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jueves, 12 de marzo de 2015

WRITING UNIT 5

BIOGRAPHY

Dakota Johnson is an actress that is 25 years old. She was born in Austin Texas USA and is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. She’s part of a family that has always been involved in film making. She has always danced since she was a child and she became interested in modelling at 12.

Her debut was as a child in the film Crazy in Alabama which was directed by her stepfather Antonio Banderas and she and her half-sister stared in the roles of daughters to their real life mother Melanie Griffith. Seven years later she was chosen as Miss Golden Globe when she was 18.

When she graduated from high school she started to work for the William Morris Agency and her acting career began. She was very lucky because her first film as an adult was a big box office success it was called The Social Network. She starred in several successful films such, The Five-year Engagement, For Ellen and 21 Jump Street.

 In 2015 Johnson played Anastasia Steele in Fifty shades of Grey, which was based on the New York bestseller of the same name.

She has had the advantage of belonging to a family which helped her a lot in her acting career, but she’s also recognised as being a good actress in her own right. She is only 25 years old and I hope that she has a long and successful career.

miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015

IS INTERNET AN ADDICTION?

It’s difficult to define when an addiction really becomes a problem; I suppose it becomes a problem when it interferes with real life. I agree with Mygirl_Ruby that people can be obsessive about everything. However, Internet is so readily available that it is particularly easy to become obsessed with it. 

I disagree with Mygirl_Ruby when she says that TV is more addictive than the internet. Internet nowadays has in some ways replaced TV as nearly all popular films and series are available on it on demand; you don’t have to wait for the following week to watch the next episode.  So it is possible to spend hours and hours watching your favourite programmes without being conscious of time passing.

Mark002 says ‘’real life isn’t as interesting as  the Internet’’  and it is certainly true that the internet offers a wide range of activities in which the user can engage; downloading music and films,  playing interactive worldwide games with other users, corresponding via emails or chats, searching the internet for interesting life hacks and reports of human interest.

Internet is unique in that it allows the user to be anonymous or to take on a completely different character. Most people like to take on a role, and pretend that they’re someone they’re not. This can be done by interactive video games when you take on a specific heroic personality or by revealing only the information you wish to on social media. Although there is of course the danger of revealing too much to a possible criminal.

So what about real life?  It is harder to hide our own weaknesses or inadequacies in the actual world and the real danger of the internet, in my opinion, is that we escape into the world of cyberspace in order to avoid daily problems or difficulties. There are thing you can’t do on the internet like playing sports, socialise at a deeper level when you have to cope with other people’s personalities and there are certain senses which can’t be transmitted via the Internet, such as taste, touch and smell.
We are who we are and if we are to be true to ourselves then we need to live out our lives in the world. Internet can’t substitute life.