Online Test

The sleeping giant:

  1. Just exploded  
  2. Has been studying
  3. Believed
  4. Are taken

Practice paper: Text A

  1. can be seen

Phrases and words:

Of the first paragraph (a)

“Depths of the earth” This phrase is powerful because it makes you think about being inside the earth, inside a volcano. It is a powerful image to imagine yourself going into the depths of a volcano. “Portals to Hell” This is also a strong image, thinking about those who thought of a portal to hell and being so scared of them, if you analyze it could even transmit to you the fear those people may have had when thinking about them. “vastness” This words transmits the large base and walls of the volcano, how enormous it is. “the size of three full-sized basketball courts” This phrase also makes reference to the size of the volcano which us readers imagine everything as big as the descriptions they have.

Of the second paragraph (b)

People whisper” this phrase makes reference to the stories and myths of the volcano, it is a striking choice of words because the things that people used to believe or what they retell from what the have heard is really striking. “a divine palette” this phrase makes reference to the colours that the walls of the volcano have, surely because of the magma they used to present in its depths the colour is shocking to look at because of this reason. “never intended to see” this is a shocking phrase mainly because it refers to the beauty the walls of the volcano hide and it talks about how those walls should be preserved from the humans. It is the nature of the world, the rare things the world has got. “rock faces were glowing red with fiery heat” this phrase makes reference to the past, when the volcano was active and it’s magma flooded it’s walls, it is striking to believe that those walls were once hidden by the hot lava.

Explanation of the words:

Extortionate:  exorbitant, really expensive. Much too high.

Spellbound: fascinate something or someone as though by magic, hold their complete attention.

Unlike: unequal, not the same as…

Awe-inspiring: being impressive or formidable.

Overwhelming: very strong, great in amount

 

Complete the sentences:

  • If I hadn’t visited Mary last week, I wouldn’t have failed my exam
  • If I could help Sue, I would
  • You need to study more if you want to pass your international exams.
  • Why don’t you go to the doctor if you are feeling this badly?
  • Suppose you had the chance of moving abroad would you go to Europe?
  • Jack can lend you the money as long as, you give it back.
  • I wish I were taller (BE) taller. I would love to work as a model.
  • I wish you would stop (stop) smoking. It’s bad for your health.

Writing task:  (90-100)

In both the story and the novel we have characters who deal with the discrimination because of their skins. Both of them, Martin and Neil suffer the common stares of someone who isn’t used to seeing someone with differences. In the case of Martin at first it seemed to be karma, if he hadn’t had prejudices on people before his accident, he wouldn’t have suffered them himself. But when you continued the story it was clearly something that people tend to do, the prejudices are something that they seemed to have incorporated. The overcast of their lives is basically the struggle with their own confidence. Both of them have trouble with being who they are without caring about people’s reactions because they are closeminded. They both had to learn that people are nosy and will always have something to say about everything. They shouldn’t have to prune on people because of what happens in their lives.

Short story on tension and fear

ASSIGNMENT:

Un our language class we where assigned to create a piece of writing with short phrases to create suspense and tension. I created It with Milagros Montanelli.

Piece of writing:

Suddenly I saw it. It was staring at me. It was late at night. There was nobody there, just me. I wanted to run. I couldn’t move at all. On spur of moment, It came closer. I couldn’t stop thinking – I have to get out from here! I panicked and all of a sudden I was running through the woods. I could notice it behind me. I tripped over a root and I fell. I wanted to get up, but my body wouldn’t. Without warning, a sort of hand grabbed my foot. It started dragging me over the dirt. I was thinking – I won’t get away from here alive!…..

 

 

Reported Speech Quotes

In our language class our teacher gave out an assignment which consisted of creating a poster whith quotes of famous people and report them.

mahatma-gandhi-quotes

Reported Speech:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi said that happiness was when what you thought what you said and what you did where in harmony
  2. Mahatma Gandhi said that his life was his message
  3. Mahatma Gandhi said that where there is love there is life

Online test. Language

In our language test we had to do an assignment which consisted of watching a trailer in Pilar’s blog and then create a report based on the facts presented on the video.

this was the assignment were you can also find the video.

BANK ROBBERY: different bands attack the same bank.

Yesterday the main bank of Venice, in Spain, was attacked by multiple groups at the same time, while the police was out in the main doors and surrounding the building. People who were at the bank became hostages of the robbers inside. The police are still trying today to arrest the guilty groups who killed or who have been trying to  steal the money, but the press has not yet been informed with any conclusion or event since today morning if this mass event.

The robbers came in directly through the main doors with masks on and also some from the back door. People were thrown to the ground and told to stay quiet and still because if they didn’t they would be killed in the act. Further on, during the afternoon we found out by an insider in the bank that the bankers are also involved in the robbery themselves and during the night a group appeared through the roof and tried to steal the money cutting the roof of the vault in which the money was packed in bags. Now they are all in the same bank trying to steal the same money and we yet haven’t heard if they were able to take the people who have been taking part in this burglary.

Today morning the police were able to take 3 hostages out of the bank but as a consequence 2 people were killed by the robbers.The FBI has been involved in this situation and the SWAT team also, they have been creating tactics to be able to do something with no harm coming to anyone. Robbers and bankers have both tried to negotiate a way out of the bank and threatened to kill more hostages if what they are asking for isn’t provided.

Families have been praying for their family members to come out safely and in no harm, they have helped also the people whose families have been killed inside. And testimonies of people are coming up to the web every minute that passes. The 3 people who have been taken out have given testimonies of the people inside and their situations but they haven’t been able to talk to the press because of how traumatising this event was for them.