viernes, 20 de octubre de 2017

WHAT IS MUSIC FOR YOU?

Music is very powerful since it plays a great role in everyone's life. I reckon a song can inspire someone to do amazing things as it can make feel someone as if he was in a cloud 9.

Music in my life plays an important role because, for example, it helps me to chill out when I am on my nerves or when I am exhausted it makes me feel energetic. However, I can't stand listening to music when I am studying or doing my homework.

Nowadays, I am really into pop music and my favourite singer is "The Weeknd" and my favourite band is "Maroon 5". but I like all kinds of music such as hard rock since everytime I listen to a song by AC/DC the first that comes to my mind is when I was a child and my father used to listen to it.

Thus, as I said before, music is very important for everybody, and no one should be judged for the kind of music he listens to, as I am fed up with people that say that if you listen to reggaeton songs you are silly and idiot.


martes, 10 de octubre de 2017

LAUGHING OR NOT LAUGHING? THAT IS THE QUESTION 馃槀馃槀

From my point of view, laughing is something natural that we do everyday. It is said that laughing is the best medicene for everything or the more you laugh, the longer you will live, I have always thought that they were only expressions but they seem to be true.

Some scientists have studied the effects of laughter and they have come to the conclusion that it is very beneficial. Some advantages of laughing are: it provides a full-scale workout for your muscles and produces endorphins.

Nowadays, there is a huge bunch of people who go to laughter therapies in order to relieve stress. This therapy is available in group or individual sessions. This kind of therapy is very popular among adults who say that it really works and when they arrive at home their mood is much better.

However, other scientists say that laughing have a lot of downsides and can bring many harmful effects as dislocated jaws, prompt asthma attacks, headaches and cardiac arrhythmia.

To conclude, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that children laugh about 400 times a day whereas adults only 15 since I reckon this fact is due to kids do not have any important issue. Laughter does not come easily to everyone but even fake laughter has the same beneficial effect than real laughter.



WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR FUNERAL TO BE LIKE?



The death has always been a taboo subject as it is one the worst fear of humans. Many people say that this is the reason for the existence of religions and funerals since they make us believe that there is something beyond death, which makes us feel less scared about it.

A funeral is a ceremony celebrated when someone dies. There are different ways of celebrating it. That depends on the country, culture and society in which someone lives. Funerals are also thought to help people acknowledge that someone they love has died and allow them to say goodbye.

As I said before, not all funerals are celebrated the same way around the world. For example some people in Madagascar have a famous ritual called “famadihana”. Once every five or seven years, a family has a celebration at its ancestral crypt where the bodies, wrapped in cloth, are exhumed and sprayed with wine or perfume. While a band plays, family members dance with the bodies. For them it’s a chance to pass family news to the deceased and ask for their blessings.

To conclude, I would add that I am still too young to think about my burial, but I like the way that funerals are celebrated in Ireland because maybe it is better for your loved ones, on the other hand I would not like that my friends and relatives gave a party after my death.

mi茅rcoles, 16 de agosto de 2017

MASS TOURISM CAN KILL OUR CITIES


Flying overseas is said to be the dream of everyone. That is why the number of tourists increases every year.

It is an open secret that Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world, some of the most important advantages of tourism in our country are: it brings in money (this is probably the main benefit and the reason why it has been promoted so much in recent years) and unemployment decreases.

Unfortunately, tourism can also be a source of problems, too. One of the main issues is the lack of respect of some tourists for local traditions and culture, getting drunk in public, or behaving rudely or inappropriately. One of the best known activities that tourists make is get into trouble by practising "balconing", which is really popular among tourists who are drunk and consists of jumping from a hotel's balcony into a swimming pool.

From my point of view , the government should take action in Barcelona, whose problems are the high number of tourists, which is the opposite in Turkey, where tourism has decreased due to the terrorist attacks. I would add that as it is said in the article the answer is not to attack tourism since everyone is a tourist at some point in their life.





s谩bado, 12 de agosto de 2017

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AN HONEST PERSON OR...?



Since we were kids we have been always told that we must not tell lies (especially by parents or teachers). There are a lot of stories whose moral is: you must not lie. The best known one is “Pinocchio”, whose key message is: if you lie, bad things are going to happen to you.


Thus, during our childhood we may have told little lies. However, while we get older our lies are bigger and worse. There are different kinds of lies, for example the one that is for making feel someone better or the ones that everybody has told at least once time, for example: “ I will be there in five minutes”.

Nowadays, we are used to seeing a big number of lies on social media (Instagram, Snapchat...). In these places people often lie about their lives, making it look more amusing and amazing. It is known that “influencers” are the most common ones to tell lies, as they make a living out of it.

To conclude, I would add that, from my point of view, you always have to be honest with everybody and have friends who are trustworthy, because a relationship without trust is like having a phone without service. And what do you do with a phone without service? You play games.

jueves, 10 de agosto de 2017

SUMMER AND MUSIC

TOMORROWLAND
Summer is thought to be the perfect season for trying new things as students do not have to go to school or study for their exams. Some of the common things that people usually do in this season are: going to the beach or swimming pool, going shopping, eating ice-creams...

It is an open secret that music and people have been always very close since music has the ability to express feelings or to bring you back some memories. For example most people when they feel blue they prefer to listen to sad music, and when for example they feel over the moon they prefer to listen to the contrary.

One of the most famous songs right now is “Despacito” performed by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. This song has had a huge success in a lot of countries and its video has become the one with the most number of views on youtube. However, it seems that I am the only person that cannot stand it. “Mi gente” by J Balvin and “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons are some of the most listened songs, too.

To conclude, I would add that this season is also perfect for music festivals like: Tomorrowland (which is celebrated every year in Belgium and is one of the most astonishing ), Glastonbury...,etc. Sadly, these festivals are not affordable for everybody.




martes, 8 de agosto de 2017

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN



The objetive of this essay is to discuss if short attention
span is due to technology. In the following lines I am going to write about: how technology affects young people’s life, the advantages of Internet and its main downside.

Nowadays, internet is thought to be the greatest invention of all times for several reasons: instant communication with anyone in the world and gives access to an endless supply of entertainment, knowledge and information.

Nevertheless, they have a negative impact on learning, as it is said in the article, we live in a hyper-stimulating world, because of this more and more learners have problems to concentrate in a chalk-and-talk lesson. Schools have tried to solve this banning mobile phones, but as we can see this has not solved anything.

It is an open secret that they also have a negative impact on young people’s social life. There are a big number of studies carried out by psychologists that say that people who spend a lot of time alone using internet and technology may have low communication skills. This is due to the fact that they spend so much time communicating remotely with people rather than face-to-face.

To conclude, I would add that I reckon that having attention depend on each person and even if teachers made their classes more amusing, students would not pay more attention.