viernes, 19 de febrero de 2016


Journeys are more usual than 30 years ago. People used to work near their houses, but now, they work near or far from their homes because if they can't find a job in their hometown, they have to get used to working whereever they find a job.   

Most people spend about 2 hours approximately on road, and that is an inconvenient. Some of them complain about that and they say that their working day is longer than the one of people who live near their job, and for that, they usually complain for their salary.

The most common means of transport is the car, but there are other means, for example, the bus, the train, the underground... In addition, now there are new systems to travel, like Blablacar; it is a platform in Europe which connects people who need travel with drivers who have empty seats, so, you save some money on travelling and you reduce the impact on the environment. 

  Actually, we are also commutes because we have to go to school in Salobreña, which is 14 km away from our hometown. On the contrary, we go by bus and and it only takes us about 20 minutes on the bus.


It seems that every year a new virus comes up. As it was the case of the Ebola virus last year. Well, this year... here we have the Zika virus.   

Frequently,when you travel you are exposed to a lot of bacterias and they go with you anywhere you go. Scientists have discovered that bacterias can live a lot of days.

Firstly, I want to say what the Zika virus is. It is a micro-organism you can find in Asia and Africa and which is usually transmitted by mosquitoes. In humans, this virus was first discovered in 1954, in Nigeria.

Currently, no cure exists for the Zika virus. Most people who have been bitten by an infection-trasmitting mosquito don't develop any symptom. On the contrary, other people develop some symptoms as skin rash, mild fever, and muscle or join pain that begins approximately, after 2-7 days after contamination. Pregnant women transmit the virus to their babies, and it produces severe foetal birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

All in all, if you think about it, you will realise that all disasters as tsunamis, epidemics... always attack people who are poorer. If they haven't much, when they suffer all these things, they have fewer things than they had before.

If you are flying, you aren't travelling alone... there are a lot of bacterias which will join you on the road!


Natural medicine is becoming more popular,  a lot of natural medicines can find effective remedies for certain illnesses, but when they are more serious these treatments are useless. This is an inconvenient. 

Medicine has evolved a lot; treatments cure you fighting against disease, although these treatments aren't sure at all, because they cause side effects as kidney, liver and cells damage, body deterioration, etc.

Natural medicine can also produce other effects, but these effects are more controllable and there isn't so much danger.

I think the worst danger is that you can meet people who use plants without knowing anything about them and they offer you to treat your illness.

To sum up, I reckon alternative medicine isn't as true as traditional medicine, even though I don't think it is false. So, I respect people who use it.


      Nowadays, there is free medical care for everyone in Spain, although sometimes there are cases of people who go to a medical center because they are really ill and they are not attend by anybody. Frequently that is because of ethnic, religious and cultural reasons. 
      One of the reasons for providing free medical care is that everybody has the right to health. What's more, a doctor or somebody who works at a medical center must attend everybody because their ethics is above all.

      On the contrary, maybe these people should be more respectful to treat with the medics because if you want everybody to treat you right, you must treat them right too. In addition, you have to respect the lawyers. Furthermore, there have been some cases where foreign people take advantage of free medical care, for instance, a lot of people have been to Spain to operate themselves, for example, some operations that in other countries are more expensive than in Spain (in Spain it is free).

     To sum up, from my point of view, having a free medical care is necessary, and I am in favour of it. If the government provided it, society would be fairer.


                                                                                                                             24 Headington Rd
                                                                                                                             Oxford OXA420
                                                                                                                             24th April 2016

Mr Peter Bridges
Starlight Café
54 Market St

Dear Mr Bridges,
I'm writing you to apply for the waitress job, which I saw on page 22 at the "The Times" newspaper on 21st April. It's a job that I'm very interested in.

I'm 15 years old and I'm a student at Mediterranean Sea High School. I am hard-working, very responsible, although I'm very shy. However, that is not problem because I can get use to talking with customers quickly. I've worked as a nanny with little children, and I've worked as a teacher giving classes in the evenings too. So I'm used to being with people and to having contact with them. On the contrary, I'm not talkative and I don't have so much time study... and that is terrible!

At the moment, I am working in the town hall as a secretary of the local police. That post is very quiet, it is also very comfortable, there is a good atmosphere with all the partners.
The reason why I'm looking for an other job is because I need more money to pay aal my studies, and it is also because I want to have new experiences and meet new people. The earliest date that I could start working at Sparlight Café is 10th May. The work timetable is perfect to me because I can always arrive on time. If I get this job, I'll get all my goals (among my goals there is one that is being less shy). It is such a good job!

I am sending you my photo and my Curriculum vitae. I am ready to have an interview with you for the job. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

María Béjar