Video games - Essay

Nowadays, video games are played by every child or teenager. Some people, often adults, say these games are dangerous, addictive and aggressive.
Are games really dangerous? Or can they be helpfull in some way?

The majority of people might tell you that they are dangerous, harmfull and addictive. From one side, that thought isn't wrong at all, because there are lot of games (maybe the most popular games) in which you are the main character, who has a lot of problems, and solves it violently.
This kind of games may be harmfull, violent, and of course, addictive.
Also, there are games that are supposed to make you feel sick, like Polybius, an old game that made people have headaches, have nightmares and hear voices in their mind.

On the other side, we can see that that aren't the only style of games in the world, there are also lot of video games that developes your abilities, j


to p simpson, principal.
from the student comittee

We are writing in response to your letter about your ways to savew money in the future for the collage.

In the first place, you told the transport facilities where under-used, but according to a recent survey the transport facilities are used by students at least twice a week.
You also told that the free buses run half empty, but on winter they are used in the maximum during winter.

As a second point you said that you decided on some changes, such as intend yo make the car park available to the general public during the day and charge a fee. We are sorry we cannot agree, we think that would not be convenient because there would be a lack of spaces for students.

You said you will be terminating the free bus service, and more bicycle stands will be providewd to encourage students to cycle to college. It is an excelent idea to try to encourage students to cycle to college, but we think it is really dangerous cycling in a city.

We undestand your point of view but after a careful consideration the comitte has decided to inform you that we will not support because of the disagreements.

The comittee.



I'm on the planning committee representing my country for the international cultural festival in London. I'm writting this proposal in order to suggest what should be included in the festival to represent the culture of my country.

Uruguay's Carnival
The carnival of Uruguay is considered the largest carnival on the world. It starded near the year 1760 and now it's stil very famous.
People disguise with a lot of colours and walk through the streets dancing and singing, where there's a crowd of people having fun, eating and some ones selling things.
People are eager waiting the whole year until February to celebrate the Carnival.
Maybe it can be possible to show a video with some of the carnivals.

Sports have been very crucial on our country, that's why now it's part of our culture.
Basketball, football and handball are the most typical ones.
Football is considerably the one that made million fans in uruguay. Our team is very know over the world because of the first world cup. We won and it was made in Uruguay also.
I think some of our football players could take part on the festival.

In Uruguay the 'Asado' is the most valuable food, it's typical, for example, to eat Asado the weekends, or in big parties.
"Torta fritas" are appreciated specially on rainy days. Also the 'mate' is a traditional Uruguayan infused drink.
We can take those three typical foods/drinks to the festival so people can taste them and know a bit more about it.

My proposal tries to make you know what Uruguayan culutre really is, and I hope it meets with your approval.


Research on eating habits

Dear Dr. S. D. Allan,

I'm writting in order to take part in the experiment on eating habits, which I saw on a magazine and got interested inmediatlly.

First of all I am going to tell you my present eating habits, as you asked. I usually eat 3 meals: lunch, tea and dinner. I skip breakfast because I am used to get up too late. In general I do not eat unhealthy food, like fried food or with lots of fats.
Between those meals I eat lots of things: cookies, cake, waffles, chocolate, etc.
I was wondering if in the exepriment we can choose the food or if they're just fixed meals, and also if the food is free or I have to pay for it.

When would this start? Between Saturday and Thursday, any day is okay for me, so just tell me those three days I could go.
You also mentioned a fee, could you tell me of how much is it?

I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Belén Alejo.


The sea Hotel.
The sea hotel is a large building on the sea, near an island close to Hawaii.
From the outside it looks really dangerous, obviously, if you see a hotel floating on the sea, the first thing you say it may be 'oh my god that's gonna sink'. But it is not like that, the building is really safe, and it has an aquatic look, very original.

The hotel is very large, it has got 100 rooms and the aquarium, all of which have bathrooms and fridge.
The one I stayed was really clean, it was very big and confortable.
It had a big TV and a big bed, it was really warm, beacause it had air conditionin.
For the people that can afford, there are rooms much bigger and with 2 bathrooms and a computer with internet.
The aquarium is enormus, it has lots of fish, 5 sharks, seastars, sea horses and lots of other aquatic animals.

The level of service was ok. The TV broked, and on the 5 minutes they where reparing it.
For eating, you have to call to ask for it, and in 15 minutes it will be in your room. Even if it is three in the morning!

In conclusion, the Sea Hotel is an excelent hotel, exotic and confortable, perfect for those who



Hi Jo!

How are you? I'm fine, well, I'm going to tell you how we use technology in my family.
We use technology always, because it's a good way of communication, for example, the cellphones, we don't leave home without our cellphone.
Then, well, our house is full of technology for entertainment or ways of communication.
My parents use technology for their job, their job is certainly based on the use of technology, but I use technology only for entertainment and communication,
but I think it probably could help me in the future to work, although, in fact, nowadays technology helps me at school, or for learning
for example, if I want to know something, y just search "something" on the internet in tead of asking someone.
In conclusion, in my family we use a lot of technology for diverse reasons.
That's all!
see you n_n.



Do you want to keep fit? And meet new friends? Did you know that doing sports is good for our body, self-esteem and health? Yes, it’s really good for ourselves, so, why don’t you start doing some sport? Why aren’t you on the athletics club?

‘This club really helped me, because I hadn’t had any friends who like sports like me, so I joined to the club and now I have lots of friends who like the same as me! And of course, now I’m on fit!’ said Robbie Collinson, one of the first members of the club. ‘There are lots of things to do in this club, well… everything, all sports are practised here, and the trainers are excellent!’ said another member, I agree with him!

The members meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6-8PM, so, what are you waiting for? ‘Most teenagers think doing athletics is boring, but, that’s not true! Here we have a lot of fun, it’s not everything about running, no, for example, once a month we have a little break of half an hour and we have a picnic! Sometimes we are visited by important sports people and we talk with them!’ said Alice Cobbins, the trainer.

Try it! If you want more information contact Mrs West (who runs the club).