Monday, 7 January 2019

More about relative clauses: WHAT


Use "what" as a relative pronoun to mean "the thing(s) that".

I don't understand what you are saying (= the things that).
What most annoys me about him is that he's selfish. (= the thing that most annoys me).

Adverbs Bingo

We are going to play a game to practice adverb meaning and position.


absolutely           especially           late           probably     
actually           eventually           lately           rarely
always           fluently            luckily            seriously
as well           gradually            much            slightly
at once           hard            nearly            terribly
carefully           just            often            very
basically           hardly            nowadays            unfortunately

Monday, 24 December 2018

THIS IS ME


Hi, my name is Abir and I am 17 years old. I was born in 2001 and since then I have lived in Badalona, it is a town located on the outskirts of Barcelona. I live with my parents and my two little siblings, so I am the oldest sister. Right now I am  studying my last year in high school, I still don't know very well what I want to dedicate professionally, anyway, I think I will make a scientific career.

I am 1.65 m tall, here in Spain that is to be in the middle height, so I consider myself a tall girl. My hair is wavy and black, my eyes are big and dark brown. I have been wearing glasses since I was 12 years old, but I am thinking about wearing contact lenses.

I am very hard-working and ambitious person, that sometimes stresses me a bit but it is okay, being that way helps me to improve as a student. I like to meet new people. I also consider myself a person who takes care of the rest, I think it is because of being the older sister in my house.

When I have time I like to go out with my family or with my friends, having fun with them is what a like the most. Whenever I can, I listen to music in English, that helps me to improve my level. And I love photography, I think it is a way to freeze all the good moments.  

A KISS BEFORE DYING


Different, happier ending of Part One 
The handsome young man and Dorothy were already at the Municipal Building. He was thinking of some excuse to take Dorothy to the roof, then he said: Darling, why do not we climb the roof and smoke a cigarette? Anyway the Marriage License Bureau will not open until twelve, there is still half an hour before then. She nodded and took his hand.

As they climbed the stairs in silence, the handsome  young man did not stop looking at Dorothy, he had never seen her so beautiful. She looked like an angel in that long white dress, she was too innocent to deserve a punishment like death.

Suddenly the boy began to feel remorse, now he felt unable to kill Dorothy, even though he did not love her, they had spent many good times together, and after all, she was pregnant with his child. Could he live with that guilt for the rest of his life? probably not.

They were already on the roof, Dorothy seemed very calm and serene, the young man without thinking twice took Dorothy's hand, hugged and kissed her hard, closed the door of the roof and ran down the stairs.

He had a plan B, if he did not feel courage to kill Dorothy he would escape from the city, by the time the suicide note reached Ellen, he would already be far away and would never be caught.

The young man had family in Russia and they would surely welcome him for a while. In Russia he could start a new life, without money, but at least, he could sleep at night without remorse. Besides, maybe Dorothy, feeling lonely, would abort the baby and everything will be fine again.

WRITTING EXAM 2

If we talk about real friends, I can sure that you won't have friends for your money, but if people are interested in you just for what you had, that is a bit sad, because they don't love you they love your money, so they are not your friends.

A friend is someone who loves you no matter what, even if you are poor or rich, a relationship can not be built with money, but with love.

I wish everyone had that last sentence very clear in their minds, because you have to be careful choosing who are your real friends and who are not.

Friends that love you just for your money, when you waste all that you have, I can asure you they will not be there for you.


WRITTING EXAM 1

It is true, I totally agree with this topic. Nowadays, society is becoming a society of consumerism. People buy things that they don't need, just for the reason that it is Black Friday and we have to buy everything we can. It is like an obligation, or at least, people think it is an obligation.

In my opinion, it is good to have a day with bargains, but we need to realize the real objective with Black Friday, and other days like that one.

People need to be kind and humble with the rest of the world, I mean, on Black Friday people waste money on a lot of things, that maybe they will not use and... What about African kids? What about people don't have food? What about homeless? Those need more help, this people need money, and the only thing we do in days like Balck Friday is waste money on unnecessary things.

I wish people realized this fact and tried to change the superficiality in this mad world.



PHILOSOPHY TEXT

Relation between idea and thing/concept according to Platon

For Palton the idea does nor depend on the mind to be. For him the Word idea is not equal to concept, there are different definitions. For Platon, ideas are in the intelligible world, but the concepts of things are found in the sensitive world. Why does he say that? In fact, the concept can change according to the person, so, if there are several concepts for a single object, this can not be part of an intelligible world, but the sensitive world (there everything changes constantly), on the other hand the idea is unique (it does not change) that is why it belongs to the intelligible world.

An example of a concept would be the table. We all understand what a table is, because all of us have the same idea, in contrast, when we talk about the concepts is different, I mean, my concept of table will be different from the concept "table" of another person. Maybe I can imagine a brown table, and another person imagine it green. For this reason, Platon says that there are several concepts for a single idea. The concepts are in the mind, but the idea is independent of the mind, the idea is beyond. The idea trascends the things, it is an objective reality (unique, it does not change), while the concept is subjective (varies according to the subjects).

There is an important name that you have to know, it is "Demiürg", this is a formator God that gives form to the idea, for example, to form a case what the "Demiürg" would do is to take the idea case, take a little mass and create the case, shape the case. So, the idea would be used as a mold.


THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

First of all, being with my family, spending time with them, seeing them happy, with health, that's what makes me happy. 

Going out with my friends, having fun and laughing a lot, that satisfies me. Sometimes the best plans are those that are not planned. I remember once, I was sick and I felt bad, so a friend of mine came to my house and took me to the cinema, we saw a fun movie, we were laghing all the way throw and when we left the cinema, I felt cured of my cold. 

My perfect plan for a winter afternoon will always be to curl up in a blanket, with a hot ColaCao in my hand, and listen to music or watch a movie. 

That may sound a bit silly, but it makes me very happy to get good grades, I feel proud of myself when I get excellent, although for this there is much effort behind.

Waking up early in the morning, going out to the street and listening to the birds singing while the wind blows in my face. It sounds very cheesy but sometimes the small details can make us the happiest in the world. 

Trevel. I think it is one of the things I like to do the most. That emotion that I feel, and those nerves that one has before taking the road are the most.