lunes, 19 de febrero de 2018

Do you prefer watching films, videos, series or reading books? Explain why


To introduce the topic, I am going to answer this question. Everybody knows that society is divided in two sides: the one with people who love watching films, videos or series, and the others who are really fond of books. In my case, I prefer reading books.

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Firstly, reading books is more interesting than watching TV. It is because you can imagine the characters and the space. Also, you can read wherever you want. Besides, the more you read, the better grammar, orthography and vocabulary you have. I usually read four or five books a month. I am really into novels.



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Nevertheless, there are some people who consider that watching films, videos and series is more comfortable than reading books. They say that they don’t have to guess some information about the characters, the space or the time because they know it thanks to the images. Furthermore, they love special effects and what they love the most are the soundtracks. By the way, I am obsessed with the Black Panther’s soundtrack called Pray for me, released by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd.

In summary, I prefer reading books, although I watch some films and series too. As far as I am concerned, I think that in both cases, we always have something to learn; it could be called culture. I consider that we should do both things to find a balance and so we can talk with any person about no matter what. 

domingo, 18 de febrero de 2018

Bitcoins, real currency or just a fake?


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Nowadays it is a well-known fact that Bitcoins are growing in popularity and some are even calling them the future of money. But how much do we know about them? To begin with, Bitcoin is a digital crypto-currency. Actually, Bitcoin is just like any other currency except for two things. Firstly, it is not a currency. Therefore we can’t use it to pay taxes or settle debts because it is minted neither by governments nor banks.

Next, as it is a digital currency, it just exists online. As I see it, this is a great advantage as you don’t have to buy a Louis Vuitton or a Prada to bring your money. As well, it is the best option for those who love buying things online.

Resultado de imagen de louis vuitton bagNevertheless, there are only two ways to get bitcoins, you either trade them from someone or you go mining. This is when you use your computer to run calculations which verify other Bitcoin transactions. As reward for doing this job, you earn some of them. Indeed, Bitcoins value has recently gone up quite a lot and this has caused a lot of interest. By the way, they were first created in 2009.


In short, the Euro is a legal currency within almost every country in the European Union, except in the UK and some other ones. I think that having the same currency is better for us, especially for those who love travelling without exchanging money. In Spain the legal tender is the Euro. Moreover, the legal one before was the Peseta.



lunes, 29 de enero de 2018

Describe your favourite festivities of the year and explain why you like them



To begin with, I am going to write about some of my favourite festivities of the year. I am pretty sure that everybody loves Christmas, 4th July if you live in the USA or 14th July if you live in France, but what is about local festivities? Here are those that I prefer.

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One of the most famous festivities is St John’s Eve. In this festival you will see neither costumes nor religious parades, but it’s rather a pagan celebration of the summer equinox. It is celebrated on 24th June.  People go to the beach bringing food and drinks to spend all the night. Then, they light bonfires to burn that they don’t want or need any more and the celebration lasts until sunrise.


However, I am very fond of a local festivity which is a religious celebration called San Antonio. It is celebrated on 13th June in honour of the Patron Saint of my village, Lobres. This day a procession takes place to which all the locals go wearing their best costumes. Then they go the town square to drink, dance and listen to music.

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In conclusion, I would say that we all love festivities because we can spend good time with family and friends both dancing and eating. As well, I think that our birthday is also an opportunity to organise a great party and invite all our friends to spend the day together. 

lunes, 1 de enero de 2018

Christmas shoppings

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Who doesn’t love getting Christmas presents? Christmas is the season in which we give and get more presents. This is because we love giving them to others as sign of affection or friendship. But this can affect our budget, for this time, so we have to know how to spend our money properly.


A lot of people love buying ornaments for their home to make it cosier; as well there are others who buy too much food for people who may visit them during these days. But we usually spend almost all of our money buying presents for our family, friends or even ourselves.

Furthermore, we can make presents to others on Christmas Eve, the Three Wise Men’s eve or simply making the Invisible Friend game. The things that are given the most are perfume, a pair of shocks, bracelets or some chocolates. What happens when we have no time to buy them? Well, it is easy; the best option is buying them online, for example in Amazon.

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All in all, I can’t deny that I love getting presents without minding the season. My favourite presents are jewellery, make-up and clothes. As well, I like receiving some good books to read. This year, my perfect present would be a ticket to travel to a little island to relax me with my BBF.


Santa Claus is coming to town!!





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I am going to write about one of the most important celebrations around the world, that is, Christmas. This party is celebrated in different ways depending on which country we are. Two important aspects of Christmas are obviously Santa Claus and Christmas Eve.

On the one hand, here in Spain we celebrate Christmas Eve having a family dinner, listening to music or singing Christmas carols. Besides, some people wait for Santa Claus’ gifts. Personally, I usually celebrate this day having a big family dinner at my grandma’s house. After dinner, all of us sing carols for hours and hours, and then I meet some friends and cousins and we all go to a party. However I don’t receive any presents, my parents give me some money as Christmas box.

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On the other hand, the role of Santa Claus is very important. But, what makes the perfect one? The first is being the jolliest person on the planet and having a big smile on the face. It could be the greatest job, although you could feel some pressure as it is huge responsibility to recreate the magic of the real Santa. The best is living the Christmas spirit as a child. How lovely it is!

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On the whole, I think that Christmas Eve is the most familiar party of the year because in New Year’s Eve we usually spend more time with friends than with family. Additionally, here in Spain it is more traditional to get presents on 6th January, the day of the Three Wise Men, than on Christmas Eve. Nowadays it is more and more usual, though.



lunes, 11 de diciembre de 2017

Are mobile phones really suitable for children?



A problem which is often discussed today is if mobile phones are really suitable for children. Giving children a phone is a very difficult matter that parents have to deal with. But is this good at all? It is said that letting a baby play on an Ipad might lead to speech delays. Actually it could be a big problem if babies spend more than thirty minutes a day in front of screens. What should parents do?

Firstly, parents have to know if their children are ready to have a phone, that is to say, if children are mature or not. Besides, they have to teach them about things such as bullying, the permanence of what they post and stranger danger online. Another piece of advice is not to punish them by taking the phone away. It’s because that might make teens less likely to open up about a problem they are dealing with online.

Secondly, it is a well-known fact that no parents want their children to eat junk food all the time, so they shouldn’t do the same with their online time. Teenagers’ screentime has become an emotive issue. If they see that someone has something new, they immediately want it too; but sometimes they can’t get it. This causes them such a discomfort. Additionally, they always want to show others what they have or what they are doing every time.




In conclusion, if I was mother I wouldn’t give my children a mobile phone till they were mature enough. I prefer that children live their childhood freely. What’s more, I would give them a book as a Christmas present instead of any electronic devices. Despite, I think that mobiles are extremely important in our real life since we are able to do nothing without them. Moreover, if I didn’t use my computer, I couldn’t do my English homework or have a look at my History notes.


IS INTERNET ADDICTION REALLY A PROBLEM?



One of the issues which the public is particularly concerned about is the internet addiction, but is it really a problem? Well, it is impossible to deny the incredible significance of the internet and the effects its development has had on the world. Today the internet touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

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First of all, we shop online, we keep in touch with friends and family, we read news from all over the world since planet is connected thanks to internet. Actually, we would be able to do nothing without it. Teenagers, including me, usually use it to search for further information, to do homework or projects or simply to listen to music. They usually spend more than an hour a day surfing on the Internet.




However, more and more people overuse the internet, and they feel a compulsive need to be connected, so some scientists have considered it an addiction, which can be harmful for our mental health. When we talk about internet addiction disorder we refer to excessive internet use that interferes with a daily life. Those who suffer from this addiction can be carefree because there are plenty of solutions.

Personally, I have messaged people who live in other countries. It’s because I have some friends who live overseas; one of them lives in the USA and the other one in India. Furthermore, I have my own blog, which I created three years ago. I generally use it almost every week to write some articles in English. As I see it, I don’t consider myself an internet addict.