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

domingo, 9 de diciembre de 2018

Coffee...it smells so good, especially in the early morning!!!


If coffee smells so good and we like it so much, why is it sold sometimes by many of the large companies in containers that remove  the smell? 

 

Why are all these words important in this context: disposable, lid, coffee chain, remove the smell, weird... ?


Here are some articles for you to read related to the issue:

Just the Smell of Coffee can Boost Brain Power (Live Trading News)

 

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

 

Learn some Food Phrasal Verbs in English with Lucy >>>

 

What is the difference between WHAT vs WHICH? Check it here in a new episode of English in a Minute (BBC Learning English).

 

And talking about Relative Clauses... 

 

RELATIVE CLAUSES

For a start, let's analyse the relevant elements we have to bear in mind when dealing with the relative clauses:
The boy who came to the party studied with me at the elementary school.

Main clause: The boy studied with me at the elementary school.        Relative clause: who came to the party
Antecedent: The boy             Relative pronoun: who

Why do we use the relative clauses? We use them either to give essential information about the antecedent (Defining Relative Clauses) or just some extra information (Non-defining Relative Clauses).
Another important thing about relative clauses is the connection you have between the antecedent and the relative clause because that will affect the kind of relative pronoun you are going to need. It could be subject, object, there could be a connection of possession...

Defining Relative Clauses

This kind of relative clauses is essential to the understanding of the message, so you can never omit them. Therefore, the intonation is rising till the end of the relative clause.
- We use the relative pronoun WHO (or THAT) when the antecedent is a person and is the subject or object of the relative clause.
 The boy


 who / that


 came to the party
  studied with me at the elementary school. 


 you saw at the party
 she was dancing with at the party


- We use the relative pronoun WHICH (or THAT) when the antecedent is an animal or a thing and is the subject or object of the relative clause.
 The dog


 which / that


 barked in the street
  belongs to my uncle. 


 you saw in the street
 she was playing with


You can omit the relative pronoun when it is not the subject of the relative clause (The boy you saw at the party... //  The dog you saw in the street...) and pay attention to the interesting use and position of prepositions (El perro con el que ella jugaba...).

- WHOSE (connection of possession)  
That's the man whose wife is waiting for the bus. (His wife is waiting for the bus.)
- WHERE (Adverbial of place). It can be substituted by THAT/WHICH + preposition.        
We visited the church where you got married // the church that you got married at. (you got married there / in that church)

And now some exercises for you to do  >>>>>

Fill in the gaps with the appropriate RELATIVE PRONOUN (who, which, where) and then say which sentences can have the relative pronoun THAT


1. I went to see the doctor ................ had helped my sister.
2. That is the hospital .................... the doctor works.
3. The dog .................. bit me belonged to my neighbour.
4. The woman ...................... phoned wanted to talk to my mother.
5. My mother bought the dress in the shop ....................... we saw the red sweater.
6. He is the architect .......................... designed the new bridge over the River Thames.
7. A library is a place ........................ people can read books.
8. Books are things ........................... give you a lot of information about different topics.
Now define what 'a student'  is.


Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of a WHOSE-relative clause.


1. The house is beautiful. Its windows are open.

2. He was wearing a cap. Its colour was electric green.
3. The woman is on the phone. Her name is Greek.
4. Look at the man. You met his son at the party.
5. Paris is the city. Its main monument is the Eiffel Tower.

More RELATIVE CLAUSES exercises to do:    WHO/WHICH/WHOSE   (2)


 


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LINGOHACK  >>>

  • Episode 181121 / 21 November 2018    >>>  The effects of pollution on London's schoolchildren -  Language related to 'pollution'.  Need-to-know language: asthma, stunted lung capacity, exposure, particles  & low emission.
 

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  4. Fill in the gaps with the appropriate RELATIVE PRONOUN (who, which, where) and then say which sentences can have the relative pronoun THAT
    1. I went to see the doctor ...who... had helped my sister.
    2. That is the hospital ...where... the doctor works.
    3. The dog ...which... bit me belonged to my neighbour.
    4. The woman ...who... phoned wanted to talk to my mother.
    5. My mother bought the dress in the shop ...where... we saw the red sweater.
    6. He is the architect ...who... designed the new bridge over the River Thames.
    7. A library is a place ...where... people can read books.
    8. Books are things ...which... give you a lot of information about different topics.
    Now define what 'a student' is.

    A student is a person who goes to school to study

    Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of a WHOSE-relative clause.
    1. The house is beautiful. Its windows are open.
    2. He was wearing a cap. Its colour was electric green.
    3. The woman is on the phone. Her name is Greek.
    4. Look at the man. You met his son at the party.
    5. Paris is the city. Its main monument is the Eiffel Tower.

    1. The house whose windows are open is beautiful
    2. He was wearing a cap which color is electric green
    3. The woman whose name is Greek is on the phone
    4. Look at the man whose you met his son at the party
    5. Paris is the city which his main monument is the Eiffel Tower



    More RELATIVE CLAUSES exercises to do:

    I talked to the girl ..whose.. car had broken down in front of the shop.

    Mr Richards, ..who.. is a taxi driver, lives on the corner.

    I live in a house in Norwich ..which.. is in East Anglia.

    This is the girl ..who.. comes from Spain.

    That's Peter, the boy ..who.. has just arrived at the airport.

    Thank you very much for your e-mail ..which.. was very interesting.

    The man, ..whose.. father is a professor, forgot his umbrella.

    The children ..who.. shouted in the street are not from our school.

    The car, ..whose.. driver is a young man, is from Ireland.

    What did you do with the money ..which.. your mother lent you?

    Daniel del Pozo Quesada 3º ESO B

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  5. Nowadays any company does whatever it takes to attract the attention of customers.
    It is said that the brand does not care abaut the fact that the important thing is the product. You cannot say that a cofee is quality for your cup. That is what the president of Starbucks Cafés did that took away the name of the company and left his logo so that he could also sell other things.
    Customers when they buy something want to know their brand and I think that removing the brand name of a product is how to remove its name?

    Gabriela Daiana Creta 4ºA

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  7. Nowadays many people fight against pollution, but comfort makes us forget pollution on many occasions, without realizing it.

    For example, when we go to the supermarket and we forget the reusable bag and we have to buy another one, when we buy plastic bottles and also when we go to a coffee shop or even to our own house and we drink coffee in a disposable plastic cup.

    The example of how to drink coffee is a good example and very interesting.
    “Why not sip it from a rather more sophisticated china rim as opposed to sucking it toddler-like through a slit in a plastic lid?”
    This is a good question that is answered easily. Because for most people it is easier to drink coffee in a disposable cup and when they finish taking it, they just have to throw the container in the trash and do not have to wash it or anything.

    From my point of view, pollution is a very serious and important issue, because with pollution we are destroying our own future. To fight for our future I try not contaminate. For example, I always drink coffee in a cup.

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  8. Coffee is great. It goes with dessert or works alone. It’s excellent in cold weather and warm weather. It’s great in the evenings while star gazing and excellent in the mornings when you’re getting your day started. You can have a cup after lunch to pick you up a bit. Coffee is good with friends or while alone doing work or study. If you have a good roaster in town who brings in world coffees you can get excited about a new bean you haven’t tried or a new blend the roaster concocted. Coffee is great.

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  9. Some people when they get up the first that they do is drink a cup of coffee. This help they to concentrate better. The hot coffee is good when the climate is cold. Also is good to meet with friends and spend a good time. Is good for study, too.

    The most expensive coffee in the world is shit of civet. Actually, the production system of this premium coffee consists of coffee beans partially digested by a civet. The cup of Kopy Luak, the name of this coffee can cost 80 dollars (75 euros) in the American market.

    Some consider the coffee like a drug for be considerate addictive. My mother is addicted to it. She can drink four cups in the day.


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  10. The coffe is produce of coffee beans that is a seed of the coffee plant this trees produce her fruits red or purple this trees are cultivate in the tropics and a places elevations the coffee plant don't tolerate the high cold, rhe coffee beans is recolected and toast and are send to the shop.
    when the coffe arrive at your home already has been procesed and are ready for make and drinks.
    The coffe has very benefits as for example:
    -Can improve energy levels and make you smarter
    -Can help you burn fat
    -May protect you from alzheimer's disease and dementia
    -Can fight depression and make you happy
    -May help you live longer
    -And very, very much
    You may drink coffe every day

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