BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

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, 26 de julio de 2018

The eSports are already here!!

Can eSports be really considered as any other average sport? Do they deserve to be included in the Olympic Games?

Some articles for you to read about the issue:





Here's a listening exercise to do: Is gaming a sport? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)



And if you want to have a try here's a good expression  >>>  The English We Speak (BBC Learning English)  >>>  Have a pop   

 

On the highway to our B1 in 2020   >>>  Some activities for you to do:

56. Ask for more information :

 1. My teacher bought a new car. What kind __________________________?
 2. My grandmother came to see us last Saturday.     ___________ your grandfather ____________________, too ?
 3. She got up at six o'clock. Why ___________________________?

57. TENSES. Put the verbs in brackets into the SIMPLE PAST and fill in the four gaps with these     words:    and    magazines  Friday    beautiful 

JOE: On _________ I (travel) ........................  by tube to Heathrow airport. I (buy) ....................        some ____________ at the airport. I (take) .................... a plane to Edinburgh. On the plane       I (have) .................... lunch and (see).................... a film.
MARY: Where (you, stay) ........................................ in Edinburgh?
JOE: I (not stay) ........................ there, I (phone) .................... a friend ____________ we (go)       .................... to his flat in a little village not far from Edinburgh.
MARY: (you, visit) ........................................ the castle?
JOE: Yes, of course. It (be).................... really ______________.                                     / 5

58. Fill in the gaps with the comparative forms of superiority of the adjectives in brackets. Then write sentences using the superlative form in the dotted gaps:

1. Russia is (large)___________ than China.  ............................................................................................................
2. The Suez Canal is (long) ___________ than the Panama Canal.   ...........................................................................
3. Mount Blanc is (high)___________ than Mount Etna.    .....................................................................................
4. A snail is (slow) ___________ than a tortoise.   ........................................................................................................
5. Betis' supporters are (happy)___________ than Sevilla's supporters this season.  ..................................................
6. The Pacific Ocean is (big) ___________ than the Atlantic Ocean.   ....................................................................
7. The Parthenon is (old)___________ than the Colisseum.   ......................................................................
8. Venus is (near) ___________ the sun than Mars.   ..........................................................................
9. Raul plays (good) ___________ than Ronaldo.   ........................................................................
10. This class is (noisy) ___________ than 2º Bachillerato.   .....................................................................

59. GIVING REASONS. Complete these sentences with suitable words and write the questions:

1. Mary went out __________ a walk.  ___________________________________________ ?
2. I'm going to bed __________ I'm tired. ________________________________________ ?
3. He wants a match __________ light his cigarette. _________________________________?

60. LANGUAGE IN USE. Write questions for the following answers:

1. __________________________________ ? A, L, B, E, R, T.
2. __________________________________ ? On 12th April, 1978.
3. __________________________________ ? A letter to my girlfriend.
4. __________________________________ ? There are 32 students in my class.
5. __________________________________ ? Almost always.
6. __________________________________ ? At ten o'clock in front of the cinema.

  
And for more revision and extension exercises you can visit this page in my site: MOCK EXAMS (3º ESO) 

 

And now, changing topics, a bit about the natural disasters caused in Greece, Sweden, UK... by the wildfires, as every summer. Last year we had similar cases in Portugal and Spain.


Here's an article for you to read:

Daily Telegraph: Sweden fights 80 wildfires amid heatwave  



News Review: Wildfires rage in Greece (BBC Learning English)


LINGOHACK  >>>

  • Episode 180718 / 18 July 2018    >>>  Wildfires in the UK   -  Language related to 'fire'.  Need-to-know language: smoulder, wildfires, smoky, plume & drifting.

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  3. I like playing video games, and I play games that are considered eSports. I think that they shouldn´t be consideed sports, but I think that they will be a very important thing in the future. Today, they have millions of spectators. Some games like LoL or CS:GO earn millions of dollars every year, eSports tournaments are a very important way to earn this money, this games fill up stadiums every year in big competitions.
    There are a lot of teams battling for the TOP 1, players must train a lot, and they earn a lot of money, too. Today, eSports aren´t know enought as they should be. I think that there should be an eSports category in the Olimpic games, because there are a lot of people that follow them and players should have more recognition.

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  4. I like to play video games because it is a funny time pass although sometimes I play more than I count, I like especially the games that are sports because to me sports is something I love, I usually play soccer games because for me it's soccer is my life, I'd spend my whole life practicing it.

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  6. I love play video games a lot, and the most of games that I play be considered eSports but i think they shouldn't be considered sport.
    Also with video games you can win a lot of money, and games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike or DOTA have million of spectators every year. But be a professional gamer isn't difficult, because you must train every day because is so difficult win a eSport competition.
    I think eSport should be in Olympic Games because have a lot of spectators

    Daniel del Pozo Quesada 3º ESO B

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  7. Nowadays video games are beeing more important and popular, but can eSports be really considered as any other average sport?

    On the one hand, some video games are really difficult and you have to practise a lot, you also have to be intelligent, have skill and have a good coordination among other things.


    On the other hand,sport is a physical activity were you have to run, jump or move your body for example; and playing video games you are only moving your fingers!


    From my point of view, video games shouldn’t be considered as a sport, it can’t be included in the Olympic games. Nevertheless, i think that a good option could be making an “Olympic games” only for the different types of videogames, it could be a good idea!

    Ana Isabel Prados 4A

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  8. i like playa video ganes With my frinds but for many People . video ganes are more inportant every Day i think one Day in the future it is going to be a famous sport . Todas there are many People Who use for Jobs.
    Ivan Bustos Jimenez.

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  9. I like playing video games, in my free time I usually play video games to spend my free time.
    Video games should not be considered sports.
    Some games need a lot of practice since they are very difficult, you must have a lot of skill, and therefore many players spend many hours practicing.
    They should not be considered a sport since you only move your fingers, and it is considered a sport when you have to run or jump.
    Many players spend many hours practising to finish in the top 1, and thus earn a lot of money.
    In my opinion the. Video games should not be considered a sport, I think a good option could be to make an "Olympic game" only for different types of video games, and many people would participate and it would be a good option.

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  10. I like playing video games, in my free time and when I can, I usually play video games to spend my free time.

    I think that the video games shouldn't be considerated a sport, because you don't train and you don't use a big phisical exertion. It's really that some people yes that think , because they say that you train the mentality, that this thing it's really, but I don't think that are enough as to for call " sport".

    Some games need a lot of practice since they are very difficult, you must have a lot of skill, and there are many players that spend a lot of time practicing for finish in the top 1 of his country, Europe, America inclusive of the world.

    Now there are a lot of world cup of video games as, FIFA, Fornite...

    In my opinion the video games mustn't considerated a sport, I think that it a good option to create a world cup and his tournement to for this players that are very good.

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  11. the sport
    i can do sport , is very important , my favourite sport is the football , my favourite team is the Betis , but i like other sports , for example ... the basketball , the tennis ... the sport is very cool , i do it everyday .
    I am CARLOS , 1 ESO A

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  12. eSports are a thing that is increasing lately in both popularity and participance. While a lot of people are starting to get into the gaming community and culture,no to talk about the recent appearence of the quarantine and how it ended up forcing the close of a lot a major sports competitions for at least a few months.

    From the point of view of someone who grew up with videogames from basically my youngest memories, with jewels like Yoshi´s Island, Mortal Kombat and Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and WWE Raw vs. Smackdown for the PlayStation 2, to the modern and most recent games such as Among Us and Discord roleplay servers. Seeing the amount of atention and attraction that are receiving eSports is something wonderfull, since it shows how people is changing it´s opinion on video games from "nerdy useless things for little kids" to something more complex and that is way more complex and open to any possibility. And even with the usual kind of person (which it´s age rarely is lower 40 years old...) who still see it as just a screen with dumb stuff, and the many, many news from the TV with low research if any. It still is nice to see how the general opinion is leaning to a more neutral or friendly approach to eSports and therefore their audience.
    Since i don´t want to write a paragraph of the length of the Bible, i will quickly resume that gaming competition, while it has been a thing since the arcade games of Donkey Kong, PacMan and Castlevania, it was League of Legends, World of Warcraft and the Smash Bros community who first started to drag enough attention to start making yearly tournaments where everyone with the enough skill was able to join. Of course at the beggining the tournaments were nothing compared with how they´re nowadays, which the influence of Minecraft, Fortnite, Rainbow Six: Siege, and still of course, League of Legends.

    To finnish, i just have to add, while yes, eSports probably wont ever make it into the Olympics, or you don´t need to run and make lots of physical exercise to play, yet, give some time to VR tech and we will see, sports such as Chess, shooting arrows with a bow, Golf and even shooting doenst require a lot of movement, and yet they´re considered official and dign olympic sports. I´m not saying that videogames are better than this examples, I know how chess is harder and affects mentally more tha it can look at first, but that´s where I´m heading at, just because we see a teenager in front of a computer, it doesnt mean he isnt doing something that is hard to achieve and requires lots of work.

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  13. I think that eSports are really sports, to participate in them you need a lot of practice and training. Many people think that eSports is useless but no, I think that in a few years eSports will be the competitions of the future and will be more famous than the competitions we know today. recently, gamers who liked eSports called us geeks but now more people like them and eSports are becoming more famous. Thanks to eSports, a lot of millions of dollars are generated. In my opinion eSports is something that has been with us for years

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