1. The advantages of being a famous person are fame and fortune and a happy life. For example BILL GATES – is one of the most famous men in the world making a fortune in the computer area. He is one of the richest men on this planet too. He lives a happy life and he can have anything he wants: a happy family and all the things money can buy and he is an important and respected member of society too. 2. The disadvantages of being a famous person are: he or she has no private life because everybody is trying to find out more about that so the journalists are always looking for new good or bad things about them, he or she can have more enemies than friends in the professional area, they do not have time for their friends. The tragic case of Lady Diana is an example of how fame can be a disadvantage or even a tragic one. 3. Keeping fit is one of major problems of our society. People do not have time for healthy food and there are many fat people. I keep myself fit by going to the gym once a week, eating healthy food, I do not smoke or drink and I spend my free time not in front of the computer but outside with my friends. 4. My favorite free time activity is meeting my friends. When we meet we talk about hobbies, school, we have fun, we go out and we listen to music or go on trips. I think at this age we feel better together with people at the same age because we have a lot of things in common and we communicate very easy. 5. A life experience that taught me a positive lesson was my driving course. It was something that taught me to respect more traffic regulations and the other participants in traffic because those rules could make the difference between life and death. It taught me new responsibilities and offered me the possibility to use the car and to drive safely. 6. Television definitely influences everybody’s life. It keeps me informed and connected with the entire world, it is a nice way to relax after a long day. The disadvantages are the fact that more and more people stay in front of it too many hours and they can also watch bad or violent programs that can influence their life. 7. I think it is better to watch the film than read the book because we do not have time for reading as living in the century of speed. More than that I think that films are more attractive than books and a famous film made after a book can be a good way of convincing people to read the book after seeing the film. 8. Drug-addiction can be a threat today because more and more people are badly influenced by their companions to take drugs. Films are also a bad source of presenting this addiction to young people. There are a lot of examples of musicians, sport men or actors who died because of the overdoses or simply destroyed their life using drugs. Drugs kill every day or cause mental disturbances or illegal or criminal acts. There should be more strict laws against drugs. 9. The importance of school in educating the young generation is growing every year because school offers the basis of a young man future education and development. Today parents are very busy at work and most of them do not have time for the education of their children so school takes their role in education. For me school is very important and I really enjoy it. It offers me knowledge, good friends and it teaches me important things for my next adult life. 10.My favorite season is SUMMER. It is the season of our great holiday. The weather is fine and sunny and I can spend more time outside than usual. I can go swimming in the sea or in the lakes, I can travel more than in the rest of the year or I can do a lot of sport activities. Summer is also the season for my parents’ holiday and we can spend more time together, too. 11.A person I consider a role model for me is my father. He is my best friend since I was a child and he is always there when I need him. He is a loving husband for my mother, a caring son for his parents, a great friend and colleague for his friends and co-workers and a great father for me. He always helps people and offers good advice and I consider him a good role model for my future adult life. 12.Today smoking is a real threat to our life. More and more people smoke putting in danger their own life and the life of the people they live with. Even people who do not smoke can get cancer because of the passive smoking. Smokers live a shorter life and they can get cancer or heart attacks easier. The company of smoking friends can turn a non-smoker into an addicted smoker, too. It is great that smoking is more and more restricted in public areas. 13.Computer or the mobile phone? This is a good question because nobody today can live without them. In my case I would choose the computer because it is easy to use even it is not easy to handle. I am very good at computers too. Computers soft can stay on the market longer than the mobiles so I can have time to use them for a while without any problems. Mobiles are small but easy to lose and must be charged from time to time or there are areas where we do not have signal. 14.I do not think that children should have the same jobs as their parents except if they want to. Today there are a lot more possibilities when you take a job and you can change it at any time. For example my parents are working in the oil and gas field and I am interested in archeology. Parents can offer guidance but we must take the final decision. 15.A great present for my birthday would be…a new modern car. I am to go to university and I would like to be independent from the transport point of view. I would like to travel around the country with my friends or to have a quick mean of transport at all times. My dream car is a Ford or a Renault. 16.My last party was the graduation party and it was a party to remember. I went to Busteni with all my colleagues and our class teachers to celebrate the graduation of high school. Everybody had elegant clothes and the music and food were great. We had fun and the party ended late in the night, we took photos and everybody was very happy. 17.Turning eighteen is a great time for any adolescent. You become more responsible for your acts, we leave home for the first time to go to university and we can get our driving licence. The first part of our education is over and now we are considered adults, we can vote and be more responsible for the political aspects of our society. I think turning 18 is also a time for taking life decisions and having fun at the same time. 18.Julia Roberts is a famous, talented American actress whom I admire very much. She is a very beautiful woman and she worked hard to become a successful actress. She studied theatre in New York and worked at the same time. She comes form a modest family and she has one brother and one sister who work in the film industry too. She became famous acting in “PRETTY WOMAN” and “THE PELICAN BAY”. She won an Oscar for the film “ ERIN BRONCKOVICH”. She is a model mother for her two children and she is married with a cameraman. 19.My room is medium large and everything in it has my favourite colors: cream and brown. There is a brown corner desk near the window with a computer and a TV on it. There is a chair near the desk and one person bed. There are some shelves and a lot of books and CD-s too. The carpet is soft and it has a modern design. The walls are painted in cream and the curtains are cream too. I like to tidy up my room every week too. 20.At the weekends I usually like to meet my friends or my girlfriend. We go out in town, go to the disco or to parties. We like to have a pizza together or go to the mountains and have a picnic. We sometimes go to the park and play tennis or football. Depending of the season we like climbing up the mountains or going swimming, too. 21.I would like to visit the United States of America one day. I would like to see the Statue of Liberty, the skyscrapers in New York, to visit the Grand Canyon on horseback, to go to Washington to see the White House, to have fun and relax in Florida and to make new friends or to go to Texas and visit Dallas. I would like to eat a real hotdog and go to a Superbowl match and I would like to see the daily life of the Americans. 22.One of my favourite buildings in Ploiesti is WINMARK because it is a huge mall and all the important shops are in there. It is situated downtown Ploiesti. It is a modern building made up of two old buildings “OMNIA” and “ PLOIESTI GALLERIES”. There I a modern glass passage between the two and there is a two leveled car parking behind it. 23.I agree that music is very important in everybody’s life. All the people listen to it and there is a special song or type of music for everyone and for all occasions. Music makes life more enjoyable and it is very relaxing, too. I love pop music and my favourite musician at the moment is NELLY FURTADO. 24.JULIA ROBERTS – Acelas lucru ca la nr. 18 ! 25.I was brought in a loving and caring family and I am the only child. My family offered me all their affection, time, good education and advice and I felt that they loved me very much, too. They gave me the possibility to have a great childhood and adolescence and I know that I can count on my family at any time. They taught me the good manners and taught me to appreciate and help other people. 26.Today the INTERNET is an important part of our life. The positive aspects of the Internet are : searching for information, playing games, listening to music, watching films, keeping in touch with friends or making new friends, writing projects for school, designing projects, making folders for a photo gallery and so on. A great positive example of using the Internet is the fact that I could find all the information I needed for the graduation exam and that helped me to prepare better. 27.My dearest family tradition is the celebration of Christmas. All the members of my family get together at my grandparents’s house and it is the only time of the year when we can see everybody. We prepare the Christmas meal and we all help to decorate the Christmas tree. We talk about all the things that happened over the year and we have fun and exchange gifts and enjoy the company of all the members of our family. 28.Having a pet is great but there are a lot of responsibilities too. I have a Burmese cat called Micheline and all the members of my family look after it. We offer her cat food, we take it to the vet regularly and we play with it. It is a very loved cat and we like to keep it clean, healthy and happy. We offer it our love and it offers us a lot of love too. 29.The happiest day in my life will be the day after the end of the last graduation exam. I hope that all my friends and colleagues will graduate. We want to have a great party to celebrate the event and to plan our future summer holiday in details. We will make new plans for university and relax a little after twelve years of school non-stop. 30.I do not think that mobile phones should not be allowed in school. There should be school rules to restrict the use of the mobile phone during the classes but not during the breaks or after classes. Students can use the mobile phones to talk to their parents to say they are O.K. and tell them where they are and they can ask for help in case they needed. 31.I do not think that cars should be banned from the city center because the city center is the most important part of any city and people need to get from one place to another in a short period of time. The solution against jams an pollution can be the building of more car parks and to offer the drivers more than one traffic possibility in order to avoid the city center. 32.I do not agree that GOOD MANNERS SEEM OUT OF FASHION NOWADAYS. Any educated person must learn and respect the good manners in society and in their families. Living together is difficult if the good manners are not present and we can see that every day at school, in the street and even at home. RESPECT ME TO RESPECT YOU – is something that everybody must do. The good manners still exist for most of the people but some young people consider them out of fashion and have no respect for anything or for anyboby. For example not all the students always respect their teachers or their own parents. 33.I agree to the idea that uniforms shouldn’t be compulsory. Students today have their own taste in choosing their clothes either for school or their casual clothes. I think that students can respect some limits of good taste for their school clothes avoiding strong colours, too much makeup or jewelries. For example we had an uniform at the beginning of high school but nobody liked it and we came to school with our personal clothes. And it was O.K.