sábado, 25 de febrero de 2017

What is about the Chinese New Year?

To begin with, it is true that so many Chinese people travelled three weeks ago because they were heading home for the Chinese New Year. Actually, this is the year of the Rooster.

First of all, the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. As well, it is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. It usually takes place the day before of the New Year and continues until the 15th day. Each year is characterised by one of the twelve animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. This year it is the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the cycle. By the way, my Chinese zodiac is the Dragon and it means luck, flexibility, eccentricity and imagination among other things.

On the contrary, this celebration also takes place in London, which is one of the biggest outside Asia. Thousands of people go to London’s Chinatown, where a parade traditionally takes place to celebrate it.

Finally, I think that the Chinese New Year is such a great and beautiful festival. One of my friends bought an article in internet that came from China and the seller replied her politely that they were celebrating the New Year so he would send the goods later. 

Hi, Duck!! What is your most prized possession?

I am going to write about the greeting Duck and about what is my most prized possession although I have to choose among a lot of different things.

The expression duck is used in the English Midlands. This is a form of address to speak politely to someone. Pay attention to it if you hear it, but don’t be hurt as it is just a friendly thing to say. They usually use it when they talk with people with the same age as them or younger people. What’s more, in Glasgow, they use hen instead, but only when they talk to women. Another one is pet, which is used in the North East of England.

On the contrary, my most prized possession is a ring. It is special because it was given to me by my grandma. I think people have small possessions but they mean a huge amount of feelings for them.

All in all, I reckon that English has lovely ways to name people; in Spanish we have other greetings, but more informal.

viernes, 17 de febrero de 2017

A hypothetical situation

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           If I won the lottery, I would feel very excited and lucky. I think I would do a lot of things with such a huge amount of money, so I have got lots of ideas about how to spend it!

First of all, I would buy a small house in the mountain for my family. I would buy a sports car for me and I would get my little sister a new laptop. I would also spend money on a plane ticket to the Bahamas, because I have always wanted to go there. I would book a single room at the nearest hotel from the beach and I would visit Atlantis Paradise Island too. What’s more, I would donate some money for the charity. If I had any money left, I would ask for advice on how to invest it!

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On the contrary, these are the things that I wouldn’t do. I would not waste it in too big parties. As well, I would not buy too many things to look lavish and I wouldn’t waste it in silly whims.

To sum up, I don’t think winning the lottery would make a big difference to my life, it is because I would still go to school since I would still like to get an university degree and to get a job in the future. What’s more, many people would feel jealous of me and I wouldn’t like it.