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, 2 de junio de 2019

Happy 700!!!

Incredible, but true!!! This is the post number 700 since we set off on this digital journey 9 years ago, so congratulations to everyone because I keep on working on it since I see that my students use it (more than 10,000 comments have been made) and how useful it is for our teaching-learning process of the English language. Even some of you have created your own blogs and sites, and I feel really proud of you all to participate in this DIGITAL PROJECT!!!

Important piece of news to my students, especially those in 3º ESO  >>>  Here are two Reported Speech exercises, which are similar to the ones you will have to do in the exam.

Rewrite the sentences using REPORTED SPEECH. First, decide which verb to use: ‘said’ or ‘told’

1. The student to the teacher: “I don't think it is made of glass”   
The student ....................... ___________________________________________
2. The children: “We collected lots of cans in this river”. 
They .................. ______________________________
3. Jane to her father: “I have invented a new tyre”.  Jane .................. __________________________
4. The students to the robotics teacher: “We are building a smart house.” 
They .................. _______________________________
5. Maria to her boyfriend: “I’ll help you, Tom”. She ................... ____________________________

6. My parents: “We must save more energy”. They ................... ____________________________

REPORTED SPEECH. Have a look at the sentences, decide the appropriate verb to use ( ask , tell , offer, suggest ) and finish the sentence in REPORTED SPEECH.

“Shall we have a picnic?”   //  “Shall I open the window?”  //  “Bring me the newspaper”  //  “Could I have another biscuit, please?”  //  “Will you drive now?”
1. My friends ______________  _________ing  ______________________
2. The little boy _______________ for _________________________
3. Her boyfriend ______________ her to ____________________________
4. The student _____________  to ______________________________
5. My father ____________ me to ____________________________                         



English in a minute: "bored vs boring" (BBC Learning English)  >>>  EXERCISE TO DO!!!  



English with Lucy  >>>  50 Weird & Confusing Facts About British Life & Culture

Do you know how to play cricket?




  • Episode 190529 / 29 May 2019    >>>  The 2019 Cricket World Cup:   Language related to 'tournaments'.  Need-to-know language: rivalries, round-robin, favourites, warm-up game  & trophy.

1 comentario:

  1. 1. That horror film was too FRIGHTENING for me. I spent most of the time with my eyes closed!
    2. Janine! Don't sit around looking so BORED . Go and do something with your friends or at least watch something on the TV!
    3. My job is so TIRING. I work 10 hours every day and then have to spend another hour or two doing paperwork for the next day.
    4. I entered the dark room and suddenly the lights came on and everyone was shouting "Happy Birthday!". I was so SURPRISED .
    5. We played a funny practical joke on our physics teacher today but he wasn't AMUSED at all. He was actually really angry!
    6. Why are you laughing? If two big dogs attacked you, you would also be really FRIGHTENED .
    7. The most SURPRISING thing about Rosemary is that she won the lottery two years ago and never told anyone!
    8. OK, it's after midnight and I am feeling really TIRED . Goodnight.
    9. I find all of Woody Allen's films very AMUSING.
    10. Kevin thinks he's a very INTERESTING person but I always fall asleep when he starts to talk!
    11. I think baseball is a BORING game. I went to watch a game once and people just drank beer and ate burgers for four hours. No-one was watching the game.
    12. Are you SATISFIED with your meal, sir? Is there anything else I can get for you?
    13. Mark? Are you INTERESTED in what I have to say to you or do you want to continue to look out of the window?
    14. I think being a nurse must be a very SATISFYING job. Looking after people must make you feel good about yourself.

    Susana P. Bosch
    3º ESO Grupo B