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, 12 de julio de 2019

This quiz is a piece of cake, but beware of robots!

This quiz is a piece of cake. What does it really mean? Here's a popular idiom 'a piece of cake' you can learn about in the quiz below, among others.


Emma in mmmEnglish!! is teaching us some idioms (English Grammar Lesson) in the following video:



  Which idioms has Emma presented us?


However, robots will be more and more present in our lives taking our jobs and making decisions about the job you can do. Here are some related articles and documents related to the issue (also have a look at the Lingohack section at the bottom of this post):


38. Complete the following sentences with WHAT+suitable article & HOW

1. ______________ interesting!                    2. ______________ old houses!
3. ______________ interesting book!           4. ______________ house you've got!   

39. Translate the following sentences into English:

1. Roberto es el de los vaqueros y la camisa celeste.
2. ¿Cómo es tu novio? El es muy divertido, pero es bastante tímido.
3. ¿Quién es la chica que se está quitando el abrigo?
4. Tenemos exámenes en el instituto tres veces al año.
5. ¿Con qué frecuencia hace tu madre la colada? Dos veces a la semana.
40. PRONUNCIATION. Do the sound symbols match the sound of the letters underlined in the words? If they do, write a tick; and a cross, if they don't.

a. why  /h/       b. who  /h/       c. photograph  /ph/     d. cinema  /s/   e. laugh  /gh/  
f. knife  /n/      g. verb /v/        h. question /kw/          i. class  /k/       j. writing  /wr/

"All work and no play makes Jack/Jill a dull boy/girl"

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SOLUTIONS to the exercises in the previous post   (and for further exercises on 4º ESO):

34. My suggestions:   A vacuum cleaner is a machine that helps you dust the house.   //    Dynamite is some dangerous stuff you use to make explosions,   //   A camera is a machine you use to take photos.

35. 1. in  ,  -  ,    by/in front of      2. on   ,  in   ,   of     3.    -  ,  to  ,    at    ,    in    4.  in front of   ,    opposite

36. What is it like? (What does it look like?)    What is it made of?    What is it used for?
1. An alarm clock is something made of plastic or metal that helps you wake up in the morning.
2. A saw is a long metal and wooden gadget that is used to cut wood.
3. A bottle opener is a thing usually made of metar that is used to open bottles.

37.  1. A camera is used for taking photographs.      2. Paper is made in Utah.


  • Episode 190703 / 03 July 2019    >>>  Al recruitment (Are you ready to be hired by a robot?):   Language related to 'job recruitment'.  Need-to-know language: character traits, roles, applicants, talent pool  & jobs market.

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1 comentario:

  1. Nowadays, artificial intelligence is creeping into every aspect of daily life. Technology is advancing very quickly and there are more and more complex and efficient robots and machines that can do many different jobs. A long time ago, all works were manual , but since the Industrial Revolution with the introduction of new machines the way of working began to change. Robots can be good because they make our work easier, but they also have disadvantages.

    On the one hand, robots are very important in our lives of today. They make our work easier and help us with many things. In addition, robots have made many things possible; for example, they help us to produce things in factories much faster than before and robots can also help us to communicate with people who are far away, some years ago this was unthinkable. Besides, until today the robots that exist are machines that can do a certain activity very well, but it is thought that in the future the robots will go much further, that means if someone were capable of creating a robot that can communicate with other people and have emotions of its own, how would that affect us? Would we still have normal friends or would we prefer to talk to a robot that if we want we can turn off? And that about having children or pets, people would start to adopt robots and take care of them or will we continue doing as we do today? We can not know yet, so we must wait for that to happen.

    On the other hand, although robots help us in many things it is also true that they have taken away many jobs. According to statistics, in 5 or 10 years many jobs that there are nowadays will not be in the long run and they are going to be replaced by machines. All those workers will have to change their jobs or they will be out of work. However, if you work moving machines or with robots you must be careful because robots can break down and can be dangerous. last but certainly not, least if we replace most jobs with robots we will start spending a lot of time alone and working alone can be bad for our health because we are social beings who need to communicate with other people.

    To put it in a nutshell, robots help us and make our lives easier but we sometimes have to be careful with them. In my opinion, robots are very good for us but we shouldn’t make robots with emotions.