Boxing Day Tsunami

In our Writing skills class, we were asked to create 2 different types of reports on the Tsunami of Indonesia in 2004.

 

The first report:

Indonesia Devastating Tsunami

Today is the anniversary of the terrible Tsunami of Indonesia. 10 years have already passed since that horrible happening, and we haven’t yet forgotten it. The event was horrible and left people marked forever, stained by this devastating event.this day we commemorate all those who lost their lives to this natural disaster.

 

The tsunami razed with the city of Indonesia and much of the indian ocean. The tsunami was caused by a 9.0 earthquake, killing more than 250,000 people and affecting 18 countries. The earthquake that caused the tsunami was one of the worst ever recorded. A 1,200km section of the earth’s crust shifted beneath the Indian ocean and the earthquake released stored energy equivalent to over more than 23,000 Hiroshima bombs, and this was shocking to many people. 141,000 houses were destroyed leaving a lot of people homeless and starving.

 

To help everyone, loads of countries and loads of people had donated money and there were events enhanced to fundraise.

 

The second report:

Dear bloggers, today is the anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami, of Indonesia. I Today wanted to tell you and make you know that I was part of this horrible event, and I want to share with you my story.

 

I went to Indonesia with my family 10 years ago, I was six years old, we went there on vacation to spend christmas.This was a day after christmas the 26 of December of 2004. After breakfast we went to the beach to find our boat, so we were above a floating dock waiting for someone who would tell us where are boat was. This person took us to our boat and offshore we went. 5 minutes on the boat, that was when we realized that an enormous wave was up ahead. My father started to go as fast as he could towards the wave for us to be able to  pass it over. And we did, we passed through it.

 

We all relaxed, i had never felt so much adrenaline go through like that all over my body, fear dominated me. And then i started feeling it again, when we saw the second wave, again speeding towards the wave. We were lucky that day, many people died, we didn’t.

 

Romanic Elements In Poetry

In our literature class, with Pato Chujman, we did an assignment on Romantic Elements on some of the poems we had read.

The clod and the pebble

The elements this poem presents:

Nature because clods and pebbles are things you can find in nature. Supernatural and Imagination because clods and pebbles can’t talk because they are objects.  And Subjectivity because the two of them have different opinions, ideas about love.

Passion

The elements this poem presents are:

There is subjectivity because the voice doesn’t care to express herself and show her emotions. There is supernaturalism because the voice the voice talks to the sky as if it was a person. There is hellenism because she loves a man that doesn’t love her back, unrequited love. There is naturalism because she talks to the sky, which is part of nature. There is imagination because she imagines the sky talking back to her. There is escapism because the voice escaped reality and the urban life to go to a place quiet and relaxing, which is nature.

She was a phantom of delight

The elements this poem present are:

There is naturalism because in the first stanza the voice describes the woman with words related to it. For example, “her eyes as stars of Twilight fair” and twilight is a period of time in the day. There is imagination because the voice thinks that he is imagining the woman, because he didn’t know if she was an apparition or a real person. We say this because it says “a traveller betwixt life and death”. This quote tells us that the voice wasn’t sure if she comes from the spirit world she is a person. There is supernaturalism because the voice describes her as a “phantom of delight” which means that she is too good to be real. Also, the voice says she was an “apparition” which that is related with supernatural because he refers as if the woman was a ghost appearing.

 

 

Crime Report

In our Writing & Oral class, our teacher, Pilar Pando, requested that we looked for a recent crime report to tell oraly to our classmates on Friday. I found a recent article.

October 1/10/15

Multiple people reportedly dead in shooting at Oregon college:

 

  • Authorities told Fox News they responded to a report of a shooting Thursday at around 10:38 a.m. local time.
  • The shooter was a 20-year-old male and he is now dead.
  • Mercy Medical Center said in a Facebook posting that it had received nine patients from the shooting and three more were on the way.
  • A Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center spokesperson said the hospital had received “six victims,” two females and four males. “One of the females is 18 years old.”
  • A Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesperson said multiple assets were on site and EMS was on the scene. 
  • The ATF said on Twitter that it had special agents on the scene.
  • Students and faculty members are being bused to the Douglas County Fairgrounds and can be picked up there.

Kortney Moore, 18, told the News-Review she was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when a shot came through the window. Moore said she saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter then reportedly told the students to get on the ground before asking people to stand up and state their religion. He then began firing. Moore said she was lying on the ground with people who had been shot.

This is an image of the university.

This is a video of a witness:

 

Vocabulary:

Witness: To see, hear, or know by personal presence and perception, example: to witness an accident.

Reportedly: According to report or a rumor.

Spokesperson: A person who speaks for another or for a group.

Never stop on the Motorway

“Never stop on the motorway”

Write a summary of the story in no more than 90 words.

Summary:

Diana was at work she left but not at the time she planned to leave, there was too much traffic and she runed over a black cat, she continued after leaving the cat on the side of the road. She saw that a car was following her, tryed to escaped but couldn’t. When she got to the farm she told her friend to get the shot gun. The driver told that he saw the killer entering Diana’s car and showed her that the killer was on the car and no one said nothing.