Crime Reports

Our language teacher told us to chose a crime report to present it to our class mates.

http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/briton-accused-of-killing-wife-and-mother-in-law-caught-in-california-11364060460309

It is about a British man called Dave McCann that killed his wife and his mother-in-law, he slitted their throat. After escaping from California, where the crime took place, he went to a city called Seaside and he was discovered last Wednesday sleeping near a homeless encampment.

Passive:

A British man suspected of slashing his wife and mother-in-law to death in central California has been found hiding 150 miles away at a coastal homeless camp after a four-day manhunt, police said.

Vocabulary:

Slashing: to cut. In this article it used to tell how the man killed his wife.

Manhunt: an intensive search for a criminal, suspect, escaped convict, etc., as bylaw enforcement agencies.

Slit: to cut apart or open along a line; make a long cut, fissure, or openingin.

Spokeswoman: a woman who speaks on behalf of another or others.

Essay with S1

Our literature teacher, Pato, gave us an assignment.
We were given the task to write an essay on Passion with kids from senior 1. I wrote my essay with Juan De Elia.
Explore how the writer of `Passion´ uses nature to express how she feels about love.                                             

The poem “Passion”, by Kathleen Raine deals with love. She uses nature to express this, because for the voice, passionate love is nature.Nevertheless she also uses human romance to express this feeling.  In the following essay we will explain how, Kathleen Raine uses nature and humans to express very strong feelings of affection.

At the beginning of the poem she is waiting for a call that never comes, she feels pain and that love is unfair. There are 2 lines that can prove that this is true: The first one is “Waiting for the longed- for voice to speak”, these means that the writer is sad and desperate for the phone call, also these means that human love is bad and it doesn’t last forever. On the other hand, the love of nature is immortal and good.

Then she changes her point of view about love and life.“Full of desire I lay… each tree Possessing what my soul lacked, tranquillity.”, she wishes for something and nature has it. The sky tells her “You have what you desire”, this means that she has what she needed, to be surrounded by nature. Also  “This your nature is”, as we can see that she is fine, nature and her now are one and that she doesn’t need anything except for nature.“Then I saw every visible substance turn Into immortal, …” She could see life clearly. This verse shows that we can see that nature helped the writer to understand that life and love are wonderful.

All in all, we can say that when the writer used humans to express love, she could only see it as bad and horrible. Not when she changed her point of view and started using nature to express love, she started seeing it as good and beautiful.

By: Juan and Vignesh

The Abyssinian Crisis.

Our history teacher, Lenny, gave us an assignment.

We were given this video, to later answer the questions beneath it.

  1. WHAT WAS THE ITALIAN EMPIRE LIKE BY 1930?
  2. HOW DID SENATOR GIORGIO PISANO EXPLAIN ITALY’S ATTITUDE FOR CONQUEST?
  3. WHAT IS ABYSSINIA TODAY? WHAT WAS THE SITUATION BY 1930?
  4. WHAT EXCUSE DID MUSSOLINI HAVE TO CONQUER ABYSSINIA?
  5. WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN IN ITALY’S INVASION?
  6. WHAT EVIDENCE DOES MUSSOLINI’S DAUGHTER PROVIDE?
  7. WHAT DID YOUNG SOLDIERS BELIEVE WAS THEIR DUTY TOWARDS ITALY?
  8. WHAT WAS CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT THE USE OF POISON GAS BY THE ITALIANS?
  9. WHAT DID THE LEAGUE DECIDE TO DO? HOW EFFECTIVE WERE THOSE MEASURES?
  10. HOW DID ORDINARY PEOPLE REACTO TO SANCTIONS?

These are my answers:
1. The Italian Empire was insignificant in comparison with the British and French Empire. They had Libya, but oil hadn’t been discovered by then. They also controlled Eritrea and Somalia.
2. He said that Italy should control Ethiopia. His argument was that England had done exactly the same thing, they conquered half the world. He thought that Italy had the same rights as Britain, to control of that land around the world.
3. In the 1930s, Abyssinia or Ethiopia was poor, undeveloped and it practiced slavery. In the present, Abyssinia is a independent country, known as the Republic of Ethiopia.
4. Mussolini wasn’t only in search of raw material, which he needed, but also he needed mines and land, because Italian population was growing. They needed to find a place in which Italians could live.
5. On the on hand France said that she approved Italy’s invasion to Abyssinia. The English on the other hand, opposed, she would do something about it if Italy invaded Ethiopia, but certainly not go to war.
6. She says that when she asked ordinary people about what they thought on Italy invading, they said that they didn’t even know were Abyssinia was. When she asked the prime minister, he said that they would certainly not go to war, but they would do something about it.
7. Soldiers parents and grandparents, unified Italy, so they thought that their duty was to make it great.
8. Some years before the invasion, Italy had declared that chemical warfare was uncivilised. The use of gas bombs in Ethiopia was hidden from the public until after the war.
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Mi proyecto de Arte. My art project.

Este año Hernan nos explicó que vamos a trabajar en un proyecto individualmente durante el año.
Para mi proyecto decidí mezclar dibujar y editar vídeos: animación de dibujos. Mi proyecto consiste en dibujar jugadores de basquet de la NBA y en un vídeo mostrar el dibujo y junto a el mostrar una jugada que ellos habían hecho en un partido.

This year, Hernan explained to us that we were going to work on a project individually along the year. For my project a decided to mix drawing and video editing: animation. I will draw basketball players from the NBA and in a video show the drawing and a play that they had performed in a game.

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