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

viernes, 3 de abril de 2020

Wild life taking over cities (QUARANTINE: DAY 19)


A shark at Calahonda beach (Newspaper: El Ideal)!!

Now that humans have abandoned the streets of our cities, towns and villages, wildlife is taking over. Isn't it bizarre to see wild goats strolling around the city centre? People had never seen the water of the canals in Venice so clean and clear in their whole lives!!


Just amazing!!!!   Wild horses taking over skiing tracks in Sierra Nevada!!!   Link to the piece of news (IDEAL: El espectacular vídeo de unos caballos salvajes tomando las pistas de Sierra Nevada)


Wild comes marching back while humans kept at bay


When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play (The New York Times)


House sparrows flocking back to British gardens, survey shows (The Guardian)


Coronavirus: Venice canals clearer after lockdown  (BBC News)

Have you noticed changes to wildlife due to the UK lockdown? (The Guardian)


Breaking news   >>>>   These are no fake news!!!   The Official Language School has cancelled the period of registration for the freelance students for the B1 and B2 exams!!!! I'll let you know when the registration time is open.

US death rates v UK, Italy and South Korea - BBC News

Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  16

Students participating:  about 65 out of 110 (60%)

Comments written and corrected: 450

Emails exchanged: more than 800

PASEN announcements & messages: almost 1500

Things handed in and corrected: around 400


Visits to blog and site during quarantine: more than 4,500 (Average of 300 visits per day)



 Friday, 3rd April

No homework for today as we have no classes on Fridays. 




Study for the exam (first 7 units) that we will do after Easter. It will probably be on Tuesday and I will give you 2 hours to do it and send it to me. You will write the answers (handwriting) and send me photographs or scanned images of them.

Smart Planet Digital books

These are the tasks for today: 

  • Do this exercise about the difference between TOO & ENOUGH: Exercise on TOO & ENOUGH 

  • Unit 7 (Smart Planet 4)    >>>   page 80   , and start having a look at unit 8.

  • Writing exercise for you to do based on what you learned on page 79    >>>>>   


Wr13: Ejercicio de producción escrita sobre el tema: "Describing a celebration" teniendo como referencia lo visto en la página 79. No se olviden de utilizar lo visto en la lección, además del TOO & ENOUGH.


Listening exercise for you to do:  Music with a smaller carbon footprint- Touring bands and climate change   (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)





No homework for today as we have no classes on Fridays. 




Final musical hint  >>>>


Bobby Charles - See You Later Alligator



See You Later, Alligator (w/lyrics) ~ Bill Haley & His Comets




I wish you all the best for the coming Easter holidays no matter how long we have to stay at home as long as we are HEALTHY!

2 comentarios:

  1. this summer if we can go to the beach we have to be more careful than ever since there are dangerous species near the shore, these animals have got there since the beach is now calmer than ever and they have taken advantage of coming

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  2. Since we are confined at home, nature makes an appearance, the air we are breathing is cleaning, but the most striking thing is the animals that come from the mountains to the cities.

    In my house one day a mountain goat passed me, it was incredible when I saw that animal, this animal was here on my streets because people fed it or took food from the garbage, and that's why it was around. You also see a lot for my people, wild boars, those animals that are huge and you have to be very careful, since they are animals that are very defenders of their young.

    I did not expect to see on our beaches is a shark, to me when I was told that there was a shark on the beach and I said I'm not going over to the beach and reading the news and know that it was harmless and I quite relaxed, a friend mine showed me some videos of the shark to the side of the port of Motril, when I saw the video hallucinate how big it was.

    If we are confined again in the near future, we will have to get something positive, that the air is cleaned, you see the animals in their pure state and we mentalize our heads by exercising or reading books.