Trabajos de Arte

Durante este mitad de el año, en las clases de arte estuvimos viendo historia, y cómo evolucionaba el arte al pasar de el tiempo.

En las fotos de abajo, están los apuntes que tomé durante el año sobre la antigua Grecia.

La ultima foto de todas, está uno de los dibujos que más me gustan de los que hicimos en los momentos en los que no estábamos viendo historia.

 

  

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Revising conditional type 3: Regrets.

Task 1:Watch the following scene of The Strange Case of Benjamin Button. Count how many times the word “if” is pronounced and write the conditional sentences you were able to identify in the form of a post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dakx97gRCx0

  1. The word ‘If’ is repeated 3 times and all of Brad Pitt’s monologue is in Conditional Type 3. And the the conditional sentences were;

“And if only one thing had happened differently, if that shoelace hadn’t broken, or that delivery truck had moved moments earlier, or that package had been wrapped and ready, because the girl hadn’t broken up with her boyfriend, or that man had set his alarm and got up five minutes earlier, or that taxi driver hadn’t stopped for a cup of coffee, or that woman had remembered her coat, and got into an earlier cab, Daisy and her friend would’ve crossed the street, and the taxi would’ve driven by.”

Task 2: Now write a short account describing a terribly bad day you have had. Include at least four examples of conditional sentences type 3 regretting the decisions you have made that day. Once you finish writing the account, post it in your blogs.

  1. One day, during summer holidays, I want skiing with my family to Europe, where it was snowing. So I was having a particularly bad day, where I had woken up later than usual, and I was late for breakfast. And while putting my ski boots, I forgot to accommodate my socks, but, worse of all, while skiing, I was not concentrating enough, which caused my to have a very serious crash, resulting in me spraining my wrist, knee, and injuring severely my neck.

So, If I had woken up earlier, I would have been able to eat breakfast calmly, which would have given me time to accommodate my socks before putting my boots on, and which probably wouldn’t have caused me to

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Linking Words

Some classes ago, Valentina Pernarcic did a presentation on Linking words, and as homework, we had to give five examples from each column presented by Valentina,

This are my results;

Sequence

-Firstly, I would like to….

-Secondly, I’d like to…..

-Also, as I……

-I concussion, I think that…..

-To summarise, I believe that……

Result

-So, as I said before….

-As a result, his actions…..

-Therefore, this actions will take course…

-Consequently, this will happen because….

-Due to certain circumstances…

Emphasis

-Undoubtedly, his actions will have a consequence….

-Indeed, as I said before……

-In Fact, this is because…..

-Especially, because of this….

-Clearly, this was the result of…….

Example

-For example, if something like this happens……

-For instance, if you……..

-This is the reason for……

-Such as this……

-Including the following…..

Comparison

-Similarly, this has happened before…..

-Likewise, this situation…..

-Also, this is…..

-Like this for instance, it is…..

-It is just Like this…..

Reason

-For this reason…..

-Because of this…..

-Since this…..

-As of this…..

-Because of this…..

Addition

-And,because of this…..

-In addition to the subject…..

-Furthermore, because of the circumstances…..

-Also, because of this…..

-As well As this…..

Contrast

-However, due to…..

-Nevertheless, because of this…..

-Nonetheless, it is…..

-Still, after all this…..

-Although this has happened, this will happen…..

Valentina’s Presentation:

Here you can watch it 

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One Art with Valentina

What do you think the poet means by “the art of losing” and how serious is she about this idea?

We think that by “the art of loosing” she means loosing something and be able to move on from it. She starts with silly things to more complex subjects and so as the poem progresses she gets more serious.

How important is the poem’s form to your reading of it?

It affects you differently depending on who or what you have lost. It affects you differently the fact that Elizabeth Bishop starts talking about less severe things to loose and then she moves to more important ones, as a continent or even a person, this structure shows that one can get over loosing whatever they loose.

What effect does the refrain have upon your understanding of the poem’s tone? How does the meaning of this single line change throughout the piece?

The refrain is “The art of loosing isn’t hard to master”, it means that it is not difficult to loose

What are we actually meant to believe about the poet’s reaction to her losses?

That, no matter what we lose, it’s size, shape, significance, we have to get over it, because we need to keep on with life. Because we all lose something, we all remember that one thing that makes us sad every time we remember, and think to ourselves that we should have kept it more safe. So, we have to get over the losses, getting through it and striving through the situation like a champion, in a a way we end up as the bigger person.

How honest is the poet with herself? With her readers?

The writer, Elizabeth Bishop, in our belief, isn’t being completely honest with herself, she is telling herself that it is easier to get over over someone, while it sound that she is trying to convince herself more that us, readers. At the end, she can’t keep on lying to herself, she decides to admit, and says that, indeed, losing something or someone, is hard.

 

The structure of this poem is a villanelle, this is how their structures are!

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P W Seed Germination – Growing Lentils

On July 5th we prepared a flask with cotton, blotting paper, and lentils seeds.

They had been soaked in water the previous night.

I worked with Achu and Valentina, studying variables (Temperate, water, light, covered or uncovered flashs).

In my case, I had to study the seed with water and uncovered, but unfortunately, my seeds started dying the second week, but, before the second week, the seed was growing perfectly fine and strong.

But, in the end, i realized that the seed, probably didn’t survive due the cold weathers there were during the holidays.

 

 

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The Naval Rivalry’s Importance In World War 1

The Naval Rivalry’s importance in The First World War.

Nina Fischer.
‘Naval Rivalry was the main cause of the First World War’. How far do you agree with this statement. Explain your answer.
In the following essay, I will analyze how far the naval rivalry was the main cause of the world war one.
I believe that the naval rivalry wasn’t one of the most important causes for many reasons. It had its importance, but it wasn’t the main cause.
On the one hand it helped Great Britain realize what they’d go up against if they joined the war, they realized that Germany had stronger naval power than they thought, and this also helped Germany prepare for war, knowing what they’d go up against. The ‘meet’ these two powers had, Great Britain and Germany, was an important step, because both were displaying their ‘warships’, those ships were the most used source of brute force at the time.
The Naval Rivalry also started other important conflicts which contributed to the start of the war, such as the growing rivalry between Germany and Great Britain, which was not there before. Another important fact that contributed to the start of the first world war, was Great Britain’s fear of Germany’s growing power, which, next to the Naval Rivalry, made the U.K consider abandoning her state of Splendid Isolation to enter the war.
On the other hand, I disagree with the position of the Naval Rivalry’s importance in the start of the world war one, because it was just another cause of the many.
The Naval Rivalry was just a ‘demonstration of power’, both Germany and Great Britain wanted to intimidate the other, and there was no actual battle between the two, there was no physical confrontation. The Rivalry was neither a trigger nor a set point, as the Murder Of Sarajevo, it was just an action that created tension, but it was no trigger.
I believe that the Naval Rivalry was not even one of the most important causes, such as The Treaty Of London; because later on it made the U.K enter the war, the Moroccan Crisis; because it angered Germany and it established the alliances, The Balkans Crises; because it angered Serbia and because Russia announced that the next time someone messed with it’s alliance, they would go to war, and last, The Murder of Sarajevo, because it made Austrio-Hungary send an ultimatum to Serbia, which they declined, starting the first world war.
To conclude with my ideas, the Naval Rivalry was indeed a cause, but it was not the most important one and it wasn’t the trigger that started the war. Sigue leyendo

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The Moving Finger. With Rena and Olivia

The Moving Finger

After reading ‘The Moving Finger’ by Edith Wharton, we had to answer some questions, this are them with their answers;

1. Make a summary of part 3
In chapter three, Grancy tells the narrator how he felt every time he saw the original painting and why he changed it.
1.Make a summary of part 4
The part 4 of this poem is about that Grancy gets sick and he could die. Claydon changes the portrait and made mrs.Grancy face sad because her husband was dying. The narrator came back from Europe and g to see Grancy and see that was bad. But the next that he goes Grancy was much better so he goes to see Claydon and tolh her that he had to change the portrait again because Grancy was better. but at the end of the chapter Grancy become again bad.

2. Why did Grancy have the portrait changed? Find a quote to prove your answer
“…She would have hated to be left behind!” When Mr. Grancy arrives after five years of working in Europe, he arrives and realizes that the portrait of his late wife still looks young, but now he looks old. So, the man decides to ‘age’ his wife, thinking the she would have preferred to grow old with him.
3. What happens to Grancy and Claydon in the end? Quote
In the end of the poem, Grancy dies and Claydon goes slightly insane.
4. Explain the title.
As we read the story, we thought that maybe ‘The Moving Finger’ was titled the way it was representing Mrs Grancy’s finger, as if she was directing what both Mr Grancy and Claydon had to do, because, after all, she was the boss.

5. Can we say Grancy had 3 wives? Why?
It would be complicated to say the Grancy had 3 wives, because first of all, he married two different woman who both died, but then, he ended up ‘marrying’ the portrait. So, Grancy got married 3 times.

6. What is uncanny in the story?
In this poem, we find uncanning the fact that firstly, Claydon ‘fell’ in love with the portrait, and secondly, that Grancy ‘married’ the painting.

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Breast Cancer. With Lucy

Today in Biology class, we divided in groups to prepare a presentation.

Each group chose a subject to present which was related to either, Reproduction, Evolution, or BioDiversity.

I have to work with Lucy, and we are going to do a presentation on Breast Cancer.

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The Big Three with Simone

Idealistic: The unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection.

Woodrow Wilson was an idealistic who thought that lasting peace could be achieved without putting too much pressure on Germany.

Seld Determination: It’s the quality of being one’s own country, to rule yourself.

Woodrow Wilson wanted this for all Eastern European countries.

War Guilt: Whose fault it is for the war being started.

Germany was blamed for the war in the Treaty of Versailles. War guilt could be a very strong thing to accuse a country of. In this case, Germany was assigned the war guilt because it was perceived as being too eager to begin and expand what would become “the war to end all wars”.

Reparations: Fixing what is broken.

Germany had to pay for the losses because of war guilt. This decimated their economy, humiliated them, and made Germany eager for revenge.

Disarmament: When someone is disarmed, deprived of armament.

Germany’s army was limited to 100k men, not allowed to have submarines, U-boats, no heavy artillery. They couldn’t have battleships, and all this was intended to stop the German army from re-growing and taking revenge.

Scaffold of an Army: A small army.

After being disarmed, theGerman army was very small and weak, so it was a Scaffold of an Army

Territory: Land that is owned by a country.

In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany lost a lot of land. For instance, Poland was cut out, and France took back some very mineral-rich land.

Extremism: The quality or state of being extreme, or advocacy of extreme measures or views.

Hitler took his revenge on the countries of the ‘League of  Nations’ to an extreme of killing millions of people, he was an extremist.

 

From the conversations the the students that are now on Senior 2 did about the discussion between the Big Three leaders this is the one we chose.

http://anoukdelaferrere.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/13/the-big-three-conversation/

We chose this conversation because it clearly displays each countries opinions in the matter. It shows what the most important points are and what points would benefit of not each country. And lastly, it is clear and easy to understand.

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Crímenes Imperceptibles Capitulo 6

Durante la clase de Lengua de hoy, leímos es capítulo 6 de Crímenes Imperceptibles y después de hacer un punteo, escribimos una cáete como si fuéramos el narrador dirigida a nuestros padres contandosle lo que pasó en el capítulo.

Esto es lo que hice:

Capítulo 6

Punteo
•El narrador se despertó y Beth ya no estaba.
•El narrador se dirige al instituto y en el camino compra algo para comer y el diario.
•En el diario el narrador ve un artículo sobre el asesinato de Mrs.Eagleton que indirectamente indica que Beth es la culpable del crimen.
•El narrador va a la oficina de Emily Bronson y mientras que ella come, ellos hablan sobre el asesinato y de Seldom.
•Al dirigirse a las canchas de tenis, el narrador notó que la gente estaba feliz, como si la gente no estuviese afectada por la muerte de Mrs. Eagleton.
•Cuando el narrador llegó a las canchas de tenis, vió a Lorna y Ella le llamó la atención.
•Jugaron con Lorna unos partidos de tenis y en un momento cuando ella se cayó, el narrador la fue a ayudar a levantarse y se terminaron besando.
•Después del beso, dejaron de jugar y se dirigieron a los vestuarios del gimnasio.
•Después de agarrar todas sus cosas del vestuario, se dirigieron a la casa de Lorna, donde, mientras que ella estaba en el baño, el narrador vio una copia de el libros Seldom sobre series lógicas todo subrayado.
•Mientras que el narrador estaba inspeccionando el libro en el cuarto de Lorna, ella salió del baño y el narrado dejó el libro.

Carta

Queridos Padres,

Les escribo esta carta para contarles sobre mi vida acá en Inglaterra, Oxford y las aventuras que vivo acá cada día.

Como ya les conté en mi última carta,
Mrs. Eagleton fue asesinada por una figura misteriosa, y, lamentablemente, yo tuve la mala suerte de tener que encontrar el cadáver de la viuda. A todo esto, Beth, la nieta de Mrs. Eagleton estaba muy afligida con el hecho que la gente la vaya a culpar por el homicidio, ya que ya había un reportero sospechando de la joven.
Como Beth estaba teniendo problemas cooperando con lo que había pasado y lo que iba a pasar, ella no podía dormir, y por eso terminó durmiendo en mi cama, mientras yo dormía en el sillón. Los raro se lo que pasó, es que cuando me desperté, Beth ya no estaba en la casa, y tampoco había dejado ninguna nota.
Una vez afuera de la casa, me dirigí al quiosco de Woodstock Road, donde compre una dona de desayuno y una copia del Oxford Times. Cuando llegue a mi oficina, vi que en el diario claramente estaba Bath puesta en la posición de culpable en el artículo sobre el asesinato de Mrs. Eagleton.
Después de terminar de leer el diario y los papers de Emily Bronson, me dirigí a su oficina, en donde hablamos sobre el asesinato y Arthur Seldom.
Cuando mi charla con Emily Bronson terminó, me dirigí a las canchas de tenis, donde vi a Lorda, y su apariencia me llamó la atención. Juntos jugamos unos partidos de tenis, y después de que una cosa lleve a la otra, la termine besando.
Con Lorda nos terminamos dirigiendo a su casa. Cuando la dueña del apartamento estaba en el baño, ví una copia de el libro de Series Lógicas de Seldom en su escritorio, pero cuando escuché a Lorda volver, dejé el libro.
Y eso es todo lo que pasó en día de hoy, Mamá, Papá, ojalá que las estén pasando bien en Argentina, y que estén bien. Los extraño mucho y no puedo esperar a volver a verlos.
Los quiero Mucho! Besos!

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The Moving Finger (Edith Wharton). With Lucy and Simone.

Edith Wharton

Born: 24th of January, 1862, New York City.

Died: August 11th, 1937, Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France.

Occupation: Novelist, Short Story Writer and Designer.

Spouse: Edward Wharton, (1885-1913).

Type of Texts she used to Write: Poetry, Short Stories, Novels.

-She used her writing to criticize the economical and social differences in society.

Characteristics of Modernism:

-Mostly in first person.

-Often Stream of consciousness.

-Spoke of the inner self.

-Saw a decline of civilization and increased capitalism, which would lead to loneliness.

-Irony and satire were often employed to point out the faults of society.

Uncanny: Strange or Mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.

The Macabre: This genre often explores mortality and death. Macabre fiction also frequently includes a personification of death.

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Obituary for my Father’s Father

During literature class, we read the poem ‘Elegy For My Father’s Father’ by James K. Baxter.

Here is the poem;

He knew in the hour he died
That his heart had never spoken
In eighty years of days.
O for the tall tower broken
Memorial is denied:
And the unchanging cairn
That pipes could set ablaze
An aaronsrod and blossom.
They stood by the graveside
From his bitter veins born
And mourned him in their fashion.
A chain of sods in a day
He could slice and build
High as the head of a man
And a flowering cherry tree
On his walking shoulder held
Under the lion sun.
When he was old and blind
He sat in a curved chair
All day by the kitchen fire.
Many nights he had seen
The stars in their drunken dancing
Through the burning-glass of his mind
And sober knew the green
Boughs of heaven folding
The winter world in their hand.
The pride of his heart was dumb.
He knew in the hour he died
That his heart had never spoken
In song or bridal bed.
And the naked thought fell back
To a house by the waterside
And the leaves the wind had shaken
Then for a child’s sake:
To waves all night awake
With the dark mouths of the dead.
The tongues of water spoke
And his heart was unafraid.

And as a task, we had to write an obituary for the deceased man, and this is the one we wrote;

One mister Philip Baxter has passed away on the 19t of May. He died of Congestive heart failure.

Philip was born in Manchester on the 27th of June, 1901. Philip was deeply loved by his family, and friends. The deceased man had a passion for nature that he followed throughout his life and into his last moments.

Philip will be cherished and never forgotten. Rest In Peace Philip, May We Meet Again.

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