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

miércoles, 4 de julio de 2018

Again that damned plastic!!!


Microplastics, the great menace of 21st Century. Here are some articles for you to read about the issue. Further below in this post you will have some more information about it. It is such an important topic nowadays that it appeared in the Selectivity exam of English last June.


Important piece of news for my students  >>>>


Click on the link to see all the times for the September exams of all the subjects 

SEPTEMBER EXAM for ESO (Albert's students)

We will be doing our English exams on Monday, 3rd September   

2º Bach A - Time: 8.00-9.30  Classroom: 1º ESO B 
2º ESO   ENGLISH - Time: 10.30-11.30  (pero si alguien quiere empezar a las 9.30, yo estaré en el aula. Eso sí, no podrá abandonar el aula hasta las 10.45.   Classroom: 1º ESO B

TIPS for English Modal Verbs 🔹PART 1🔹 Possibility & Probability

News Review: A solution to plastic pollution? (BBC Learning English)


Some exercises for you to do:  1   2    3  

Anyway, this summer has to be PERFECT!!!!  (Fairground Attraction - Perfect)

Here's a listening exercise to do: Taking risks (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)



Other related posts in this blog:


And here's a Selectivity exam you can do: Rosa Parks: the woman who inspired a movement & Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic  (June 2018)

Relive the music of your childhood with:  The Nostalgia Machine 

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

McEnroe "Novak is not running for president of Serbia"


  • Episode 180613 / 13 June 2018    >>>  Antartica's plastic threat   -  Language related to 'The Environment'.  Need-to-know language: pristine, microplastics, airborne & contaminated.

3 comentarios:

  1. The microplastic is the closest thing to a bacterium: undetectable to the naked eye, it is everywhere, it is a problem that affects all people, and it is impossible to avoid it. Its shape varies with the passage of time, but usually are fragments of plastic of a millimeter or less, which accompany various products such as creams and detergents.

    Studies conducted by the Royal Society, the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota during the last decade, analyzing samples of marine and fresh water from the five continents, revealed that there are at least 4,000 million fragments per square kilometer of beaches, corals and marine surfaces. On the other hand, 83% of tap water is contaminated with this waste.

    Another study by the organization Orb Media shows that an average person can consume 14 microplastic particles per day, since they are not only found in drinking water, but also in fish, beer, sea salt, and any product that comes in contact with Water.

    Although the consequences of consuming these fragments of microplastics for human life are unknown, their effects are clear in marine and wild life. The main recommendation of experts to mitigate pollution in the environment is to stop using products containing these agents.

    Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues 2ºBach

  2. Plastics are very used in our society because it´s cheaper but it is polluted and it contributes to the global warming and the destruction of the world. Also, many animals eat this plastics and this animals die.

    Microplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic pollution. Also, Record levels of microplastic found in Arctic sea ice and it is something very dangerous because it is means that the level of pollution is very high.

    Launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water, Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water and it is very harmful and dangerous for the heath.

    It´s very important that microplastics be eliminated because it affects in our health and it is important for having a good quality of life.

    Patricia Rodríguez Martín 2ºBach

  3. Nowadays, we use plastic for a lot of things because it's very useful, but do you really know how much the plastic can contaminate?

    On the one hand, plastic is a very useful material because it is light, easy to work with and cheap. We use it to create many objects with it. Besides, it takes a long time for plastics to be destroyed, but we can use them to create new objects.

    On the other hand, plastics are pollutants. Microplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic pollution.
    In addition, in some situations plastics can be very dangerous for our health and for the health of animals and plants.

    From my point of view plastics are very polluting and we should try to replace it by other types of material.