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Language Test- 3/4

Today, 3/4, we did an online test with our Language teacher Pilar Pando. After anserqing all the questions we had to post the test in our blogs.

Here’s mine;

Language Test

1)Write a paragraph (80-90 words) saying what has happened to the male character. Use a variety of tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect and conditional type

The male character of the video was walking alone in the middle of the night when suddenly he was surprised by a man who shoot him and then ran away. While he was shouting for help a lot of cars passed through the road but no one realized he was there. He started thinking that this wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t run away from his mother’s house. The saw a lot of blood coming through his arm so he went unconscious. A woman who passed through saw him and helped him. While she was driving him to the hospital she tried to wake him up. When they arrived to the hospital the doctor said that if she had found him a little later he would be dead by now.

Simple Past: Something about inside told me to turn around

Past Continuous: I was working late and it was a cold night

Past Perfect: I had left my phone at the office

Conditional type 3: If I had found you ten minutes later, it would have been to late

2) THE GOLD CADILLAC.

Write a paragraph (summary) of 80- 90 words of the story The Escape. Answer the questions in a paragraph. Include a variety of tenses: simple past- past perfect- past continuous and present perfect.

The story, The Gold Cadillac, is about an African American family during the period of time were black people were less than white people and were not accepted in society. This story is told from the 1st person point of view which is the younger daughter of the family called Lois who is 10 years old, that’s why the story is perceived with a very innocent tone. The family was formed by Dee which was the mother, the father and their two daughters Lois and Wilma. The father of the family had just bought a new car but not any car, a charming gold Cadillac to drive down south with. In spite of the excitement and joy of all the family, Dee, the mother, is not happy at all about this and refuses to ride in the car. Her anger was caused because her husband had bought a new brand car with the money they had been saving for years to buy a new house. She finally gives in and the whole family heads down south in the gold Cadillac to visit their relatives who lived there. On the way down, people gave them dirty looks because African Americans were not supposed to have such an expensive car.  A policeman pulls them over and accuses the father of having stole the car. At the end of the story, the father ends up selling the car and decides to get a cheaper car so people will not harass them any more and also to start saving money for their new house.

  1. What is the story about? What are the main events in the story, and how are they related to each other?
  2. Are the main events of the story arranged chronologically, or are they arranged in another way?
  3. What are the conflicts in the plot? Are they physical, intellectual, moral or emotional? Are they resolved? How are they resolved? Is the main conflict between good and evil sharply differentiated, or is it more subtle and complex?
  4. What is the climax of the story and at what point in the story does the climax occur?
  5. What is the setting of the story?
  6. Who is/are the main character(s) in the story? What does the main character looklike?
  7. Describe the main character’s situation. Where does he/she live? Does he/she livealone or with others? What does the main character do for a living, or is he/she dependent on others for support?
  8. What are some of the chief characteristics (personality traits) of the character?

       9. What point of view does the story use? Is the story told from a first-personperspective, in which the narrator is one of the characters in the story, and refers tohimself or herself as “I”? Or is the story told from a third-person perspective, in which he narrator is not one of the characters in the story or may not participate in the events of the story?

     10. Is it consistent in its use of this point of view? If shifts are made, are they justified?

     11.What are the advantages of the chosen point of view?

Rearmament

Last week, our history teacher Lenny, diveded us into seven groups of 3. Each group had a different topic which it had to explain. As regards your topic you had to answer some guide questions so that your presentation will be complete. I’ve worked with Ramiro Aizpiri and Fransisco Montoya and the topic we had to analyse was how did Germany rearmed.

Here is the guide we had to follow and also our presentation.

Pixton- The Tell Tale Heart

Today, first day of classes of October, in Language, we worked in pairs, writing a dialogue based on the famous story written by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell Tale Heart”. In order to write the comunication between the policemen and the man, we used Pixton, an application for creating comics. Well, you’ll see the rest. This is the comic that I created with Anouk de Laferrere:

https://www.pixton.com/es/comic-strip/od1nrjqj

News Report- Mexico Earthquake

This is my news report of Mexico’s Earthquake. I’ve worked with Trinidad Porretti

Devastating Earthquake Strikes Mexico

                 A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday at 2:15 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Puebla State, but then it spread to other cities, leaving approximately 277 casualties.

 

                Mexico and Morales were the cities which were hit the hardest by the earthquake besides Puebla State. It is believed that this earthquake is an aftershock of the one that took place a week ago, the 8th of September, in the same place, as it is an usual thing to happen. There have been 86 deaths in Mexico city, 71 in Morelos and 46 in Puebla State. It is an extremely rare coincidence that these earthquake took place on the anniversary of the one that devastated Mexico 32 years ago. Dozens of buildings have collapsed, including more than 40 in Mexico City alone.

                  Citizens and rescuers have been working tirelessly through the night in order to dig people out of the rubble. Not only have the citizens provided help, but also various foreign countries have donated and helped the cause. Electricity has been cut off for many city dwellers and the government is reportedly trying to fix this issue. Among the buildings that have collapsed is an elementary school, which collapsed killing at least 21 children and several adults. Furthermore, 15 people were killed when church in the slopes of a volcano, which appeared to have a small eruption following the earthquake, collapsed during the a mass.

                  This calamitous event ended the lives of many and destroyed hundreds of buildings, leaving many inhabitants homeless. The Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has called out to the population to remain calm while the agents assess the damage. World leaders have expressed their sympathy and offered support for Mexico, which will need the help to recover from the fatale earthquake.

 

Trinidad Porretti & Lucia Caviglione

Human Physiology- Stomach

Our Biology teacher, Ceci Adem, told us that we had to prepare a project for this second term. We were divided  into groups of 3/4  persons each . Each group had to choose an organ to work with and create a digital poster with information of it. Moreover, we had to record ourselves with Screencast o matic and explain our project. The organ that we’ve choose is the Stomach. I’ve worked with Bautista Buljebich and Alexis Stankiewich and this is our project.

Unit 9.1: Weimar Republic Sources

This are our analysis of the sources found along the unit 9.1 of our History Coursebook, about the German Weimar Republic. I’ve worked with Anouk de Laferrere

Source 1:

In 1918, although Ebert was unwilling to sign the Treaty of Versailles, he and his Weimar Republic accepted and brought Germany to an economic disaster. This source is an extract from Hitler’s biography, which criticises the Treaty of Versialles signed in 1919, after World War 1. As this treaty punished and humilliated the German economy, empire and people, Adolf Hitler, a German leader, hated it.

Source 3:

In 1923, the French and Belgian troops accesed the Ruhr, an area under the terms of Treaty of Versailles, and took the money owed by the Germans in raw materials. This fragment shows the memories of a German woman who lived in the Ruhr during the French occupation. She retells the sufferings that the French caused. The violence, the hunger, the poverty, the humilliation and the abuse that the society was submitted to.

Source 4:

By signing the Treaty of Versailles in 1918, Britain & France, especially, gained a lot of power, bringing Germany to her collapse. This picture is a British cartoon from 1921. It shows how was the relationship between France & Britain and Germany. While Germany is suffering in a devastating state, the leaders of France & Britain, are not willing to help her, taking advantage of her situation at that time.

Source 9:

In 1923 the German population was submited to an extreme hyperinflation, in which as it had not goods to trade, money begun to be worthless. Source 9 expresses the German thoughts about the causes of hyperinflation. They found the repartations, which they had to pay due to the Treaty of Versailles, and the Weimar Republic, for accepting that responsability, blameworthy.

Source 13:

After the Kaiser’s time, in 1920’s, Germany had expercienced a golden age for cinema. There arised one of its greatest international stars, Marlene Dietrich. Source 13 shows a poster from one of her movies. The movie is called “Blonde Venus” directed and produced by Josef Von Sternberg.

By: Luli Caviglione,  Anouk de Laferrere and Juana Zufriategui