Monday, 30 April 2012
Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic:
News editors decide what to broadcast on television and what to print in newspapers. What factor do you think influence these decisions? Do we become used to bad news? Would it be better if more good news was reported?
Nowadays we cannot find all kind of news easily, in general someone select information which we will receive toward TV, newspapers and radio. In general, news tends to talk about worst situation, either global or local news. People are used to read those information; but it could be different, and it is possible that if we find better news, we will feel better.
It is a strong true that television, newspapers and radios, are companies, and as any enterprise, their first aim is sells as much as it is possible. So, before to publish news, each media made a marketing research, and they have proved that bad news sold more than good news. Then it is possible that it is the mean reason of topics we can find every day.
On the other hand, each minute good and bad thing are happening in the world and in each single place. All of them (both good and bad news) are important, and people need to know about it. However, it is hard to find good news in the media; in general people know about good thing because someone told them.
Nevertheless, it is possible to find a balance between good and bad news, and it is possible that if people find all kind of news in a newspaper or television channel, they would feel that it is more reliable, and they used to buy (or watch) more this specific newspaper (or TV channel), than other which could be sensationalist.
In conclusion, it is essential that people can find different kinds of news in media. It is possible that an honest newspaper or television channel will be more successful than other which is just focus on bad news.
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.
Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education? Or is it the responsibility of the governments of poorer nations to look after their citizens themselves?
Around the world there are many differences among countries lifestyle, richness, education level, etc. It is usual that people tend to think that wealthy nations have a bigger responsibility than poorer over politicians and decisions.
In fact, the world is in richer's countries hands, and they often have control about important decisions which affect all world population. They have a big chance to help poor places, and promote the global development. However, they are used to focusing just on their welfare.
On the other hand, it is usual that poor countries have more natural resources than richer ones. For example, nations as South Africa have a lot of gold, in general more than any other place around the world. Though, countries such as New Zealand do not have gold, and they are richer with a good use of their sheep. So, poor nations have a high responsibility in their reality, and anybody can help them until they make a decision to have a different lifestyle.
In my opinion, it is necessary to make a deal about good ways to help poor nations to improve their life; but it is not only responsibility of rich countries. It is necessary that poor nations start new ways of living, and if they need help to put on their projects, it is essential that they find help in richer nations. In this way, wealthy nations would help the poorest, and the poorest would make a good use of this help.
In conclusion, the world responsibility is not of poor or rich, it is responsibility of all of us. So it is necessary that all of us make an effort to improve our life, and it is a bad idea to continue waiting for other's help.
Television has the biggest impact on our life because it is the most popular way of getting information. Do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, television is part of people normal life, either refrigeration, table or pets. It is a very common way to spend free time, find news, music, funny programs, educative programs, etc. In fact, it has been a big influence in people´s life, and a popular form to keep in touch with news.
Television appeared around 60 years ago; before it, people have two main ways to keep informed: newspapers, and mouth to mouth news. The problem of the first one was that not all people were able to read, and they depended on a reader to know what was happening in the world. Meanwhile the second problem was that no all news which people said was true; so television was a solution for both.
Furthermore, on television was possible to find different programs, and people started to enjoy funny shows in different ways as wella as other topics. In the recent past (around 15 years ago), television was the most popular leisure activity, and way to find news, either global or local news.
On the other hand, in the present exists a lot of different technological ways to find information, and spend your leisure time; for instance, at the moment people tend to look for news on Internet, where it is easy to find news in real time. These new technological developments have opened new doors to keep informed, and spend your lazy time. Now television is not such popular than it was in the past.
In conclusion, I do not agree with this statement, because in my personal experience people used to watch television, but it is not as popular as others technological devices.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
There are many different types of music in the world. Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the International music that is heard everywhere nowadays?
269 words. 24 minutes.
Music exists as long as humanity’s history. It has showed each moment of people development; as well social and personal development. It is possible find different kind of music around the world; for instance, classical music, traditional music, rock, jazz, etc. But, why is it so important? Is one of these kinds of music more important than other?
People have used music as a way to express their feelings, emotions and realities. In my point of view, it is the aim of music, show what is happening with people, and allow emotion expression. It shows a wide group of creative ideas, and ways to see the life.
Each single group of society around the history has created their music, and some of those still exist; they have been called “traditional music”, and it reflect a specific culture. For that reason, this kind of music is very important, and it is necessary to keep alive it as memory of our past.
On the other hand, these days people tend to listen to pop music or international music in general more than traditional one; all of those are present ways to express emotions and feelings. It is very different to traditional music; anyway it is important part of the society, and it shows part of our contemporary history.
In conclusion, music is a pivotal for our species, and it talks about our creativity, history, feelings, etc; all kind of music are important in the world, even if some of those are not good for a group of people; this kind of creative expression is a part of our development as humans.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
5:52- 6:21 (29 minute)
Men and women employed in full-time jobs have to share evenly household chores and caring for children at home. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Around the world employed time in people is raising, both in men a women; it has changed the old way to divide housework and take care of children in modern family. Nowadays, it is common partner who work full-time tends to share home obligations in same way; so it is changing women and men role at home.
In the past, women job was care children and maintain clean house; meanwhile, men went out to work, and they did not participate amply breeding children, neither house cleaning activities. In some countries, it is same at the past even though couple goes out work long time or the same hours per week.
Nevertheless, it is common that professional people and middle class couple are raising a similar distribution of house duties. In my opinion, it is necessary that both (women and men) take same responsibilities in their children breeding and house, if they have took same responsibilities in economic support working out.
It is easy to find some cultures do not agree with it; there exists a lot of “reasons” such as religion, manner or whatever; anyway, society is developing, and it is necessary accept change and new ideas which depend on new needs of people and their lifestyle.
On the other hand, part of these changes are affecting children because parents are not expending enough time with them, and they are feeling alone and sad. It is an important problem, and in my point of view, the only ways to change it is taking care of free time and organize appropriately to rest, share with children and maintain the house in good shape.
In the final analysis, I agree with this statement, and I think that the only way to keep harmony in modern family is sharing in same way the house activities both in women and men.
Note: I sent it to my new teacher; her answered (I think that she thought I am mentally retarded... maybe she is right, lol):
I have read your essay and obviously there are some errors that we have to talk about but with the essay in front, for that reason I prefer not to send you it so that you do not feel bad. It is normal that at first students do not know how to organize ideas, how to avoid being repetitive, and make a good use of grammar and structures but that is why you have decided to prepare yourself with enough time to correct all those things.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
How are you? What about your Easter Week?
Well, I am back. I went on vacation for a week. It was fine, but I received a couple of terrible news. I don’t want to talk about them at the moment.
Related to my ELTES preparation, I am practicing my reading skills daily, and I decided to take the IELTS on July 21 because after that it will not be more IELTS until October 27, so it is better to prepare myself during as long as be possible for the last date before October.
I will start my conversation class on Saturday, and I am waiting for my personal teacher who should call me this week. I don’t know him; I just know that he should call me. Sometimes people are too mysterious. If he does not call me this week, I will try to contact to my IELTS preparation course teacher, and ask him about it again.
On the other hand, I am raising my exercise level, and I am walking almost daily. It is very important for my health at the moment.
I have some work offers in way to be close soon. I think that it could be fine to thinking on different things.
Well, I will continue studying.
See you soon.