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

miércoles, 12 de febrero de 2020

Love? It is just a matter of choosing the right partner.



St Valentine's day is getting closer and we can see at school students selling roses, or even bunches of them. But is it really a good present for our partner? What would you say about a cactus? 

 

A long time ago that was my St Valentine's day and the person I gave it to didn't get the metaphor. Again a few months ago, I tried again with another cactus, but this time I also gave her the most expensive and wonderful bunch of flowers in the shop. What was the result? Did she get this time the metaphor? I don't really know because she didn't say a word and, you know, one of the most difficult tasks in life is to say 'SORRY' or admit you were wrong. 

 

The fact is that days passed and the flowers from the bunch began to fade and fade until they were all dead, and the cactus got better and better with so little water and care!!! By the way, she threw away the first cactus a long time ago, because if she hadn't thrown it away, we WOULD HAVE TWO CACTI (or 'cactuses', or even 'cactus') NOW!!!!


By the way, have a look at this last conditional sentence and tell me what type it is. It is the one we saw in the previous post, because the 'if-clause' action is impossible to change, but the effects of that action are still permanent.


Going back to the title, a romantic relationship is like a cactus. You have to choose well, a partner strong enough to cope with all the problems you may come across in life and who is not so demanding that you could feel overwhelmed. A bad choice, as we have seen many times lately, can have a fatal end.

 

What would your ideal partner be like? I'm talking about personality, not appearance!!!






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18 comentarios:

  1. San valentines day has a lot of diffent : commemoration of valentine , san valentin's party , valentine's day and love and friendship day . The origin of the celebration is christian . This celebration is held since the fifth century . This celebration is international . San valentin for my is San solterin ( for now ) .

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  2. Nowadays, February is known like the love months, because of the 14 h of February it is celebrated the Valentine’s Day, but how do we celebrate it?

    Like others celebrations along the year, San Valentin is one more of them. It is true that is very special day and month, more if the person have any relationship, because this day, couples spend it together, and they usually go to have dinner, and they give some detail to each other. Also, there are people who prefers to pass this day with friends or family.

    However, there are people who this days base what they love that person on gifts, that it to say, against more gifts, they love that person more. And it is not true because love is not love is not fully demonstrated like this. During the year you can have details with other people, and not only on Valentine's Day. This is the same that Christmas.

    To sum up, I think that love can be demonstrated in other ways and not just with gifts, there are more important things that them.

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  4. there are many cool plants, but there are other dangers or ugly plants , today I am going to talk about cactus , they are very cool, but dangerous plants, they don't need water for a long time, I hate this plant , because they are dangerous plants.
    I like others plants like the roses , they are very
    beautiful .

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  5. ESTE COMENTARIO DE LAS PLANTAS ES MIO , : carlos fernandez , 1eso A

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  6. It is the day when all the people in love in the world give gifts, they usually give away are roses, stuffed animals, and chocolate this day is valentines day or the day of love.

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  7. The cactus is a green plant, it has spikes that hurt a lot .I like the cactus because it gives me tranquility and it is my favorite plant, in my house we have many and it always reminds me of the desert. Abel Martinez Padilla 1*A

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  8. St Valentine's day is a special day because is the lovers day. Selling many flouers, hearts and many boxs of chocolate. It's fourteen of February when celebrities the St Valentine's Day.

    Jose Antonio Sabio Prados 1°Eso A

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  9. St Valentine's a special day for in love because very important for relations. The original is in the person biblic the St Valentine and dead the 14th of February.

    Rubén Sabio Prados 1° Eso A

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  11. It is everybody´s dream to have a perfect and wonderful life partner. So, what would my ideal partner be like?

    Firstly, an ideal partner should be a loving person with a great personality. A respectful, sincere and loyal person is my ideal partner in life. That helps maintain a strong relationship in time.

    Secondly, my ideal partner would be someone who is confident, someone who believes in family values and understands the importance of family. What´s more, understanding between each other and taking care of each other is the key to a happy relationship. Moreover, my ideal partner should not only be my partner but my friend, too.

    To sum up, I believe it is important that everyone would find their ideal partner one day, a partner strong enough to cope with all the problems we may come across in life.

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  12. February 14 is Valentine's Day, and one of the customs of this day is to give flowers to your crush.

    This year, in my school, the children of my class have prepared some tables so that the students of the center can give flowers to their friends.

    But I do not like the idea of ​​giving a rose as a sign of the love you feel towards someone, I believe that love is demonstrated day by day and it is not necessary to give a rose on a specific day such as February 14.

    I believe that love is demonstrated in the moments you live with him or her, in laughter, in tears, in happy moments and in bad times.

    Every Sunday I give two flowers to my two lovers, my mother and my grandmother, and they are not always roses, although most of the time they are.

    I also sometimes buy them a cactus, apart from being my favorite plant, and having a special feeling towards it, I think it's a good way to show the love and fidelity I feel towards them!

    SUSANA P.BOSCH 4º ESO A

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  13. It is everybody´s dream to have a perfect and wonderful partner for the rest of your life. So, what would my ideal partner be like?

    Firstly, an ideal partner should be a loving person with a great personality. A respectful, sincere and loyal person is my ideal partner in life. That helps maintaining a strong relationship in time.

    Secondly, my ideal partner would be someone who is confident, someone who believes in family values and understands the importance of family. What´s more, understanding between each other and taking care of each other is the key to a happy relationship. Moreover, my ideal partner should not only be my partner but my friend, too.

    To sum up, I believe it is important that everyone finds their ideal partner one day, a partner strong enough to cope with all the problems we may come across in life.

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  14. St. Valentine's day is on 14th February and it is known as the day of the lovers. And for this reason some people know February as the month of love.
    For me St Valentine's day isn't a special day because nowadays I don't have a partner and for the moment I am not interested in having one, because I think that in the future I will have time to have one.
    On St. Valentine's day couples give each other flowers like roses and carnations, and other types of presents like chocolate and in some cases they give each other a teddy bear with a sentence of love.
    In my case my favourite plant is cactus ,I don't know the reason, but it has been my favourite plant since I was a child and I have some cactuses in my house.
    In my secondary school some girls of my class set up a stand where they sold roses, carnations and if you wanted you could send a letter to the person who you like and they went to give the letter to this person.
    In my opinion this is a celebration that you can do if you are really in love with a person or if you have a partner.
    Francisco González López 4°A

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  15. St. Valentine's day is on 14th of February . That day are for the lovers. The people do romantic things for example: going to the restaurant for dinner,travel,take a walk,etc...
    It is a romantic day!

    Manolo Utrabo Bejar 1A

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  16. In my house there is a cactus, it is very big and hurts . When I throw the ball there it doesn't last a second because It punctures lot.
    You have to be careful with them!

    Manolo Utrabo Bejar 1A

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  17. Valentine's day is on 14th February .

    This day is special for all couples as it is a day dedicated for them. This day couples give things, especially chocolates, teddy bears and roses.


    In my secondary school this day was very beautiful, they have already given away many roses, secret love letters and some teddy bears.


    But I think that this day is not only the day of couples, you can also give a gift to a friend, a friend to a relative to any person you want. For example, my friends gave me pink chocolates and stuffed animals and my mother gave me a perfume and a rose.


    I believe that Valentine's Day is the day of love, no matter if it is a couple, It also represents friendship and love for your family.


    Couples should not have to wait for this day to give your girlfriend or your boyfriend a thing, I think you would have to do it every day showing your partner that you love him and you can give him something when you feel like it.

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  18. Valentine's Day is celebrated every February 14 and represents the day of love, I think that love should not be shown this day only, I do not care if my partner does not give me roses or chocolates that day, I prefer more the small daily details.
    For me it is a special day to have a plan that comes out of the daily routine and I think that February 14 is also to give things to friends or your parents because it is the day of love and there are many people you also love.
    The cactus would be a good gift for anyone and it seems very original to me because it is uncommon and lasts a long time, and it is said that giving a cactus is wishing someone strength, cacti are related to success and job recognition. In some cultures cacti are a symbol of protection and in others they transmit peace.
    Paula González Blanco 4ºB

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