A holiday is just another day off.

Nowadays there are a great number of different holidays all over the world. Some people believe that holidays have an important and valuable meaning, while others claim that they are just ordinary days when one does not have to work.

As far as I am concerned, holidays are something more than just another day off for a few reasons. Firstly, holidays exist to commemorate or honor someone or something special. Thus, holidays differ from regular weekends. Secondly, only on holidays people greet each other with particularly important date or event. Lastly, on these days people usually come together to participate in various traditional competitions or parades.

However, some people do not quite agree with these arguments. According to them, holidays are nothing more than a day off because people do not have to go to work. Moreover, some people do not celebrate holidays, they just relax on them like in any other weekend.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that there is a strict separation between holidays and day offs. A holiday is not just the next day for rest, but also the event, which is related to some special occasion in the past.

In conclusion, I would like to state that holidays are distinctive days that should be paid proper attention to. That is why, I treat them accordingly and respectfully.

Young people pay too much attention to fashion.

Nowadays fashion became a topic of great deal of discussions among teenagers. In this regard, some people believe that young people focus on it too much, though others claim that actually the youth are not that interested in it.

As far as I am concerned, teenagers are too concentrated on popular trends indeed. Firstly, they follow trendy clothing even when it is not appropriate. For instance, a great number of youngsters in Moscow wear fancy shortened jeans in winter just because it is fashionable. Secondly, in an effort to look in a stylish way they spend a great amount of parental money on attributes of fashion. Lastly, they spend too much time reading magazines dedicated to this topic and forget about important deeds.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, teenagers do not pay that much attention to mode and style. They just do not have time for it nowadays, because of modern pace of life. They dedicate more time to education than to trends. Besides, fashion is always changing; this is why it is quite hard to follow it.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that modern young people have time for both of fashion and education. Moreover, they catch new trends immediately due to social media and the Internet.

In conclusion, I would like to state that the youth spend too much time and money on fashion. The desire to look stylish and be aware of all fancy trends became a kind of addiction nowadays.

Printed books will be eventually replaced by electronic ones.

Nowadays electronic books become more and more popular. In this regard, some people believe that it is possible that one day electronic books will replace printed ones. However, others are sure that it will never happen.

As far as I am concerned, e-books will take the place of paper books for a few reasons. Firstly, it is more convenient to store a great number of books on only one electronic device than to keep them all on a bookshelf. Secondly, e-books do not affect reader’s vision. In contrast to printed books, it is possible to change fonts or the light on it. Lastly, it is much easier to hold a light electronic devise instead of a heavy book.

However, some people do not share my point of view. According to them, paper books are more pleasant to read: it is possible to enjoy illustrations, feel special book-smell, touch the paper sheets. Besides, this type of books does not require charging. That is why they are irreplaceable.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that the convenience and usefulness of e-books cannot be compared with just pleasant tactical sensations. Moreover, it is easier to charge an e-book once and enjoy all its benefits than to carry several printed books and constantly get tired of them.

In conclusion, I would like to state that due to all of the advantages of electronic books there is a possibility that they will replace old-fashioned ones. That is why I have already switched my paper books to them.

Some people are fond of shopping. Others consider it to be a waste of time.

To buy or not to buy? That is the question. Nowadays a great number of people love shopping, though others believe that it is pointless to spare free time on this activity.

As far as I am concerned, shopping is the waste of time for a few reasons. Firstly, it takes much time to do it. Finding the right item is not a quick process. Secondly, it requires going to a special mall which is exhausting. Lastly, in order to find the needed product one must be patient and persistent. Otherwise there is a chance to buy nothing.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, shopping is a great pastime. Besides, it helps to avoid the routine and to relax. Consequently, it is a meaningful activity, not a waste of time.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments because they are not convincing for me. This is exactly owing to my belief that there are more efficient ways to relax and have fun. For example, it is much better to enjoy some amusements with friends or go to some special entertaining places like the cinema. Thus, these activities are more interesting than just shopping.

In conclusion, I would like to state that shopping takes a great deal of free time, which can be dedicated to more useful deeds. Therefore, I go shopping if only it is necessary.

Due to accessible credits you can afford anything you want.

Money plays an important role in people’s lives. There is a popular opinion that available loans give an opportunity to get whatever you wish. Some people agree with it, while others are convinced that taking loans only does harm.

As far as I am concerned, credits do not provide people with a possibility to have anything they desire. Firstly, loans give people a sense on independence which is not real since they have to pay out those loans. Not all people are able to do so and therefore they have problems, some even begin to avoid payments and hide. Secondly, taking loans may make people get into debts or get addicted to them since people begin to like the thought of being able to have everything they want and forget about the possible consequences.

However, some people do not quite share my point of view. According to these people, accessible credits make people able to buy something they need immediately or solve an urgent problem.

Nonetheless, I cannot quite agree with my opponents’ point of view. I hold the idea that by taking a credit to solve one financial problem people create a new one since after all they still have to pay more than they’ve taken. Furthermore, by taking a loan people make themselves dependent on banks which may be seen as some kind of slavery.

To sum up, I would like to say that accessible loans have more disadvantages than benefits. Although a number of people do not quite share my point of view, I strongly believe that people should not look for easy ways and earn on their own.

By Алиска Панич <3

It is great to be an only child in the family. 

Some people are convinced that being the only kid in the family is wonderful, while others hold the idea that growing up in a large family is more beneficial.

As far as I am concerned, it is preferable to live in a one-child family for a few reasons. Firstly, the only kid may become better educated and entertained for all his parents’ attention is concentrated on him or her. Secondly, it saves time and money. The last but not the least is that children in large families often have to compete with one another and prove their worth in order to win parents’ attention which may lead to low self-esteem, while the only child in the family does not have to live up to anyone’s expectations.

However, some people do not share my point of view. According to them, growing up as the only child may be harmful for a child’s character since this way of upbringing may make children lonely and demanding.

Nonetheless, I do not quite agree with my opponents’ point of view. First of all, as the only child, you may grow up to be more independent and able to fend for yourself better. Furthermore, not having an elder sibling to help you every step of the way may be beneficial and make you capable of looking after yourself earlier in life.

To sum it all up, I think that being the only child may certainly have its advantages. Although a number of people do not quite share my point of view, I firmly believe that having more children does not necessarily lead to a happier home.

By Алиска Панич <3

Social media interaction is important for modern teenagers. 

Nowadays the Internet has a huge influence on people’s lives. Some people are convinced that communicating through social networks is essential for today’s youth. However, others hold the idea that interacting on digital platforms is unnecessary for the teens.

As far as I am concerned, social media have a much bigger role to play in all interactions of teenagers with the public than heretofore for a few reasons. Firstly, social media is a way for teenagers to stay in touch and bond with their friends through different messaging services. Secondly, social media apps may be used by teenagers to express themselves by sharing their articles, thoughts, photos with a chance of a feedback.

However, some people do not quite share my point of view. According to them, social media communication is not essential for adolescents since it may disconnect them from the real world by taking up a great amount of their spare time.

Nonetheless, I do not agree with my opponents’ point of view. I believe that having interactions through digital platforms is vital for young people because it helps them to develop better social skills, feel less isolated and improve their self-esteem.

To sum it all up, I would like to say that communication in the Net plays a significant role in teenagers’ lives. I firmly believe that being socially connected is important for the psychological development of young people, and in this day and age, online environment helps them greatly.

By Алиска Панич <3

Junk food must be prohibited otherwise obesity becomes the most common disease people suffer from.

Nowadays more and more people begin to suffer from obesity. In this regard, some people believe that junk food restriction will be very beneficial in order to protect people from this disease, though others believe that it is pointless.

As far as I am concerned, junk food should not be prohibited for a few reasons. Firstly, it is the essential right of every person whether to eat junk food or not. Secondly, it is better to promote healthy lifestyle than to restrict people’s freedom to choose their eating habits. Lastly, it is very hard to define what food exactly can be called junk food. That is why I think that prohibition of unhealthy food will not lead to any positive results.

However, some people do not agree with my point of view. According to them, most people, especially children, need to be restricted in eating because they cannot control themselves. Besides, the government is in charge of health care services. Consequently, it should regulate people’s consumption of junk food in order to avoid such serious diseases like obesity in the whole country. This reasoning makes people think that prohibition of unhealthy food is essential.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments. This is exactly owing to my belief that people themselves should be responsible for their and their children’s eating habits. Moreover, the government cannot control every part of people’s lives.

In conclusion, I would like to state that junk food should not be restricted. It is the responsibility of people to look after their health and form positive eating habits.

Good books are only those books that everyone likes and understands.

In modern world we have a variety of different books. Some people are convinced that books are only worth reading if they are popular and simple for understanding. However, others believe the орроsite.

As far as I am concerned, any book may be good if you like it. Firstly, different people have different tastes. For some people one book can be amazing, but for others it may be awful. It is not a surprise because there are so many books of different genres. Secondly, people usually have a different range of knowledge. Open-minded people prefer books by classical poets. Not everyone can easily understand great novels like «Peace and war», for example. Although it does not mean that it is a bad book.

However, some people do not quite share my point of view. They state that a good book is only the one that is easy to understand for people of all ages since books should make people feel relaxed and entertained.

Nonetheless, I cannot quite agree with my opponents’ point of view. I believe that books may be used for various reasons and people should choose books for themselves depending on what they want to get from reading. Thus, every book is a good book in its own way.

To sum it all up, I would like to say that good books are those books that really suit to your tastes, but not to tastes of all people. That is why bad books just do not exist.

By Алиска Панич

It is too risky to start your own business.

Nowadays a great number of people wish to become entrepreneurs. They claim that it is quite safe and easy to run their own business. Although others believe the opposite.

As far as I am concerned, starting a business is very risky for a few reasons. Firstly, it is very hard to predict if the business will be profitable or not. Secondly, there is a chance to lose everything and go bankrupt. Lastly, not every person has an entrepreneurial talent. It might result in unsuccessful conduct of business. That is why I think that any business is closely linked to risk.

However, some people do not quite agree with my point of view. According to them, a business usually leads to success, not to failure. Besides, there are numerous stories of success from people who became entrepreneurs without any problems. This reasoning makes people believe that starting a business is not risky at all.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments because they are not convincing for me. This is exactly owing to my belief that nobody tells us stories about business collapses and setbacks. If only people knew about those cases, they would understand that starting their own business is very unstable.

In conclusion, I would like to state that beginning your own business is definitely risky. That is why I will think carefully before becoming an entrepreneur.