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

martes, 2 de enero de 2018

Whining weaker men when ill, a fake?

Are really men weaker than women regarding suffering from an illness? Or do men pretend they are so ill they can't do anything and they just stay in bed? or just become couch potatoes? The enigma is there for you to solve after doing the listening exercise and reading about the matter.

Here's a listening exercise to do: Is 'man flu' real? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

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Revision for 2º Bachillerato.

73. MIXED TENSES. Fill in the gaps with appropriate tenses. Note that sometimes you have to use modal verbs.

1. Real Madrid and PSG (play) ___________________________ on St Valentine’s day, 14th February, in the Champions League. Do you know who (win) ______________________ ?
2. You (get) _____________________ into the car as soon as it (arrive) _____________ .
3. My teacher of English (never, smoke) ______________________________ in his life.
4. It can't be true. You (modal verb of probability + joke) ___________________________ .
5. Some students (modal verb of obligation/advice + cut) ___________________ their hair ________.
6. Where (your mother, work) ________________________ ? She is a teacher in a school in Granada.

74. Put the following sentences into the ACTIVE VOICE.

1. I was given many presents for my birthday.
2. Further information on the comparatives can be found in the book.
75. CONDITIONALS. Put the verbs in brackets into their appropriate tense:

1. I would have gone mad if they (not, turn off) ______________ the radio ____.
2. You (not have) _______________ so many accidents if you drove more slowly.
3. If water (reach) _____________ a temperature of 0ºC, it freezes.                                

76. Put the following sentences into REPORTED SPEECH:

1. 'How much does it cost a bus ticket to Motril?', the tourist to the girl.
2. 'Last weekend I corrected your compositions and they were not too bad', Albert to students.
3. 'Don't go into this room if you are afraid of ghosts', the host to the guests.

77. Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of RELATIVE CLAUSES :

1. The man was sitting at the desk. I had come to see him.
2. Not many students passed English in the first term. This didn't surprise anybody. 
3. Sherlock Holmes asked the witness for the chair. The suspect had been sitting on the chair. 
78. LANGUAGE STUDY. Write a sentence with the following words and expressions:   FEWER   // AS MUCH AS

79. Rewrite these sentences in the PASSIVE VOICE :

1. Did the idea interest you? 
2. I'm sure nobody touched your things while you were out.
3. People say he is a policeman.   

 80. Rewrite the following sentences using the following beginnings:

1. What time is it?     I wonder ........................................................................................
2. Who won the championship in 1998?  I can't remember ..............................................................
3. Have your parents ever been to Britain?
I haven't a clue .................................................................................                                              

81. Translate the following sentences into English :

1. ¿Me podría decir dónde está el Ayuntamiento de Salobreña, por favor?
2. Nunca me he sentido lo suficientemente fuerte como para dejar de fumar. 
3. Se dice que tiene novia. 
4. Yo que tú, estudiaría inglés durante las vacaciones.
5. Me encantan las fiestas. A mí también.

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  2. My mother is less strong than my father, but when my mother is ill,she is stronger than my father.
    My mother is more loving than my father. My mother is less tall than my father.
    my mother is more beautiful than my father.
    I think that my mother worries more about us than my father.

  3. Men are supposed to be stronger than women. But is that real? For example, when a man gets a flu isn't the same as when a woman gets one, so man flu is believed to be fake, just to stay in bed and do anything.

    Researchers suggests that women are at greater risk of getting flu that men since they tend to spend more time around children, who are more likely to have a flu illness.

    In addition, there are differences in how men and women perceive the illness. Men think they are going to die when they are unwell, so they go to bed and expect women to look after them, while for women it's just like a cold.

  4. Suppose that all the women or all men are same but not, each organism is a different the flu can different to each person without depending on sex what they do depend on is age.

    When we are children the flu affect more that when we have fifteen is different our organism when we are children we believe that a cold is the end of the world but when we grow we know that a cold is passed in a couple of days

    In conclusion the flu can affect more or less depending of the person, but from my point of view nothing has to do with you being male or female I have seen both men and women who dramatize everything

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  6. My mum is more adventurous than my father.

    My mum is more intelligent than my father.

    My mum is older than my father, but she is the most beautiful woman in the world for me.

    My mummy is better at cooking than my father.

    My mum is a better singer than my father, because she loves singing.

    My father is less generous than my mum.

    My father is uglier than my mummy.

    My father is less elegant than my mum.

    Susana P. Bosch 2ºESO Grupo A

  7. My mother is more hard-working than my father.
    My mother is intelligent that my father My mother is younger than my father.
    My mother is less tall than my father.
    My father is less bossy than my mother.
    My father is more affectionate than my mother.
    My father is much more a liar than my mother.
    For me, my mother is better than my father one hundred percent.

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    1. It is open secret that since the beginning of times women have been viewed as the weaker sex, but is this true or false? Who are stronger, men or women?. From my point of view, the strengh of someone does not depend on their sex.

      Nowadays, a lot of scientists think that women are stronger than men when it comes to illnesses, for example, Steven Austad, who is an international expert on ageing, and chairman of the Biology Department at the University of Alabama, says that “Pretty much at every age, women seem to survive better than men.”

      He is among a small cadre of researchers who believe that women may hold the key to prolonging life, since there is a great amount of proofs that support this statement, for example, according to Gerontology Research Group, today, 43 people around the world are known to be living past the age of 110. Of these people, 42 are women.

      To conclude, I would like to add the we should try to create a society where females and males have the same rights and they are treated the same, without any discrimination against any gender.

      Irene Ramón 2ºBACH

  9. Who has not ever heard to say that man is the strongest sex? Although, there are also people who say that women have more resistance to pain due to childbirth or discomfort of menstruation, but is this true?

    A study by the University of Málaga revealed that the difference in pain resistance between the sexes was minimal. On the other hand we have a study of the University of Atlanta that observed that in the face of pain in the male nervous system there are a series of connections that give rise to the release of endorphins similar to morphine and instead in the female system produced very low doses.

    In conclusion, there is no stronger sex than another, there are different people whose tolerance to pain may be lower or higher but if it is true that within our nervous system occur millions of strange things and it has been verified that women have greater sensitivity to pain. Another thing is whether women can resist more pain or not.

    Raisa Martín 2ºBACH

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  11. Mums are the best things in the world. Who doesn´t love his mother? She is the person that looks after you when you don´t feel well and she´s the woman that helps you when you are in a big problem. It doesn´t matter how big the problem is, your mum and your family is there to help you. They also make delicious food. Who cooks better than a mum? No one! So remember, treat your mum correctly and take care of her a lot.

  12. Is it true that men are stronger than women?
    Do not.
    Any woman can have three times as strong as a man.
    University studies show that women with a cold or flu act stronger than a man.

    Women who practice any sport are much stronger than any man you meet on the street.