Stian Glatthard | Switzerland | 3/22/2018
Stian Glatthard | Switzerland | 3/22/2018
By Yuki Matsuno Japan
There are many things that makes us better. I think that exercise is one of the best thing for our health. Because it can bring us many good effects. For example it makes feel happy. Then I asked four questions to three people who is EF student, who is native English speaker and who is gym trainer.
Each of they think the best sports for their health is own them. And two people exercise about 5 ～ 10 hours in 1 week but one person do just walking. In addition, all three people say playing sports outside is good. Because it has effects own their body. For example it makes feel happy and healthy good shape, other says build muscle and make mental toughness. In conclusion, doing exercise is good effects for everyone so it is very necessary in our life.
By Helene Messie, France
A lot of people in the United States of America don’t eat healthily, there is a huge percent of obesity in this country. But one state is different from the others : California. A lot of Californian people want to have a perfect body and for that they eat healthy food. I have also to say that being healthy is not just to eat healthy and to do sport, no, it’s almost like a philosophy of life.
Wednesday, the 21 of February, I went to State Street and to the EF school to ask people four questions. I talked with three persons : Dan, an EF student; Jessica, a native English speaker and Carolina, a women I met on State Street.
The first question: What do you eat in the morning?
In the morning, Dan eats French toast with butter and drinks water. He is an athletic person. Jessica eat cereals and Carolina likes to eat bacon with eggs and pancakes with her coffee but not every day.
The second question : Do you think that you eat healthy food (that you eat healthily)?
Dan told me yes because for him it’s important. Jessica told me yes too and Carolina told me that she don’t really eat healthy. She doesn’t really give an importance to that.
The third question : Do you like to cook healthy recipes ?
Dan told me that he doesn’t really cook. Jessica said yes and Carolina said no because it doesn’t interest her.
Fourth question : If you had the choice between a soda and a fruit juice, what would you choose?
Dan and Jessica would choose the fruit juice and Carolina told me that for her, it depends of the time of the day.
• With this survey, I can say that Dan is an athletic teenager who isn’t really interested to have a healthy lifestyle but pays attention to what he eats. Jessica may be a healthy person who likes to cook healthy recipes and Carolina isn’t really interested to be a healthy person.
Let’s watch this short video :
This video shows us how to prepare healthy lunches really fast. Because sometimes, the reason why we don’t eat healthy food is that we miss time for the lunch. So now, no more excuses !
By Luca Wislsperger, Germany
For many years people had to go through difficulties and had to struggle with doing certain tasks or activities by their own, but now they can have a support dog.
Emotional support dogs are dogs that provide comfort and support in forms of affection and companionship for an individual suffering from various mental and emotional conditions. An emotional support dog is not required to perform any specific tasks for a disability like service dogs are. They are meant only for emotional stability and unconditional love.
There are 2 different types of support dogs:
One kind is the emotional support dog which can assist with various kinds of mental and emotional conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder/mood disorder, panic attacks, fear/phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts/tendencies.
The Therapy dog which provides affection and comforts to individuals in hospitals and nursing homes. It is also used, as you can guess, for therapies so the clients have certain lessons together with these dogs to cure different types of diseases.
The second one is the service dog that is helpful for people which are limited by their disabilities so they function as an assistant for performing a normal life.
Have you thought of making your dog a service, therapy or emotional dog?
Some people say that the dog is the humans’ best friend. Whether or not this is true, it is certainly a fact that dogs can provide a lot of help and companionship for those with disabilities. If you have been wondering how to make your dog a service dog, an emotional support dog, or a therapy dog, there a lot of companies like “USA Service Dogs” that help you to train your dog to these kind of assistant.
Here is a link to a website where you can train your own dog: https://zoomroom.me/portal/own-your-own-zoom-room/?utm_campaign=1045189562&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=247365016752&utm_term=%2Bown%20%2Bdog%20%2Btraining&adgroupid=58184426624
How much does a service dog cost?
The price range for a service dog can be anywhere from $3,000 to train it personally to as much as $35,000 if you use a popular and expensive organization.
It generally takes 1–2 years to train a service dog. The dog must be trained to mitigate your disability and must behave appropriately in public to avoid being removed. This means there are two main facets of service dog training: first of all public access behaviors and secondly disability-related work and tasks.
There is also another type of support dog. It is used for environmental catastrophes like the heavy mud slides in Montecito the previous month.
For this disaster the firefighters use highly trained search dogs, most of them were schooled by the “National Disaster Search Dog Foundation”, located in Santa Paula.
It’s a private non-profit organization where the dogs are trained for about 8-10 months. Afterwards they can tell you if a body is either still alive or dead. Furthermore, they can differ between a live body and fresh clothes. The dogs which are only trained to detect dead bodies are called “cadaver dogs” or “HR” which stands for human remains dogs.
– To be happy all my life.
– I think I will have a good job and my own family, and hopefully be married.
– I think, in Spain.
– My sister.
– The sun, going out with friends, my family, and eating.
– If I see other people being sad or unhappy.
– My grandmother.
– My ex-boyfriend.
– Because I wanted to learn English in a sunny place and I heard a lot of good things about Santa Barbara.
– Always asking the other person questions.
– In a good club.
– A car and a house.
– That you can always go back to the same person, knowing that she would never abandon you.
By, Ali Alghamdi, Saudi Arabia.
And, Ali Ahmad, Saudi Arabia
Traveling is one of our hobbies. We have traveled since we were young. We have many reasons to love traveling, such as changing our daily routine, learning about other countries culture, meeting new people from different countries, and visiting museums help us to learn the country’s history.
We have visited about 30 cities in 17 countries in the last five years.
One of the most beautiful cities we visited was Auckland in New Zealand. The weather was perfect and the people were more friendly there. We loved this city because it was amazing.
Also we would have so much fun in Milan, There was a big mall that has many brands, Italian foods and it was beautiful .
We visited Selangor also in Malaysia and it was amazing city for tourists to relax. And if you need to marry you can go to there as a honeymoon.
Eventually, traveling has positive and negative sides but we will keep traveling until the last day of our lives.
By: Fahad AlOtaibi, Saudi Arabia.
My first visit in California was so extraordinary; I arrived at the LAX airport on 22nd of July.
I stayed in Los Angeles for a week and it was one of the best places that I’ve visited, I went to both Santa Monica and Venice beaches.
I loved Los Angeles for a lot of reasons which are Hollywood, palm trees, Beverly Hills, Melrose, the Grove, the weather and many more things.
After having fun and a good time in LA, I went to Santa Barbara to the EF School.
I loved many things in SB and they are the weather, the beaches, and so many nice people. I like to lie on the beach and drink my favorite soda with my friends.
EF school offers the students of the school plans on the weekend, wherever you want to go to.
So, I went to the office and I got in the Las Vegas tour. It was so marvelous. It is a city that never sleeps, and I went into every hotel on the strip. They were so exciting.
The two last places that I want to visit in California are San Francisco and San Diego. I must choose one of them because I do not have enough time to visit both.
Michaela Kopecna, Czech Republic
For someone who wasn’t born in Santa Barbara some things can be completely new and strange. Every country has its own customs or traditions. Some of them could be normal, but some of them could seem little bit weird.
I am a girl from a small city in Europe and I have never traveled across the ocean before. So the words like “jet lag” or “culture shock” were, for me, completely new. I never understood the meaning of them because in Europe we all go to sleep at same time. That means that we have different traditions, but close and similar to each other.
What time is it?
When you land at the airport your first thing you must check is the time, because in Europe it is 12PM. What time is the right one? That’s the question. Here in Santa Barbara it’s 12AM, so should I go to sleep? No! And that is what jet lag is.
How to use the toilets?
It could be strange, but the toilets are also different. And for someone from Europe it’s a shock. Are there really gaps when you close the doors? So everybody can see me through the gaps, right?
Are people here my friends now?
This could happened that you are standing at a bus stop and some stranger starts to talk with you. Just in Santa Barbara. The people here are so kind and helpful. They just talk with you and at the end of the conversation you are friends. How easy. That’s why I feel so welcome in this country.
How to say hi?
Hear Spanish in Santa Barbara is really common. All the names of the streets are in Spanish and also in some public buildings you can hear this language. That is because Santa Barbara used to be a Spanish colony. However, for every day use, just learn how to say hi in Spanish. That will be enough. So “hola” and “gracias senora”!
Sometimes you can feel cold here because of the air-conditioning or cold weather. Don’t underestimate it and take a warm sweater into your classes. Even if Santa Barbara has the ocean it isn’t warm all the time. Suprisingly.
You can say you are citizen when you help tourists get to the beach. You won! Santa Barbara is not so hard to orient oneself. So after a short time you will feel here like you are at home. Culture shock is gone and jet lag is your very old friend.
WELCOME TO SANTA BARBARA