TRUMP WALL

On 16 June 2015, when Trump launched his presidential campaign, he made the biggest of promises, one which grabbed plenty of headlines soon after. He said that he was going to build a 3,145 km long wall at the border to Mexico. These were his words: “I would build a great wall,” he said, “and […]

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“A Day’s Wait”

The short story “A Day’s Wait” is about a nine years old boy called Schatz, who spend is whole day thinking his dying, which is a result of a misunderstanding between the boy and his father. Schatz has a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit and he has heard from some boys in France you can’t […]

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IS IT BRAVE TO SUFFER IN SILENCE?

Is it brave to suffer in silence? Whether from an injury or a broken heart, everyone suffers at times. Some people try hard to keep their pain to themselves, while others believe it is better to share their feelings and thoughts with others.  I think it is brave enough in itself to stand through an illness, and […]

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PREPARING FOR WRITING​ EXAM

I chose the pictures 4 and 5 about refusing to stand for the national anthem and Leonardo DiCaprio showing the climate change. Professional football players are refusing to stand for the national anthem. This has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. The reason they are doing this is to protest racial injustice and police brutality […]

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LETTER TO DICAPRIO

Dear Mr. DiCaprio! In class today we saw the movie “Before the Flood”, and at the end of the movie, you and Barack Obama discussed the Paris agreement. My biggest concern is that the US has gone away from this agreement. What is going on in the US at the moment is very worrisome and there may […]

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SPARE PARTS

REALITY VS. MOVIE In class, we have watched the movie “Spare Parts”. The movie is about four undocumented Latino kids who enter a robotics competition and win against many odds. The movie is based on a true story, and a list exists to show the differences between what really happened and what happens in the […]

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MY READING OF ABOUT A BOY

I am now done reading the book “about a boy”. The setting this book has been placed in is about the 2000’s, and in London, England. The theme is childhood, and how important it is for children to have friends and parental figures. I think this theme is both relevant and important today.  The plot, on […]

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The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a popular technique that people use when they are studying. It is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. You turn off all your distractions such as notifications on your phone and computer and set the timer on 25 minutes. In these 25 minutes, you focus […]

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