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War Vocabulary Description

Our language and literature teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to work in groups of three and gave us some articles and text to read, in order to look for war vocabulary. After we had read them, analysed them and had a decent amount of vocabulary, we wrote ten short desciptions based of off war pictures, using the vocabulary found.

This is the presentation with the war vocabulary descriptions that I did together with Josefina Catani and Delfina Nicora.

Connectors

Our language teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to divide in groups and provide a series of connectors, following a theme. Ours was: Condition. This was our poster:

Other groups’ posters were the following:

We also prepared an activity based on condition linkers:

Fill in the blank.

1. __________ that The Rolling Stones come to Argentina, I will buy tickets for their show.

2. You may watch TV, _________ you do all your homework.

3. _______ you read the book you will understand the class.

4. _______ you realize you were wrong you will feel better.

5. ______ you had studied you would have passed the test.

6. ______ you were wondering i will go to the party

7. _______ i know you studied, i will give you a second chance.

8. I have done all of the work for the project, _______ you still haven’t done your job, and it is due tomorrow.

9. We were not sure ________ it will rain

10. You may go out tonight ________ you prove yourself loyal

Essay Writing

Our language teacher, Daniela Barra, asked us to work in pairs in order to create a piece of writing in which we would choose a place special to both of us and explain our partner’s importance related to the place. This is because we have been studying the difference between spaces and places and what ties us to them. This is the complete task:
What are the important places in your life? In pairs, think of a place you share. How significant is it for you? Why? Brainstorm ideas together. Then, individually, write a piece about that place or space and how your mate is related to its importance.

 

This is my poem:
A Simple Plaza Francia Day

 

Oh dear Luz, oh dear Luz, 

You have a light that does ooze. 

As we stroll by in a simple Plaza Francia day

all our problems seem to go away.

 

The importance of this they may ask

and to put that into words is surely a task

as oh dear Luz, oh dear Luz,

there is so much to choose.

 

On a chilly afternoon we became friends

and after that it happened to become a trend.

Because you are relatable, unique

and seem to capture all of Plaza Francia’s mystique.

 

So oh dear luz, oh dear luz,

lets seat in Plaza Francia and enjoy the views.

Writitng – Patagonia’s Nature

Our langueage teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to write a descriptive piece in which we would protagonise nature. It had to be about a place in Argentina, so I chose Tierra del Fuego.

We had come across to the most wonderful view our eyes had ever met. It had only been one day since we had arrived and already we had fallen in love with Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia. As most turists, especially in such an isolated zone were mankind is only seen in small towns, we had become lost. At first, desperation strook us but that was quickly replaced with amazement.

We observed the fox move slowly but surely, questing through the snow. Our eyes acted as mirrors, as every move the fox did, our eyes reflected upon. This creature, marvellously beautiful, made us appreciate this moment so dearly. The redish, soft fur  was the perfect endearing cover, but we knew that this animal was more sly than sweet. As it run away, in what seemed like a fraction of a second, we were left wondering what was going to be of our live now.

We sat down and were able to notice the roughness and icyness of bright white snow. The weather proved to be a challenge, as we were not accustomed to such severe coldness.  Our cheeks flushed, our noses running and our bodies eager to explore. We were surrounded with monumental pine trees, all scattered next to each other. Although we were in the middle of the woods we were able to find an opening to the purest, most breathtaking and calming lake. Who could have thought that in such unordinary and extreme-like conditions, we would find comfort and relaxation. The silence was so evident that it made the smallest sounds, like the houling wind and the crackling fall leaves, be heard as we strolled along. The sun was setting and the sky was every color but blue.  It was an exhibition of the art of nature, the one we could not help but to be mesmerized at.

Reported story

Our Language teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to look for an article online or in a newspaper. Also find 4 vocabulary words.

This is the article that I chose.

The following 4 words are the one that I thought could be helpful to understand the article better and also to apply them in the class:

Morbidly or Morbid:  Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

Prader Willi disease: A syndrome characterized by severe hypotonia (floppiness), poor suck and feeding problems in early infancy followed later in infancy by excessive eating that, if unchecked, leads gradually to huge obesity.

Supported living: Supported living is defined as persons with disabilities living where and with whom they want, for as long as they want, with the ongoing support needed to sustain that choice.

Bungalow:  A low house having only one storey or, in some cases, upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.

Even though it is not a very recent post, I thought this article was very different and talked about a topic that I wasn’t even aware existed.

 

 

Online Language Test

Our language teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to post in our blogs following the following tasks:

Task 1

Choose a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah and prepare an analysis. Write a paragraph explaining why you have chosen it. Focus on the message of the poem and analyse at least two literacy devices present in the poem. Then, find a picture to illustrate the ideas present in the poem and post it on your blog as well. If you are good at drawing you can also make a drawing of the poem yourself. Take a picture of it and upload it too.

For this task I chose the poem ‘Faceless’

Although this poem is not one of the most famous ones of Benjamin Zephaniah I really enjoyed reading it and i found it completely relatable. This poem is vinculated with a book he wrote called ‘Face’ were a boy’s life completely changes after a car accident. The message  behind this poem is that we shouldn’t give so much importance to what we see, physically, because if we do that we might look past the things that really matter which are on the inside. Benjamin also talks about prejuidices and how they must stop, since they are the ones that stop us from thinking outside the box. In this poem we can plenty literary devices, for example the following metaphor “I am counting wealker falk than me who look but cannot see.” They are so blind that the only thing they can see are the things that are physically there. He also uses repetition in the last stanza to emphatize the fact that everybody has beauty in their own way, “I’m beautiful, I’m beautiful.”

 

Task 2

I chose the following: Write your own poem on one of the typical topics present in Zephaniah. Include at least one form of Inversion and highlight it. (two stanzas and a name)

Society

It is supposed to be the bound that holds us together,

Which gives us a sense of safety and belonging.

It should empower us and make us strong rather

Than creating a division between human beings.

It builds you up to crumble you down

Sets the ‘different’ apart

But why should we drown

When society is something we are a part of?

Analysing an Astrologer’s Day

Our Language teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to write an analysis about a story we read named An Astrologer’s Day.

The story “An Astrologer’s Day” begins by stating a normal day for the astrologer.  How he starts by spreading his professional equipment and prepares himself both from the inside and by the way he looks. How he passed through this crowded road and saw all different type of trades like: medicine sellers, sellers of stolen hardware and junk, magicians, and, above all, an auctioneer of cheap doth, who created enough din all day to attract the whole town. How everyday there was a different name for the store next door. He also talks about his ruitine, and how in a way he exploits and fools his clients. The reason his abilities were never questioned was that he gave open answers and also responded with retorical questions. He said things that made his clients content and satisfied.

One day comes a stranger (which we later find out that his name is Guru Nayak) which is one of the first to question the astrolger’s skills. He wants to disprove that the astrolger can actually know the past of someone and predict their future. As Guru Nayak starts asking questions, the astrologer figures out that the stranger who came was actually the person he tought he had killed as a young adult. The only reason why he knows his story is because he was part of it. The client is actually seeking for revenge, but first he needs to find the unknown man who did such a thing. When the astrologer is asked if that man is alive, he says he’s not to avoid the consecuences. With this action we can see how deceitful he is by the fact that instead of apologising or admiting his crime, he lied to his client. At the end of the story, the astrologer tells his wife of his actions quite concerned, which showed a more humane side of him.