Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A "for and against" essay

Buying online is the best way to shop. Discuss

Nowadays, buying online has become a really useful way to shop. People, instead of going to the shopping centre, open the computer and send their necessities. However, there are some problems on it. So, is this the best way to shop?

On the one hand, this is very comfortable because you don’t need to move from your house. If you have children and you can’t go out with them, it will be the solution for you. Another argument in favour is that if you are interested in a specific model, like a TV, is easier to buy through internet because you can compare prices faster than going to the shop. Furthermore, the delivery of products is generally free and you can use it any time of the day.

On the other hand, buying online will create a little of distrust on you because of the waiting and your expectations about the product. If you buy clothes online, you don't know exactly how they are, so they might not look good on you. The same happens with things you have never seen and you don't have any evidence that they offer a good quality.

Although I partly agree that buying online is an easy way to shop and save time, I think that we only should do it with things that we really know. That’s the way we would avoid problems and we could enjoy these new technologies.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Formal Letter

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am the headmaster of a secondary school in Badalona. I saw your advertisement for the local museum and I would like to organise a trip with my students.

I need some information about the center. I would like to know if there are guided visits. My students are absolutely keen on science, so this trip would help them to understand school lessons clearly.

Could you tell me if I have to make a reservation previously? And if so, how many days before would I have to do it? I would be grateful if you could tell me if there is any restaurant for the breaktime.

Thank you so much. I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Naujot Kaur

Bruno Mars couldn't do it better

Have you heard about the most handsome singer of the decade, Bruno Mars? I’m sure you have. Last year, he was in a tour called “The Moonshine Jungle” which was spread in almost 60 countries all over the world.  He is a pop, rock, reggae and R&B music singer who has broken few records in the music industry in his early life.

Five months ago, he came to Barcelona to give a flawless performance and I went to his concert.  That night, we went few hours before and so, we had to wait in a queue. The only thing I’m not happy about is that when people started getting inside, the security stopped me and confiscated my drink and if that was nothing, they removed the tap of my bottle which made me furious. But I just let it go.

Then, we waited in our seats until 10 pm to see Bruno in live. As soon as the curtains covered the stage, I got nervous and in the meantime super excited. I couldn’t believe that my wish was becoming true. Every each track he played was awesome. He did some extraordinary things while singing that increased my affection to him. The concert in general was mind-blowing. I had never been to a concert before, so that’s why I enjoyed the gig that much.

Bruno Mars was even better than his own music videos, and it seems impossible but it was. He just surprised me the way he sang. I would definitely recommend this guy. 

(Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona)

Monday, 12 May 2014


Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Thais Cebrián. I am writing to enquire about the summer camp instructor job which was advertised in the newspaper and on the news.

I am very invested in participating in this new camp because I love to go camping, and even more if it is to be an instructor of children. I have several certificates of instructor and I am ready for this job. I would be grateful if you could give me more information. I would like to know how long the courses are.

Secondly, I'm very interested in knowing more about what languages are used in this camp, and see some activities to be undertaken.

Finally, I would like to know whether there are any posts available for people under age of eighteen. My sister, who is seventeen, is also interested in becoming an instructor.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully, Thais Cebrián.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

A formal email

Dear Mrs Laura,

My name's Ona Alsinet, I'm seventeen years old and I'm doing an important school project in which I'm going to study how pollution affects the food chain of a river.

Firstly, I'm writing to ask you about working as a volunteer at "Rivers Project". I've heard you are looking for volunteer workers during this month and I'm really interested in participating because it might help me quite a lot with my investigation. Could you tell me about your team and what I would have to do at first?

Secondly, I was also wondering if I could interview you about some queries which I have about my project. It would be really kind of you.

Finally, would it be possible for me to visit you next Friday? I would like to start as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely, Ona Alsinet.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Dear Mrs Mallet

Dear Mrs Mallete.
I am writing to enrique about the Hard Rock Coffee, I saw the adversiment on the Internet. I am very interested in working you. First of all I am doing a restauration course with practices. Could you tell me how much time I have to work a week?

In summer I can work all the days of the week. What lenguagues am I required to speak to work in your coffee shop?

Finnaly, do you accept tattoed people or people with pearcings?

I look forwars to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely, Nathalie Vico.