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

miércoles, 20 de febrero de 2019

Speechless


What can leave you speechless? First of all, let's start by looking up its meaning. Obviously, 'speechless' comes from the word 'speech', to which you add the suffix '-less'. What is the verb this noun comes from? What is the opposite suffix to '-less'? Can you give some more examples.

The word 'speechless' may also remind you of something we learn in English classes and that is: REPORTED SPEECH, which will shortly see in class. Why is it called 'reported speech' and what is the opposite?




Let's go back to our initial question: What can leave you speechless? A speech, a song... an advance in technology. You will find some of these below, but let me know any other things that can leave you speechless.


For a start, here I present you the song Speechless by Michael Jackson  >>>



And here's another one by Robin Schulz.

You've also got the brand new TV series called SPEECHLESS (presentation on ABC TV). By the way, can you remember a most famous person who also suffered from cerebral palsy? Click here and please watch his inspirational speech: IT CAN BE DONE.


Denzel Washington's speech will leave you speechless - One of the most eye opening speeches ever.



Episode 3: USED TO & WOULD in our series of BBC Learning English: The Grammar Gameshow, where you can test your knowledge of grammar.


 

You may have some doubts when to use Don't mind vs Doesn't matter , have a look at this episode of English in a minute (BBC Learning English). 

 

 

Do you like music? I hope you do. Have you ever heard of a group called Bee Gees? Here's an interesting video about their musical evolution: "Bee Gees - Musical Evolution (1960-2016)" 

  

LINGOHACK  >>>

  • Episode 190213 / 13 February 2019    >>>  3D  printing human anatomy -  Language related to 'human biology'.  Need-to-know language: anatomy, organs, abdomen & cadavers.

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  2. "Speechless" comes from the word "speech" to which you add the suffix "-less". Its meaning in Spanish is "sin palabras". This noun comes from the verb "to speak". The opposite of the suffix "-less" is "-ful". Examples of words enging in "-less": hopeless, friendless, breathless, careless, cheerless, faithless, harmless, painless, etc.

    "Reported Speech" is called like this because it is used to communicate what someone else said, but without using the exact words. A few changes are necessary; often a pronoun has to be changed and the verb is usually moved back a tense, where possible. It is also called Indirect Speech. The opposite of the Reported Speech is the Direct Speech, which is used to give the exact words used by another speaker. The words are given between quotation marks (" ").

    One of the things that left me speechless was visiting the Cathedral of Milan (in Italian Duomo di Milano) last summer. The magnitude of this building left me speechless. It is the most famous church in Milan, the third largest Catholic Cathedral in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.. It has over 3,500 statues, thousands of individual spires, and 5 bronze doors. It´s a construction with a Gothic exterior style and it took six centuries to build. I was amazed by its height and its beauty!

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  4. SPEECHLESS
    The noun speechless come from the verb speak and in spanish means "dejarte sin palabras". You can use it when you can refere to a very awesome or extrange thing.
    The suffix -less is also used in words like endless (end + less), heartless (heart + less) or sleepless (sleep + less).
    Also I love that song of Michael Jackson because he is one of my favourite singers

    BEE GEES
    I love music, but i have never eared a song from the group Bee Gees, but with this publication I saw the musical evolution of the group and it's a very good music

    Daniel del Pozo Quesada 3º ESO B

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  6. SPEECHLESS: In spanish mean "sin palabras". "speechless" comes from the word "speech", to which you add the suffix -less.

    REPORTED SPEECH: Is called like this because is used to communicate what someone else said but without usiong the exact words. The opposite of the Reported Speech is the Direct Speech, which is used to give the exact words.

    One thing that has left me speechless was the cathedral of Notre dame in Paris, the incredible structure left me speechless, is the most famous church in Paris, was built in Gothic style in the year 1163. It is very big and very nice

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  7. In Spanish ''speechless'' means ''sin palabras''. This noun comes from the verb to speak if you add the suffix -less to the noun speech you've got the word 'speechless' which means unable to speak specially as the temporary result of shock or some strong emotion. A word similar to speechless is dumbstruck.
    More examples of this style of suffix are careless, cheerless, endless, fearless, hopeless or painless.
    I think that a lot of things can leave you speechless as visit to a museum, a song or an advance in technology.
    One of the things that left me speechless was visiting the Prado Museum in Madrid. How beautiful!

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  8. In Spanish ''speechless'' means ''sin palabras'', it´s an expression that means that a person was so surprised for some reason that he unintentionally has difficulty or simply can not express himself with words for a certain time.

    He has many synonymous as amazed, surprised, stunned ... There are many things that leave you speechless like watching the final of the Champions League, passing an English exam, when I see a famous ... One of the things that left me speechless was look a match football in the ``Vicente Calderon´´


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  9. In spanish “speechless” means “sin palabras”.
    This noun comes from the verb speak if you add suffix less to the noun speech you’ve got the world speechless which means unable to speak apecially as the temporany result of shock or some strong emotion.
    Reported speech: Is called like this because is used to communicate what someone else said but without usiong the exact words.
    The opposite of the Reported Speech is the Direct Speech, which is used to give the exact words.


    Natalia López 3ºA

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  10. A discourse is a term that refers to the tendencies in the elaboration of a messsage through expressive resources and diverse strategies. To understand the discourse it is necessary to take into account the content presented, the context where it occurs and the expressive elements, which can have several functions.

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  11. In Spanish "without words" means "without words".
    It is a very common expression today although it is a bit difficult to explain since it can serve two things.
    It is related to speaking is to say "without words" can mean not speaking, for example because another person is speaking or something similar, and also "without words" can be used at the time of some emotional, emotional expression, etc. How can it be: "Messi's goal has left me speechless"

    SALVADOR PRETEL

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