martes, 28 de noviembre de 2017

What do you think about superstitions?

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For a start, I am going to write about what I think about superstition. Firstly, who has ever read about his horoscope in some gossip magazines or online? Honestly, I used to do it very week. Because I was born on 25th June, my zodiac sign is Cancer. I like reading it since it almost always describes exactly how I feel.

On the one hand, there are lots of superstitions. Among them, one is triskaidekaphobia. This phobia is the belief that number 13 is unlucky. Another one is the saying that if a black cat crosses your path, it is bad luck. Its origin was due to the belief in the middles ages that single women who were associated with cats were witches.

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On the other hand, not all the superstitions mean bad luck. One of them says that a horseshoe bring us good luck. As well, it keeps nightmares away. Another one is the saying that the bride has to have something old, new, borrowed and blue. The first represents continuity; the second represents hope and the future; the third symbolizes borrowed happiness while the last is supposed to bring purity, love and fidelity.

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On the whole, I think that I am not the only one into horoscopes. But I know some people who are very sceptical, as my cousin. He always tells me that providing that he sees real facts, he will believe in some superstitions. How stubborn he is! He just believes in what he sees, he loves performing the scientific method in almost every aspect of his real life. 

Reasons to go into a café

Nowadays it is a well-known fact that people consume too much caffeine when they take a coffee, a tea or an energy drink. Indeed, 23 billion cups of coffee are consumed in coffee shops or stores in the UK every year. By the way, do you know what a suspended coffee is? It is one that is bought by ordinary people to homeless. This idea was originated in Naples and it is a sign of solidarity in our society.

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On the one hand, coffee houses were originally a meeting place for lively debate and intellectual discussion. It was there because a lot of people could take part in those discussions. Moreover, the first coffee house was set up in Oxford in 1650. They quickly became popular and soon they were all over London too. You paid a penny to get in and this included access to newspapers and also stimulating conversation.

On the other hand, currently coffee houses have changed a lot,that is to say, the spirit of those 17th century coffee houses has disappeared. Today, people sit alone plugged into their laptops and they are all doing different things thanks to free wifi. The free wifi is one of the most important factors to take into account when we decide to go to a café or not. I remember when I was in Dublin and I went to a Starbucks to buy a hot coffee because it was freezing outside, and for using the free wifi too!

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To sum up, it is true that I sometimes have a coffee in the morning because it is the only thing that helps me to stay awake. A friend of mine has a coffee addiction. Actually, he consumes too much caffeine. He can take five cups of coffee while an ordinary person takes one or even two per day. I believe that coffee can benefit us. However, it can be harmful for our health as well if we take a high quantity.

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.

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On 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.