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, 12 de mayo de 2020

Bread for today, but... (QUARANTINE: DAY 58)



... hunger for tomorrow!! (How do we say this expression in Spanish?) As I said yesterday, very few students are working properly lately and this could have disastrous consequences in the future. We could be talking of THE LOST GENERATION. Teenagers of today that are not doing things well that could lead them to a dead end in the future.

Now this is a question for my 1º Bachillerato students: What would Albert say now?

Albert: "I wish my students ........... do things properly and study more, and hand in all the homework I ask them to do!"



However, there is still some hope as the students who overcome this Coronavirus outbreak and its hurdles will surely be better students, more mature and more autonomous in their learning with new strategies. And the same will happen to teachers and the rest of our society!!!

Here are some articles to read about this problem:

Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  37

Students participating:  about 85 out of 110 (77%) at least once during the quarantine, but only 40% of them are really working!!!!

Comments written and corrected:    more than 650

Emails exchanged: more than 3100

PASEN announcements & messages:   more than 2200

Things handed in and corrected: almost 1250


Visits to blog and site during quarantine: more than 14,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    15  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 2 online exams) and several individual online tutorials



 Tuesday, 12th May

1º ESO     CLASS    (<<<Click here)

Very good morning, ladies and gentlemen!!


I hope you are all well, safe and sound. Here's again the link to the session, just in case:



Tasks for today:

  • Let's check the topic of FOOD in these two episodes (New That's English)  >>>>

    MODULE 1   (NOTES)     Unit 8A            Unit 8B    

  • Do exercises 7-9 on page 91 and send me the answers for the listening exercise (exercises 8 & 9)

    Send me the answers to the listening exercises (5-7) to my email.


4º ESO

Smart Planet Digital books

These are the tasks for today: 

  • Unit 9 (Smart Planet 4) , page 94   

  • Revise the two episodes I recommended you yesterday from New That's English. 

English in a Minute:  3 ways to use infinitives with 'to'   (BBC Learning English)





1º Bach  >>>  Homework for today:

  • Unit 8 - pages 104-105 and then do the composition for next week. Remember to write at least two sentences for the first paragraph. You know I hate one-sentence paragrapahs!!   

    Comp09: Composition (A report) about: Write a report that compares either:

    >>>> reading with playing video games OR

    >>> instant messaging with hanging out with friends

    oand remember to write at least two sentences for the first paragraph. You know I hate one-sentence paragraphs!!! However, first you will have to do all the activities on pages 104-105. 


    Unit 8 - page 102 >>>   You'll do the listening exercise (exercises 1-4) and you will send them to me today. In the first exercise you have to define in English those 3 words.


4 comentarios:

  1. When the confinement began, I believed that this would last a little longer. But due to the data in the first month with those affected by Covid-19 in Spain, the confinement is lengthening.

    We hope to be able to return to the 2020-2021 school year in September, let's hope that is possible and taht this war over.

    Francisco Toledo López 1ºESO A

  2. When we got the warning from the Alarm State, I thought it wouldn't last as long as it is. I hope it ends soon so I can see other family members. I think that this issue of Covid-19 will continue to grow due to people who break the rules.

    Dunia Arnedo Martin 1ºA

  3. Nowaday, because of the coronavirus, many families are living really hard times. There are lots of persons in one little house, and since they aren´t working, they don´t have money to pay enough food for all. Other families aren´t living that hard situation, but in a non-far future, we´ll be involved in a crisis, so the taxes will increases, and maybe the salaries will decrease to some persons. The government is thinking how to carry this crisis, but this is such a hard situation, and no one is ready to lead a whole country under this situation.
    Most citizens are complaining about how the government is doing during this pandemic, and are manifesting in the streets asking Pedro Sanchez to get out of his work. I think this is quite irresponsible, doctors are risking their lives to save people, and others are meeting crowdeds in the streets, shouting silly things to a build where ther´s nobody.
    Is true that the government could have faced this situation better, but this isn´t the moment to reproach anything.
    When this pandemic finish, we´ll probably have elections, and we´ll decide the next government. Decide well then, and don´t reproach anything later.
    In my opinion, we have to keep calm and follow what the actual government says, only in that way, we´ll defeat the virus.

    David Bacas 4ºA

  4. Yes, we must respect all the rules if we want to meet friends again, give each other hugs, etc. You cannot say goodbye to the family with a hug or a kiss, and more if there are older people if they all do this, we will come out of this one, they are already investigating a vaccine , but we have to wait.