Sunday, 1 December 2013

Today, the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real need of the society in which they are sold. To what extent do you agree or disagree?



306 words. Too long

Nowadays, people want to own more things than ever. Some people believe that it is just because of advertising in spite of real needs in current societies. However, I think that there are more than one reason behind this reality. Modern lifestyle is fast, consequently consumer goods are answers to make it easier. That is why, people want to have those things.

First of all, it is pivotal to be aware of our current way of living, because it is very demanding of time and effort. Hence, people want to make life as easy as possible. As a result of it, scientists have designed lots of new things which help people to do daily activities. With publicity or without it things such as cell phones and refrigerators solve problems in a short and efficient way. Thus, it is natural that people want this kind of thing; they had become into real needs.

Nonetheless. The brands that people are used to buying depend almost 1% on advertisements. For instance, some people only buy Apple devises. They think that Apple products are better than others because most of the time movies show people using this brand. Maybe some Apple stuffs are very good ones, but there are people who have never tried other brands, because their blindly believe in publicity. Thus, there are some popular consumer goods which are essential in people routine, nevertheless sometimes people buy one brand due to its marketing campaign.


In conclusion, I am not in favor of the reason why people want to have more things is just because they are prey of marketing. In my opinion, many popular goods make life effortless to deal with demands. Although, some people rather to buy a specific brand or think that a brand is the best one just because they have watched it by media.

Fatherhood ought to be emphasized as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to have babies leads on to the idea that they are also responsible for bringing the children up. To what extent do you agree or disagree?



272 words.

Along the history, women have had a higher responsibility about children development. Currently, this is a tendency that needs to be changed. Even if mother are who carry  baby 9 months inside them, both parents are essential for children’ minds conformation. At the same time, their influence would have an impact during the whole life.

I strongly support the idea that it is pivotal that humanity change its mind about the difference between genders and their responsibilities toward sons and daughters .People need both parents to feel safe and happy. There are many essential elements in which mothers and fathers could affect peoples’ personalities, identities and even mental disorders. That is why, I believe that most of the time, having a commitment mom and dad may help a person to find the right balance between what is right and wrong.

On the other hand, it I my opinion that women are the ones who have to make the decision of having a child or not, because their bodies will suffer many transformation that change their daily routine. However, that does not mean that they will carry the whole responsibility about the child. As I said before, children need both, mother and father in equal proportion. It does not matter whether they are still a couple. Everybody deserves and needs what a mom and dad can offer to ones.


In conclusion, from my point of view it is important that fatherhood has the same value on children growing up than motherhood has. Even though women are who own the decision of having children, both parents have the responsibility to take care of them.

Improvements in health, education and trades are essential for the development of poorer nations. However, the government of richer nations should take more responsibility for helping the poorer nations in such areas. To what extend do you agree or disagree with this opinion?


282 words. Long

Developing countries need to improve fundamental elements such as health, trades and education to achieve higher standards of living. Many people believe that it is pivotal that richer nations help others in need. I strongly disagree this point of view, because of poorer countries just need a change of mind to solve their difficulties, and most of the time, they reject advises from the developed ones.

Each nation needs to focus on developing better health facilities and higher educational systems to reach a better lifestyle for its citizens. In my opinion the only efficient way to achieve these improvements is changing people minds toward being more commitment to their jobs and working hard to receive what they really deserve. This way of thinking may become societies richer, and at the same time it would decrease the amount of people who live below the poverty line.

On the other hand, there are people who believe that it is essential that leaders from developed nations encourage supporting programs for the poorest ones. From my point of view, this is a completely wrong opinion. Even though it is difficult to understand, the poorest societies tend to have more resources than the richest ones. The real difference among all the countries is the way of using their resources. To make things worse, developing nations feel that advises  related to act in different ways are idiosyncrasy attacks which affect their national identity.

In conclusion, even that I think that poorer nations have to put the spot light on important topics like education, trades, and health, I am completely against that richer nations have to help poorer ones, because these changes only come from an inner reflection process.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Improvements health, education and trade are essential for the development of poorer nations. However, the governments of richer nations should take more responsibility for helping the poorer nations in such areas.

Improvements health, education and trade are essential for the development of poorer nations. However, the governments of richer nations should take more responsibility for helping the poorer nations in such areas.

To what extent do you agree with this opinion?


Developing countries need to improve fundamental elements such as health and education to achieve higher standard of living. Many people believe that it is pivotal that richer nations help others. I strongly disagree this point of view, because of poorer countries just need a mind change to solve their difficulties, and most of times they reject advises.

Reaching better lifestyle each nation needs to focus on developing better health facilities and higher educational systems. In my opinion the only efficiently way to achieve these improvements is changing people minds toward being more commitment to their jobs and working hard to receive deserved rewards. This way to think may become societies richer and decrease the amount of people who live below the poverty line.

On the other hand, there are people who believe that it is essential that leaders from developed nations encourage supporting programs for the poorest ones. From my point of view, it is a completely wrong opinion. Even though it is difficult to understand, the poorest societies tend to have more resources than the richest ones. The real difference among countries is the way of using resources. To make things worse, developing nations feel that advices related to act in different ways are idiosyncrasy attacks.


In conclusion, even if I am in favor of poorer nations have to put the spot light on important topics like education and health, I am completely against to that rich nations have to help them, because these change only can come from inner reflection process.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Academic achievement at school or university is the only true measure of a person's intelligence. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Academic achievement at school or university is the only true measure of a person's intelligence. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Intelligence is the ability to solve problems efficiently. Researchers have found that smart people are able to adapt their skills to deal with common troubles in both personal and professional lives. However, academic situations such as schools encourage people to put the spotlight on being able to adapt to specific structures and show their abilities into these. The question is what happen with people who are different or have difficulties to get used to? Are they not smart enough?

Brilliant people can use their intellectual capabilities to make their lives more satisfactory. I strongly support the idea that it is impossible to measure this ability through school scores. The real way to evaluate this point is making a comparison between people desires and their lifestyle. For example, a person who wants to have kids and turn them into good people, and achieve this feeling glad, this is a person who is able to manage situations well enough, from my point of view he or she is a very smart one.

On the other hand, academic requirements ask for a specific kind of intelligence which is the skill to manage many  demands into a specific structure. So, society life is full of structures. That is why I believe that having good marks at school shows one kind of intelligence. However, there are lot of smart and creative people who are not able to reach those. They are not stupid people, they have just other skills.


In conclusion, I definitely think that academic achievements just check one kind of abilities; nevertheless, intelligence is much more than that. In my opinion, what define intelligence is how well people can go over the world.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

I am here

Hello everybody, I am back after long time. I am about to give you a brief explanation about what have been happened all this time, since the very beginning for my new readers.

As many of you know, I made the decision to move to New Zealand more than three years ago. This has been a long way to go. I thought that the hardest part would be to find a job there or even to have money enough to move from one place to another. I was completely wrong. The most difficult step has been to achieve enough score in the IELTS test.

But, what have I been doing these three years? Well, all kind of things… I left Caracas and all the important things I had there. The most painful part was left my patients, because I had done a nice job with them for long time, and I had to stop that work to take care of other business. I spent a year without working just focus on studying English. That was a nice time. Even if I have not been able to reach 7.5 in the IELTS test yet, I learn to much that year. Then we (my husband and I) made the decision to move to Mérida while I get success in the test. Mérida is the most beautiful place in this country with the highest lifestyle which is still too low, but it is the highest possible one here.

I have spent one year and three months here.  This has been a good time. I have been working and studying. Further, I have grown up a lot, this place has given me the opportunity to think deeply about several issues, I believe I am a nicer person now. I am happy about that. However, I sometimes feel that I am at the same point: trying to achieve 7.5 in the fucking IELTS!

I have sailing throughout all possible emotions this time: I have felt hopeful, hopeless, happy, sad, disappointed… but the most difficult feeling to deal with has been to feel that my life is stopped inside a jail named Venezuela whose only possible outlet pass is finding a 7.5 in the Academic IELTS test…

I took the test in September 7th. I have done it twice. I hope to do a better job the next time and continue my life.

So, the next question: why I am writing here again? Well, from my point of view, the real question is: why I stopped to writing here?, and the answer is: I felt ashamed. I was embarrassed to spent too much time to go over a test, and that was why I didn’t continue publishing my things here. Today, I have changed my mind, I have nothing to be ashamed. Having enough mark in the IELTS test is not a easy task, what is more, to be able of continue trying and having clear the goal is something remarkable from my view. So, I am not happy to be in this point now, but I am proud of never abandon my dreams.


So here I am. I will try to write as much as possible again and keep this blog update. Thank to everyone who was continued visiting my site even if I stopped writing.


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Task 2


Money should be spent on creating new public buildings such as museums or conference halls rather than repairing existing ones. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


275 words, 30 minutes (after self corrections)


Nowadays, in developed counties wide range of national budget is used fixing ancient museums, theaters and others art places which most of them are part of the humanity history, built very long ago; some people believe that governments should build new ones instead of continuing repairing the older ones, while others support the idea that they are very important to societies. That is why, it is a complicated issue that deserves a deep evaluation before offering an opinion.

Along history many beautiful buildings have been built, some of them are still in use; they are live part of our evolution, and having the option to visit them is an opportunity to be inside the olden times and learn about them with a personal experience and not just reading or listening a story. However, to keep them in shape is very expensive; what is more, they are using spaces in which are impossible to build new and modern ones.

Furthermore, present artists should have a chance to demonstrate their skills; so, it is quite possible that some of them could develop creative buildings using update technologies which may be cheaper, more useful and a way to leave part of our contemporaneous art to future generations as well. Anyway, both destroy the older ones and abandon them may be a horrible loss to our time gone by. Then, the better idea is keeping the ancients as museum which tell our history and find new places for moderns ones.

In conclusion, from my point of view, it is not a matter of having old or new buildings, it is necessary to find places for both of them in our budget, cities and history.