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Description of a place- Iglesia del Pilar

Description of a Touristic Place

In our language class, we learned how to write a description of a place. After this we wrote in pairs a description of a touristic place. I worked with Ramiro Aizpiri and we wrote a description of the Iglesia del Pilar. Then, with our literature teacher we wrote a poem about that touristic place we have choosen.

This is our work:

Iglesia del Pilar

One of the most important and well-known churches in Argentina, is the “Iglesia del Pilar”, which is situated in Buenos Aires, Recoleta. This glamorous church has a beautiful infrastructure and surroundings which attracts many tourists from other nations. It’s very frecuente that not only tourists but also local people visit this marvelous church.

The enchanting church is surrounded by a huge park known as “Plaza Francia” which is very well known in Buenos Aires as it also surrounds the Recoleta Cemetery . This park is full of exotic flowers and tall trees. At the entrance of the church there is a huge black gate which leads to the huge white building where people can assist to mass and pray. Furthermore, if we look to the left we see find the immense bell tower which can easily be seen in the distance.  

Moreover, on the inside the church has a very cozy atmosphere. We can find a lot brown wooden benches, and huge white columns all along the aisle. Beside, in the center, we can see charming golden decorations of which the figure of jesus stands out. It’s comfortable atmosphere is what attracts people and makes them want to visit the church frequently.

In conclusion the “Iglesia del Pilar” is one of the most visited churches in Buenos Aires not only because of its incredible infrastructure but also for its  beautiful surroundings. We can firmly assure that t if you travel to Buenos Aires, you cannot miss the opportunity of visiting this church.

Poem

Iglesia de Pilar

White as the snow, bright as the sun

the marvelous Del pilar church stands on

so special, so calm

that when you enter you feel warm

 

At the moment you enter

you feel like home

you purify yourself

you feel god

 

A place to show yourself,

somewhere to cry

to show your problems

without being judge.

 

 

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?