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, 30 de septiembre de 2019

Less and less water!!!

So, you'd better stop wasting it!!!!


The hydrological year is coming to an end. In terms of rain water collected, experts take their measures from 1st October to 30th September. 


As an example, not more than 500 litres have been collected in the weather station near Capileira over this period. Meanwhile, last year nearly 1,000 litres were collected and the average amount of water collected historically is over 700 litres. Therefore, the dams or reservoirs in Rules and Beznar have got less water than last year at this time.


You can check it here: S.A.I.H. Hidrosur  


At the same time you have just had some terrible floods in the south east of Spain due to a cold front. The climate change is a reality and people don't help. For instance, every time I play tennis at the sports facilities in Salobreña I see how the drinking fountain is kept running water and how loads of water are being wasted!!!

Have a look at these articles related to the issue of drought and floods:

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century (The Guardian)



Nature is speaking. So listen!!!


The English We Speak: Freecycle (BBC Learning English)

Some exercises for you to do after watching the video:

Rewrite using would rather    &   I'd better... I'd rather...   


4 comentarios:

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  2. Floods are one of the most common dangerous in United States and also in Spain. There are many types of river floods. One of the most Known are the flash floods.

    Flash floods can develop quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes, without visible signs of rain. Floods are produced in our planet as a result of factors like meteorological phenomena, human buildings, human activities or even because of the climate change.

    Recently, the flash floods in south-eastern Spain have killed lots of people and 3,500 have been evacuated from their houses.
    In many countries they have already taken precautions. For example, in Alicante where they have built a park designed to store and recycle rainwater.

    To sum up, I think we should be careful with our actions and try to spend less water. Our planet could be in danger if we do not do anything!

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 1ºA bachillerato.

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  4. Nowadays, we can see the result of climate change in many ways. For example, rainfalls, which also produces bad changes.

    For example, if it is February, it is still winter, it does not finish, and we can be in short sleeves without jacket. But there can be also strong storms which produces lots of damages. This rainfalls can occur suddenly in a short time, and in the last few months, this have produced some deaths and lots of villages have suffered floodings in their homes.

    Besides, at the poles, they are melting, because the heat of the sun is getting stronger and stronger,and animals who live in this places are suffering the results of this changes. Also, there are places where lack of water causes drought. For example, in many countries of Africa. Because of that, to prevent it, there are many measures that can be taken to prevent damages.

    To sum up, I think that water is something essential in our live, and we must be cautious with their use, and not through it away.