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Monday, October 09, 2006

Writing: An argument

"The pros and cons of using computers in classrooms"
Using computers in classrooms has some advantages and disadvantajes.
First of all, students could use computers to prepare homework and projects. This would enable them to present their work in a professional way. In addition, pupils could do research and have all the latest and most important information.
On the other hand, we can say that the relationship between students would disappear. They wouldn't talk to each other and wouldn't make new "real friends" instead of "virtual" ones. Moreover, it would be very difficult for children who haven't got a computer at home, to do homework and projects.
To sum up, I think that using computers in classrooms is an excellent way of inserting tecnology, which makes our life easier, in classrooms all over the world.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Book: "Pride and Prejudice"

Chapter 5

All the sisters, except Mary, went to walk to Meryton, where they met a new officer, Mr Wickham.
While they were talking with Mr Wickham, Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy had appeared. On recognizing the ladies in the group, the two gentlemen came directly towards them, and began the usual polite greetings. Suddenly Mr Darcy fixed his eyes on Mr Wickham, and after a few moments, touched his hat in greeting, but Mr Darcy seemed hardly to move a finger in return. Lizzy was astonished and wanted to know the reason for this behaviour.
At Meryton the young people had accepted an invitation from their aunt to supper and cards. Then, they heard that Mr Wickham was going to be there too. After a long talk, Lizzy noticed that the problem between Darcy and Wickham was because Mr Darcy’s father left Wickham, on his death, the best living to which he had the power to make an appointment, as soon as it became free. She too noticed, that is believed that Miss de Bourgh and her cousin (Darcy), will unite their fortune by marriage.

Chapter 6

Lizzy and Jane were talking in the garden when Mr Bingley and his sister arrived to give their personal invitation for the ball at Netherfield. When Lizzy asked Mr Collins if he would go to the party, he accepted and promised her to dance specially with her. Although she wanted to dance with Mr Wickham, she accepted.
The day of the ball, Lizzy danced with Mr Collins. She left really ashamed about it. Then she danced with an officer and finally, Mr Darcy asked to her hand. Lizzy asked him about Mr Wickham and he changed quickly the subject. When Mr Bingley and Jane finished dancing, Miss Bingley went towards Eliza and warned her against Mr Wickham. Mr Collins discovered that Mr Darcy was a relative of a lady Catherine, so he went to ask him some questions.
After having supper, Mary got ready to entertain the company. Her voice was weak and her manner unnatural, so his father stopped her, Mr Collins continued at Eliza’s side and Mr Darcy took no more notice of her.


Chapter 7

In this chapter, Mr Collins makes a proposal of marriage to Lizzy, but she refused it. Mr Bennet said to Lizzy: “your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins, and I will never see you again if you do”


Monday, August 28, 2006

Writing: A letter

Dear Tom,
Thnaks for your letter. Y was glad to hear from you. I'm sorry I haven't written to yoy before, but this month I have been really busy.
Y haven't finished my exams yet, so I'm tudying very hard this term. I haven't got free time; I'm exhausted.
Last weekend, I went to the city center with my school. When we arrived, we started cleaning and throwing away all the rabbish in the streets. We made some leaflets about the environment: aerosols which damage the ozone layer, fumes of cars and lorries that cause dangerous illnesses and all the noises of the city. It was good fun, but hard to work.

I would like to know what you have been up to. Don't forget to write soon.

Best wishes...
*Lai*

Writing: A story

Strange but True
My friend Peter had invited me to stay at his parent's village in the countryside. We would be alone in the house all the weekend.
When we arrived, we had dinner. Afterwards, we went to sleep. At three ò clock in the morning I woke up. I went downstairs to drink some water when I realized that Peter had forgotten to close the front door. I was just about to lock it, when I heard a shout from the kitchen. It came from Peter.
By the time I got to the room, Peter had disappeared. I ran to the garden and I saw my friend... he was hanging from a tree and his neck was red and hurt. I tried to save him, but it was too late... Peter had died.
When I turned back, I saw a very tall man running away...
I could never discover who that terrible man was...
The end Laila

Writing: An argument

The World Cup
So many people think that the World Cup had some advantages and disadvantages.
First of all, the championship was excellently organized: the stadiums were luxurious and extremly huge. Besides, for Argentinian people the best thing was the good performance of their country. Another advantage is that there were, luckily, a very good security.
On the other hand, for some people the World Cup was a waste of money, and with some illegal business. Also, the referees did a lot of wrong things, and sometimes they were illegal too.
To sum up, I think that this kind of events are an excellent way to join people inside the different countries, and also the inhabitants enjoy them a lot.

Monday, June 12, 2006

This is my introduction!!!!

Hi! I'm Laily... I go to the Matulaitis school to 1º year.
Fortunately, I 'm doing well with my studies.... I would like to be a lawyer!
I 've got a big family... I live with my parents, my brother and my two sisters...
In my free time I love going out with my friends...I've got a lot of them!
Well... this is my introduction and I hope you like it...

Kisses... Lai