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, 9 de febrero de 2020

The person I look up to the most is...

Who do you look up to? It is  probably a person who influences you either in your personal life or work career and the decisions you take. Why is that? Is it because of his/her personality, his/her achievements in life? 


The first person that comes to my mind is my master at university: Professor Dr Neil McLaren, as he was the most influential person in the way I teach and how I try to face the difficulties I come across in my job, apart from being the director of my Bachelor Thesis and my PhD.

However, let's check first the meaning of this phrase:

Friday phrase: "to look up to someone"  


Let's now have a look at this forum:

Who do you look up to and why?  



25 Most Influential People in History By Attribute




Here are some articles for you to read about the issue:

But remember that this phrase has also got a literal meaning, and the expert in this matter was of course Dr Stephen Hawking:

'Remember to look up at the stars': the best Stephen Hawking quotes (The Guardian)



Learners' Questions: 'SEE' , 'LOOK' or 'WATCH'?  and a quizz on THE FUTURE FROM THE PAST.



English in a Minute:  Mixed Conditionals (Impossible+Hypothetical)   (BBC Learning English)

Stories for Children >>> The Perfect Thing (BBC Learning English)

11 comentarios:

  1. The person I admire most is Dove Cameron, she is an American singer, she has a sister named Claire, her father unfortunately died when she was only fifteen years old. His father is of English nationality, and his mother, of French nationality. That is why Dove can speak very good English and French. She is short, she is also thin. His eyes are green, his hair blond, his lips are very thick. She is perfect, also sings and dances great.

    Rocío Avellanedas Noche 1°A

  2. Albert Einstein is a great physicist , people said he was crazy . He was born on 14 of march of 1879 . He died on 18 of april of 1955 ( in EEUU ) . He had three children . The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921 was awarded to Albert Einstein for his services to Theoretical Physics . He was born in Alemania .

  3. Alexander the Great was born in Pella (Macedonia) in 356 B.C. He has been considered the greatest strategist of all time. In just eleven years he defeated the Persian Empire and conquered an immense territory that spanned from Greece to India. He created a single currency, imposed Greek as a common language, opened trade, roads and irrigation canals were built.
    He became a myth after dying at the age of 33 in Babylon in 323 B.C.

    Alejandro Venegas 1ºA

  4. Sir Francis Drake started very young how captain battleship. He was the warrior great all sea and oceans. He is terrible for pirates. He worked for Queen in many missions.

    Rubén Sabio Prados 1°Eso A

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  6. I admit Nikola Tesla, he is the best scienced of the history. He wins the current war with the current alternative. He patterns more the two hundreds inventes fabrication him.

    Jose Antonio Sabio Prados 1°Eso A

  7. The influence of the people around you also affects you and makes you reflect on what you want for yourself in your future, become a reference for you, and leave a mark on your life.

    In my case I have many important people, on the one hand there is my mother, a great example to follow, a hardworking woman, a fighter, is a person who is always happy, and always makes the people around her happy, and she is a person who loves his job, and strives day by day to improve.

    On the other hand there is also my grandmother, a strong fighter and hardworking woman like no other, has been able to get her family forward alone without help.

    And on the other hand there are two great referents for me, my two Biology teachers: Laura my 1st and 3rd teacher and Laila my current teacher, they are great women, people and teachers, thanks to them I love Biology, and I would like to be criminologist
    I admire them because they also love their work and fill our empty minds with wisdom.

    I have four great references and I feel very lucky!


  8. Everyone has at least one person in their life that they look up to. It is a person who influences you in your personal life and the decisions you take.

    The first person that comes to my mind is my mum, as she has been there from the very first day. She is a loving and caring person who has always taken very good care of me and my education. She proved to be the bravest mum ever as she had to raise me by herself. I think I look up to her because I care about other people and because I think love is the most beautiful feeling to share with our beloved ones.

    Secondly, my dad is the other person that comes to my mind as he achieved one of his biggest dreams-being a doctor. My dream is to become a surgeon and follow my dad´s achievements one day. I hope my dream can come true, too, one day!

    To sum up, my parents had an important influence in my life as I have learnt a lot from them and I admire both a lot!

  9. For me, the most important person is my grandmother because she is the best person I know, she is very happy and a very good person always with everyone. She always teaches me to be honest with people and always gives me advice to be a better person, I think she influenced very much in my education. He always encourages me to study, supports everything I decide, he listens to me when I tell him my problems and he always makes me happy.

    I adore her because she is a very strong person, for me she is one of the most important person in my life and is my example to follow because she always knows how to move forward no matter how bad this is.
    Paula González Blanco 4ºB