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, 6 de mayo de 2018

Do you fancy a second Bath for our VII Study trip to the British_Irish Isles????

Do you fancy a second Bath for our VII Study trip to the British-Irish Isles???? Sorry I was just trying to sound funny playing with words. We are thinking about organizing another study trip to the British-Irish Isles if there are enough people interested in participating.

Therefore, next Wednesday (16th March) during the break we are having a meeting to give you all the information. In this post you will be able to look through some of the things we did four years ago. And remember this is just a meeting to inform you. It doesn't compel you to do anything!!!!

Here are some of the posts in this blog related to the trip we did four years ago and which was our third experience:

And you can also have a look at:

>>>>   the diary of all the things we did during our stay in  >>>  STUDY TRIP TO THE BRITISH-IRISH ISLES (previous experiences) 

>>>>   all the photos and videos: 1 & 2.

Here's a listening exercise to do: Are you a foodie? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Prepositions of PLACE 👉 IN / ON / AT / BY 👈 Common English Grammar Mistakes


Revision for SELECTIVITY. 

Some exercises connected with the section USE OF ENGLISH.

1. Read the following definition and try to guess the word it refers to:  “sequence of actions regularly followed”

2. Give one synonym for “PEACEFUL”.
3. Turn the following sentence into the passive voice:     Visitors find peace and joy at the monastery.    
4. Join the following sentences using an appropriate linker (do not use AND or BUT). Make changes if necessary.                Lindsay is the eldest child. She has to look after the other children.

5. Fill in the gap with a correct preposition.     My friend insisted __________ paying the bill.

6. Give a question for the underlined words.              This dictionary cost fifty dollars ten years ago.

7. Complete the following sentence:   If the visitors wish…
8. Give one synonym for “QUIETLY” (adverb).
9. Give one word which has the following definition:   “person who speaks in representation of a group” (noun)

10. Turn the following sentence into reported speech. The director said: “We are very privileged to have nursed her.”

11. Join the following sentences using an appropriate linker (do not use AND or BUT). Make changes if necessary.      She lived for a long time. She had a whisky everyday.

12. Put the following words in the correct order to make a meaningful sentence.

                people / homes / old / in / live / nursing           

13. Give a question for the underlined words.            She is said to be 115  years old.
14. Complete the following sentence:              If Eva had lived six more days…                   

15. Give one noun with the same root as BRIGHT (adjective) and one noun with the same root as REPORT (verb).

16. Turn the following sentences into reported speech.

The UFO enthusiast explained: “I’ve never known anything like it.”

The butcher exclaimed: “You can’t get these pies anywhere else in the universe!”

17. Fill in  the gap with a correct preposition.                                                         

The Martians climbed  ___________ the UFO,  closed the door, and flew away.

18. Give a question for the underlined words.
People have been seeing strange objects in the sky for centuries.

boy reading a book

Solutions to the exercises in the previous post:

1. scary, terrifying      2. to connect      3. Prince Kretzulesco said he had been considering leaving Germany the next year.    4. He would be received with open arms.    5. ill / sick    6. Where did Sally go last year?  7. if she had enough money to afford it    8. commonly, largely, normally (Example: It is commonly thought that people watching violent films get excited and might want to perform violent acts in real life.)  9. thought , behaviour  10. actress, producer   11. Violent games easily influence children.    12. a) there wouldn't be so many murders.    b) when you have to drive afterwards.    13. He was reading a book, whose characters were zombies.    14. disagree , hard



  • Episode 180425 / 25 April 2018    >>>  Can football ever make you happy?   -  Language related to 'Statistics'.  Need-to-know language: rate, analysed, dataset & on avarage.

Another funny episode of John McEnroe talking about tennis in "The self-appointed Commissioner of Tennis":

John McEnroe Eurosport Show PART2 (2016)

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