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, 27 de mayo de 2020

Covid-19 stories to tell (QUARANTINE: DAY 73)

Can you tell a story that has happened to you during this quarantine? 


I can tell you mine. Right at the beginning of the quarantine when you could not use your car to move around, I had to drive to Malaga airport to pick up my younger son, who was coming from Cardiff (Wales). I was not able to get any permission from the authorities and there was no taxi available for the time when he was going to land in Malaga, so I had to take the risks.


Fortunately, nobody was on the roads as it was raining cats and dogs, and we were able to get back home safe and sound. What a challenging adventure!!!  What about you?

News Review - Onion for $25? An ‘eye-watering’ story  (BBC Learning English)  

What does a toddler mean? and 'eye-watering'?

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

Do We Really Have Freedom Of Choice? (Conspiracy Documentary) | Real Stories



Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  46

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 750

Emails exchanged: nearly 4000

PASEN announcements & messages:   more than 2600

Things handed in and corrected: more than 2000


Visits to blog and site during quarantine: almost 21,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    21  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 7 online exams) and several individual online tutorials



 Wednesday, 27th May

Homework for today:


  • Do exercise 5 on page 95 (Unit 7) and write sentences using these phrases (= sintagmas, expresiones):  last Sunday, a week ago, on Tuesday, yesterday, in January, in 2010.

  • Read and translate the model on page 96: My sister's Wedding   


Smart Planet Digital books


Today's homework:

  • Unit 9 (Smart Planet 4), page 100   

  • Keep handing in writing exercises, readers' activities and so on because in June I don't assure you I will correct it.

  • Keep studying and revising as there may be a possibility of having an on-site final exam at school when we enter PHASE 2.

Here are other songs connected with FREEDOM:

Robbie Williams - Freedom    

Oh Freedom! - The Golden Gospel Singers (Lyrics in Description)

Aretha Franklin - Think (Freedom) - official music version.mp4  

 Which one is your favourite? Do you know any other song connected with the issue?

5 comentarios:

  1. I was very afraid at the beginning of this quarantine looking at the statistics of the dead and infected there was. When I learned that in principle it affected the elderly on my part was the fear but they specified that children could also get infected. At that moment that fear returned because my little brother is risky (he was born with asthma but from years ago he didn't need that asthma sprays) and my father also (tension problems) then when the months passed and they were loosening things I went calming down because my brother and father were perfect. And now I keep fighting so that this blissful Coronavirus doesn't affect my family or me.

  2. The first comment it´s of Javier Rivas López 1ºA .

  3. This quarantine was very long and very difficult to bear.

    At first I thought it was not going to last so long that it was only going to be two weeks and we were going to return with our usual things. I was also happy that there was no secondary school and I didn't have to get up early to get ready and go. But everything was worse than I thought.

    There was no need to go to secondary school but there were online classes with the teachers. At the beginning we only had mates and French but after easter almost all the teachers put up one and a half hour limes online each session. We had and we have all morning busy with sessions. After the teachers did not stop sending assignments. I didn't have time to get bored, I had a lot of homework and I was very overwhelmed. Some is that they were already exaggerating with things. Most of them sent things that if we were going to the secondary school we would not do even half of what we sent.

    I was very overwhelmed, besides me and my sister we took turns staying with my little brother, one day me and another day she. because my parents posian to continue working since they have greenhouses and the work did not stop.
    Some days I also watched a series that I started to watch and was doing homework with my brother.
    In the last weeks the teachers have started to send less things and I have already had more free time.

    When they gave phase one, I stayed with my friends and went for a walk, but everyone followed the rules and wearing the mask. Then another day I went to see my cousins ​​and cousins. The other day was my grandmother's birthday and we got together to celebrate it, but only the family.

    Right now they are going to give us phase two and I suppose I am going to go out more since I am a person who does not like being locked up and it was very difficult for me to be at home, but we have to take care of ourselves and take care of ours.

  4. We are improving. Since March we are in our homes, but the next Monday we are going to be at the next level, level 2. We are allowed to go shopping or go outside when we want, for example.

    About go outside, I had not anything to say, because like Lobres has fewer people of what said, in level 1, we can go any time outside Of course, with the medical measures.

    Before, I stay in my house, but now, every afternoon, at nine o'clock I go to the field with the girl next to the door. I must confess, it has only been 3 days, today is the fourth day. Our first goal is a month. I am nervous about the outcome.

    Yesterday, we were walking when we decide to go for a walk longer. Well, this walk has a downside, it has something like a bridge. It only has a handrail on the right. If you combine it with my fear of heights, as a result, a girl afraid in the bridge. But I passed it, and when I get to the other side, I felt how nothing passed.

  5. One Wednesday afternoon, I was going to school really sad because I really was really asleep, but I suddenly heard that a new virus had appeared and there was going to be no school for a long time. What a good news!

    But when we all went home and we stayed in our homes during months, everyone was really bored, annoyed and we all wanted to go out. I thought that we were all going to stay in our homes for one or two weeks, not two months! At the end of the quarantine I was so upset that I also wanted to do to school!

    At the beginning of the quarantine, I was really happy because there was no school and I also didn't knew that this situation was going to last for that long, but when the days went by, some teachers decided to give their students online lessons. At the beginning was everything ok, we had three or four classes per week and there was no homework, but then more and more teachers decided to give more online lessons and to send homework to their students and two or three weeks after, what supposed to be holidays turned into hell!

    Nowadays, you can go out to do some sport and you can meet some of your friends, which is quite good. In my particular case, my trainings began two weeks ago and I'm really happy with it because everyday I go to play tennis three hours and I have a lot of fun with my friends, which I really wanted to see them.

    In fact, everyone wasn't happy at the beginning of the quarantine because everybody wanted to go out and see their friends, and that wasn't allowed, but nowadays you can do nearly the same things that in a normal situation.

    I really wish we can return to our normal lives soon!