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

jueves, 25 de enero de 2018

Stop boozing for a while!!!

Boozing?? What does it mean? What is the difference with 'drinking'? Why should we stop boozing in January? 

Yes, some people believe that we should do it during this month in order to keep healthy and make our body recover from all the Christmas excesses.

Here's a listening exercise to do and some articles to read about the issue:


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And here's a Selectivity exam for you to do and that we may correct in class if you like:

The big bottle    As you said, it is also FALSE that the police are afraid teenagers..., because it is the city councils the ones that are afraid ("cautious").    They accept 'repair, mend, fix' as opposites of BREAK   TO COME ACROSS S.O./STH is to meet or find s.o. or sth.  by chance (example: "I came across this book in a second-hand shop")


Learn English Through Story - Jane Eyre - beginner level

You can listen to the story here!!!



Learn English with Papa  >>>  During / While / Meanwhile - How to use them in English


Activities for my 2º ESO students:  Watch the video and write 3 sentences with the words: 'during', 'while' & 'meanwhile'. Then listen to the current soundtrack of my blog and tell me the title of the song you are listening to and what it means in Spanish.



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15 comentarios:

  1. I go to my job at 18:00 pm, meanwhile I watch the TV or play videogames.
    During the classes I pay attention to the teacher.
    In my job I do bills in the computer while I accept calls from the people that is interested in some product of the company.
    The soundtrack is called: ¨You're the sunshine of my live¨
    Significa: ¨Tu eres el brillo de mi vida¨

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    1. Boozing? What does it mean ? It means drinking alcohol, especially in large quantities. What is the difference with “drinking”? As nouns the difference between drinking and boonzing is that drinking is an act or session by which drink is consumed, especially alcoholic beverages while boozing is the act of drinking heavily.

      It is an open secret that at the begenning of a new year a lot of peple decide to do their best that year. Owing to this fact, it very common to see on social media how they make a list of resolutions for the year that it is coming.

      A great amount of these resolutions are related to healthy life style, for example: taking up yoga classes, going to the gym or stopping boozing. Why should people stop boozing in January? I reckon that they should do it in order to make their body recover from all the Christmas excesses.

      To conclude, I would like to add that I believe that there is nothing wrong with drinking occasionally, but it can turn out to be a serious issue if someone does it everyday, especially if it is excessively.


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  4. I was doing my homework while my sister was slepping.
    While I was at school I paid attetion to all what the teacher says.
    During my trip, my grandmother stayed at her house.
    The soundtrank says:¨You're the sunshine of my life¨
    In the spanish it is translated:¨Tu eres el brillo de mi vida¨

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    1. You should not drink while driving.

      I will play football during the holidays.

      I do my homework in the afternoon meanwhile, my pet waits for me to go out to the street.

      You are the sunshine of my life.

      Eres el resplandor de mi vida.

      You are the sunshine of my life

      That's why I'll always be around,

      You are the apple of my eyes,

      Forever you'll stay in my heart

      Eres el sol que ilumina mi vida

      Por eso siempre estaré contigo,

      Eres la niña de mis ojos,

      Por siempre estarás en mi corazón.

      I feel like this is the beginning,

      Though I've loved you for a million years,

      And if I thought our love was ending,

      I'd find myself drowning in my own tears.

      Siento como si esto fuera el comienzo,

      aunque te esté amando desde hace un millón de años,

      Y si alguna vez encuentro que nuestro amor termina,

      me ahogaré en mis propias lágrimas.

      You are the sunshine of my life,

      That's why I'll always stay around,

      You are the apple of my eyes,

      Forever you'll stay in my heart.

      Eres el sol que ilumina mi vida,

      Por eso siempre estaré contigo

      Eres la niña de mis ojos,

      Por siempre estarás en mi corazón.

      You must have known that I was lonely,

      Because you came to my rescue,

      And I know that this must be heaven,

      How could so much love be inside of you?

      Tú debías saber que yo era demasiado solitario,

      porque llegaste para rescatarme,

      y sé que esto debe ser el paraíso,

      ¿Cómo puede caber tanto amor en ti?

      You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,

      That's why I'll always stay around,

      You are the apple of my eyes,

      Forever you'll stay in my heart.

      Eres el sol que ilumina mi vida,

      Por eso siempre estaré contigo,

      Eres la niña de mis ojos,

      Por siempre estarás en mi corazón.

      (chorus) Love has joined us,

      Love has joined us,

      Let's think sweet love.

      (Coros) El amor nos ha unido,

      El amor nos ha unido,

      Pensemos dulce amor.

  6. In our day-to-day lives, it is a widely-known fact that alcohol is quite present in our lives. After Christmas holidays, many people decide to give up booze for the next month in the hope that it will do them some good. However, is it effective quit drinking and stay dry for only 30 days?

    To start with, most of teens go always to a lot of parties, and there, they have alcoholic drinks. Lately, it is very ordinary to see younger and younger children vomiting and ambulances treating them. Youngsters usually drink to be sociable and not to be distinguished from the rest.

    Another fact is that in every special occasion we usually drink alcohol, especially on Christmas holidays and then, they decide quit drinking in order to improve the health and save some money. Furthermore, sobriety helps you sleep better, although many people use drinking as a crutch. Apart from that, the resolution of staying dry during January isn’t effective unless you keep on at least 66 days.

    Taking all into account, nowadays there are such long amounts of campaigns against drinking and more real cases are shown on television so as to concern parents not to drive drunk and not to allow their children consume alcohol. This is a worldwide problem that many people are involved in and as long as we are concerned of it, we will reduce deaths and damage as a result of alcohol.

  7. During the summer i go out everyday with my friends. I am going the shopping with my mother meanwhilei am listening music in my mp3 player. I was studiying while my father cocked

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  9. Jane Eyre is a story written by Charlotte bronte, published in 1847 by Smith, Elder and Company who got great popularity encumbrando to the author as one of the best romantic novelists, and is today considered a classic of literature in English.

    The novel was initially titled Jane Eyre: an autobiography and published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell. It had immediate success, as for readers as critics. One of its most staunch defenders was the writer William Makepeace Thackeray, to whom many attributed the work, because the author remained anonymous until a time after its publication. As a thank you, Charlotte dedicated the second edition of his novel to him. It can become an autobiography, since the author had a secret love with a Belgian professor named Constantin Heger. The novel is considered one of the first feminist stories.

    Jane Eyre has had several adaptations to the cinema. One of the most modern dates from 1996, in which we can find the award-winning Anna Paquin (playing Jane Eyre as a young man) or Charlotte Gainsbourg, as well as Geraldine Chaplin and William Hurt. But this is not the most famous adaptation of the novel to the cinema, since Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine starred in a film well remembered in classical cinema, characterizing Rochester and Eyre, respectively.

    In 2007, the BBC made an award-winning series on the story. In 2010 and 2011 she was taken to theater in Dublin by Michael Colgan, starring the singer Andrea Corr. In 2011, a version directed by Cary Fukunaga was premiered, starring Mia Wasikowska in the title role of the play, an actress who is remembered for her starring role in Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton.

  10. WHILE:

    You mustn't smoke while you are in a school.

    I listen music while I do homeworks.

    He was arrested while he was stealing.


    People was run during the crime.

    I was sleep during two hours.

    I pay attention to the teacher during the class.


    There isn't any teacher in class, meanwhile I going to draw

    The dinner isn't make, meanwhile go to

    Dinner isn't done, meanwhile you must go to have shower

    SONG: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?" (29/05)
    "¿Como se supone que vivo sin ti?"
    "You're the sunshine of my live" (25/01)
    "Tu eres el brillo de mi vida"

    Daniel del Pozo Quesada 2º ESO A

  11. The difference between drinking and getting drunk is very simple,
    drinking is an act by which yes, you can drink alcohol but with a limit you can also drink other types of drinks such as soft drinks, and getting drunk is drinking so much alcohol that you are not able to know what you are doing.

    This is very bad because it can cause commas and especially accidents, accidents after drinking alcohol are at such a high rate that there is more and more and not the other way around.
    The mixture between any drink can also be very bad and if it is mixed with designer drugs or any type of substance that can make you feel better or that your head goes away it can end up causing death in an extreme situation.


  12. I hate the people who talks during the races because in the start of the races we need very much concentration.
    I'm doing this commentary during a video of youtube.
    My dog are barking during break his toy.

    While I was walking a dog bites me
    While my father were cleaning my bike I help him to re-build the bike
    While my mother were going to her work I was eating my lunch.

    I was in Algerciras in a race meanwhile in Castell de Ferro was the birthday of my cousin Noa
    Gustavo Alcojor was in Malaga in a skatepark meanwhile his brother Alejandro Alcojor was in Algeciras training me and my friends of the andalusian bmx.
    I was doing this comment meanwhile my trainer are doing enduro in Motril


  13. Taking large amounts of alcohol is bad for your health, as it affects a large part of the body.
    Today a large part of the population consumes alcohol in a non-moderate way, this is occurring more often in young people, which will have greater risk of diseases in a series of oraganos.
    In my opinion this should only be consumed in adults and in a moderate way.