Monday, 24 December 2018


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Follow-up to a TED Conference

What adjectives would you use to describe it?

funny     persuasive     courageous     informative     beautiful

jaw-dropping     ingenious     fascinating     inspiring     disappointing



-          Write 3 words you want to use more often:
_______________      _______________      _______________

-          Write 2 longer expressions with their equivalents in your language:
_________________________     =      _________________________
_________________________     =      _________________________

Useful language:
·         What I found most surprising was ........
·         I think the most interesting thing about the conference is......
·         I already knew ...... but I was shocked that ......

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Theory Of Ideas by Plato

The Theory Of Ideas by Plato

The Theory of Ideas raises the existence of two worlds: the intelligible world and the sensitive world.

The intelligible world is eternal, unconceived, immobile and, therefore, it is a world in which nothing changes. Here it is where there is the "eidos", which is what determines the ideas, the real being or knowledge ( episteme ). In the intelligible world the ideas represent the essences of the objects of knowledge. Those ideas exist indepently of the subject that thinks them and of the objects of which they are essence so, the ideas are unique, eternal and immutable.

However, the sensitive world is submitted to change, here it is where we find the things that are susceptible to opinion ( doxa ). Therefore, this one will not be permanent, not fix, not dtermining and in consequence it will never have validity for the knowledge, that is, you can never say what they really are. Here, we receive sensations ( aisthesis )  and they are these those who fill the sensitive knowledge. Thanks to the aisthesis we catch the sensitive figure, the images and they allow us, therefore, the capture of something that belongs to the plane of the things.
In this way, Plato, with the methesis, explains to us the relation among the sensitive world and the intelligible world. And with the mimesis he tells us that the things of the sensitive world are related to the ideas because they are an imitation of the above mentioned, so that things are a mimesis or imitation of the ideas.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Writing Workshop 1


A) Brainstorm the content

1.    Think about the topic and if necessary, research it.
2.    Remember / revise the topic vocabulary.
3.    List the main points before you start writing.
4.    Think of examples to back up each point

B) Organize the paragraphs

1.    Decide how many paragraphs you need.
2.    Decide on the content of each paragraph and list the main points.
3.    Use linkers to connect your ideas.

An article:

The Spanish: What we are really like

Paragraph 1:
The stereotype of people from my country
(noisy, are always late, like paella and bullfighting, sing flamenco all the time)

Paragraph 2:
What’s true / what’s not true about the stereotype

(true: noisy, like paella, Not true: not everybody likes flamenco or sings it!....)