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

martes, 29 de enero de 2019

He is happy, she is happy, I am happy, we are all happy...

How happy are you? There are different ways to be happy. A certain thing makes someone happy and just the opposite thing makes someone else happy too. But something is for sure, being happy is far better than feeling miserable and sad!!!


I want YOU to be happier!!!!

Selectivity exam to do:  Albert Einstein's theory of happiness sold for $1.5 M


 Here are some articles to read and a listening exercise about the different concepts of happiness:

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


How School Makes Kids Less Intelligent by Eddy Zhong (TED talk)

What is the difference between: 'Journey' & 'Trip' ?(English in a Minute)

John McEnroe, The Commissioner of Tennis, still talking about the Australian Open >>>

McEnroe: Stop Complaining About Your Balls!



  • Episode 190123 / 23 January 2019    >>>  Bollywood Bridal Wear -  Language related to 'High-end fashion'.  Need-to-know language: luxury, in demand, swanky, couture, off-the-rack & glamour.


Revision for ESO students:


F. Make the questions to the following answers.

1. _______ ? He is from Venezuela.
2. _______ ? No, but I can speak a little French.
3. _______ ? One metre seventy-eight.
4. _______ ? About twice a week.
5. _______ ? I'm an English teacher.
6. _______ ? I go out with friends or watch TV.               

G. Translate these sentences into English:

1. ****¿Cuánto tiempo hace que has tenido ese reloj? Unos 14 años.
2. La película más emocionante que jamás he visto es 'Forrest Gump'.
3. Ni él ni ella saben hablar inglés.
4. Espero que no os importe venir el próximo miércoles. Tengo tanto que deciros.
5. No puedo costear un coche, así que siempre se lo pido prestado a un amigo.
6. "Yo no he leído el libro"  "Nosotros tampoco"

Solutions to the exercises in the previous post.

A. Put the word in the right place. 1. The radioactivity was so great that ....  2. The cinema is cheap enough....    3. I am too short to ....    4. Peter is such a lazy fellow that .... 5. ... got up yet.                                                                             
B.  1.  for  2.  for   3.    since    4.  ago   5.    since           
C.  1. is cutting , cuts   2. has just written   3. see   4. has been playing   5. had already started  6. got , was coming   7. working  8. is raining                                                                 
D.   1. The job must be done   2. Your application for the job is being considered    3. You were asked to come   4. The name of the new managing director won't be announced until next month.   5. This kind of lock hasn't been manufactured for years.
E.  1. The music we listened to last night was good.  2. Mao Tse-Tung was a famous politician from China, whose history goes back thousands of years.   3. This is the hotel I stayed at when I last came to London.  4. I grew up in Salobreña, which is a little town in the south of Spain.  5. I'll never forget the day I met you.

7 comentarios:

  1. Everyone should be happy. For me, happy is getting a lot money becouse you can buy things with that money. Money can make people happy because they can buy things they need. Other thing that make me happy is my family. To be with my family together is the best thing in the world. I love family reunions: Christmas, holidays... because I can be with the persons I love more. My family and money are my favourite things to be happy.

  2. Nowadays, the definition of happiness is very subjective because each person has a way of being happy, so what means "happiness"?

    On the one hand, the first thing we need to know is that happiness is not something we can all feel on the same way, each person has a different way of "being happy"; there are people who are happy having health, other people who feel good with lots of money and other people who like to be with their family and friends. However, we can all describe happiness as a positive feeling and healthy, and, as a result, we treat others and ourselves better; “Happiness makes the world go round” many people say.

    On the other hand, there are experts who claim that being "too happy" has negative effects in some ways; psychologists have said that searching the happiness is enough to be to unhappiness, this means that the desire to meet society’s expectations and goals can create anxiety and stress. Besides, there are some persons who enjoy hurting other people, and they are happy doing this, so... happiness is really good at all?

    In my opinion, the secret to being happy is to take things easy and give them the importance they need. Besides, if we help other people I'm sure it will make us happy.

  3. Este comentario ha sido eliminado por el autor.

  4. Happiness is quite subjetive and we can't forget that our brain works with chemical reactions producing hormones and some parts of the brain are stimulated by the reward effect, that means that we can be happy because of something delicious, do sport, do something difficult or earn money but other people found happiness in activities wich put themselves in danger their lives, because of the adrenalin.We can't forget either that we are a social species and spend time with other people that can make us happy.As well, fact of being omnivorous animals can make some of us find happiness in activities like hunting or fishing

  5. There are different ways to be happy. Happiness is something subjective and each person has a way of being happy. But, what is the true secret of happiness? Is hapiness linked to longer life?

    Happiness is a positive feeling that is in our mind. But, each person has a way to express it. Some are happy with money and others with family and friends. Nevertheless, there are lots of ways to be happy. For example, you can have breakfast at different cafés bars once a month, do an excursion, have time with friends or simply smile when you need.

    Being happy improves the quality of your life and can also make it last longer. Moreover, happiness reduces your stress levels, and some scientists say that trying to be happy has direct benefits in health. Nevertheless there are many people who have very good reasons to not be happy due to family problems.

    In conclusion, being happy is just a matter of choice and minimal effort. So, the power is on yourself, and you have the opportunity to change that.

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 4ºA.

  6. According to the dictionary, happiness.
    It's a state of mind
    that happens in the person
    when you think you have arrived
    a desired and good goal,
    Happiness exists as long as one is satisfied with oneself, knowing how to enjoy what we value in each moment of life.