Booktube – Lord of Flies

Pilar in class told us to choose a book so we individually can make a booktube base on the book we have chosen. My book was the Lord of Flies

Here is my booktube.

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Presentación – Estudio de campo

En la clase de Lengua, Carol, nos pidió que en los grupos base preparemos una cantidad de 10 preguntas, en base a los errores gramaticales que elegimos, para luego hacerlas a 12 personas. Cada uno tenia que hacer 4 entrevistas en las que las personas entrevistadas debían responder usando un mal uso del lenguaje. Finalmente, debíamos hacer una presentación en la que explicábamos nuestros resultados y viendo si coincidían con nuestras hipótesis.

Esta es nuestra presentación.

Después de presentar en clase, con Carol hicimos unas conclusiones generales del estudio de campo:

  • Si bien la muestra no es suficientemente grande como para extraer conclusiones definitivas, podemos interpretar las siguientes conclusiones provisorias:

– El uso de “Haber” impersonal en contexto plural está muy                       extendido en nuestro entorno lingüístico. (hubieron/habían)

– El uso del adverbio se feminiza como si fuera un adjetivo.

– No se observa un uso extendido del tiempo condicional en                      vez del subjuntivo en el caso de las oraciones condicionales.

– Es muy frecuente observar en nuestro entorno que no se                          usa el adjetivo femenino numeral ordinal.

  • La Real Academia lo que hace es describir el uso, porque la lengua es dinámica, cambiante. Y, por el otro lado, regir hacia adelante…
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I am Malala Activity – Song

Pilar in class, told us to each base group to choose an activity to work on. Our group had to prepare a rap/song defending Malala´s dreams and thoughts. I worked with Anouk and Belen.

Here is our song:

I wanna make this nation proud
and one day say things loud

without being put down

 

I wish we were free
with the power of our speech,
change our world and how it’s perceived


do we have doubts and beliefs

that nobody entrusts
but one thing’s certain

My goals will adjust


Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit

cause nonetheless people try to put me off
nothing can pull me down and make me cough


I’m working on turning my dreams into a reality
and changing the vision of every personality

 

Make the ones who chose to be blind see
focusing their minds on what I want them to be
To show that despite we’re broken

either inside or outside
we can stand powerful together without a disguise

 

I’ve been always taught to fight for my right

Especially in this world

where the suppressors don’t let us shine in our own light

 

I wish the Taliban detected

That what is trying to settle

Shall be perfectionated

 

It, is making fortunes

from our misfortunes

Oppressing us

The ones who should be allowed to discuss

 

We no longer have a voice

And we must recover it

But not by the force

 

I hope that in the future

I can look back
and see a new generation.

Peaceful and e-qual


Convey the talents of womanhood
and show they must be embraced

by every neighbourhood

Not only nationally

But internationally

 

Educate the dire Pakistani people

that it doesn’t matter your state

But the attributes that Allah gav’st

which you should spread through the unpaved street

Standing straight

And fighting the dictatorship

To make it trip

 

I know that I’m quite young

But I’d rather be hit

Than make education extinct

 

These are just my thoughts and dreams

though you may think they are useless indeed.

For it’s up to you whether to destroy the regime





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Presentation – Chapter 9 I am Malala

In language class, Pilar, assigned to each one a chapter of the book we had read, “I am Malala”. Individualy we had to make a presentation including, the summary of the chapter, the characters and some vocabulary. I made the chapter 9, named “Radio Mullah”.

Here is my presentation. 

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Apresentacao – Cidade Roma

En la clase de portugués, Euge nos pidió que eligiéramos una ciudad de cualquier parte del mundo. De ese modo, nosotros teníamos que explicar donde esta ubicada la ciudad, como se podía llegar y su cultura. Después, oralmente cada uno tenia que hablar acerca de 3 días que cada uno paso en la ciudad. Yo trabaje con Belu Brito y Anouk Laferrere. Nosotros elegimos la ciudad de Roma.

Acá esta nuestra presentación.

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Self Reflexion

To start with, during the entirely year I think I have enjoyed the subject a lot. In my opinion, I liked a lot the fact that Pato gave us a poem or story to read alone and the next class we discuss the (poem or story). Also, the kind of activities Pato gave us to do during the class in Facebook and the fact that we had made a lot of essays. I believe I improve in writting essays and if I commit in doing it I know I can.

Moreover, the fact that we have read a lot of poems and stories made me realized that most of them are not difficult and this was all to practice and see our performance in the IGSCE.

Finally, I really enjoyed the year of Literature and I hoped we can continue doing the activities Pato prepare.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

This is my presentation about the CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

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Poem with Inversion

MACBETH: “If’t be so, For Banquo’s issue have I fil’d my mind,
For them the gracious Duncan have I murther’d,
Put rancors in the vessel of my peace
Only for them, and mine eternal jewel
Given to the common enemy of man,
To make them kings -the seed of Banquo kings!
Rather than so, come, Fate, into the list,
And champion me to the utterance!”

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Billenium – Questions

BILLENIUM

 

1.Write a detailed synopsis of the story.

The story is about Ward who lives in an overpopulated world. He lived in a cubicle in the staircase. His cubicle was the biggest one and everyone told him that he was very lucky. Moreover, at having this bigger espace he can have more privacy than the others. However, when anyone walked up or down the stairs he would hear it, this wouldn’t let him sleep. One day, an inspector came to his cubicle and told him that as his cubicle was too big he had to pay double rent or shared the room. As he didn’t like the idea, he moved into a poorer neighborhood with his friend Rossiter. As soon as they got into the cubicle, Ward was angry. He hit the panel strongly and it fell off. In addition, as they noticed that the room was very big, they invite two friends to live with them. They separated the room in partitions. Finally, they invited more people, nevertheless, they ended as when they started, with very little space.

2. Discuss the theme of over-population and the effect it has on both the way of life and quality of life of the inhabitants of the city.

The everyday life of people is terrible, people can’t even visit their parents from their houses because of the pedestrian jum. Just by going to work, because there are so many people trying to move they get bruises. On their houses they have no privacy, they either have to share a minuscules rooms with a lot of people or be alone in an trifling cubicle. However the only solution for their limited space was by having at least three children.


  1. The quest for living space has become an overriding obsession with the people of the city. Discuss this theme in detail. Include in your answer some discussion of the ways in which Ballard makes the quest for space dominate the characters’ lives.

    In this story, space is very important because it means power. People that have money can buy land, construct a building, divide it in cubicles and rent them for people to live there. The owners of the building are usually the ones who look after the cubicles and check they have the correct size which was established by the government. So, they look forward on negotiating with the people living in the cubicles, as happened with Ward and his cubicle in the staircase.

    4. What sort of relationship does Ballard put forward between the inner world of the individual (as represented by Ward and Rossiter) and the outer world in which they live. In other words, how does Ballard conceptualise the effect of surviving daily life in a hopelessly over-crowded city on the consciousness of the individual as demonstrated by the ways in which Ward and Rossiter manage the gift of space in the secret room they discover?

    Rossiter and Ward criticize the way the government managed the main conflict of the society. They were living in a over crowded city, which the problem was overpopulation. The most of the times, when they wanted to go for a walk, the streets have a pedestrian jam. The government tried to solve the conflict by reducing the size of the cubicles, so as a consequence, they can be more cubicles available for the citizens who did not have a place to live in. At doing this method, the government was not solving the problem as they have more kids and more population, so they finally ended up in the same place. Ward and Rossiter went to live together so that they could share a bigger cubicle and have more space to live.

  2. In the story, Ballard does attempt some sort of explanation of the social, political and economic causes of the extreme over-population that has beset the world. Explain his views as they are presented in the story.

    The causes of extreme population is that as people aren’t comfortable with having such limited space given by the government they have more child’s so as the government would provide more space. Nevertheless as people are always having more an more childs government provides them less space per person. This makes the world more overcrowded and it never gets to an end.

    6. Do you agree with his argument? Do you think that current population growth projections indicate that we are likely to end up in the situation portrayed in the story?

    We don’t think that in a future there will be people living in cubicles. However, maybe it would happen the opposite. In europe, young people which can have kids will not have because maybe they can’t maintain them or they just don’t want to have children. So this will be a problem because there it will be a lot of elder people who doesn’t work because they are old and there it will be few young people to work and maintain the country.

  3. Describe and analyse Ward’s character in some detail. What values does he hold? Why does Ballard make use of this type of character as the main character for this story?

    Ward is used as the main character because as he has a bigger room than others he has a sort of advantage over the rest of the people who have a smaller cubicle. Later in the story Ward has to decide between keeping the staircase cubicle and paying double or sharing it with someone else. The second option wasn’t the best one because the cubicle would be smaller than normal cubicles shared by two people.

    8. What role does Rossiter play in the story?

 

Rossiter´s role in the story, is to be friend with Ward and he is the one who started collecting money from people that wanted to live in their big room. Moreover he represents capitalism as he cares the most about money they than spending time with his friends or having more than three meters.


9.Describe the role of the female characters in the story.

The role of the female that the story present is not a positive one. In the story, Rossiter convinced Ward to let the girls live with them, they took advantage of that situation and brought members of their families into the room too. The female characters took advantage from him.


10.Discuss the effects that overpopulation and its attendant ills has had on the nature of family life in relation to Ward’s family as well as Judith and Helen’s family relationships.

What the effect of overpopulation has had on the nature of family is that the overpopulation was caused by how families wanted to have some more space that they decide to have kids which contribute with this.


11.What does the secret room symbolise in the story?

We think that the secret room symbolizes hope. It also symbolizes freedom. Because they are looking for more space, but instead of having space, they fill the bedroom with victorian furniture (that symbolize overpopulation).

12. Why do you think Ward and Rossiter are unable to keep the gift of space to themselves? Is Ballard making a comment on how our inner world ultimately reflects the shape of the external world in which we live?

The protagonist of the story, Ward and Rossiter, are unable to keep the gift of space to themselves because they were used to live in a small places. So when they found a big place, they started putting big instead of enjoying their space. They also invited people to live with them so as a consecuente, they reduce the space that they had.


13.What sort of living arrangement do they eventually end up allowing (and accommodating to) in their secret room?

At the end of the story, there were seven people living in the secret room, and they divided that room in seven parts so all the people have their own “room”. At the end, they end up living in a smaller place than the cubicles


14.Discuss Ballard’s style and language in the story? Consider also in what ways it is appropriate to the nature of the story being told.

Ballard uses different techniques of speech to emphasize his point of overpopulation. He uses hyperbaton and oxymoron to make the reader understand how he feels towards the society in his time and he wants to prove a point. The story also names the word “cubicle”, by doing this it emphasizes that we as a society are destined to live in a place meant to be in an office

 

Good work. Some answers are Not deep enough

Mark: 8

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Essay Heart and Mind

Essay Question;

                           Comment closely on how the poet conveys her ideas through the use of vivid description, metaphors and comparisons.

    In the poem, The Heart and Mind, written by Edith Sitwell deals with two binary opposites: the physical love and the love of the heart and the mind. Through it she uses literary devices such as simile, personification, alliteration among others.

     First of all, Sitwell uses vivid impressions to express her message by using in deep the image of the Lion speaking to the Lioness. Moreover, the word “amber” that the writer uses in the first stanza brings to our mind the colour of the lioness pelt and the word “dust” highlights her precious. Also, by using this kind of words she expresses that when you get older, you are not beautiful and passion anymore, referring to  that superficial love is not eternal. Edith Sitwell uses another potential and essential descriptions such as, “the fire that sun and heart and the moon-cold are one”. Here we can see that the image suggested that the sensation of true love is only surface, after the passion had disappeared. As the words of the Lion to the Lioness, the viewpoint of the author is convey: the love of the heart and mind will remain.

    Secondly, she uses some well-explained metaphors all through the poem which help readers to understand her ideas. To start with, she says again her point of love being finite; “said the skeleton lying upon the sand of times”. Edith uses this metaphor to express her point that nothing is eternal and forever so you can’t lose time. In addition, here she also says that the love of the heart and the mind is the only one that in a relationship will survive, meaning that passion in a couple is not enough to achieve success. This is evidently explains through the skeleton which represents what is left and continues all throughout time.

     Thirdly, she uses comparisons which helped her to explain her point. First, comparing the the physical body of a person and their mind is to explained the idea of eternity. This is clearly when she says “more powerful than all dust”. This is referred that the physical body some where will disappear, however the soul don’t. Nevertheless, the love of the saul, heart and mind will stay alive while the fire of passion will get to an end. The writer wants to transmit that the physical love is not eternal, but the true love it is.

     To conclude, Edith Sitwell uses a variety of metaphors, comparisons and vivid impressions to explain her viewpoint about love. In the end of the poem, we can see that the final message of Heart and Mind is that relationship has to have true and superficial love to remain.

 

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