jueves, 16 de marzo de 2017

EVERYONE SHOULD LEARN ENGLISH



I am going to write about the importance of learning a foreign language at school. Currently, everyone in Spain studies English both in primary and secondary school, although more and more French is studied. This phenomenon happened two years ago, when French had to be studied in primary school. Some people think that languages should be optional. There are several points to considerer.
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On the one hand, being able to speak English brings us a lot of opportunities. For example, it is easier to get a job and to move to a foreign country, where there are better employment opportunities. However, it is not only English which is an important language, but also millions of people around the world speak Spanish. In a country like USA, 20% of population can speak Spanish.
On the other hand, it is said that studying English takes a lot of time and effort and I have to say it is true, but unless you study it, you won’t be able to understand English music. Furthermore, you can make friends with people from other countries. What’s more, you can go on holiday to English-speaking countries.
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To sum up, there are more advantages than disadvantages to learn this incredible language, although I think that everyone has to choose if they want or not. In general, it is important to speak a foreign language, especially to learn about other cultures.

lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

Boot camps, what are they?




To start with, I’m going to define what boot camps are. A boot camp is a disciplinary or programme in which young offenders are forced to participate in a rigidly structured routine. Actually, there are people who are not specific offenders, they are just rude teenagers.

On the one hand, they are a good idea to re-educate young people. Some desperate parents send their children to the camp when they get into trouble, as well when they have a bad behaviour. It’s a good solution to guide teenagers, make them feel like different people and help them to change their attitude to life. This type of camps is too strict and cruel, though. 



On the other hand, I think that parents have the responsibility of guiding their children from their early childhood. They have to educate them and be the best example for them. If you do things well, I’m pretty sure that your children will do things the same as you. It is said that like father like son.





All in all, if I was sent to a boot camp, I would feel very angry and miserable. I wouldn’t like that camp guards told me to give them all my personal possession. What’s more, I wouldn’t like the idea of being far from my family. At the moment, I think that my parents wouldn’t send me to one, because I’m a well-educated girl and a good student. 


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. 

martes, 31 de enero de 2017

I don't wanna live forever


Do you want to live forever? 

I am going to write about the topic of future and immortality. Both of them are connected because of uncertainty. Immortality is increasing thanks to the medical advances.

On the one hand, I wouldn’t like to live forever. It’s because I think that I you live longer, you will have more problems. It sounds great but it could be unbearable. Furthermore, it couldn’t be the solution of all our problems, either. It doesn’t mean the absolute happiness. By the way, there is a song called “I don’t wanna live forever” sun by Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik which is included in the original soundtrack of the film “Fifty Shades Darker”. The song is a sultry ode about feeling as if like is hopeless without an ex-lover.

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On the other hand, I think the world in the year 3000 would be very different form nowadays. I reckon that we’d love the environment, we’d respect nature, we’d recycle more, our lifestyle would be healthier, there would be less pollution and there would be a cure for all diseases…


To sum up, if you live forever you can get relax about the topic of death but you can also die, for example, in a car crash. I think that people have a cycle, where we have to be born and to die one day. On the contrary, the world in 3000 would have better living conditions and it would be healthier and safer because of awareness. 

martes, 10 de enero de 2017

A Christmas letter



11 Espinar St
Lobres, 18610
14th December


Hi Mason,

How’s life in LA? Sorry we haven’t spoken for ages, but I’ve been very busy with exams. I have finished all of them, so I’m just waiting for my marks.

Now, I’m thinking about what to do during Christmas holidays. I’d like to go to Sierra Nevada with my family and to pay for skiing lessons. Also, I will study, especially Philosophy because I don’t know if I’ll pass it. If I study more, I think I’ll be able to do it the next time. But I won’t be all the day studying!

Resultado de imagen de philosophyMy cousins and I are organizing a party, which will be very pretty, at my grandma’s house. We are going to make a special dinner and give each other lots of presents. On the contrary, in summer I’ll be going to Monte Carlo to practise my French, and then, when I back, I’ll go with my friends to the beach or swim in the pool and I’ll sunbathe all day long. I prefer summer because I love sun. Have you decided what you’re going to do?


I hope your exams went well and you can relax now. Write soon with your news.

All the best,
Rachel


PS. Try to write me in Spanish next time!