lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

BLOCK 4 - UNIT 10

COMMUNICATION. ARE YOU GOOD AT KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OF PEOPLE? WHEN YOU ARE ON THE PHONE, DO YOU TALK MORE THAN LISTEN? DO YOU THINK REAL CARDS ARE BETTER THAN E-CARDS?


I would like to keep in touch with some old friends, but I don't have enough time to see them or call them. Afortunaly, exists social networks like facebook, whatsapp, and things like these. This way I can know how they are.

I often call my friends and talk. I'm a good listener. But some people like to talk too much, and they don't let you talk. I think they are kind of narcisist.


I know the technology is advancing fast. People is in hurry and they don't have time for talk face to face. They usually keep in touch on  the phones or social networks.  Poeple  don't write a card any more. They use a computer to send an email or tuse cellphones for send a message. I don't like cards so much. But I'd rather write a real card. It's more personal.




BLOCK 3 - UNIT 7


IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL, WHICH PLACE WOULD YOU CHOSE AT HE BEACH, IN THE MOUNTAINS OR IN THE CITY?WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION? WHAT THINGS DO YOU NEED TO DO TRAVEL A TRIP?


If I had to travel, I'd like to travel to Italy. Italy has the most beautiful places to see. For example,  the Colosseum which is a must see. This huge Amphitheater is the largest of its kind ever built by the Roman Empire and has remained a model for sports facilities right up to modern times. Today the structure stands in stark contrast to the modern development that surrounds it, and is a prominent reminder of ancient times and the extensive history of Rome.





Below the rumbling volcano of Mt Vesuvius stand the ruins of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city preserved in time by the eruption in A.D. 79. Excavations have revealed the remains of houses, markets, baths, temples, theaters, streets scarred by the tracks of chariots, and human remains. Visitors can tour the site, walk along the old streets, and see the engineering used by Romans over 2000 years ago.





The Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually just one of many attractions in the city of Pisa, but its fame, gained from its flaw, is world renown. Work began on the tower in the 1100s and the sinking, which led to the lean, began by the time the tower reached the third story. Prior to restoration work in the 1990s, it was predicted to topple over by the year 2000. Today, visitors can climb up the stairs of the tower for a fabulous view over the city. The Leaning Tower, also known as La Torre Pendete, stands on the Piazza del Duomo.





Regarded as one of the finest cathedrals in the world, the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore, or the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, dominates the Florence skyline. The cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, with the most famous piece being the extraordinary dome, completed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1434. The Belfry, standing 82 meters, can be climbed. A total of 414 steps lead up to a viewing platform with fantastic views of the city.





The Vatican is home to some of the world's most priceless art and art collections. Beyond the obvious sites of St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's square, the Vatican is home to countless attractions. The famous Sistine Chapel displays wall and ceiling paintings by Michelangelo and many of other of Italy's most famous artists. 


Before a trip, you need to:

  • Plan your exit
  • Grab some nourishment 
  • Reset your clock
  • Get outside
  • Take pictures
  • Charge your electronics
  • Secure your valuables
  • Check the weather






BLOCK 2 - UNIT 6



ARE THERE ANY INTERESTING PLACES TO WALK AROUND YOUR CITY? WHERE ARE THEY?


There are many places to walk around in Lima. One of them is the Plaza de Armas. It's the most popular place at the city. It's located in Lima Center. Around Plaza de Armas, there are some hictorics buildings like Government Palace, The Cathedral of Lima, The Archbishop's Palace of Lima, The Municipal Palace of Lima and The Union Club.




Another interesting place is The Primitial Cathedral and Basilic of Lima which is the principal Curch of Peru. I't's the most popular religious building of Lima. In the Cathedral, you'll find the thombs of Francisco Pizarro and Nicolas de Rivera. The last one was the first Mayor of Lima.




If you go straight, like a few blocks from Plaza de Armas, you'll find Chinatown. 


In Barranco, you'll find the Briodge of Sighs. It was built in 1876. There's a tradition that says who see the bridge at the first time and cross it without brathing, his/her wish will come true. 




If you cross the bridge, you'll find the traditional Hermitage of Barranco.




In the Reserve Park, there's the Magic Wter Circuit, It's a wonderful set of ornamental polls where the water, music, lights, images and laser effects mix and present amazing and uniques performances.





In Miraflores, near to the Pacific Ocean, you'll find Larcomar which is a beautiful mall. Larcomar is the most popular touricts place of Miraflores. 




BLOCK 1 - UNIT 3



IF YOU FEEL UNDER PRESSURE AT WORK OR WHEN YOU STUDY, HOW DO YOU COPE WITH STRESS? WHAT ARE YOUR COMMON RELAXATION TECNIQUES? DO THEY ACTUALLY WORK FOR YOU?


For me is hard work and study at the same time. Especially, when I have people in my charge. However, I don't get stressed easily. But when I get stressed, I like to play videogames with my friends. Also, I like to drink some beers with them. Maybe, go to a party or listen to music to relax.

I don't have any relaxation tecniques. I don't believe in that. But people believe in meditation or yoga, and stuff like these.


For example, practice meditation, between 10 and 20 minutes, is good for you mind and your body.




Also, do yoga has many beneficits to the tension, because the controlled breathing, meditation and mental exercises.




Try to sleelp well, not least 8 hours. This could be good for your vital performance.





No eat too much food and drink less alcohol, because these will produce anxiety, and eventually, this could afect your health. 




Work out. Maybe go for a walk or get in an entertaiment program. This is good for your health.




These activities are amazing for people who like to have this kind of life. But for me, the best way to relax and cope with stress  is hang out with my friends, go to parties and play videogames.