Monday, March 01, 2010


Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.

Robert Sternberg

Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.

Real Live Preacher,

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859 - 1927)

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)


homework: Wk. p. 37,38.
Reading: St.B.p. 46. About cities , we had done it the week before but as it was the starting point of the activity we did it again.
Listening: St.B.p. 47 tim Moore talking about the test he had done in London. there were 9 questions to answer.
Writing: St.B.p. 49 "Describe where you live" An activity to name the paragraphs , complete the missing words and correct mistakes.
Video: St.B.p. 48 "Giving Directions" Order the directions, complete the dialogue, repeat and practise the dialogue and social English
Speaking: I gave you a map and you followed the directions , besides I wrote on the blackboard those expressions I thought to be useful.
Homework: St.B.p.67. Some photocopies about "Have sth done"
Vocabulary: St.B.p. 154. A review of animals.
Grammar: Present perfect simple and continuous. As a warm up we did some activities to state the basic differences between these two tenses , infer the rules and do some exercises. Grammar ,units 9,10 with more exercises.
Listening: st.B.p. 71 . A very interesting listening about a journalist and an ecologist talking about animals and people.
Speaking: St.B.p. 71. We started working in a debate , the sort of "For and Against" activity, in this case we focussed on animals.
Homework: Grammar, units 20,21 (future tenses). Wk. p. 44,45,46.