sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013

Keep your eyes peeled

My friend:Marta
The best thing about my friend, Marta, is that she never complians about anything , if you say :" On Mondays there is only vegetables or fish". She doesn't put any any opposition. I think she is very clean and tidy, but maybe you can be bored with her, because she is always in her own world.
On the bad side, I only can say that she listens to a very loud music, not heavy , but rap or something like that , she likes it a lot.
She has one sister, but her sister is younger than her.
Also her parents parents are married , which is important because I think that divorced parents influence in a child's personality , if your parents are divorced you are more rebelious or  shier.
In my opinion she will make a very good flatmate  if I go to study at Uni.

Claudia Castro Martin.

1. Idioms quiz

1. a blessing in disguise

Losing that job was a blessing in disguise because it meant I
  1. got a much better job
  2. lost my house
  3. was unemployed for years

3. clean as a whistle

The school thought their new teacher's record was as clean as a whistle because he hadn't told them about
  1. his arrest for drunk driving
  2. his dirty bathroom
  3. his cheating at cards

4. hang in there | hang on in there

My friends all called and told me to hang in there after I'd
  1. left for my honeymoon
  2. decidedtogosky-diving
  3. broken my leg in an accident

martes, 19 de noviembre de 2013


Advantages of having  (and living in...) a big family
A big family has some very strong advantages For example.
  • Children from big families are very cheerful and sociable, because they are used to talking with their siblings, their parents, etc.
  • When all the family is together, it is even funnier
  • You're not alone at weekends, you can go out with your brothers and sisters (of course if they let you)
  • You can have a hero (your Elder brother or sister)
  • You'll recibe more presents on your birthday (OK, no, that's a joke)
  • If you have a problema, you'll have somebody to talk about it I'm sure about that
  • You learn to be patient
  • Etc.
Desadvantages of having (and living in...) a big family.
  • Nowadays it is very difficult to have a big family because you usually don't have enough money to spend on seven children, for example
  • There's no privacy
  • You'll argue more often with your child because you'll be more stressed
  • The parents can't dedícate enough time to their children
  • Etc.
Advantages of having (and living in...) a small family:
  • Small families are usually easier than big ones, because if you have less children, you'll can have more time and be more relaxed
  • It's easier economically
  • Parents can dedícate enough time to their children
  • The child who doesn't have siblings has more self confidence in herself/himself and they're usually more mature, independent, ...
  • Etc.
Desadvantages of having (or living in...) a small family:
  • The child that doesn't have siblings is usually selfish
  • The child that doesn't have any brother or sister usually feels very lonely and antisocial

My opinion:

Sincerely,I prefer a small family but I wouldnt' want to be an only child. I think that's very cruel for a child, to not have brothers or sisters, and I think it's very boring, too
Two or three children could cheer you up when you are an adult and you're tired of working or the problems in your daily life. I think that two children is the ideal number. You can be relaxed and not leave one of your children alone. Apart from this, the other child can be  good company for the first child.
At least in my case it is like that. Although I usually argue with my sister like ten or eleven times a day about stupid things. Although I sometimes hate her, I almost love her... and it is good to have her around.
Sometimes, I think about bring an only child but I always come to the same conclusión. I love my sister... the mayority of the time and I wouldn't like to be an only child.

Sara Ahmadieh Mena

I think it  is better a big family I come from a small family. The advantages are that you are never lonely. If you have more siblings you learn how to get on with people and build relationships. When we are children who are learning to talk if they listen to more voices maybe we will start talking quicker. On the other hand the disadvantages are that there are more arguments and the children maybe angrier because their parents can't give  them enough attention . Also in small families there are advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are that the children have their parents full attention. Parents are more relaxed. Lastly there is more money so there are more holidays. The disadvantages are that the children are spoilt and less responsible and they aren't very sociable.

Sandra Gaona Duque