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

viernes, 22 de marzo de 2019


We've got important events ahead in Spain: the General Elections, municipal elections, elections for the European Parliament... Apart from that, we've still got some hot issues to sort out: Brexit, Cristiano Ronaldo's latest scandals, rumours... And we don't really know if the news we get are true or just FAKE NEWS!!!! So it is not just matter that affects April Fools' Day!


Before, during the Cold War for instance, the problem was the lack of information, but now the problem is just all the opposite: loads of news, among which you never know which ones are really true or just fake. Social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter... contribute to all this world of misinformation.


So what is the meaning of 'fake news'? Can you give an example of a fake news that you have come across lately. What happens on 1st April? 

Here are some articles to read about the issue:

However, this matter could be solved if we got the information face to face   >>>   Listening exercise for you to do: What your eyes say about your personality  (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English). 


Anyway, the more illiterate we are, the less ability we have to spot what news are fake.


The second term is coming to an end and we are expecting our results. Here are two important verbs to learn:  Wish vs Hope  (English in a Minute)


And now let's revise the RELATIVE CLAUSES (ii)



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  2. Nowadays, we are all very familiarizated with social networks. We watch facebook, Twitter, whatsapp or Instagram every day and many people say that they can’t live without being informed about everything, that means, they can’t spend an entire day without revising social networks. To be informed of what is happening in the world is fine. Nevertheless, many times the news that reaches us through social networks can be false. So… What can we do?

    On the one hand, social networks are really good because they allow us to communicate easily with people who are far away from us. Talking about WhatsApp, this is the most important messaging system in the world. WhatsApp is used in many countries. Nevertheless , WhatsApp is a private messaging system. Besides, the goal of Whatsapp is a private conversation between a few people but sometimes if someone writes a fake new it can be received by thousands of people, and there’s the problem.

    On the other hand, making a fake new famous is very dangerous because people may think it is true. In addition, the blame for the transmission of this fake news is not only with the person who invented it, but also with the messenger service that helps to transmit it, in this case, WhatsApp. However , to solve this, WhatsApp has taken a number of measures such as not being able to send the same message to more than 5 people at once. Besides , we all know that nowadays there are many fake news circulating on the network.

    All in all, we must be careful with the news that we see because that may not be true. In my opinion, WhatsApp is very good but sometimes we must think about the news and links that people send us through this social network.

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  4. Nowadays, social media is a big part of our life. We are constantly revising it, reading, seeing photos, interacting with our friends…There are many different social media and different things to see and share. People use it a lot, and in many cases it is to be informed, because there we can find some newspapers and some accounts which share the latest news, but can we trust everything we read and see?

    On the one hand, it is the easiest way to read news. For example, we can go on twitter and we can find lots of newspapers which share the most important news of the day. This is very useful for people who like getting information quickly and not have to read newspapers,activity which can be boring for someone, or watching TV news. Besides, thanks to social networks, we can be in touch with our friends and family, and also learn something.

    But it is also true that we cannot believe everything we read, because there are many fake news. These fakes can be read by many people, and they don’t know that they're being deceived. There are some accounts which are dedicated to uploading fake news, but it's to create entertaining content for the public. However, there are people who send text messages that are rumors via Whatsapp, and through social networks like this, where you can send a message with a lot of people at once quickly, it is very easy to find rumors. Not only we can find it by social media, on TV news there can also be also fake news, but not always.

    To sum up, I think that if we receive or see any news by social media, it is important to be sure of information before we continue to share it. It is necessary not to continue sharing fake news. The best way to avoid being tricked is to look in reliable places on the internet.