Booktube: Maze Runner

For the second term, in Language, I got the chance to read and make a booktube on ‘Maze Runner’ by James Dashner.

You can watch my booktube by clicking here.

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Online Test

Passage A:

a) has just exploded
b) has been studying
c) believed
d) are taken

Practice Paper: Text A

a) can be see

4 words from paragraph: “Vastness”, “awe-inspiring”, “scorched with colours”, “depths of the earth”

“Vastness”: it is used to describe the size of the crater, which is hard to measure and enormous just by observing it. “Awe-inspiring”: a reaction that is opposite of the death and destruction mentioned in the sentence before this one. The volcano, instead of being terrifying, provokes a response of wonder. “Depths of the earth”: it makes emphasis on the idea of the size of the volcano. “Scorched with colours”: sounds like an artistic technique but also refers to the heat that the crater has endured during the volcano eruption.


Finish these sentences in an appropriate way.

If I hadn’t visited Mary last week, I wouldn’t have bought ice cream.

If I could help Sue, she would pass her driving test.

You need to study more if you want to go for that trip on December.

Why don’t you go to the doctor if you are feeling bad?

Suppose you had the chance of moving abroad, where would you go?

Jack can lend you the money as long as you give it back to him before the end of the month.

I wish I was taller. I would love to work as a model.

I wish you stopped smoking. It’s bad for your health.


Writing Task

Compare the two main characters of More than just the disease and Face. What do they have in common? Write a paragraph (90-100 words)Include at least one conditional sentence and one compound adjective. Include at least three of the following terms:

grope for – overcast- to prune- to scold- nosy- sip- to shiver- to hum- to quiver- reluctant- to coax- gloomy- to gleam- scorching hot- rusty- to scratch.

Martin is the main character of Face and Neil is the main character of More than just a disease, but what do they have in common? In my opinion, I think they were both coaxed to do something they didn’t want to do, they both had certain conditions that made them scratch themselves, Neil scratched his skin because of his disease and Martin Turner scratched his face because of the aftermath of the accident. They were reluctant to continue their normal lives and they felt different to what they used to be, they lacked confidence. These are some reasons I can say they had some problems in common.

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“The Bear and the Squirrel” : Story for kids

In our class of Language, our teacher Pilar, told us to write a story for kids in groups of three or pairs. I worked with Gonzalo and Martin. Here is our work:

It was a sunny afternoon at the Yosemite National Park, not one cloud in the sky and the smell of fresh pine trees and nature filled the air. A large brown bear was peering into the river, hoping for a fish to hunt in mid-air. And that time of the day came when the bear gave up and hoped for a better day after a good night sleep.

Following his own trail to his cave, the bear glanced around the pine trees and he joyfully noticed a beehive. Brown bears love honey, especially when they haven’t eaten after hunting for a while. He approached the tree and look for a way to climb up or make it fall to the ground.

Suddenly, he noticed a squirrel coming towards the tree, looking up at the beehive. The brown bear caught the squirrel’s reaction and growled at the innocent creature:

“No! The hive is mine! Go away, find your own food!”, said the bear.

The squirrel didn’t say a word and left the tree, he was frightened. The bear kept trying to reach the hive any way possible but couldn’t achieve his goal. He struggled to climb up the pine, he weighed too much. But he didn’t want to give up. It was getting dark so he rushed to the cave and decided to get up early and get his reward first thing in the morning.

The day after, the squirrel went with the bear again. Once more, the bear was trying to tumble the beehive. Then the squirrel noticed that a fox was prowling slowly in between the long grass. The squirrel quickly dashed towards the tree and climbed it. Then he realised that if he helped the bear to get the beehive, the bear could help him to get rid of the fox.

In a flash, the squirrel cut out the beehive from the tree.

“What have you done?” Said the bear. “Why did you help me after all I did to you?”

“I wanted to help from the start. You shouldn’t judge an animal by it’s appearance.”

“I don’t understand, I thought that you wanted to take the honey from me” said the bear.

“I don’t eat honey, I eat nuts”, said the squirrel.

“Well… from now on, I won’t threatened you again” the bait said.

“Now that we are friends, can you look behind you and help me with that?” said the squirrel.

The bear turned around and saw the sly fox. He ran towards the fox with the purpose of scaring him. He groaned at him. The fox fled and vanished in a second. The bear and the squirrel became friends forever, helping each other always they had a problem.

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Booktube “Gangsta Rap” by Benjamin Zephaniah

You can see the video here.

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Speaking and Oral Presentation

This is my Speaking and Oral Presentation, which will be done with only a few important points. The topic is: Should school students be required to wear a school uniform?

  • How someone dresses could represent and fit their style, personality and what they like.
  • It could benefit people with cultural traditions, etc.
  • Diversity and individuality.
  • The idea could become possible, with some restrictions.
  • Comfortable and cheaper options.
  • Freedom of expression.
  • Confidence.

Personal Opinion

I agree on this concept, this idea, because it is a great way to express yourself and be comfortable about yourself, how you feel. It is essential foe teenagers to be confident and this can help them be that way.

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TP Civica

En nuestra clase de Formación Ética, hicimos una visita al Congreso de la Nación. Después de esa visita, tuvimos que realizar un trabajo práctico que incluía responder unas preguntas y hacer un video sobre eso. Lo hicimos en groups y lo hice con Rosario Vago, Rosario Segura y Jeronimo Leguizamon.


Tema A: Organización y funcionamiento del poder Legislativo Nacional

1- Establezca cuales son las funciones del PODER LEGISLATIVO.

Las funciones del poder Legislativo son: hacer las leyes y también modificarlas, la facultad que implica la posibilidad de regular en nombre del pueblo los derechos y las obligaciones de sus habitantes en consonancia con las disposiciones constitucionales.

2- ¿Cuáles son los requisitos establecidos por la Constitución para ser legislador?
Para que un ciudadano argentino pueda ser diputado nacional, debe cumplir una serie de requisitos. Debe haber cumplido la edad de veinticinco años, tener cuatro años de ciudadanía en ejercicio, y ser natural de la provinci a que lo elija, o con dos años de residencia inmediata en ella. Y para ser senador nacional debe tener la edad de treinta años, haber sido seis años ciudadano de la Nación, disfrutar de una renta anual de dos mil pesos fuertes o de una entrada equivalente, y ser natural de la provincia que lo elija, o con dos años de residencia inmediata en ella.

3- ¿Ambas Cámaras se renuevan parcialmente o de manera completas?

Las cámaras se renuevan parcialmente, el periodo de mandato o de renovación de la cámara de los diputados es de un medio de las bancas cada dos años (4 años).
El periodo de mandato o de renovación de la cámara de Senadores es un tercio de las bancas cada dos años (6 años).

4-¿Cada Cámara tiene su presidente? Puede indicar su nombre y como es elegido.
El Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados es Emilio Monzó que corresponde al parte de Cambiemos. Fue elegido en las Elecciones Legislativas de Argentina de 2015.

El Presidente de la Cámara de Senadores es Marta Gabriela Michetti que corresponde al partido del PRO, la vicepresidente de la Argentina que es elegido en las Elecciones Presidenciales.

5- ¿La duración del mandato de los senadores y diputados es diferente? Desarrolle.
El mandato de los senadores es diferente a las de los diputados, ya que la duración del mandato de los senadores es de 6 años y la de los diputados 4 años.

6- Indique cuál es la cantidad de senadores y de diputados por cada territorio.
Hay 257 diputados, ellos representan al pueblo argentino. La cantidad de diputados es proporcional a la cantidad de habitantes de cada distrito. Hay 72 senadores. Ya que el senado es representante de las provincias, hay tres senadores por provincia y tres por la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

7- Explique detalladamente el proceso de elaboración de una ley nacional.
Primero, se debe presentar el proyecto en el congreso, el cual puede ser presentado por diputados, senadores, el poder ejecutivo o un conjunto de ciudadanos a través de lo que se conoce como iniciativa popular. Luego las comisiones hacen un estudio y dictamen y se debate el proyecto en ambas cámaras. Después de eso pueden pasar dos cosas: o se rechaza el proyecto o se aprueba. luego de que se apruebe se le comunica al poder ejecutivo, y avi pueden pasar 4 cosas: promulgación tácita: si después de 10 días el poder ejecutivo no se queja, es ley. promulgación: el poder ejecutivo la acepta: ley. veto parcial: puede ser aceptada o no. veto total; no puede sancionarse: si insiste y se alcanzan ⅔ de votos: es ley sino no. 8- Características y uso del Salón Azul: Este salón recibe su nombre por el color de sus sillones y cortinas. Su planta octogonal está recubierta de mármol bordo y beige y se encuentra debajo de la cúpula del palacio. desde casi 60 mts de altura prende una majestuosa araña de bronce. Este salón es usado para velorios para los presidentes y vicepresidente y otros eventos importantes.

Tema C: Patrimonio histórico y arquitectónico del Congreso de la Nación
1- Historia del edificio del Congreso de la Nación. En 1889 el presidente Juárez Celman envió al Congreso de la Nación un proyecto de ley que proponía como locación para un nuevo Palacio Legislativo, frente a la necesidad de asignar al Poder Legislativo una sede definitiva.El edificio se construyó luego de un concurso internacional de proyectos realizado en 1895, que fue ganado por el arquitecto italiano Víctor Meano. El proyecto de Meano reconocía como fundamento a tres ideas centrales: el academicismo, el eclecticismo y el clasicismo. Con la construcción del Palacio del Congreso surgió la idea de dotarlo de una plaza. Así, por iniciativa del senador Miguel Cané, en 1905 se sancionó la Ley 4869 que establecía la creación de la Plaza del Congreso en terrenos expropiados. En 1906 los legisladores decidieron que el inminente período legislativo debía iniciarse en el nuevo edificio, que aún no estaba terminado. Así fue que el 12 de mayo de 1906, con la presencia del presidente de la Nación, José Figueroa Alcorta, se inauguró el Palacio Legislativo entre armazones de hierro y otros elementos de construcción. El Palacio quedó finalmente concluido en 1946.

2- Detalles constructivos y estéticos de la Cúpula. Relevancia de la Esculturas de Lola Mora, la Cuadriga y la Escultura de la Victorias Aladas
La cúpula del Palacio, de ochenta metros de altura, puede verse desde la Avenida de Mayo, en una perspectiva urbana inigualable. Su estructura reticulada de hierro se apoya en un basamento de cuatro pórticos y está revestida en cobre que, en contacto con la atmósfera, adquiere su color verde característico. ESCULTURAS DE LOLA MORA: El grupo escultórico de la izquierda, más cercano a la calle Hipólito Yrigoyen, representa a La Libertad, El Comercio y dos leones. El grupo escultórico de la derecha representa a La Paz, La Justicia y El Trabajo. LA CUADRIGA: La escultura representa a la República triunfante, en un carro tirado por cuatro caballos. VICTORIAS ALADAS: Cada esquina del frente del edificio cuenta con una Victoria Alada.

3- Importancia de la Araña del Salón Azul
Fue realizada para la Exposición de la Industria de 1910 con bronce de cartuchos del Arsenal de Guerra de la Nación. En su centro, cinco lámparas con forma de atados de trigo y cañas de azúcar representan la principal fuente de riqueza de la Nación en aquellos tiempos: la agricultura. En el aro principal, ocho relieves representan hitos históricos relevantes de la historia de nuestro país: el Cabildo Abierto, la primera Junta de Gobierno, la Batalla de Suipacha, la Jura de la Bandera, la Batalla de San Lorenzo, la Jura de la Independencia, el Cruce de los Andes y la Batalla de Chacabuco. Quince figuras femeninas que representan a la República y las provincias que por entonces conformaban el territorio nacional. Además, la parte superior de la araña cuenta con los bustos de San Martín, Belgrano, Saavedra, Pueyrredón, Rivadavia, Rodríguez Peña, Castelli y Mariano Moreno

4- Descripción y uso del Recinto Cámara de Senadores y Cámara de Diputados
Cámara de diputados: tiene 257 bancas dispuestas en semicírculo. En el centro están la mesa ministerial y la mesa de taquígrafos. En frente se encuentra el estrado presidencial, con palcos donde se encuentran los asesores. Ahí se generan reuniones donde se discuten leyes y problemáticas de la nación. Cámara de senadores: El salón de la cámara de senadores es similar a la cámara de diputados. Tiene 72 bancas dispuestas en semicírculo, al frente está el estrado para la Presidencia y a ambos lados, los Secretarios y Prosecretarios Administrativo y Parlamentario. Más abajo se encuentra la mesa de los taquígrafos.

5- Características y uso del Salón de los Pasos Perdidos:

A este gran salón, el cual es presentado como la ante sala de la cámara de diputados tiene dos accesos: uno es desde el salon azul y el otro es desde la entrada de diputados de la Av. Rivadavia. Sus vitrales representan a la agricultura, la justicia, la ciencia, las artes y el comercio. Este salón tiene dos importantes óleos: Los constituyentes del 53 de Antonio Alice y el presidente Roca inaugura el periodo legislativo del año 1886, de Juan manuel Blanes.
6- Características y uso del Salón de Honor Está destinado a recibir autoridades. Tiene grandes ventanales con vitrales con el escudo nacional enmarcado y columnas verdes de mármol belga y estucado. En sus paredes se exhiben importantes óleos.

7- Características y uso del Salón Arturo Illia y del Salón Eva Perón
SALÓN ARTURO ILLIA: Este salón se utiliza para reuniones de comisiones, conferencias de prensa y actividades culturales abiertas al público. Tiene muebles ingleses originales, su piso está marqueteado en roble y en sus paredes se encuentran retratos al óleo de presidentes y vicepresidentes argentinos.

SALÓN EVA PERÓN: Este salón es llamado también salon rosado ya que sus tapices y paredes son rosas y fue elegido por Eva Perón para el recordatorio de la inserción de las mujeres en la política. Este salón fue, precisamente, la sala de reuniones de las primeras seis senadoras argentinas que ingresaron al Congreso en 1952.
8- ¿Quiénes pueden presentar proyectos de Ley? ¿Cuál es el camino que realiza dicho proyecto para convertirse en ley? Desarrolle.

Primero, los ciudadanos podrán ejercer el derecho de iniciativa popular para presentar proyectos de ley en el congreso, el cual puede ser presentado por diputados, senadores, el poder ejecutivo o un conjunto de ciudadanos. Luego las comisiones hacen un estudio y dictamen y se debate el proyecto en ambas cámaras.
Después de eso el proyecto puede ser aprobado o rechazado. Si es que se aprueba se le comunica al poder ejecutivo, si ese es el caso pueden pasar 4 cosas: Promulgación tácita: si después de 10 días el poder ejecutivo no se queja, es ley. Promulgación: el poder ejecutivo la acepta: ley. Veto parcial: puede ser aceptada o no. Veto total: no puede sancionarse: si insiste y se alcanzan ⅔ de votos: es ley sino no. FUENTE:

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Tiger in the Menagerie & The Lost Woman

The Lost Woman

  • The mother and the daughter relationship, Who is really the Lost Woman
  • Voice is first person
  • Patricia Beer narrated what happened when her mother died.
  • The poet was feeling shocked
  • Color white shows death
  • She was quite young
  • Mother´s death associated with nature
  • She never see her mother´s burial
  • She was not able to move on
  • She refuse to let her mother go
  • She helped her mother a lot/ sacrifed for her
  • There were difficulties (marriage)
  • Her memory doesn´t leave it remains intact
  • Her mother´s tell her to move on
  • Her mother is contradicting what her daughter has told us

Tiger in the Menagerie

  • Tiger is stealthy
  • Tiger is unreal
  • This tiger is too vibrant to be real it could represent someone else
  • Stripes and bars shares a dream
  • Tiger´s eye and the sun have become one
  • Uncivilised cannot be controlled
  • Tiger is seen as a threat to the birds( Birds represent freedom)
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The Gold Cadillac: Diary Entry

In our Language class, with Pilar,  we read a short story in the global tales called “The Gold Cadillac”. We later had to write a diary entry from the mother´s point of view. Here is my entry:

Dear diary:

Is near a month since Wilbert bought that cadillac. I couldn´t stand it more. It seems it had passed an year since I stared at that collosal gold car. He spent all the money we had for the new house in that stupid car. He started going to all the places in that cadillac: to the church, to go out, for everything. Sometimes he didn´t have to go out, he only wanted to use the car. The reason I didn´t like that car is because it draws a lot the attention of people to it. And I had fear of the whites to think we stole the gold cadillac. That´s why I wanted my old car to keep low profile. I didn´t talk properly to him for days. And then, Wilbert came with the idea that he wanted to visit our family in the south: it could had been any of our relatives in any other place, but no, he chose the south.

He wanted to go alone. But I couldn´t let him. Neither me, neither all our family would had let him go alone. So, we went with him. While we were going (in a caravan) we got lost. We got separated from all the others. Then, we were stopped by the police. In summary, they let us go, and the next day we reached our relative´s house. When we went back home, Wilbert realized that it had been a really bad choice to buy the gold cadillac. In consecuence, he sold the car, we returned to another one more appropirate for us, and the money we recovered we started saving it again for the new house

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Billenium: Questions

In our Literature class, Pato told us to answer some questions. The are the answers.

Write a detail synonpsis 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 bigger than other cubicles and everyone told him that he was very lucky. 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 or, he paid double rent, or he shared room. So, he moved into a poorer neighborhood with his friend Rossiter. Once they got into the cubicle, Ward hit the panel because he was angry and it fell off. On the other side there it was a big spaceous room. They decided to invite two friends to live in the big room with them. They separed the room in partitions. Then they invited one of the girl’s mother, aunt and father. They were as when they started, with very little space.

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.
They had to share bathroom, kitchen and dinner room. They had to live in cubicles of 4 metres (there were 200 cubicles per building). To go from a place to another they took 2 days because the street was overcrowded. The cinema was in a staduim because of overpopulation.

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.
Space is very important in the story since it means power. People that have money can buy land, make a building, divide it in cubicles and make people live there. The owners of the build are usually the ones that inspect the cubicles to be the the correct size stablished by the government. So, they are interested in negotiating with the people living in the cubicles, as happened with Ward and his cubicle in the staircase.

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 critizise the way that the government tries to solve the main conflict in the story overpopulation, what the government does is that they reduce the size of the cubicles so that more cubicles can be done and that people can live in a place. Ward and Rossiter went to live toghether so that they could have a bigger cubicle.

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 people with money buy land and they make a building, make cubicles, people go and live there. The government tries to solve overpopulation and reduces the size of the cubicles and people live every time in a smaller cubicle. People only want more space so in other to make this they can go and live with other person and have children and have more space to live. This makes the world more overcrowded and it never gets to an end.

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 it will be people living in cubicles but maybe it would happen the oposite, people in the age of having kids in european countries don’t 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 do not work because they are old and there it will be few young people to work and maintain the country.

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 advantaje 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 sharesd by two people.

What role does Rossiter play in the story?
Rossiter is the character which opens new posibilities to Ward, an example of this is when Rossiter suggests Ward to invite their two friends to live with them in the spaceous room.

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

Rossiter convinced Ward to live with him. So, she brought members of her family to the cubicle and they took advantage from him.

10.Discuss the effects that over-population 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.

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 over population).

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?
We think that they were used to that reality of being uncomfortable and to share everything with all the people.

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

They let a lot of peolple to live with them, and with all the people, plus the furniture, they finished without space.

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.

He used the third person narrative.

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Unseen Paper Tips

Universal themes:

Rite of passage
Displacement, alienation (isolation)
Empowerment (power relations)



Postcolonialism (colonizer-colonized)
Inner vs outter self
Characters vs context

Mention literary devices:

Point of view
Pathetic fallacy
Hyperbolic language
Dramatic irony

Semantic fields:

Pay attention to specific vocabulary (nature, paily life, etc)

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