Wednesday, April 3, 2013

To what extent do you need to have a lot in common with people to get on with them.

     Being unique became popular nowadays. People tend to expose their individuality, eccentricity, originality. But for some reasons it is still valuable to get on with people in modern society. So, to what extent do we need to sacrifice our individuality in order to live in harmony with other people.
     In my way of thinking, the more intelligent person (and his circle of contacts) is the less he needs to seem or be alike to others. As smart people know that only the distinction of opinions and positions bring them closer to truth. Therefore, they are always tolerant and enjoy communicating with people who are different from themselves. 
     But in real, fast and mad life, where is no time for thinking and being patient and tolerant, we should have a lot common with people you keep in touch. Same interests, usually same purposes and ambitions, same opinion and way of thinking, same motivation helps to understand each other and be more attached.

     All in all, being one and only may be not so bad, if you do not mind risking to be left alone. But in case you would like to be demanded among other people you should have much mutual with them.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Letter "Summer camp in Ireland"

Dear Ms Lake,

     I am writing in reply to your advertisement offering job in summer camp in Ireland published in yesterday's The Times. I find this work suitable for me and I am interested in getting it.
     I am a 18 year old student from Estonia. My friends consider me as a sociable, reliable and friendly person.
     You will not regret if you apply me for this job, because I really like to work with children and I spend a couple of years giving them rhythmic gymnastics classes. Moreover, my experience of working with children is good enough, because of having two younger brothers.
     However, I would like to apply for this job, because I am planning to study children psychology next year at University, so this kind of experience could be useful for me.
     I wondered if it were possible to tell me what exactly spare time activities do I suppose to organize.
     Would you be so kind and let me know where the camp is situated, when it will start. If it is comfortable, could you please inform me about the salary?
     I would appreciate further cooperation. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Your sincerely,
Mari Mets

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Minu elukohas on head tingimused vaba aega veetmiseks.

Selleks, et olla lõbus, terve ja elurõõmus igaühel peab olema koht kus saab oma vaba aega veeta. Minu elukohas on selleks palju võimalusi, aga minu arvates, võiks olla veel rohkem.
Kuna mina elan vanalinnast mitte nii kaugel, ma alati saan jalutada oma sõpradega kitsate tänavate mööda ja nautida värsket õhku ja keskaegset atmosfääri, mis seal alati peremehetseb. Ma elan ka lauluväljakust ja Piritalt lähedal, seal saab rõõmu tundma isegi meeldivast vaadest merele ja lindudele, mis elutsevad kallastikul. Kuid jalutamine ja vaatlemine ei ole ainuke asi millega siin tegeleda võib. Siin on olemas ka spordihallid, basseinid, bowlingid, piljardid, mõtlen, et igaüks leiab minu elukohas endale midagi huvitavat. Arvan aga, et siin on vähe taimestiku, kui seda oleks rohkem, siis oleks palju meeldivam õues oma aega veeta.
Enamik tallinnlastest ütleb, et linnaosa kus ma elan on morn ja ilutu, kuid mina kindlusega ütlen, et see on meeldiv ja siin on palju tingimusi oma vaba aega veetmiseks. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Society today is noisier that ever.

Modern world is full of different, various noises. Motors, aircraft, railway stations, animals, displeasing human, music playing in bar. Anything can create it. Nowadays people practically do not hear silence at all, that is the problem because noise pollution affects both humans heath and behavior.
Furthermore unexpected sounds can damage psychological health and hearing abilities, to cause annoyance and aggression. To compare with previous generations, which did not catch these crazy amount of technologies we are much more subjected to depression, we are much more aggressive and offensive, noise influences blood pressure, it increases making us act like that. 
I could say that government should make something to reduce this amount of noise pollution, but everyone knows that government has a lot of other different things to take care of. Curfews are in the past, no one would listen and obey these kind of rule or law, because today's people are much less disciplined.
In my opinion the problem is in us. We do not respect each other shouting and speaking loudly wherever we want. We can not declare of those benefits that our technological world gives, but respect each other is in our power. If people were more well-wishing towards each other, there would not happen neighbors problems and any others too. If we save our world from arguments, I am sure that we will make it much more quieter.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

p. 63 (ex. 4,5,6,7)

Ex. 4. 1) F; 2) T; 3) F; 4) T; 5) F; 6) F; 7) T;

Ex. 5. 1) boisterous; 2) catchy; 3) susceptible; 4) baffling; 5) distinct; 6) involuntary; 7) hereditary; 8) excessive; 9) rowdy; 10) pointless;

Ex. 6. 1) f; 2) a; 3) d; 4) b; 5) c; 6) e;

Ex. 7. 1) put up with; 2) set off; 3) take on; 4) mix up; 5) showing off; 6) getting rid of;

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Do our children need to learn more languages in the future?

     Learning languages is very popular among youth. We study them hard in different reasons. Some of us plan to go live abroad, some are going to connect his life with tourism, some want to get aсquainted with with different cultures using foreign language. But will it be necessary in the future or not? 
     We know a lot of facts about a globalization and one of these is that amount of languages is slowly declining. Some competent people claim that a lot of languages would disappear in following hundred years so we would not going to need to learn a lot languages to communicate with people form other nationalities, to understand and to be understood. But as I have already said our children might be interested in exploring some cultures like some of us are. In this case, some historical documentation might exist only in some foreign language. In my opinion, history is very important for future generations, because they have to take a mistakes of earlier generations into consideration.       
     To conclude, I would like to say that an ordinary person in future will not need to learn as many languages as we are trying to learn nowadays, but may be for some of our children it will be interesting and useful, because learning languages is a good exercise for brains and certainly not less developing than mathematical logical tasks.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Graafiku analüüs.

     AS Fondes Konsultatsioonid püüdsid välja selgitada milline on inimeste suhtumine oma töösse. Uuringu korraldati nii Eestis, kui Soomes, et võrrelda ja saavutada objektiivsemat tulemust. 

     Uuringu käigus selgus, et tegurid, mis kujundavad inimeste suhtumist töösse on üsna arvukad ja täiesti erinevad aga ettaarvatavad. Mõlemad soomlased ja eestlased peavad kõige tähtsamaks suhteid töökaaslastega, keskmiselt 20% küsitletud töötajatest arvavad nii. Ühine arvamus on soomlastel ja eestlastel ka ülemustega suhete puhul. 17% mõtlevad, et see on tähtis. 
     Ülejäänud tegurid eristuvad. Auahsete eestlaste jaoks on kõige tähtsamad tunnustus, töötasu ja suhted töökaaslastega. Soomlased aga arvavad, et töö vastutusrikkus, saavutused ja suhted töökaaslastega on palju olulisemad. Kõige vähem küsitletud eestlastest peavad karjääri tähtsaks teguriks, soomlaste arvates on aga see töötasu. 

     Arvan, et iga inimese motivatsiooni tõstmiseks peab olema isiklik, individuaalne juurdeminek, kuid see ei ole tavaliselt võimalik. Ütlen lihtsalt, et iga hästi tehtud töö eest peab olema sama hea autasu. Vaatamata inimeste individuaalsetele omadustele uuring näitas kõige tähtsamat, et inimestele oleks mõnusam ja mugavam tööd teha, peab olema sõbralik õhkkond ja meeldivad suhted  kollektiivis.