lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017

Describe the role of music in your life and your favourite type of music, if any

Who can imagine a world without music? Actually, I couldn’t live without any type of music, especially pop music and R&B, which are my favourite ones. Every morning the first thing that I do is turn on my radio, so I get up listening to music. Additionally, I listen to the morning news. As well, I like listening to music on my way to school. Sometimes, soft music helps me to relax when I am very stressed.

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On the one hand, I am really into pop music. This is a genre of popular music that originated in the USA and the UK during the mid-1950s. The terms “popular music” and “pop music” are often used as synonymous, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many styles. Some of the most famous singers of the style are Charlie Puth, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, among others. I like any song of this style, but I prefer “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, which is an old-fashioned love ballad dedicated to Ed’s current girlfriend.

Resultado de imagen de starboy albumOn the other hand, I love R&B music. It is a musical genre that mixes hip hop, soul, pop and funk’s elements. It became popular in the 1990’s in the USA and the UK. My favourite singer is Abel Tesfaye, most known as The Weeknd. Some of his most famous songs are “Earned It”, which is the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hills, Can’t Feel My Face and Starboy. I love all of them! Besides, I enjoy listening “Unforgettable”, a French Montana and Swa Lee song.

Summing up, I think that I spend hours and hours listening to music, singing and even dancing. These things are the best plan to do in a party with friends. As I see it, I wouldn’t go to a party if there wasn’t any good music. What’s more, people aren’t the same, they are different, so they prefer different types of music. This is that makes music so great.

sábado, 14 de octubre de 2017

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Resultado de imagen de the adventures of tom sawyerI am going to write about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It is a novel written by Mark Twain in 1876. It is about a young boy who grows up along the Mississippi River and it is set in the 1840s in the fictional town of St Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain spent his childhood. He used his own happy memories in Hannibal and real events from his childhood to create the right background. Indeed, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has been popular with people of all ages since it was written. Maybe this is because everybody can identify with the life of a typical small town and look back to their childhood.

According to the characters, my favourite one is Tom Sawyer. He is an average boy and he is thought to be a rascal, but he has a good heart too. During the novel, he becomes earnest and responsible. Other important characters who appear are Huck Finn and Joe Harper; both of them are Tom’s best friend. And so does Becky, who is Tom’s sweet love. They even get engaged. And Polly, who is Tom’s aunt. She brings him up after the death of Tom’s mother.

Resultado de imagen de mark twainWhat about the author? Mark Twain (1835-1910) was the name used by the American writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. After the death of his father, he had to leave the school and go to work. He started to write for a newspaper, so he moved to St Louis, Philadelphia and New York. Later, he returned to the Mississippi and became a river pilot. The name Mark Twain was taken from words the boatmen shouted when they reached safe water on the river. He wrote a book, Life on the Mississippi, about this happy period of his life. In 1869, he wrote The Innocents Abroad, which is about a voyage through the Mediterranean Sea. It gave him his place among the best writers of the time. He married and raised a family of three daughters. After a trip to England, he wrote one his most popular stories, The Prince and the Pauper. In 1876, he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, followed in 1885 by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In his last years he suffered the loss of his wife and two of his daughters. As a result, he became bitter and cynical, which he showed in his later writing. 

All in all, I think that this novel is a great book to read for anyone who loves classic stories. It reminds me of my childhood, when I spent hours and hours out door playing with my friends. It was such a good time! We wanted to feel free and independent. We always wanted to be spies or police officers. Now life has changed a lot. As I see it, currently children don’t enjoy their free time as much as children did twenty years ago. Nowadays, they prefer to stay at home playing video games. Personally, I wouldn’t change any aspect of my childhood, this time will never return. 

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lunes, 9 de octubre de 2017

As a tourist, which places would you like to visit or which activities would you like to do?

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Who has never imagined travelling around the world? I’m sure that a lot of people would like to take a journey as Phileas Fogg took in “Around the world in eighty days”. Nevertheless, we don’t think about which places we would like to visit or which activities we would do.

Resultado de imagen de london nightFirstly, I would like to visit London. It’s because I am really into English culture, history and even, literature. As I see it, English literature is the most interesting one. Additionally, the city has an amount of great clothes shops. In fact, I love shopping! As well, I would like to meet native people to practise my English and to make new friends.

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Las, but not least, I would like to visit Paris. Really, is there any more romantic than visiting the city of love? Indeed, I would like to go there with my soul mate. Furthermore, I would like to visit this city to meet my cousin who lives there. What’s more, as I can speak French, I would like to meet French people and learn more about their cuisine.

On the whole, if I visited some new places, I would like to learn about their culture, history and more. I would visit museums, theatres, restaurants… Besides, I think that travelling is the best way to learn a foreign language. Another factor to take into account is the fact that nowadays travelling is cheaper than fifty years ago, so everybody can do it. 

miércoles, 20 de septiembre de 2017

What do you think about electronic forms of communication such as Facebook, Twitter, etc?

Resultado de imagen de facebookWhat can I say about social networks? Everybody would agree that they are the greatest invention of all the times. Currently, people have an amount of accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… so that, they can keep in touch with peers and family.

On the one hand, being registered on social networks brings us a lot of benefits. Sharing photos and videos with our friends, commenting on some issues of our interest and sending messages are some of them. However, unless we use them properly, we will get us into trouble.
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On the other hand, there are other electronic forms of communication which are used by teachers and students, such as Moodle and Edmodo. Teachers post some extra information and immediately students can see it, as well download and print it.

All in all, I am really into social networks, particularly in Facebook. A year ago, my cousin went to Italy to study History in the university. He spent a whole year there, and thanks to Facebook, I could see every place he visited. Besides, I use WhatsApp too. I am always chatting with my friends!

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Modena, Italy

miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017

Latest viral video to watch!

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In this essay I shall examine what makes a video go viral. By the way, the first video to go viral on the Internet was Dancing Baby which is a 3D animation of a baby dancing the cha-cha, released in the late 1990s. Recently, a YouTube manager has shared the top five tips to connect with the audiences, and I am going to write the most important ones.

First of all, caring what we share. It’s because people are more likely to share content when it says something meaningful or valuable to them. Working together with someone famous, since if a famous promotes you; his fan base will engage your content. Last, but not least, knowing that you aren’t alone, since there are lots of great tools and resources available to help you.

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Currently, our social networks are plenty of memes, but what are they? A meme is a picture or video with an amusing caption that a lot of people share with each other online, usually with peers. This word was invented by Richard Dawkins to represent an idea or concept that spreads in human culture in a similar way to a gene.

To sum up, I think that thanks to these pieces of useful advice we can post something on the internet and almost immediately, it gets passed on very quickly from person to person online, that is to say, it goes viral. Indeed, this is good if your aim is to promote yourself or something of yours.

viernes, 1 de septiembre de 2017

Rascals are no longer just naughty boys

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Resultado de imagen de naughty boysNowadays, current rascals are very different from the old ones. Some people say that children become naughty because their parents don’t give them a good education or parents don’t pay enough attention to their little children. 

However, others say that it is a problem created by our society since people spend too much time on the internet. Futhermore, most of them would rather spend time in social networks than get together with friends. Therefore, if they don't share time in society, they won’t be able to learn rules.

And that is not all, when naughty boys get older, they might become a bad person. Indeed, there are a lot of wicked people who injure innocent people, as it happened in Barcelona some days ago. They just did it by fanaticism, actually. 

In conclusion, it is clear that bringing up children is a difficult task, but older people have to do it well with younger people if we want to have well-behaved women and men in the future. By the way, there is a proverb that says “like father like son”.

What's about cyberbullying?

The topic I am going to deal with in this composition is cyberbullying, so it is important to define it. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

Currently, more and more people, especially teenagers, are suffering this problem. In schools, teens usually upset other because they don’t like what they are like, if they are shy or not talkative, or even their style of dress. This later becomes in rumours, teasing, lies, and harassment every day and in some of the cases this situation brings the victim to the grave.

According to a report, education is the key to fight any type of bullying to children. It is said that unless we teach children about cyberbullying and its consequences, it will be more difficult to combat it in the future. Today, there are a lot of campaigns against this issue, so many famous people are eager to help victims, as well.

On the whole, I think that it is very important to make people aware of cyberbullying, how we can prevent it and also how we can help the victims. In all schools there should be specialists who would offer their support and with whom to speak clearly about the problem.