27 de marzo de 2008

Spring News about "The Woman in White" Project (2007-08)

About our project... What are we doing now? What are we bound to do? How are our great protagonists doing (meaning teachers, students and other supporters of this project)?
Did you finish reading the novel? Are you thinking about what to say in your essay? Are you nervous?
Post your info, questions and comments!
To our courageous writers, be confident on your skills! Enjoy what you do! And... The best of luck to you all!

23 comentarios:

marta dijo...

Good, I also encourage all the fourth years to persevere and continue working. I am told some of them are very nervous about D day. But you are all going to do fine! They are going to act as ushers on the 25th as it is their day and they have to be perfect hosts for their guests. They are also going to do the bar tendering, serving the wine, offering the appetizers, if there are any,etc. So things are coming on nicely. You are going to do fine so please join in and participate! Good luck to everyone

maría 4º dijo...

Thanks for your encouragement!! We will try to write a good essay!!

Elena - 4A dijo...

We are looking forward to writing a good essay on the D day!

marta dijo...

Fantastic, as somebody very important is coming we´ll have to do our best!

Paloma dijo...

I am absolutely worried because of the composition. Since I was a child I‘ve always been having trouble with the spelling. My mind doesn’t work properly and I don’t “see” the words inside it. Other times I’m not able to remember how a word is written. For instance, I don’t know how to write three of the commonest words in English: Mother, house and daughter. In fact in this very moment I’ve written the second one with an “a”. Anyway, I usually take advantage of the fact that we live in the 21st century and we don’t use handwriting; I use a computer to write. During this weekend I’ve been training how to write without a computer. It is as though you were training with a pair of special trainers for a long, long time in order to do a course, and then, the day of the course you have to use different shoes. You’ll be at disadvantage. As I was saying, I took a sheet of paper and wrote something, and then I did a second reading to find the mistakes. When I thought the composition was perfectly right I copied it in the computer exactly as it was in the paper. Te result of this experiment was absolutely discouraging; I had so many mistakes that I got depressed. It was as if a completely illiterate had written the text. I don’t want to make a fool in front of those unknown people. They will laugh at me and I’m embarrassed. I would like to take part in the competition, but I don’t dare to do it. I’ve been writing using a computer for the last 20 years, a very long time indeed (in fact more than the whole life of Sergio, for instance)(Sergio is a mate of mine, he is in my class and he is 19). Good luck for all of you.

Roberto 4ºb dijo...

Paloma, don’t be afraid you must concentrate in your thoughts about the novel and we must avoid mistakes I think that is not the most important thing in the contest. Good luck! I will be doing it tomorrow.

maría dijo...

Some of you have already writen the essay... Tell us how well you have done it!

maríaaaaaaaaa dijo...

I have been thinking about the essay and I have writen a outline and I have the impression of wanting to tell a lot of things but without studying in depth... 600 words are not enough to analyse this novel!!! Good luck to everybody!!!!!

Dakota dijo...

Good luck, yes! You've got a difficult mission but you've worked hard and had good training, so in spite of being in fourth year, I'm sure you'll do a great job. Be positive! (Thumb up!)
Some other news: The English Department has ordered 500 Reading Club cards for us all, but it's on-line shopping and we don't know if things will turn out OK! If they don't get to our school next Tuesday, we're in trouble! :O (eek!) (hahahaha...)
We're also working in adding some links here to some or other BBC radio program, for our enjoyment!

English department dijo...

4THs:
We are very pleased because a lot of you have participated. Thanks and remember that the important thing is to take part and enjoy it. You have improved a lot, we can see it in the blog and we are tremendously proud of you. You are great!

maría dijo...

Carmen has told us some of you have writen original wonderful essays... Tell us!

Carmen dijo...

María, I´ve said no such thing! I´ve said that in general most essays are sure to have been wonderful because you have all worked very hard!if someone works regularly then it goes without saying that you do well.
There´s going to be a wonderful cocktail the students of Hostelería are doing for us. We will have wine from Madrid to go with it!!!! it´s going to be wonderful quite an event.
Elena 4ºG,thanks again for the cake from me and all the Deparment who could try it WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS.
Ushers, have you got to outfit yet?

maría 4ºA dijo...

Yes, it will be wonderful because you deserve the succes for making so effort. I hope we don´t disappoint you, though sometimes we put one's foot in it...
I don´t have white clothes yet, only trousers..., but friends of mine are looking for it more than me!

Carmen dijo...

We have already 20 ushers!

Carmen dijo...

We have a new table for the Hall and are still waiting for some decent chairs!
Anyone is welcome as usher, if you want to volunteer. we need you to help with the serving of the cocktail

Natalia dijo...

Hi Carmen,

As a usher I'd like to know if we'll heve a meeting before the event (..a few days before?)since I've never visited the facilities.
I congratulate all the English department for all the hard work and enthusiasm you're brimming over it!!! (I'm not sure of using a proper English)..

English dijo...

Thanks Natalia. We have all done it together without you it would have never been possible.
By the way we already have a table for the dais,the chairs though are not here I´m afraid we are going to have to do without...

los alumnos dijo...

Como seguramente sabréis todos tenemos un nuevo blog dedicado al cine que hemos creado con una ilusión tremenda. Pero los blogs no funcionan solos, necesitan alma, y su alma es la gente que escribe en ellos. Sin vosotros, sin vuestra colaboración, morirá. No es necesario que escribáis en inglés, podéis hacerlo en español si os apetece más u os resulta más fácil, pero si optáis por intentarlo con el idioma de Shakespeare, no os preocupéis por los errores. Todos los cometemos, es así como aprendemos, nadie va juzgar como lo hacéis, somos vuestros compañeros. Lo que queremos es hacer algo que pueda unirnos, que nos permita mantener el contacto durante el verano y que nos entretenga y enseñe. Alguna gente escribe en inglés bastante bien y se puede aprender mucho de ellos, y si, además, ampliamos muestro conocimiento cinematográfico, miel sobre hojuelas. Venid, por favor, es algo nuestro, algo que nos convierte en compañeros y amigos independientemente de nuestro curso, nivel o estatus en la escuela. Por cierto, los amigos de nuestros amigos también son bienvenidos. ¡Os esperamos!

Raquel dijo...

I couldn't go to the lessons last Wednesday so I haven't heart anything about the arrangements for next Friday. The date being so soon, it is worried that nobody has told us what we have to do. I mean, I think we have to be there at four but I am not sure. Does anybody know anything else?

Anónimo dijo...

I have read Paloma's text. Sure that all of you did a good job yesterday, I could not be yesterday but I try to arrive today before the six to help you. I am totally sure that the meeting will be sucesfull. The english department have made a very good job. Congratulations

Anónimo dijo...

sorry. I'll try

maryah dijo...

Congratulations!! The School looks nice now!! Good luck!

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