Monday, June 30, 2008

June 26th.. URBE says NO to drugs!

There are many stories about drug abuse. people dying, getting high, some kids even getting special medical treatments. Some kids do it to be cool, some for stress, and some for curiosity of how it feels. People do drugs because they think that taking drugs will make them feel good about themselves or takes away unwanted feelings, but drugs have other effects. Drugs change the chemicals in our brains, and when those chemicals change our feelings and actions change too.

There are many drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, and much more. If your friends ask you take drugs or get high, don't do it. If you say yes, you will get high and do something causing dangerous consequences. Many kids that take drugs think they can hide it from their parents, but they are wrong. Parents always have a way to find out about things that their children are hiding from them. Taking drugs can cause family members to fight and destroy families.

Be smart and think before you act. Don't waste your life in something that is not worth it. Drugs are trouble, so do yourself a favor and stay out of trouble. People who encourage you to use drugs are not your friends. Remember drugs makes you sick and damage your brain. People do crazy things when they are high. For example they may shoot themselves, throw themselves off a roof, or drown themselves in the bathtub! So be cool and stay away from drugs!

Now, How can we help our friends to say No to drugs.... any ideas? Let's us know.

source: Fitness our body our temple
Image: Ten reasons to say no to drugs

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Simple present. Daily activities... Daily routine

This a cool video found in You tube to help you remember your vocabulary... have fun!

And here we have a cool song, too!

Have you met Matt?

I think Matt's dancing is beautiful... I want to dance with Matt in downtown Maracaibo. What do you think? Where would you like to dance with Matt?

Matt Harding said ...."14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands. Thanks to everyone who danced with me".... You can visit Matt's site here

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Announcing our weekly meeting in WizIQ!

Everybody is invited to join us every week! Sessions will take place in WIZIQ Fridays at 9:30 pm... Venezuela Time. We are -4:30 GMT

This week: we will getting familiar with WIZIQ and we will be meeting people from the world. All you have to do is to introduce yourself and tell us about your blogs and school life.

Friday, 20 June, 2008
6:30 PM To 8:30 PM SA Western Standard Time
The link to the session is this: Click here

You can view a recording of a WIZIQ session here. Click on view recording to check what WIZIQ is like.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Make a Wish!

Let's start off with the easy part. ' I wish to' can mean the same as 'I want to' but it is much, much more formal and much, much less common.
  • I wish to make a complaint.
  • I wish to see the manager.

You can also use 'wish' with a noun to 'offer good wishes'.

  • I wish you all the best in your new job.
  • We wish you a merry Christmas.

Notice that when you want to offer good wishes using a verb, you must use 'hope ' and not 'wish'.

  • We wish you the best of luck.
  • We hope you have the best of luck.
  • I wish you a safe and pleasant journey.
  • I hope you have a safe and pleasant journey.

However, the main use of 'wish' is to say that we would like things to be different from what they are, that we have regrets about the present situation.

  • I wish I was rich.
  • He wishes he lived in Paris.
  • They wish they'd chosen a different leader.
  • I wish I hadn't told him.

Notice that the verb tense which follows 'I wish' is 'more in the past' than the tense corresponding to its meaning.

  • I'm overweight. I wish I was slimmer.
  • I never win at tennis. I wish I won a game occasionally.
  • It's raining hard. I wish it wasn't raining so hard.
  • I went to the pub last night. I wish I hadn't had so many beers.
  • I didn't go to the cinema. I wish I had gone.
  • I've eaten too much. I wish I hadn't eaten so much.
  • I'm going to see her later. I wish I wasn't.
  • I was wearing jeans. I wish I hadn't been wearing jeans.
  • I can't go to the party. I wish I could go.
  • I couldn't do all the questions in the exam. I wish I could have done them all.
In the case of 'will' , where 'will' means 'show willingness' we use 'would'.
  • He won't help me. I wish he would help me.
  • You're making too much noise. I wish you would be quiet.
  • You keep interrupting me. I wish you wouldn't do that.

Where 'will' means a future event, we cannot use 'wish' and must use 'hope'.

  • There's a strike tomorrow. I hope some buses will still be running.
  • I hope everything will be fine in your new job.

In more formal English, we use the subjunctive form 'were' and not 'was' after 'wish'.

  • I wish I were taller.
  • I wish it were Saturday today.
  • I wish the options were a little clearer.
Practice 1, Practice 2, Practice 3, Practice 4

Taken from: English Grammar Secrets

Friday, June 6, 2008

Good bye to a good Friend!

Jhonny Ziskiend (My favorite Martian) Jhonny was a volunteer tutor. An Angel. Always willing to help his classmates. A special Thank you to you Jhonny. You will always be in our hearts.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Do you smoke?.... look at this... nice music, nice photos... nice death!

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by Doina

What do you think? are you going to continue smoking?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Grandma's advice!

I found this wonderful story by Grandma Lee. She has lived a long an interesting life. Check it out and think about how different her life has been from yours. Listen and look at her story.

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by messok

What do you think? Let's us know...