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

lunes, 26 de agosto de 2019

Age and politics, related issues?

Are you into politics? Here I present you a listening exercise where this topic is dealt:

Listening exercise to do: "Does your age affect your political views?" (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)



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USE OF ENGLISH. Multiple-choice exercise. Choose the appropriate option:

11. On her next anniversary she ...........  married for 25 years.    (A  will be    B   will have been   C  has been   D   is being) 

12. She recalls her wedding was  .............     (A  more bigger    B   much more big   C  the most biggest   D   much bigger)
13. Most weddings in England .............  in church.  (A  used to perform    B   used to be performed   C  are used to perform   D   were used to being performed)
14. But now there are ................ before.     (A  more than    B   as much as   C  fewer than   D  lesser than)
15. ............... people go to Registry Offices.   (A  Although    B   Unless  C  When   D  Instead)
16. Even on Sundays, fewer people go to .............. church than before.     (A  the    B   a   C  --   D   that)
17. English couples don't give ............ rings at weddings.     (A  each other    B   the other   C  themselves   D   those two)
18. .............. the bride a ring.        (A  The man gives only    B   The only man gives   C  Only to the man gives   D  Only the man gives)
19. ............ rice and confetti at the married couple is a custom in England.   (A  Throwing     B  When you throw   C  To throw   D   Having thrown)
20. This is .................. assure happiness and prosperity for them.     (A  perhaps     B   supposed to   C  to make   D  so to)

SOLUTIONS to the B2 exercise in the previous post:  1. C   2. D    3. A    4. A    5. B    6. C    7. C  8. D   9. D   10. C   



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1 comentario:

  1. Nowadays, anyone over the age of 18 can vote regardless of your sex, color or religion, and that's a breakthrough in the history of politics because a few years ago, for example, women couldn't vote.We all know that we cannot vote if we are under 18, but why? Should we be allowed to vote when we are 16? Or would it be better if we could start voting when we are 21?

    On the one hand, many young people want to be able to vote at the age of 16. Some years ago you could only vote when you were 21 years old or older and this changed because people with 18 years old were sent to war and they thought why they could put their lives on the line for the country and they couldn’t vote; many people think that if that happened so easily, why couldn’t it be changed now from 18 to 16 years old? In addition, there are many 16-year-olds who have become self-employed, they work and earn their own money, however there are many others who are still studying, are supported by their parents and are not interested in politics.

    On the other hand, many people think that letting such young people vote is crazy because their brains are not yet fully formed and they cannot make these important decisions. Furthermore, as I said before most young people are not interested in politics and they are not really able to make a decision because they are not well informed and don’t know what they want for their country. Besides, we can think… age has to do with who we vote for? Well, according to a British study, yes. It sais that older people are more supportive of the Conservatives, while younger people more supportive of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and more recently, the Greens.

    To sum up, voting is something very serious and important and we must be responsible and do it thinking very carefully. In my opinion, children under the age of 18 should not vote because we don't normally know much about politics and I think 18 is a good age to start voting.