Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

martes, 31 de octubre de 2017

What a scary situation!!! Living on your own, with your parents, sharing...????

In less than a year's time, you will be living away from home and you will be so eager to become independent. You imagine it will be an ideal situation for you to live: wonderful experiences, no parents around to tell you what to do, no curfews, no limits... However, it is not all gold that glitters! No one to buy the bread for you, no one to do the cooking, washing or any of the household activities a house requires, no one to wake you up and tell you to go to class.... And finally, the money matters!!! Actually, this paradise you are dreaming about can become a hell.

Anyway, there is no need to exaggerate. There must be a balance and you must always be practical choosing the best option life offers. Let's see some awkward situations and the solutions found.

And now let's analyse the situation from a comic point of view.

Living On Your Own: Expectations Vs Reality (BuzzFeed)

Before we go on with our next topic in this post, here's a video about some common mistakes in English:

And now let's talk about Halloween. Here's the history of Halloween to begin with:

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Finally, here's Thriller by Michael Jackson  >>>

SELECTIVITY. Solutions to the exercises in the previous post:

55.  Here's a link to check your definitions.

56.  1. won't do    2.   know   3. see    4. will be    5. will happen    6. get   7. will look after   8. will reserve   9. finish   10. go

57.  1. She asked Carol not to go the next week.    2. She asked us if we liked English cheese.   3. Peter said he didn't know what to do that night and Jane suggested having dinner at a Chinese restaurant.     4. The teacher asked me when I had last seen my parents.     5. You said you ate something the previous day that didn't agree with you.

58.  1. The elderly man that lives opposite the petrol station has just retired.   2. She is so beautiful that she can marry whoever she wants.    3. It is said that... / He is said to be working in Germany, but he is also believed to be living in Spain.   4. Did you ever take part in a demonstration when you were a teenager? Yes, but I haven't done that since I was 19.    5. How long have you been waiting for me? I have been waiting for you for an hour.   6. Phone your girlfriend and ask her to marry you today.    7. My hair is too long, I will have to have my hair cut.    8. She has just seen the girl I used to go out with.   9. If I were you, I would buy  a new book.    10. 50 littres of beer were drunk on my birthday.

17 comentarios:

  1. Living alone or with your parents has its advantages and disadvantages.

    All teenagers are looking forward to arriving at 18 to go to study abroad or to the university to live alone, or in an apartment with our friends. We see everything as a dream that we are looking forward to. We think that we will not have anyone on top telling us what time we have to get home, we can go out with whomever we want without your parents finding out, you will not have to endure the anger of your parents, nobody will be all day on you giving you that study, or that you get up since you have to order your room ...
    We think that it will be like paradise, but afterwards it is not like that, this has its good and bad things.

    I believe that at the beginning you are very excited and eager to start this new experience. At the beginning you will be very comfortable, because you do not have anyone on top of you, you can pick up your room and make the bed whenever you want, go out to party whenever you want ... but when a time passes, you start to miss your parents, you throw unless you have the food on the table, or you wash and iron your clothes, that always at home you had food in the fridge without having to go to the supermarket and now no .. living alone means being responsible and doing your all your housework, getting up only to go to college or work without having anyone to remind you of everything you need to do.

    So from my point of view, becoming independent is a new experience for which we must all spend sooner or later, which helps us mature and make us more responsible, learning new things, makes us see that in this life it is not all So easy, and that we will not always have mom and dad there doing all our homework for us.

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  3. Nowadays a lot of people plan on living independently since the age of 18. But you should consider all the aspects of independent life to avoid unpleasant consequences. Of course, There are a lot of diferent advantages and disadvantages when you live independently.

    To start with, living on your own can be great since you are not dependent on anyone. For example, you can organise your space as you wish. And place furniture in the way that is comfortable for you. Moreover, you can have any pet you wish. But don’t forget that you need to pay enough attention to it.

    In contrast, when you live alone you have time to do everything you need to do. There is no one who can help you with cleaning, washing the dishes and cooking. You should do everything on your own. What is more – you cannot leave your flat if you have nobody to water your plants or feed your pet. All in all you need to try to be careful and improve yourself as self-dependent and organized person.

    Another thing I want to mention is payments. You should work so hard to earn money to pay for utilities. It’s difficult to combine those things together. So, in some cases living alone is not the best option in terms of economy and safety.

    Taking everything into account, living separately is an uneasy thing to deal. But if you want to be independent, don’t be afraid of difficulties. And if you want to change your life, this is exactly what you need.

  4. Nowadays, living alone or with our parents is a difficult decission to take because in the different options we have advatages or disadvantages.

    To start, living alone makes you being much more responsible, you have to do housework like shopping, putting the washing machine, making food ... but on the other hand, you can go out without being told the time to return, do what you want when you want, etc.

    On the other hand, living with our parents makes our day-to-day life much easier, because they do all the housework, they take the house forward, they bring money home, they pay for everything you want...

    From my point of view, I think that you live better with your parents because it has advantages, but someday the time will come when we will have to become independent, we will have to do all the tasks they do and create our own home .

    Paola Ruiz 2ºBACH A

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  6. I want to grow and become independent, I think that will be incredible, but sometimes that may not be as pretty as it seems, as you mention, money can be a very important problem, if you don´t have a work, you can´t be independent, that's why it's important to study these years, because in the future you can have a great job. The other things like cooking or doing the activities a house requieres can be a problem at first, but then you get used to it and they become a routine that you end up controlling it.

    David Bacas Posadas 2ºC

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  8. Living alone or with your parents. This is a question that all teenagers it is done when he comes of age. When we are children always say that we are going to living alone when we finish to study. After that, many of us want to continue living with our parents, but for reasons of studies we must to move to other city to live alone. Even so, when the friday arrive we visit to our parents all weekend.

    Some of the advantages of living alone is that we are free to do whatever we want, we can be awake until the time you want, you can pick up your room and make the bed whenever you want,and you go out to party whenever you want, even make it at home. Many students living with other friends to keep company.

    Not only there are advantages, also there are many disadvantages, living alone means being responsible and doing your homework, getting up only to go to university or work without having anyone to remind you of everything you need to do. For this reasons many students decide to living with their parents, because they are not responsible.

    Finally, In my opinion that I prefer to living with my parents at the moment because I am very satisfaced and I do not have to worry about anything; but in the future, I think that I must living alone because I want to study in a university and for that reason I must search a flat to living alone or with a friend.

  9. It is an open secret that if you live with your parents you do not have independence, in spite of your age, since parents are always going to have their finger in every pie. Independence is one of the reasons why young people want to live on their own, because they are fed up with them. I reckon that I am one of those people and that is why I want to go to university.

    Nowadays it is known that most young people do not have a lot of money. Due to this fact, they have to live with someone, although sometimes she/he is not the person they want to live with. Saving money is the one of the benefits that make people stand their housemates.

    However, there are not only advantages, some of the disadvantages would be that for example your apartmentmate could be messy, she/he may not want to clear up, she/he may be tempered or extremely noisy.

    All in all, sharing an apartment can be amazing (if you live with an awesome person, like a friend) or a disaster. I would like to draw attention to the fact that living with your parents is a dream in spite of the downsides.


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  11. This is my cousin William. He is very intelligent and he graduated from the University of Granada because he studied history. My grandmother is on the right. She is very beautiful. Our grandfather is on the left. I’m taking the photo,so you can't see me in the picture.

  12. Many teenagers are impatient to be eighteen because they have expectations of a reality that isn't as they think.Having the age to go and live alone has its advantages.

    One of the most frequent disadvantages is to do the domestic activities (washing the dishes, tydying the house, scrubbing the floor, feeding, doing de shopping,etc...). Many teenagers don't think about all that when they go to live alone, they just think about going with their friends and having fun. Other disadvantages is money, before everything was paid by our parents and now it's by us, which means we have to save money if we want to have for the whole month.

    One of the advantages can be to go with your friends to an appartment and not having your parents around to tell you what to do, when you are going to live alone it's as if you felt free. Another advantage is being able to go partying without having an hour to return.

    From my point of view, I think that many teenagers are eager to leave home, but after a while they come to consider going back to their parents, because it's a hard situation for some. Although leaving home is an experience that we will all experience sooner or later.

  13. Do you still live with your parents? Have you ever though about moving? Today, some young people leave home through choice while others feel forced to, because of the fact that their parents may have died or because job's problems.

    To begin with, one of the biggest advantages of living with your parents is that you can save a lot of money. Furthermore, doing the gardening or the washing up are almost always done by your parent. Whether you are a busy student, you may not always have the time to come home and fix yourself a homemade meal, while when you live with your parents you can enjoy warm home cooked meals.

    Nonetheless, it is not all gold that glitters. Living with your parents will strip you of your space and privacy and you call friends over or have house parties either. Moreover, you are likely to have unwelcome advice, from what you eat, the time that you sleep to the number of hours you spend with your phone.

    Taking all into account, living with parents or leaving has its drawbacks and advantages. Me, personally I would like to spend some time living with my friends. Next year, we are going to move from our house, and I feel we will regret our parents quite a lot, although we will enjoy that time as well.

  14. Living alone, without parents, sounds quite attractive but we must take into account all the advantages and disadvantages.

    On the one hand, we have the advantages, in the first place, the autonomy to be able to do things as we want and when we want without having to comply with the orders of our parents. Also the power of decision in such simple things as dinner, when to go to sleep, when to get home or things like that.

    On the other hand we have the disadvantages that many times we don´t think of them but there are also. When you loan yourself, you do it in every way, also economically. All the expenses you will have to face them and for that you will have to work. Work is not like going to school, missing a day at work is a waste of money. In addition, you must learn to do all the house choices and all of them must be done by you. Don´t forget that many times the family makes us not feel so alone.

    From my point of view, parents can often seem heavy but most likely when we become independent, we will miss them. In addition, that all tasks and economic burdens fall on oneself is something very hard but someday we will have to face it.

    Raisa Martín 2º BACH

  15. I want to be independent, but it is more comfortable to live with your parents because they can wash your clothes, they can make you food ..
    for a student to live alone is not very comfortable because he does not have so much time to prepare food, wash his clothes ...
    On the other hand if you want to go out with your friends and live alone your parents can not control you.
    To be independent you must first study, to have a good future and raise money

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  17. When I'm older, I want to live on my own or with my wife and children, but I would visit my parents every weekend. Now, I am really happy to live with them, because I love them a lot, but I now that soon I will live home to study somewhere else.
    My parents are my best friends because they help me do the most difficult things. Now, I can't think about a future without my parents. I usually take care of them and I help them in things I can do, but cooking on my own is a real disaster! In things like that,my mother helps me.
    In the future, I will have a family in a new house and I won't live on my own. I wish my wife would cook well and teach me!