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

sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2018

Loneliness, isolation, teenagers, sex!!!


Surprisingly, loneliness and isolation are very common feelings among our teenagers despite the fact that we live in overcrowded cities. Social media, video games, dangers in the streets... make our teenagers spend hours and hours alone in their bedrooms with their computers. Is this really good for their mental health? 

 

In the old days children used to play in the streets altogether, they would interact with other teenagers and they would learn about life through interaction.

 


Interesting articles to read about the issue:


And this can even affect their sexual habits:

 

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

 



REVISION EXERCISE for 4º ESO

Complete the sentences using the correct FUTURE TENSE form.

1. I booked our summer holiday last week. We (go) _______________________ to France in July.
2. I think our team (win) ______________________ tonight. I’m feeling lucky.
3. I (have) _____________________ an orange juice, please.
4. I’ve just started a new diet. I (not eat) ______________________ any more chocolate.
5. It’s 8.30, you (be) __________________ late for school.
6. I (be) ____________________ 17 on my next birthday!     
7. We (play) ____________________ tennis tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
8. In our trip around Scandinavia we (visit) __________________ Copenhagen first, then Stockholm, Helsinki and finally Oslo, where we (have) _________________ on a cruise ship along the Bergen fjord.

And here's a video about the Bergen fjord:



and another video about the train that goes from Oslo to Bergen: (What does 'Norway in a nutshell' mean?)



41 comentarios:

  1. Today we are living in a world where we can't live without mobiles phones or internet . This can have consequences.

    On the one hand almost all children have mobiles at the age of 10 or before and this can be dangerous because they can Access to all of places. A lot of children say that they have seen pornography videos without want it . Their parents don´t know this because they have abandoned their children to the internet too.

    On the other hand mobiles phones are useful to children because they can use it to do homework , play with games intelligent or chatting with their friends . So mobiles also have their positive part .

    I think children should have phones when they are ready and if they have them before, it should be with the caution of their parents .

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  2. We need to be careful with this problem in our society or we have consequences in a future.
    Teenagers are very addict to mobile phones, internet, play videogames... For this, some of them don't study the necesary or they stay at their rooms looking videos or chatting on networks.
    Many parents don't know of this and they just leave their sons in this problem because in the past, they didn't have mobile phones or this kind of technology, they used to play outside with their friends or watching TV all day.
    In conclusion, internet in general could be problematic for some young people because it can encourages them to see violence or pornography.

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  3. Today we are living in a world where we can't live without mobiles phones or internet . This can have consequences.

    On the one hand almost all children have mobiles at the age of 10 or before and this can be dangerous because they can access to all of places. A lot of children say that they have seen porn videos without wanting. Their parents don´t know this because they have abandoned their children to the internet too.

    On the other hand mobile phones are useful to children because they can use them to do homework , play intelligent games or chat with their friends . So mobiles also have their positive part .

    I think children should have phones when they are ready and if they have them before, it should be with the caution of their parents .

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  6. In our society, internet and mobile phones are something that are very normal and common.
    In this times, childrens have mobiles phones with very few age and we think that it is a good idea for them but it is not really true.

    On the one hand, internet can be a problem for them for different reasons. For example, they can do all that they want to do, and there are a lot of pages that include porn content. And another problem is for example ,ilnesses that stay in front of a screen can provocate, or the problem that Young people insolate themselves to stay in theis houses with technology.


    On the otres hand, internet can be well if we know how to use it. For example, most of the schools use technology for many things, like do homeworks or do projects. And, in a lot of different situations it is good, for example, if they have family in another country, they can chat with them, and so on.

    On a balance, internet have advantages and disadvantages. I think that parents should be informate about internet, and they should be very sure that if they give her kids a mobile phone, they are going to use it correctly.

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  8. Nowadays, the people have a mobile phone and internet and this can be so good as a bad. The teenagers used the internet to search information for a work, to ask for homeworks, etc. Also, the internet can be bad because when you publish a photo in social networks you can suffer cyberbullying and the some people can use your photos to be made to spend for you and violate.

    I think that the teenagers must have a control that they make in internet.

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  9. Nowadays, children know each other very well. Children can use networks to talk. With friends, to ask for the homework of the class or for the specific question, but in the change of all day with the phone talking about anything and that appointment. They can also be bad because they can suffer cyber bullying, when you upload a photo to the networks they can say things to you and even pass them to someone else to meet you in person and something bad things can happen to you. in my point of view children should not have social networks from just because they are not aware of the consequences.

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  12. In our society all of us have a mobile phone, perhaps it's good but in other moments it is bad, We usually see children in the street looking at a phone, they can search all type of pages and see inadequate things, but children need internet for other things:

    On the one hand children need internet to search information or to do their homework or projects,and in a lot of different situations for example, if they are ill they can ask for homeworks, they can take photos to have a memory and they can chat with friends, family and make friends if you don't have many friends.

    On the other hand internet is bad because children can watch porn, they have not anyone to control them, on internet there are a lot of problems because children could be doing bullying or probably they are the ones affected,if you are making friends on internet you could be chatting with other people that can be lying to you.

    I think that children can have internet or mobile phone but they have to be controlled by an adult,and children should be responsible if they want a mobile phone.

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  13. Nowadays, the internet is a common thing. We use Internet for lots of things, such as, searching for information, online shopping, playing games, for chatting, downlading music or watching videos. The problem is that most of the teenagers use Internet for a long time during the day and they isolate themelves from the world. They don´t socialize so much with people, they have fewer conversations with their parents and they don´t make so many friends. This is a serious problem because they get lonely and in the end they might have mental health problems, like depression, which is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as feelings of sadness and guilt, a loss of interest in activities, an inability to concentrate, changes in appetite or sleep, or thoughts of death or suicide.

    Loneliness is seen as a big problem for the mental health of the population, people aged between 16 and 24 experience loneliness more often and more intensely than any other age group. Researches on adults and adolescents have shown a connection between loneliness and depression.

    I think that parents should have more control over their children about the time they spend on the Internet and the things they see. There are lots of teenagers who watch online porn, which can have negative effects later on their sexual behaviors. Moreover, spending so much time on the Internet has negative effects on our mental health, too.

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  14. Nowadays, technologies and social media are very present in our life. We use mobiles phones to search information, shopping online or chatting with friends. But, sometimes this can bring problems.

    Loneliness is a very common problem in many teenagers, specially between the ages of 16 and 24. This is because they don´t socialize so much with people or they don´t have many conversations with their parents.

    Moreover stadistics show that loneliness is more common in women than in men.
    This is because maybe men don´t want to admit their degree of loneliness.

    In my opinion parents should pay attention to their children and control what they do. In addition if they use mobile phones that should be under the control of their parents.

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 4ºA.

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  15. CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

    For the children and teenagers school is the most important social area, but some children and teenagers with long-term illnesses dont go to school for a long time.
    Those children lose social communication completely or have limited interaction with other children.

    Those children can develop a mental illness so they did a study of the mental health problems among adolescents with friends and without close friends.
    Children without close friends reported having depressive symptoms.
    School absence leads to less social interaction and in some cases completely losing touch with friends.
    In the study scientist examined factors that affected children psychological health positively and negatively.
    They saw that support of your friends and spending free time with them helps to protect teenagers from mental problems.

    Some teenagers can feel alone but that doesn´t mean that they are.
    It´s a painful feeling

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  16. Nowadays, the internet and social networks are really present in our lives. This is a very big problem, because a lot of teenagers don´t know how to use them and they often isolate themselves and forget their obligations.

    The new technologies sometimes are very dangerous because they make us to have an addiction towards them. Some parents worry a lot and take actions on time.

    In mi opinion internet and social networks are usefull if you give them the correct use.

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  18. NEWS, INSULATION, TENEROS, SEX!
    In our society, we all have a mobile phone, maybe it's good, but at other times it's bad. In general, we see children in the street looking at a telephone, they can search all kinds of pages and see inappropriate things, but children need the internet. for other things like doing jobs, looking for information and doing work, but most do not use them for that, but to do things that should not be their age
    New technologies are very dangerous for children because it is an addiction to use them and they can not concentrate on homework or exams and do not study much.
    I think that teenagers have to study more and have to abandon new technologies.

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  21. Today, there are lots and lots of people using their mobile phones. If you ask someone that has more than thirteen years old, probably they will say to you that they can't live without a mobile phone. Adolescent people today can't be without a mobile phone more than one day.

    Many people use their mobile phones to chat on the internet ore to play video games. Now you can pay with tour mobile phone if you want. Young people also have mobile phones, even with ten years old! That's a really bad thing, because they are too young for having them and they can be in serious problems. They often watch pornography or they see things that they mustn't see at these ages.

    Having a mobile phone is nothing bad if you know how to use it correctly. Most people don't do that. So you'd better remember that you have to be careful with what you do with mobile phones. Always ask an adult.

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  23. Nowadays, we are living in a word where the technologies are very important in our lives. The mobile phone and the social networks are a big part of our day to day and unfortunately, a lot of people spend too much time using social networks. In addition, children from an early age use social networks, without being aware of all the dangers that exist in them if you do not know how to use them well. So, social networks have disadvantages but also have many advantages.

    On the one hand, children on the internet can find information, it could help them with their homework, cheat with family and friends, even make more friends.
    Therefore, many schools use new technologies to learn more easily.

    On the other hand, the social networks have many disadvantages. Some children have seen porn, without wanting to see it and this can influence in their education and in their way of seeing sexuality. In addition, if children use social networks for a long time, they can isolate themselves by staying in their homes and this can cause mental illness. Besides, in social networks many children suffer bullying.

    To sum up, I believe that parents should not let their children use social networks until they are older and know how to use them.


    Desirée Rodríguez Arias 4ºA

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  27. Today teenagers spends a lot of time with the internet and the socialnetwork and all of them spend their time alone in their rooms and it isn't good for them.
    In old days children used to play in the street with their friends, but now the children are playing videogames or watching videos.
    The news technologies are very dangerous for children because they can provoke addiction when teenagers use them too much and they can't concentrate in the homework or in the exams and they don't study much.
    I think that teenagers have to stop using technologies so often.

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  28. Teenagers are addict a lot to mobile phones, internet, videogames.
    The most of teen don't study the necesary or they stay at their rooms looking videos or chatting on networks and there are other students who drink and smoke a lot and also dont study.
    I think the issolation can't be bad to our mental healty because teen also need stay alone many time

    Daniel del Pozo Quesada 3º ESO B

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  29. Nowadays many people use a mobile phone and internet without taking into account that can be dangerous.

    We think that this only helps to study, to chat, to play video games etc, but to use the networks can bring us many problems, for example: you can isolate yourself, worsen your eyesight and there are bigger problems as: stealing your account, using these photos for indecent things etc.

    We have to be very careful with what we do on the internet.

    Gabriela Daiana Creta 4ºA

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  30. Nowadays, people use mobile phones and social networks a lot. Most of them are teenagers, but there are also very young children. Young parents have given them the phones to watch a cartoons or anything else. Accustoming a child from a young age with the phone is very bad because then he will not want to let go and he will start crying or fighting to have his cell phone.
    To navigate social networks you have to be aware of the things you do, where you go or who you talk to, because you can suffer harassment or laugh at you.
    The phone also serves to communicate with your family or friends, do homework or find information.
    I believe that you have to be a responsible grown child to have a mobile phone. And you should also be aware of the things you do.

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  31. Nowadays, almost all children over 10 years old have got a smartphone. It's very dangerous because children at this age can be very easily manipulated. It's very strange that an adolescent hasn't a smartphone. The parents think that their children are studying or playing, but they may be watching some videos that they shouldn't see at their young age. Have smartphone requires an enormus responsability. Remenber, always ask an adult in case of doubt and if a stranger communicates with you, be cautious.

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  32. Nowadays, almost all children over 11 years of age have mobile phones until there are children who are smaller.
    When parents have children and they are crying, the first thing they do is letting their children use their mobile phones so that they stop crying

    Buying a mobile phone for a very young child from small is bad because children get used to interact with mobile and when they do not have mobile do not know how to relate. On the one hand,it is good because they can talk to their families, you can ask your homework ... But also It can be bad because you could see things that are not appropriate or you may be bullied through Internet .
    I think that you shouldn't buy a mobile for children that are so young

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  33. Today, almost all children and teenagers have a cell phone and use the internet. Having a phone ,if you do not know how to use it properly, may cause some problems, depending on how you use it, so 10 year olds should not have a cell phone because they are very young and could get into trouble, and should be watched by an adult.

    Nowadays children need internet to chat, search for information, perform work, communicate ..

    Younger children if they have a cell phone should be watched by their parents or a relative because they can watch pornography and get into unknown pages and at that age they should not see that.

    If you have a cell phone, use it well. A 10 year -old child can have a cell phone and you can have internet, but I think you should use it well and you should be responsible, and know what pages you visit.

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  35. The new technologies sometimes are very dangerous because they make us to have an addiction towards them.
    Some parents worry a lot and take actions on time.

    In mi opinion internet and social networks are usefull if you give them the correct use.

    Natalia López Carrascosa 3ºA

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  36. We live in a world where everyone can connect to Internet at any moment, and this can be a problem for children who start using this tool. Internet is a really useful place, if you know how to use it, but if you don´t know it, it can be very dangerous. There are a lot of people on Internet that only want to hurt others, and you must be careful with them, so if you´re a child, you don´t know the existence of them. Leaving aside the problems that can happen on the Internet, there are other problems that can affect you physically, like vision problems or social problems. The last ones are generated because kids stay at home playing video games, watching videos or doing other things with computers and mobile phones, so if they´re always at home, they won´t relate with other kids and even it can affect their health. But with all these problems, Internet has many good things, like all the information you can find in it or the way in that it makes it easier for you to communicate with people. So, if you know how to use it and the dangers it has, Internet can be a wonderful tool!

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  37. Teenagers is loneliness althouh they are surronded because of bullying. Persons laughed at you and you get alone at school and you can't go out. Internet can make teenagers alone too because you can talk with a lot persons without be wiht they. Teenagers spent many time with the mobile phones or computers play video games and no need to talk to persons because you talk with they by the phone.

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  38. Today, the internet and technologies are a very common thing for people and besides, most of the population could not live without them. Technologies are very hard on today's children and this can cause them many advantages and many disadvantages:

    on the one hand, children can use the internet to do schoolwork or look for information about something that interests them. they can also make new friends through the internet or talk to people they already know through whatsapp.

    on the other hand, children having internet can be very bad because they can be all day with the mobile and be without friends. in addition, they can also get into pages that should not see at those ages as for example a porn page, etc..

    in my opinion internet is a good thing because it has more advantages than disadvantages.

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  39. Nowadays all people connect to the Internet, mainly through mobile phones, but also through computers, television, etc.
    This is very bad because it has resulted in reduced communication between people face to face, also caused major conflicts due to social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, intagram, Twitter.

    This is quite noticeable as you go down the street and see everyone with the mobile, even children with 10 years are connected to the Internet more than 10 hours a day through games.
    These new technologies are very addictive and people get hooked very easily.
    I think that this could change having a good use of the internet, not abusing it as it is lastmenyte
    Salvador Pretel

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