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, 6 de mayo de 2020

Teaching is not that easy!!! (QUARANTINE: DAY 52)

Yesterday we were talking about how difficult it may be to stay such a long time together locked down both for parents and children. There's still another problem with children going to primary school or teenagers: HOMESCHOOLING!!


Now parents and children have had the opportunity of realizing how important the role of teachers is. Anyway, this experience will make us all better people and we will all appreciate many things that we have taken for granted so far.

What other things have you really missed during this lockdown? Most of you have agreed on one thing: MEETING YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. What else?

Here are some articles related to the issue of HOMESCHOOLING:





Quarantine Scoreboard

Posts uploaded:  33

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:    almost 650

Emails exchanged: more than 2500

PASEN announcements & messages:   more than 2100

Things handed in and corrected: almost 1100


Visits to blog and site during quarantine: more than 13,000 (Average of 250 visits per day)

Video lectures (ONLINE CLASSES):    12  (+ 6 Dictations on line, 4 verb exams and 2 online exams)



 Wednesday, 6th May

Homework for today:

  • Review  >>>  do page 86

  • Further information about Comparatives >>>  Watch this: 

    12   -  What does she look like?  (  another link  )


Here are the avatars of two people in the class. Can you guess who they are?



Person number 1










Person number 2




Translate these sentences:

1. ¿Cómo es ella (físicamente hablando)?   Ella es una chica alta, delgada y con el pelo oscuro.

2. Estoy buscando a mi hija. Ella lleva un bolsito negro y un paquete.

3. ¿Lleva ella puesto una falda verde y una blusa naranja?

4. Ella es más alta que Susan y John parece más joven.

5. ¿Cuánto mide él de alto? Él mide 1 m 80


Today's homework:

  • Unit 9 (Smart Planet 4) , READING pages 92-93   

  Watch this: The REPORTED SPEECH in The Grammar Gameshow

Learners' questions  >>>> How to use 'owe', 'lend' & 'borrow' (BBC Learning English)




Alberto Contador's Brutal Attack on Alpe d'Huez

Musical playlist: Covid-19 Parody


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  2. Nowadays the role of a teacher is very important and more difficult than before.

    Now most of the students, especially the secondary school students, are scoundrels.
    Every time you lose more respect for teachers and our classmates and it is very difficult to teach. In addition, there are more and more students who have to share a class, some want to study and others just want to bother.
    Most people think that the teachers' work is very easy since they only work in the morning, they have free afternoons , weekends, bridges, parties, holidays ... but being with so many students in a class is not something everyone would put up with it.

    Now it is when we realize how much we need teachers and how important their work they do is not so easy.
    Now it is the parents' turn to be the teachers and I do not think they are doing very well especially the younger children who do not want to learn or study, like my brother, who my mother is always arguing with because she wants his homework. They just want to play, watch cartoons or eat, they don't want to study.
    Now it is the time when the most important things is to learn letters, numbers, colors or body parts. Even me and my sister had a hard time adapting to this situation, but I think we got along well carrying out all the tasks we have. The lack of teachers and going to class and meeting your classmates, who you do not stop talking with, is quite noticeable.

    In my opinion, I think that being a teacher is very difficult, I could not be because I do not think I could cope with so many children together and so many headaches.

  3. Being a teacher today is very complicated, it is a very undervalued job, but for me being a teacher is the most important job that exists, because a teacher is that person who helps you to be a better person, that person who guides you on your way, and which fills our minds empty of knowledge.

    And also spending a lot of effort and dedication, people look down on this work, but what they don't know is that teachers are the fundamental pillar in our learning, and learning makes us mature and coherent people, teachers are like our parents of knowledge.

    Their task of controlling and helping us is not easy, but they go to class every day and help us even if we do not appreciate their help, because they know that it is the best for us.

    they are the example we must follow if we want to become someone in our life, because they have dedicated their lives to wisdom, and to filling the empty minds of its students.

    Thanks to the teachers who have guided me until today, I am who I am and I want to become someone important in life.