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

domingo, 11 de agosto de 2019

Globetrotters are in fashion...again!

Hit the road, Jack!! (song by Ray Charles)

 

During the summer time there are millions of people travelling all over the world, but these globetrotters are not anything new.



Let's read first about this modern adventure:

Green-powered boat prepares for round-the-world voyage (The Guardian)


However, more than 500 years ago, the Vikings, Christopher Colombus and many other Portuguese and Spanish explorers carried out incredible voyages, such as travelling around the world for the first time ever!!!



Here's another interesting video for you: How Magellan circumnavigated the globe - Ewandro Magalhaes   (TED talk)

 

 

and some articles for you to read:



Once Upon a time 14- the golden age of Spain

 

 


 The first time I mentioned perhaps you thought I was going to talk about basketball   >>>






English with Lucy   >>>  The 10 WORST TRAVEL MISTAKES you must not make





 

Some other activities for you to do:


News Review: Trump 'racist' tweets (BBC Learning English)


Understand Idioms in English! - Learn English Vocabulary with Papa

What do these idioms really mean: to read between lines, to see (right) through someone/something, to jump to conclusions ? What other idioms does he talk about?




REVISION FOR ESO

45.  Complete the following piece of news with the appropriate verb form :
    (ACTIVE / PASSIVE  , SIMPLE PAST / PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE)

News reporter: "Good morning. This is the eight o'clock news.There (be) _______________ a terrible accident on the M3 near Alicante.  Two cars (crash) ___________ and (be) ___________ in the middle of the motorway when a bus (appear) ________________. The bus driver (see) ___________ the cars and (try) ___________ to avoid them, but then he (lose) ______________ control of the bus, which (go) ____________ off the road and (crash) ___________ ."
"The bus driver and ten passengers (kill) _________________  in the accident and several other passengers (take) _____________________ to the nearest hospital by an ambulance. The other two cars (take) _____________________ away this morning, but the bus (not  move) _________ _______________________ yet until we examine and collect everything.", said a police officer.

46. Translate the following sentences into English:

1. ¿Y si el examen es demasiado largo?    
2. Tendréis diez minutos más si el examen es más largo que el de la otra clase.
3. Nunca solía jugar con otros niños, pero ahora disfruto conociendo a gente en mi trabajo.
4. ¿Cuánta gente fue herida en el accidente? Unos pocos. 
5. ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que empezaste a estudiar inglés?
6. Ella ha estado demasiado ocupada mirándose al espejo.
7. El Electrocar no tiene ni siquiera techo.



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

Dick Turpin - The Champion (1979)  



SOLUTIONS to the exercises in the previous post /for further exercises of this level go to  Mock exams (4º ESO)/:


43.
1. It's much further away from her school.       2. She used to walk.     3. She goes by bus.     4. It takes her nearly thirty minutes.     5. She used to see them everyday after school.


44.
Example: I used to play football when I was a little boy, but now I don't do it any longer because I'm too old to run.    I didn't use to go swimming three times a week, but now I do.






Travelling tip   >>>    West England with Rick Steves 

 

 

 

And coming soon....




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