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sábado, 15 de julio de 2017

Unbearable conditions at our schools

Can teachers really teach and can our students really learn in these weather conditions? Some politicians think we can from their air-conditioned offices!!!!

Teaching in the heatwave: help, my classroom is too hot (The Guardian)

Where does the word 'unbearable' mean? Which verb does it come from?

Some articles to read about the heatwave we have had in Europe and its consequences (for instance, huge fires in Portugal and Spain)   >>>> 


Listening exercise to do: Mindfulness (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)

Where does the noun 'mindfulness' come from?


Anyway, what kind of holidays are you planning to have? Perhaps a busman's holiday (The English We Speak, BBC Learning English)

1 comentario:

  1. With the passing of the years, each summer becomes warmer. Each year temperatures increase and it is more difficult to teach and learn for many students and teachers. For this reason, the government has considered whether it is possible to teach in summer, in the month of June in high schools.

    In our case, we live in a region of Spain where we have a subtropical climate, which means that we usually have a warm average temperature during the year. This is a big problem in summer because temperatures increase a lot during the morning while we are in class. Some town councils have taken action and they have sent an email to schools and high schools that if temperatures are too high at schools, students can go home. For example, in the high school "Nazarí", this measure was put into action.

    From my point of view, governments should understand the situation that students and teachers have to face each month of June in schools. Moreover, I think all these problems make it impossible for students to be concentrated in class. A good solution could be to equip schools with fans or air conditioning.

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