Students talk about special places, and about protecting the environment

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GLOBAL WARMING AND ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS 

One of the topics that people talk about nowadays is global warming and environmental problems. A lot of people agree that humans are the ones who are causing it, and a lot of other people totally disagree, because they think that it’s something that nature has always done.

All these environmental problems are affecting us in so many ways and some of us don’t realize that in the future it will end really badly, maybe not for us but for our children.

So, global warming results in so many problems and one of them is the melting of the glaciers. Glacier National Park was created in the U.S, in 1910 with 150 glaciers, and since then, it has decreased to only 30 glaciers. People say that maybe in 30 years there is not going to be a Glacier National Park.

So what is causing the melting glaciers? Well it is the gases in the atmosphere that human beings created because of pollution all over the world. Industries, cars, and electricity all create these problems. All these cause the global warming which is causing the glaciers to melt.

Another problem is the water pollution that affects sea life really badly, because we are changing their habitat in a bad way. People are the principal creator of this problem because of the garbage that we toss in rivers, beaches, and lakes. And this can affect the economy of the countries (talking about tourism), because there are so many beautiful natural places that we are destroying while time passes, and in the end, we won’t have the opportunity to enjoy them and also benefit from them. Because we need the natural resources to survive and to have the life that human beings are used to.

Also, there are so many environmental problems like air pollution and deforestation.  If we don’t start to give and keep a solution to this, maybe in the future it will be too late to solve these problems.

So in my opinion, I think that the best way to avoid this is by giving children a better education about recycling and getting information about how we can contribute to solve these problems.


 

I’m going to describe a particular place in my home country, which is my province. It’s situated in extreme southeastern Poland with the capital and the largest city, which is Rzeszow. The province is mostly hilly and mountainous and the northwestern corner is flat.  The province contains 50 cities and towns with a total population of over 2 million people. This province includes two national parks and 11 Landscape Parks.

Travelling around this province, you can see that every bigger town has it’s own unique downtown with a square. It’s very common through our whole country, where towns and cities are situated very close to one another.  Driving by car, you can easily handle one province with most important cities within one or two days.

On your way travelling around the province you can see a lot of museums, often with medieval buildings. Also, traveling by bike in the summertime, you can admire how breathtaking those southeastern locations are.

Another thing that is worth seeing are the beautiful churches, castles and a lot of structures that were built after the Second World War. For someone who’s interested in the war, it’s a place that you really don’t want to miss.

In conclusion, travelling around this province, in such a small country as Poland, you will definitely find a place that impresses you, over and over again.


 

There are some places in the world about which you will always say: “I want to go back there again”. One of those places is, of course, your home. It is the same for me. I really enjoy every day of being with my family in the environment that I know and love. Also, I am sure that my parents and siblings are happy to be together. Last but not least, this is the place where I spent a huge part of my life and where I learned everything that is important to live well and to help others.

My house is in a small village in the south part of Poland. We live in the central part of Suszec. But it is a very quiet place, because our house is on a dead end road. Also, we had some neighbours with colossal gardens. Thus, it is an island in the middle of a country in which four thousand people live. I feel very comfortable with those whom I know and they feel the same about me. With my parents, I can talk about everything, and with siblings, we have many similar ways of thinking as well. There are lots of discussions about problems, and sometimes we quarrel, but it is a part of life, isn’t it? My parents do not like to have many changes in their daily life so I always know where to find something to eat or some tools. Even the house keys are kept in a case, in the same place.

My family also enjoys time with me. I usually cook when my mom is at work, and I like to help her with some cleaning because she is not so young any more. Everybody is incredibly happy that I can help my dad. All my childhood, I was the main helper for my dad, because I think I was the most patient person at home. So now, I am always ready to go with him to the garage, or to pick some fruits from the garden, but unfortunately I am not so patient any more. My siblings come for a visit when I am at home as well, so I conclude that they like to be with me. Once, my sister told me at the end of my vacation: We really like when you are coming, but we also enjoy (even more) when you are leaving. At least she was honest. Sometimes, during these kinds of vacations our house is like railway station. Those are the words of my aunt. She, along with my uncle and their dog came for a visit, and slept downstairs. Upstairs we have our rooms. So one night, we decided to go to some friends’. My younger brother came home at 12 midnight, I at 2 a.m., and my second brother at 4 a.m. We were very quiet but the dog reacted to every movement. Now, my aunty always asks if we are going to stay at home as well during her stay.

As I said, my last point is about memory and all that I have learned during my childhood and youth. I have had wonderful examples of a good life from my parents. They showed all of us that it is more important to be than to have. They are ideal, and that is why they are so trusting, and authentic. We have also had very friendly and helpful neighbours. I discover, that whatever you did for others, it will be fruitful in the future.

I am extremely happy that after two years I will go home again. I really left home when I was nineteen, and decided that if there is any need or law not to come back, but there was nothing like that in my new life. And I think the atmosphere of home will stay in my heart forever. Whenever I come back, I say: “Home, sweet home”.


 

Little Mayan Place

Xcaret is an Ecological Park on the Mayan Riviera, and it’s located 5 km from the south of Playa del Carmen.

This park has many attractions for tourists, but it’s also a protected area, because the state takes care of the flora and fauna.

The views there are really breathtaking, because it is a relaxing place and because you are really involved with the natural environment.

One of the things that you can find there are the “Cenotes”, which are caverns with water, you can snorkel there and swim in the clear water of the river. If you are more adventurous you can go to the underground rivers, because they are really spectacular.

You can also go to visit the historical Mayan architecture in Tulum. The roads to go there are really rocky and quite dangerous, but the view and the feeling of being there is just breathtaking. If you want to go to the top of the pyramids you have to be careful, because the way can be extremely steep and it could be really slippery if is the rainy season, but all the risky moments are worth it for the view, and the experience of having a little piece of history.

Also, you can enjoy the sun and the really clean beach and white sand. The most popular beach is Cancun, which means snakes’ nest in Mayan, but it’s a little far from Tulum and Xcaret .

 

 

Sunrise in Cancun

 

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