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hreis
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Writing Task 1 | Delivering a speech
What really makes you happy? Perhaps it is the Sunday morning when your family gather together to tell stories while everyone waits up for lunch; maybe it is the green color of loads of money, or that Friend's episode that makes you laugh until you finally get your cheeks hurt, or even that day when you ultimately get along with people and make new friends. Love, boredom, pain, happiness are just words that have a different meaning to everyone and cannot hold the real emotion of being in love, bored, hurt or happy.

As you may know, words are artificial stuff. As a result, as soon as some idiomatic expressions become a fad, all of a sudden, they just vanish as they have never existed before. In contrast, there are also a couple of them that tend to change over the years and acquire a meaning that is completely different from the original one. That is the reason why you have never understood that hilarious grandpa's joke that he tells throughout the ages at every single Christmas party.

Furthermore, it is likely to be true that in your own country each region may have its own use of language. For instance, it took me a couple of days to understand that in the south of Brazil, my friends don't take a "disciplina" or "um curso", but a "cadeira" instead, besides saying "tu" for "você". In plain English, not only words yet ways of building up phrases may vary a lot, regardless of what your native language is.

So if you still truly believe that words are enough, why is there a bunch of synonyms for the same idea? One single word is not sufficient, is it? The fact is that each word is a gap between us. Despite we all know what fear means, each of us have a completely different experience of that feeling. So next time someone says you are good looking, make sure the person does not tell their bulldog, mr. Brown, the same thing.

At last, I could have wrapped this up with therefore, all in all, in a nutshell, in conclusion and many other cool (or not) expression, but just to make sure that there is no "word gap" between us, let's pick ellipsis instead…

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    Writing Task 1 | Delivering a speech

    What really makes you happy?

    Perhaps it is the Sunday morning when your family gathers together to tell stories while everyone waits for lunch;

    maybe it is the green color of a load of money, or that Friend's episode that makes you laugh until finally your cheeks hurt, or even that day when you ultimately get along with people and make new friends.

    Love, boredom, pain, happiness are all just words that have a different meaning to everyone and cannot hold the real emotion of being in love, bored, hurt or happy.

    As you may know, words are artificial. As a result, as soon as some idiomatic expressions become a fad, all of a sudden, they just vanish as if they have never existed before.

    In contrast, there are also a couple of them that tend to change over the years and acquire a meaning that is completely different from the original one.

    This is the reason why you have never understood that hilarious joke from your grandpa that he tells throughout the ages at every single Christmas party.

    Furthermore, it is likely true that in your own country each region may have its own use of language.

    For instance, it took me a couple of days to understand that in the south of Brazil, my friends don't take a "disciplina" or "um curso", but a "cadeira" instead, besides saying "tu" for "você".

    In plain English, not only words, yet ways of building up phrases, may vary a lot, regardless of what your native language is.

    So if you still truly believe that words are enough, why are there a bunch of synonyms for the same idea?

    One single word is not sufficient, is it? The fact is that each word is a gap between us.

    We all know what fear means, each of us has a completely different experience of that feeling. So next time someone says you are good looking, make sure the person does not tell their bulldog, Mr. Brown, the same thing.

    At last, I could have wrapped this up with therefore, all in all, in a nutshell, in conclusion and many other cool (or not) expressions, but just to make sure that there is no "word gap" between us, let's choose an ellipsis instead…

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