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IS THERE FRIENDSHIP AT A DISTANCE?

By Lucia B. B1/PET level.

Is there friendship at a distance?

Of course! If a friend is real, it doesn’t matter if they live in another city or if you don’t go to the same school.

Although many believe not, there are even some advantages. If your friend goes to a different school than yours this may make you have more friends. If your friend has his own friends in his school and you in your school also have friends, you can form a large group of friends, you meet more people, etc …

I don’t think distance is a problem nowadays, we have a lot of technology to communicate with those people we don’t see every day. 

No matter how long you spend without seeing each other, if you are true friends it will be as if time had not passed.

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A FORMAL LETTER

By Lucia B. B1/PET level.

Dear Mr. Smith:I love the idea of ​​organizing a party, I think we should celebrate that the term is over and that we have learned a lot thanks to our efforts.

If we are all together, I do not care where the party is held, but in my opinion I think it would be better in the park because that way we will be outdoors, later we will have to collect everything and not leave garbage on the ground.

I think we could play games that we all know but in English like Who’s Who, it will be fun!

We should all bring something to share, no matter what food or drink.It will be fantastic!

Lucia.

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COLLEGE WEBSITE PROPOSAL

By Cristina F. (19). C1 level.

This proposal is aimed at outlining how the college website could be improved given the fact that some international students have not got total access to it. It is believed that the webpage is antiquated. Therefore, the international students’ need of being informed is not being met. 

At the present moment, the first thing students noticed about the webpage is that it is only in one language, this makes it difficult for international teenagers to understand the information or the tasks uploaded in the web. In addition, it was the delegate of the international students who has been complaining about lacking links in the website in order to do the homework or important procedures such as enrolment and registration for exams. What it amounts to is that international students are not feeling integrated in our university.

I am inclined to agree that it would be really helpful for students if the webpage was translated into different languages automatically depending on the settings of your computer. Needless to say that teacherS are supposed to take into account both international and national students. They must upload links and tasks in both parts of the website and not until they know how to do it, will they do it. Therefore, it is advisable to impart computer courses to them. 

To sum up, if these recommendations were carried out, international students would be more participative in the university life and would make the most of their stay in our country.

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ON GLOBALISATION AND TRAVEL

By Cristina F. (19).

Nowadays globalization is a fact that affects our daily lives. Not only are social networks influenced by it, but it has also influenced the ease of taking any method of transport and traveling between countries.

On the one hand, if we had asked any adult of the last century about crossing the Atlantic Ocean by plane in less than one day, he would have answered that we are crazy. The first thing anyone noticed when buying a plane ticket, is the number of options there are and the ease to complete the process. Needless to say that the fact of airplanes, trains and cars being affordable for great part of the population has launched international travel . 

On the other hand, the first century is known to be the century of technology. What it amounts to is that information spreads like wildfire because of social media. If it had not been for social networks, maybe a Spanish teenager would not know so much about India.

Moreover, the fact that influencers go to India and upload their videos on Instagram, makeS teenagers HEAR things about the country straight from the horse´s mouth, this makes a great impact. 

To put it briefly, both the ease of catching a plane, and its speed, as well as what we see on social networks, have made traveling the world something accessible to all.