones and others who don't. I think mobile phones cost a lot of money, and average people can afford to buy a good mobile and everyone wants the best phone.

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  23. These days technology is very important because we use it for everything. We can talk with our friends, family, look for things we do not know. Even if you lose your cell phone, you can locate it. Life is much easier thanks to the internet because it helps us in everything. Before there was no Internet and life was more difficult. Apart from the Internet, there are many things that make our lives easier such as washing machines because before we had to go somewhere to wash them, the microwave, cleaning things ...

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