In Language, with Dani Barra we’ve been reading some stories and articles about the South African apartheid. The topics of these are racism & segregation. So we were told to choose a character/moment in history that talked about those topics. Luz and I worked on Martin Luther King Jr. Here’s the Prezi that we’ll present to the class:
To kick off this year with Daniela Barra, our Language teacher, we’ve paired up with people whom we share a space or place together. I teamed up with Delfina Miy Uranga and we go to a lot of music events together. Here’s my take on the task:
What are the important places in your life?
Concerts. Concerts are a space I share with Delfi. It’s great because we usually like the same music. Concerts are one of my favorite things ever and to share those moments with a friend is even greater. We laugh and goof around, dance. We usually buy shirts and take millions of videos and pictures at the concerts so we can remember what a great time we’ve spent later on. We’ve already shared about 7 together. My favorite was Lollapalooza Argentina 2015, even though the festival weekend didn’t start out too well… I actually lost one of our tickets and we had to buy another. Thank God they hadn’t sold out! I would’ve had to sneak in or something of the sort. We even have 2 more concerts ahead that we’re stoked for!!
This term we’ve been learning how to write ghost stories. Our teacher told us to write one (or a part of one) and publish it to our blogs. We were to also add something to it to make it more scary. Here’s mine:
Pilar asked us to do an online test for this midterm mark. Here’s what we were supposed to do and my answers:
1)Theoretical background: Publish an infographic including the main characteristics of the Gothic Novel as a genre. Name at least two relevant pieces of work and their writers. Use these tools:
2)Writing Task: Imagine you had to interview one of the authors of these stories: The Cask of Amontillado, The Monkey’s Paw and The Yellow Wall Paper. Choose one. Find out about him/her and write the interview. What would you ask them? What would they answer? Publish your interview. (10-14 exchanges)
Interviewer: We are here today with Fortunato, protagonist of recent popular news regarding the Cask of Amontillado. Hi! Nice to meet you!
Fortunato: Hello!! Thanks for having me!
Interviewer: So let’s get right to it… Would you tell us about what went down in there?
Fortunato: Yes… It was carnival so no one was at the castle except for myself and Montressor.
Interviewer: And the butlers?
Fortunato: Out as well. Montressor had let them take the day off so they could enjoy with their familes.
Interviewer: Well. How convenient for him!
Fortunato: Yes. He had thought of every little detail.
Interviewer: Tell us. How is it that he fooled you?
Fortunato: It was so natural. But now that I think about the events that led to my entrapment… I don’t know how I could have been so stupid.
Interviewer: Hmm… But you guys were friends, right?
Fortunato: Yes… We were. I guess my gut just chose to trust him like any other friend.
Interviewer: Who knew you would end up like you did?!
Fortunato: Montressor knew!! Haha
Interviewer: Hahaha… So… How’d he do it?
Fortunato: Well we were just having a normal conversation when he took me down to the catacombs.
Fortunato: Yes. It smelled of delicious wine and maybe the smell is what left me off my guard.
Interviewer: Yes!! That smell is devilish!!
Fortunato: Indeed. All of a sudden, I don’t know how… I blacked out and woke up in a dark corner.
Interviewer: Ah… You were unconscious!! That’s how.
Fortunato: And I tried getting up but fell back down from the dizziness. I finally regained my strength after about 15 minutes and tried walking out but bumped into the brick wall.
Interviewer: Could you see anything?
Fortunato: Not a thing. But I felt the bricks with my hands and started knocking them down.
Interviewer: How long did it take you to get out?
Fortunato: I think I was down there for three days… I’m lucky I got out alive because by the end of day two I thought I would die down there…
Interviewer: This must’ve been a terrifying experience.
Fortunato: It was… Montressor wanted to make me suffer and die from a slow and painful death.
Interviewer: That’s good that he failed!! This is really some story!! Thanks for coming Fortunato. Hope to see you again soon.
Fortunato: Thanks again for having me. Bye!!
It’s a new term, so we got to choose a new Lending Library. That means we had to prepare a new booktube. I chose Solar by Ian McEwan… watch the video below to check out what I think about the novel:
This is the link to my last booktube.
We finished reading Face by Benjamin Zephaniah. Our teacher prepared an activity for us to do. She separated the class into 5 groups, I was group #3 with Agostina Alday, Josefina Catani and Agustin Segura. We were to prepare a presentation on the Gang of Three and we chose to add in Natalie. This is the presentation:
Also, our teacher asked us to look for images (or draw them ourselves) on the gang of three: