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

martes, 22 de octubre de 2019

Summer holidays passed long ago, but...

... what are your plans for your next holidays? or if you ever win the lottery? This post will deal with travelling, which is a topic that we see in unit 2 with our 1º bachillerato students, so it will be quite suitable for them!!   I hope 😎😎😎😎




Here are some articles for you to read:

Which holiday do you prefer?

  • Tulum is a town in the state of Quintana Roo in south-eastern Mexico. It is known for its beaches, the nearby Mayan temple ruins and the biosphere reserve in Sian Ka'an.




  • Beijing is the capital city of the People's Republic of China. It is a large city in north-eastern China with over 21 million inhabitants. There are several UNESCO world heritage sites in Beijing, including the Forbidden City.




  • The Forbidden City was the home of China's Emperors for nearly 500 years until 1912. The large palace complex has over 900 buildings, and since 1925 it has been preserved as a museum. There are more than 14 million visitors to the museum every year.




  • Guillin is a city in the south of China. It is famous for its beautiful scenery, especially its river and the cone-shaped hills around the city.




  • Shanghai is a large city in the east of China at the estuary of the Yangtze River. Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of over 23 million people.

And talking about gorgeous places to visit in China. here's...

"Avatar" Mountain & Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie, China   

Visiting Peru

  • Peru >>  The Republic of Peru is a country in the west of South America with a population of over 30 million people, who are called Peruvians.

  • Lima is the capital city of  Peru, situated on the Pacific coast. Lima has many important colonial buildings and museums with pre-Columbian artefacts (objects created byu indigenous people prior to the arrival of Columbus).

  • Cuzco is an ancient Inca city in the south of Peru. It is famous for its archaelogical sites and is popular with tourists who often visit the ruins of Machu Picchu.

  • Altitude sickness is a common problem for visitors to Peru. It is often caused when people travel to places more than 2,500 m above the sea level. Symptoms of altitude sickness include dizziness, feeling sick and having difficulty breathing. It can be very serious, so tourists are advised to rest and get medical help.



Musical hint:  The Traveling Wilburys (playlist)

George Carlin - Saving the Planet




Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate



The English We Speak: SLOW TV   (BBC Learning English)

Stories for Children   >>>   Joe goes fishing  (New series in BBC Learning English) 

20 comentarios:

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  3. I love holidays. The ones I like the most are Christmas because I love the cold

    Rocío Avellanedas Nocete

  4. I'll get my next holidays in Christmas and I don't really know what I'm going to do so I need to think.
    Surely, I'll go out with my friends and do a party or spend some time with my family. Like all years since I was a child my family and me celebrate "New Year" in my home and my whole family comes always.
    The best part of Christmas is when my family give money or presents and, obviously, I give presents too.
    If this year I win the lottery (that is impossible) I'll will buy to me lots of things and I'll save the most part of the money to the future.

  5. In the first quarter the first holidays are those of Christmas, although before the holidays there are bridges, but they are not as long as the Christmas holidays, they are very short.

    During Christmas if I have none left, I will spend an incredible vacation, I will go out with my friends, I will go to see the lights in Malaga and Granada, I will meet with my family.
    Like every year on Christmas day and New Year's day I meet with my family and in the afternoon or at night I stay with my friends and we go out for a drink and to eat or go for a walk.

    What I like most about Christmas is when my family gives me the gifts I have asked for and gives me money, and when I meet my family and we are all together.

    If this year my family has the lottery, I will buy many things, such as clothes, shoes

  6. What are my plans for my next holidays?
    Well, in summer I would like to visit Granada's stadium. Because I'm of Granada and I love football.
    Also, I would like to visit Cádiz, I have got family in Cádiz and I would like to visit them.
    And I would like to visit Madrid again, Santiago Bernabéu's stadium, the wax museum because I love this type os museums.

    Francisco Toledo López 1ºESO A

  7. What are my plans for my next holidays?
    Well, in summer I would like to visit Granada's stadium. Because I'm from Granada and I love football. Also, I would like to visit Cádiz, I have got family in Cádiz and I would like to visit them. And I would like to visit Madrid again, Santiago Bernabéu's stadium, the wax museum, because I love this type of museums.

    Francisco Toledo López 1ºESO A

  8. The first holidays of the year are those of Christmas.
    They are what you have when the first quarter ends.
    Christmas holidays are the shortest compared to the others like Easter and summer.
    At Christmas you meet your family, they give you gifts, you go to many places.

    For me, Christmas is the best holiday since the sites are adorned with lights ... but the bad thing is very short and it is very cold however my brothers prefer summer since they are the longest holidays, the days last longer and you can Go out more hours of the day with your friends.

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  10. The next holdays I will get is Christmas, I like Christmas because it is when the family meets to eat different types of food and they talk to each other.
    When I was a child I liked Christmas because I used to get a lot of presents from my family and because we used to decorate my house with garlands, and we decorated a tree with a lot of colourful ornaments, now I don´t get the same presents as before, but I still like decorating my house.

    At Christmas I don´t know what I´ll do, but I want to go to see snow, because I have rarely seen snow, I have only seen the snow three times, the reason why I don´t see snow is because I lived all my live here near the coast,and I rarely go to Granada.
    The only thing that I don´t like of Christmas is that this holidays are shortest than the summer holidays, they only last two weeks, but I prefer these holidays because it is colder than others and you can be very peaceful ay home.

    If my family will wins the lottery, my mum says that she make a country house with a very beautiful garden, and she says that we will buy the things that we want. She really hopes that one year she´ll win the lottery and I hope her dream comes true.

  11. Summer is my favourite seasons, is sunny hot .

  12. Summer is my favourite seasons, is sunny hot .

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    1. We have Christmas holidays in a month.
      I hope to enjoy them a lot, as every year with the family in Granada, the songs, the dances, the meals, the games ...
      It is a very important time for me because I remember these moments the rest of the year.

      Every year, all the cousins of the family, we meet and compete in various activities. Last year the girls chose to skate on artificial ice, and the boys go karting.

      I always do all the activities, and my mother makes shift changes at work to be with my brother and me.

      It is time to share, rest, joy ... and although they are not very important people, we enjoy because they would like it.
      I love cooking with my grandmother, she makes the best Christmas sweets in the world, and this year I have something to learn, she is going to teach me how to knit scarves.

      This year we graduate from ESO, and we want to go on a trip to Portugal.
      I am going to learn how to make scarves to the family and get extra money for the trip.

      Susana P. Bosch

      4º ESO Grupo A

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  14. It's Christmas right now and it's the next vacation we have, I really want them to arrive, since they are very nice dates because we spend them with the family and have a great time.

    Christmas is a time for me to relax and be with the family, since we stop having classes, they are vacations, but we also have to continue doing things in the institute to move forward and have more time in the next quarter.

    At Christmas we always meet our grandparents, titos, cousins ... and we eat or have dinner together and have a good time with family.

    I hope that this Christmas is the same or better than last year, that I continue to meet with my family, continue having those laughs when we meet, continue to have those cooking times and all the things we usually do and especially what we do let's have a great time.

  15. We are in December and that means that there are few weeks left for our Christmas holidays. Personally I am very excited because I love Christmas and I enjoying it a lot .

    Christmas is a time to stay with the family , friends and people we love . It is a time to relax , have a good time and to diconnect from all our worries or work. Some people also like travelling in these dates because althought it is more expensive than traveling at other times of the year, they like it because cities are more beautiful with all the lights illuminating the streets, and even in some countries like Russia snows , so this makes the city look prettier.

    I also like travelling and sometimes I do it . In my house we put the Christmas tree and in Spain we decorate our house with some decorations but for example in USA or UK they decorate their house a lot. On Christmas´Eve we make a special dinner , we listen some Christmas songs and children wait for their presents. Then it´s time to celebrate New Year ! Time to make purposes.

    In conclusion , I love Christmas and I think it is the best time of the year.

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  17. Christmas is here!! It is the best time of the year to enjoy with the people around us, spend time with the family and friends and to be generous with people. And it is also a good time to travel and have a rest.

    I like looking at Christmas decorations in the streets and people wishing happy Christmas. In my family we have many traditions. We put the Christmas tree in my house and my sisters and I decorate it. On Christmas Eve, my mum usually cooks a different and special dinner and we play Christmas carols in the background. We always light the fireplace.

    When I was a child I used to make a big toy list, but now I make a list just with two or three things that I need. At Christmas I used to travel with my family. We love going on a little trip for three or four days. We visit Christmas markets and eat typical sweets like nougats and polvorones.

    To sum up, Christmas is my favourite time of the year. It´s a magic and special time when you can spend time with your loved ones. I also like making some New Year´s resolutions for the next year!

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 1ºA bachillerato.


  18. The summer holidays are already ending and the only thing I want is for Christmas to arrive, because that is when the whole family gets together, but this year it will be different due to Covid-19.
    Although I like the Christmas holidays, the ones I like the most are the summer ones since they are longer, but on the other hand, Christmas holidays are given.
    All the houses are also decorated, with the Christmas tree, lights outside the house and inside