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

viernes, 3 de agosto de 2018

Shopping online

Have you ever bought anything online? Online shopping is so extended, but...

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65. Fill in the gaps with prepositions:

1. My office is ________ the second floor ________ the lift.
2. My parents live ________ South Street.
3. When do you usually come home? _______ about six o'clock.
4. I work _______ 17, Rocky Lane ________ 9 am_________ 2 pm.
5. I don't go ________ school _______ the afternoon.

66. Now ask when you do these things and then answer the following questions with the times given :

1. ___________ go to school ? ______________________________
2. ___________ have lunch ? ________________________

67. LANGUAGE IN USE. Write questions for these answers :

1. _______________________________ ? I'm from Spain.
2. _______________________________ ? She's 24 years old.
3. _______________________________ ? I'm sorry. I don't know.
4. _______________________________ ? Next to the post office.
5. _______________________________ ? 9, Malaga Avenue.

68. Put in THE where necessary:

1. "I've got one apple and a piece of chocolate." "I'll have ______ chocolate."
2. I don't like ______ fish.
3. She's got two boys and two girls. ______ two girls are Jane and Betty.
4. ______ girls usually like dolls.

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28 comentarios:

  1. Shopping online is more popular than it has ever been. Millions of users go online every day to buy everything; from groceries to fashion items. Improvements in electronic commerce technologies come changing the way you shop. These advances come with greater risk and with a component of customer service quality that is becoming less human.

    The most obvious advantage of online shopping is its convenience. The days of having no choice but to leave home to buy are a long and distant memory. Now, thanks to smartphones and wifi, the convenience is there in our pockets, at any time of the day or night. Most physical stores have a limited stock; But online you will find a much wider variety of items, which otherwise might not have been available. Another great advantage of online shopping is the potential to save money through effortless cost comparison.

    But, they also have disadvantages. By making an online payment through an insecure transaction, you may be exposed to fraud or identity theft. Another disadvantage is not being able to physically see what you are buying. Also the human service to the client when things go wrong. Too often, a robot can not solve its problems, but human help is not available or difficult to obtain.

    There is no doubt that online shopping has revolutionized our experiences as customers, and will continue to do so as technological advances continue. But it is important to keep track of the risks that we can not ignore and the new risks that can arise from online purchases; which becomes an increasingly normal part of our daily lives.

    Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues 2ºBach

  2. Online shopping is extended in the world and nowadays it is so popular in our society because it allows that people can buy something on internet without going to the store. It is more comfortable, faster and it is more variety.

    Going to buy is very difficult for many people with disability for example people can´t walk. The difficulties in struggling past in-store railings and reaching counters and changing rooms, even if he is using his walking sticks. For this, disability people go to buy in stores is so difficult and a bad situation.

    Many things it´s better go to the store because you can see it , you can touch it and you can prove it. Also many people loves going to buy because it´s a great experience and a way to relax ; but in some situations people have a problem with it because they spend a lot of money and they need buy many things all the time, so it is considered a addiction.

    I think that the online shopping is a good way to buy without go out of house but I prefer go to buy in stores because I can prove it.

    Patricia Rodríguez Martín 2º bach A

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  4. Today many people buy online for convenience, buy all kinds of products.
    The online shopping is made on computers, mobile phones, etc.
    It is convenient online shopping because you can buy at all hours of the day.
    Also some people prefer to buy online for not leaving home, and some for laziness.
    the inconvenience of buying on the Internet for example if you buy clothes or shoes you do not know what exact size will be right for you, that's why I prefer to go shopping at the shop to try it, but it seems good that you can online shopping

  5. Buying online has advantages and disadvantages.
    One of the advantages that has is that it facilitates the purchase and is more comfortable.
    It is possible to buy food for the week, a pair of shoes, some sunglasses, and some tickets for a play at the same time from any place without the distance or variety of stores supposing any concern.
    Many people do not buy online because they think they are going to be cheated and the problem is that if you buy clothes or shoes you can not prove it to be the right one

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  8. Nowadays a lot of people buy clothes or others products online because it is more confortable , but have you thought about what problems this can bring ? .

    On the one hand the large vehicles that deliver the packages in cities produce a lot of pollution and traffic and this can cause health problems to people. In addition , shops can also
    disappear because every time people buy more online and they save more time and have less stress .
    On the other hand disabled have more difficulties to enter the shops and to walk in them . In my opinión buying on internet is a good idea if you don´t have time but you shouldn´t buy a lot online.

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  11. Shopping online is an actual way of buying things without leaving home. Nowadays you can find whatever you want on the internet: clothes, games and electronic things among other things.
    On the one hand, shopping online is great because you don´t have to do car trips and it is good for the environment. Moreover, for example if you want to buy clothes and there wasn´t your size at the clothes shop, you can always find it online.
    On the other hand, shopping online can be dangerous because there are many fake sites and you can lose your money. You can also be addicted to shopping online, and you buy unnecessary things without stopping.
    From my point of view, shopping only is a good way to go shopping, but we can´t forget to go out and have a good time shopping with our family or friends!

  12. Nowadays, online shopping is a very comfortable way to buy any kind of products like food, clothes, cosmetics, plane tickets, electronic devices, etc. Lots of people use online shopping because this way they waste less time, they can find a big variety of products and because there are better prices than in the stores. About myself, even if I like wearing new clothes, going shopping is a nightmare for me. In the future, I´m sure I´ll choose the online shopping instead of store shopping. There are disadvantages about online shopping, too. You can´t try what you buy, sometimes the products get lost on the way or the online payments are not always secure.

  13. I usually buy online every week, it is very easy and comfortable. I buy online because you don´t need to move to the shops, and in my case, I need to move to another town, too. Another advantage is that, sometimes, the objects are cheaper online than in a physical shop. It has many inconveniences, too, like you don´t know if the object that you have ordered is the object that you are going to receive. Finally, I think that it is a very useful way to buy, but you must be careful.

  14. I usually buy online , it is very easy and fast. I buy online because have goy a lot of situation you don't need to go to the shops. In the shopping online you can find a lot of article that you like and in the shops you can't find this article. In the shopping online you can find the articles very much cheap that the same article in the physical shop. I think buy online is very confortable and cheap that the physical shops.

  15. Today, shopping online is very extended. You can buy all kind of things from all over the world without leaving home. It is also cheaper and faster than going to physical shops. But shopping online has some disadvantages. For example, if you're going to buy clothes you can't try it and then you won't know the size you need. It can also takes a lot of time to arrive home.
    I use to buy thing online, but I think you must be careful because sometimes the website isn't safe and it just want to take your money. In this case, you pay the article, but it won't arrive, so you could lose money.

  16. Shopping online is easier for many people than shopping in the real shopping.
    Some people say that you can buy whatever you want in many websites. In addition you can find different prices on the webs and they can send the things at home.
    On the other hand, you can get the wrong thing item, it can take a long time to get the item you bought or they can take your money and not send you the item you bought.
    From my point of view, shopping online is better.
    José Miguel Albertus Béjar 4º eso A 

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  18. Nowadays there are more people that buy online. This is because shopping online is easier than buying in real shops.

    On the one hand shopping online is better because you can find more things and at the best price.You use less time, you can buy from home and you don´t have to do car trips. And for the disabled is more comfortable because they don´t have to move to the stores.

    On the other hand shopping online can be uncomfortable for many people. For example for the blind because they find more difficult to use the techologies. In addiction older people don´t know how to buy online.

    Front my point of view shopping online is fast and comfortable, but I prefer go to physical shops because I can try my clothes.

    Lucía Guirado Ruiz 4ºA.

  19. Each day, thousands of people buy online. This can be because this way to shopping is faster and easier than shopping in real shops.

    On the one hand, almost of the things that we need in our diary life, we can buy them online, and for us is easier and faster because we do not go out of our home and we can buy from food to electronic things, and more. In this way, the buyers save money, for example, they do not need neither a car nor oil.

    On the other hand, for the people that work in real shops, if this situation of shopping online continuous and increases, shops can close and this people will lose their job. Besides, there are more contamination, because for all the things that we buy online, it needs a transport or most of them, if our shop comes of other country.

    In my opinión, I think that buy online is a good idea to do our shop, but if we can, we should try to go to real shops to do it.

    Ana Muñoz Álvarez 4ºA

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  21. Nowadays, buying online is very popular. There are many people who buy online because it is very comfortable and has many advantages. Although it can also be dangerous and have many disadvantages.

    On the one hand, buying online has many advantages. Online we can buy all kinds of products such as: food, clothing, electronic things, plane flights … In online stores, there are usually more offers and variety of products than in the store. In addition, for people with physical disabilities it is more difficult to go to real stores and prefer to buy online.

    On the other hand, buying online has many disadvantages. In real stores we can see, touch and try on the clothes, things that we can’t do online. In addition, if everyone buys online the real stores will disappear and the workers would lose their job. Besides, by making an online payment through an insecure transaction, you may be exposed to fraud or identity theft.

    In my opinion, I think that buy online is a good idea, perhaps because it is easier and faster because you don't have to go to the shop. Although I also think you have to be careful where we buy and the kind of things.

    Desirée Rodríguez Arias 4ºA

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  23. Nowadays there are a lot of people who buyo n internet. Probably because it´s easier and faster that buy on physical store.

    On the one hand shopping online has more advantages. It´s better because you can buy a lot of things that you can´t buy in a physical shop. Also you can buy anything without leaving your house.

    On the other hand shopping online is bad because you can´t see the product and the photo of de product can be deceiving. Another thing is that a lot of people can lose their works.

    In my opinión buy online is a good idea because a lot of people lives far aways from the stores and is so fast and easie buy through internet.

  24. There are a lot of shops in the Internet, clothes shops, electronic shops,even food shops, and it is very easy to buy on them. There are a lot of people who buys on them, because there are a lot of good offers and it is very comfortable because you receive the objects in your house. I usually buy online, because I don´t have to go to other town to buy and I like see many ítems before buy one. I think that it is very useful and many people that don´t buy online should try to do it.

  25. Nowadays there are a lot of people buying on iternet, perhaps because it is easier and faster because you don't have to go to the shop and you have the clothes in you house in a small period of time, but shopping online has disadvantages too.

    On the one hand, shopping online is bad because a lot of people can lose their works, small shops can close and if we continue bulling online in the centre of the city tere will not be any shops, perhaps we have to change our method and buy in shops.

    On the other hand, shopping online is good because it is faster, you don't spend a lot of time and it is comfortable because you don't have to go to the shop and stay in line to pay. Moreover on internet you can find a lot of disccounts and it is cheaper in a lot of occasions, also you can buy a lot of types of things like food or clothes.

    From my point of view, shopping online is a good idea because it is better but we must be careful about what type of things we buy.

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  27. Today on Internet you can buy almost everything with a smartphone or a computer. It's easier and you can buy without leaving home. It's easier and faster to pay, but you must wait a small period of time. We have to be careful with where we are buying because there are lots of fake pages. These pages can steal your money. But on the hand, the small trade is forced to close because of the lack of buyers or must be part of digital era. I think for clothes it's better to go to a shop and try it on for higher comfort and security. You wait in the line and have the clothes instantly.