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

domingo, 18 de febrero de 2018

Drones, the solution or ....???


Becas inmersión lingüística BACHILLERATO

Here's a listening exercise to do: The rise of drones (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)



The future of flying robots (TED talk)


You can read about the issue in the following articles:


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Secret British Accent Pronunciation Training




A. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of 'lend' or 'borrow'.

1. Could I ............... some money from you?
2. Could you ................. me some money? If you can't, I will have to ask for a loan.
3. Could you .................. me a hand with my English homework?
4. I ................... my brother-in-law a lot of money last month and he still hasn't paid it back.
5. If you're short of money, why don't you ............. some from the bank?
6. I don't believe in .............. money from my friends.
7. I don't believe in ............... money to other people, not even my friends.

Pay attention to the expressions marked in red and tell me what they mean.

B. Complete the following sentences with 'fault', 'error' or 'mistake'.

1. Federer missed the second serve, so he committed a double ...............
2. I took someone else's coat by ................. 
3. The accident wasn't my ................
4. The letter was sent to you in .................
5. It was a big .................... to pay so much for your car.
6. Look! Here's another spelling .............. in this stupid book!

Activities for my 2º ESO students:  What were you and your family doing yesterday at 9 p.m.? Use different verbs even if it i not true.

16 comentarios:

  1. Yesterday at 9 p.m. I wasn't in my house I was in a friend's house. We were playing videogames and looking a film. Later, we bought ramen and we went back to his house. Nothing more, it was a normla night.

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  3. Yesterday at 9 p.m. I was in my farmhouse with my family. It was my cousin´s birthday. I bought a present for him and we celebrated his birthday until late. My cousin was very happy and we went to our home very late and we didn´t do anything else.

  4. By the end of 2030, machines will probably have replaced 800 millions of jobs or 47 per cent of current employments could disappear. Machines are estimated to replace people in several fields. However, can we do something to change this reality?

    For a start, drones have already been used by companies like Amazon to deliver products, for instance, they delivered some popcorn and a TV streaming device in London and it only took 13 minutes!! Moreover, the use of drones are very regulated and help to cut gas emissions, that is to say, drones can deliver certain items faster and with far less environmental impact than trucks.

    However, are they absolutely safe? Last September, a drone collided with and army helicopter in New York. In addition, if deliveries are made with this king of transport without human vigilance, will be thefts finished? And what about privacy?

    On balance, we all know the impact technology will have in our lives. It is widely-known that it has benefits, for instance, on environmental issues, although it has drawbacks on aspects of privacy and control. By far, machines aren't able to do what is related to personal relationships, values, feelings.. so education has to transmit rules and values which make us useful and critic persons, so as to machines don't have anything to say. It's no use crying over spilt milk, let's start!

  5. Throughout these last years, there has been a lot of talk about how the use of the drone will influence society. The drones have been very attractive at parties or events but the use of the drone is not perfect.

    The advantages of drones are that they offer us some images that could not be obtained otherwise, for example in the Olympic Games in Brazil they were used given spectacular images to the spectators thus giving a good image of the country or even used to see if a reactor of a nuclear power plant is in good condition so that there is no nuclear accident like in Japan.

    The disadvantages of drones are these allow the drones to kill a person very accurately and even the killer, who is controlling the drone not being caught by the police or the drones allow people to enter private areas and take pictures included videos without the consent of their owners.

    In conclusion, I think there should be laws that regulate the limits of drones since they should be used to be a facility and not cause problems.

    Ariadna Prados López 2ºBachillerato

  6. Yesterday at 9 p.m. I was in my house. I was playing computer games. My mum was watching TV and my father was driving home. He was working. Later we had dinner and I listened to music. At 10:30 p.m. I went to bed. I didn't go to bed very late because today I had to go to school.

  7. What were you and your family doing yesterday at 9 p.m? Use different verbs even if it is not true.

    My mother was cooking yesterday.

    Meanwhile, my brother was listening to music and I was helping my mother.

    During dinner, our pet was waiting to leave our house on the street.

    When we were having dinner, my grandmother was coming to our house to bring us a dessert.

    Yesterday was a very intense day for my family because we were going to bed very late.

    Susana P. Bosch 2ºESO Grupo A

  8. Yesterday at 9.00 p.m I was in my house, playing video games with my friends. My mum was watching TV and my father was going to Motril, to buy some things. My sister was watching videos in the Internet.Later we were having dinner and watching a film in the TV.

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  11. Yesterday we were at home. My mum was watching TV, my father was having a shower, my brother was out of the house, having dinner, my sisters were playing games in the tablet and I was stydiing.

  12. Yesterday, my father was watching TV, my mother was cooking the dinner, my sister was with her phone, finally, I was doing my homework and studying English in my bedroom

  13. Nowadays drones have become so common in the skies. In certain cases they have been dangerous, as it happened in an Enrique Iglesias’ concert, but there are many uses for them that bring us benefits too, as delivering parcels, saving lives, drones are taking off. Besides, they are sometimes also referred to as UAVs, which is Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

    For a start, drones have been around for quite a while in different forms. It is said that they were first used to provide practice targets for training military personnel. As well, drones have been a game changer for wildlife programmes on TV. This could help save lives in remote places, too.

    Furthermore, using drones to deliver parcels instead of trucks cuts carbon emissions. It is even faster than trucks. As a result, Amazon has tried to use drones to transport goods weighing less than 2.5 kg, which make up a large majority of its deliveries.

    To sum up, I think that drones benefit us in so many aspects in our real lives. Despite this, they can be very dangerous, so we must know how they work. What’s more, all the rules have to be achieved for a good use and experience, because the safety of air travel is a big issue that no one will want to compromise.

    Andrea Gutiérrez López 2BACH A


  14. Yesterday at 9.00 p.m I was at home studying, while my mother was making dinner and my father was working, my brother was playing with the computer, after that we ate and watched television, then we went to sleep.

  15. The drones have evolved a lot during this time.
    Although every machine has advantages and disadvantages.
    -Drones have lower budgets.
    -Reduce the times.
    -Reduced human risk.
    -Cause less damage to the environment.
    -The display range is huge.

    - Use of drones by terrorists from a distance.
    -They are not available to anyone.
    -Serve to spy.
    -They can lose control and crash into any object or person.


  16. The drones are slowly making their way into our lives as they can be given many uses. They can serve many purposes since they facilitate the delivery of a package, and thanks to the delivery of the package by drones, it will also be less polluting.

    The drones began to be used as a military object and also have been used for television when they have to make an image from the heights. This device facilitates much this work, because thanks to the camera they have incorporated, they can record good images from the sky.

    I think it's a good invention to use drones to deliver packages or even to save lives. As we still have not used them much and do not know how they can work, they can find different obstacles, which would lead them to fall and break.

    Raúl Díaz Rodríguez 2ºBach A