25 de octubre de 2013

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

I1s this is the novel we are going to read during the year, please join in with your comments

59 comentarios:

marta dijo...

Hi everybody at last I put up the novel! Let's start giving briefly our opinion.
I think it has possibilities but it is certainly not a novel that will be in the cannon.

Anónimo dijo...

Hi!
I'm Luis, student at I-1B. I have trying this method to give my personal opinion. I hope that the fiction does not distort too much the historical reality.

marta dijo...

Luis, I have tried..,
Remember the past part with HAVE
Well I think that is a very good idea and I agree with you.
Do you think we are going to cry?

nino dijo...

Hi everyone!
I'm Fatima Nino. I think this is the best way not only write our opinion about the novel but we can improve our writing skills.
Luis my congratulation to you for your courage to be here firs of our classmates!:-)

nino dijo...

Sorry, I've seen my mistakes: the best way not only "to" write
And " first"

Anónimo dijo...

Hi, I'm Carlos Cid.
I hope the blog will be more refreshing than the novel because it is boring.
¡ anyway, the important thing is to participate!

marta dijo...

Nino, not only of writing our opinion but also of improving..,
Yes, Fátima I agree on all that you say.
And what is your opinion? Do you agree with Carlos?

marta dijo...

Carlos, I am sorry you think that the novel is boring, but what can we read? It is not easy to find something that you can handle, when you improve your level we will have a better choice.
Try and make the most of it.

Antonio dijo...

Hi, I am Antonio.
The novel is not boring for me. But it can to influence that almost of all know the end of it. We have read the book in spanish version or we have seen the film.
I think that it will be funny.
Goodbye.

marta dijo...

Antonio, but it can influence.. Spanish..., it will be entertaining.
It is a pity that you have seen the film or read it because it spoils the novel a lot but what can we do about it??
Do you like Bruno?

Antonio dijo...

Ok.
It doesn't matter.
Yes, I do. His innocence gives a nice touch to the history.

Nino dijo...

Marta, thank you for checking my mistakes.
About the book I disagree with Carlos. I think that the reason is not that the novel is boring. In fact it difficult for our reading level because we don't understand the meaning of many words. We are suffering of that and then we lose interest and patience in reading.

Anónimo dijo...

I'm Luis, again. Marta and classmates, I wanted to say " I'm trying this method" or " I will try this method" or " I'm going to try this method" in muy first comment. ¿Which do you think is the most correct way to express the idea of action that has just started? Thanks.

Anónimo dijo...

I'm the anonymous Luis. I doubt very much that we are going to cry with the novel argument, except by the effort of translation it , as says Nino. I think that sometimes excess tragedy become comedy.

marta dijo...

Nino, In fact it is.., suffering from that..,when Reading.
Do you really find it so difficult? I suppose you have to get used to the vocabulary and the style. I'll get better you'll see that I am right.

marta dijo...

Luis, I am going to try this method is fine in my opinión.
The novel's plot as Nino says.. becomeS...
Do you really think so? I am positive that we will cry. If the novel is well-written we will cry if it is not we won't.
I agree that if the tragedy is exaggerated it becomes funny. But a Little bit of crying will do us no harm, I personally would like to cry.
What about the rest of you?

Carlos Couceiro dijo...

Hi, I am Carlos Couceiro, I just finish to read the chapter four, I think it is interesting, but it is a bit sad for me.

marta dijo...

There is a lesson to practise speaking which I am going to give on Mondays fron 4.30 to 6 pm.
If you want to attend you are welcome.

marta dijo...

Carlos, I just finishED READING..
Do you like reading about sad things?
This is for everybody.
I do, although funny things are fantastic to read but a bit of crying over a novel means no harm.

Antonio dijo...

Hi everybody.
I agree that Chapter four is sad. I prefer reading about funny things, but in this chapter there is a bit of intrigue and this is interesting.

Anónimo dijo...

I'm Luis ,a bit better, thanks. I have finished reading Chapter 4 and still do not understand how two older children (12 and 9) have problems to diferenciate between a farm or a concentration camp. Is it that they have never left their city or seen the country? Too many incredible and innocent contradictions in this text.

marta dijo...

Anónimo1 I am glad you find it a Little bit more interesting!
I like sad stories sometimes..I know funny ones are better but...

marta dijo...

Luis, I am glad you are better. It was very brave of you to have come, you looked ill.
Why don't you think that it is possible? The Germans deny it even today!
What do the rest of you think?

Anónimo dijo...

I'm Luis,again.Thanks, Marta.
I was not refering to the denial of the Holocaust by some Germans. I tried to explain that the author of novel don't transmits well possible mental age of the children. They seem younger than really they're .

Anónimo dijo...

Sorry, I wanted to say " doesn't transmit"
Luis

marta dijo...

Luis, the novel doesn't transmit well the children's mental age. They seem younger than they really are.
Darling careful with the sentence structure you translate from Spanish! Don't use the English S+V+O+A, and remember that the aux DO is followed by the INF WITHOUT TO.
Yes I understood what you meant. What I meant was that adults didn't see the truth let alone children!

Carlos Couceiro dijo...

I just finished Reading the firts part on chapter five. I think that Bruno´s father is very hard with him.
Nowadays, when a child has a problem, his father tries to do something to solve his problem, althoug his father doesn´t know how to do it.

marta dijo...

Carlos, the first part of., even if his father doesn't know..,
Things have changed, it is true, now children are treated very well, but before it was not so. Children got no explanations. I suppose it is better now, but I think we have overdone it.

marta dijo...

How's the week-end ? What have you been doing?
Me eating eating eating... I must have put on two pounds!!

Antonio dijo...

Hi everybody. The week-end was very good. I also eating enough with the family and some friends.
About the novel, as it was said last day in class, Bruno and Gretel don't like what they see from de Window. I think that they can't believe that this thing so horrible happens in a place where their father is te chief. So they want to talk him.
Bye.

marta dijo...

Anónimo, I had lunch with my friends and my family.., to talk to him..,
I suppose deep down that is what is happening to them. It must be a shock to see a concentration camp. We can't forget that at that time people were more used to seeing nasty things than we are nowadays. Now everything has to be beautiful and look clean and before it was not so.

Antonio dijo...

Thanks, Marta. I'm not Anonimo, I am Antonio.

Anónimo dijo...

Anónimo or anonymous , at the moment, and from the beginning I am I, Luis Figueroa.

marta dijo...

Why don't you write your name? It is above the space left for the name

Luis Figueroa dijo...

Now , I am boocked. I prefered my identity-not identity like anonymous.

Luis Figueroa dijo...

Now , I am boocked. I prefered my identity-not identity like anonymous.

marta dijo...

Yes Luis it is nice to know it is you.

marta dijo...

Luis are you still alive? No trouble in the area?

Luis Figueroa dijo...

Yesterday at night I came back alive , safe and sound.. The trip was very interesting. Sometimes what you see is not very nice. The area is still in a difificult situation. I was also in the Museum of the Holocaust and saw many pictures and papers of horror in Auschwitz.

marta dijo...

Luis, hiiii! I am glad you are back safe and sound, how nice that you've had a nice time and how interesting that you have visisted the museum, tomorrow you must tell us all about it!

marta dijo...

The collecting of food will take place on the 16th and 17th of December.

marta dijo...

Darlings are you going to write something?

Antonio dijo...

Hi!. I couldn't go to class last Thursday.
I'll see you on Monday for the collecting of food, if you are there from 17.00 to 19.00.
Bye.

marta dijo...

Antonio, don't worry at all, you always come so one day is not a big deal.

marta dijo...

WE HAVE MANAGED TO COLLECT ABOUT 275 KG ACCORDING TO LUIS!!!!
I AM EVER SO HAPPY!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH YOU ARE GREAT!!!!! YOU HAVE MANAGED TO DO EVERYTHING FANTASTICALLY.
GOD BLESS YOU!

marta dijo...

Well I see there are no ideas about BRUNO yet. Here is one:
Following Carlos' idea about Bruno appearing on the first page dead under a stone.. I have thought, how about Bruno being a naughty pig who finally dies in that dramatic way and is turned into a piggy bank by a fairy or an elf or something and he has to fight back to life doing good things with the money that people put inside him?
Is it too convenctional?
Tell me something, I am dying to read your ideas.

marta dijo...

I am delighted because there is little to do in Santander. This afternoon I might go to an exhibition by a friend of mine who is exhibiting her barnacle sculptures! She does great things with barnacles. Earings nechlaces bangles orchestras anything and everything.

marta dijo...

Still thinking..... my brother thinks my idea is not bad, and he says that maybe writing one sentence each we can create a story too, I had about it too... maybe that is the best idea after all.

Anónimo dijo...

Hello I am Pilar Prada.
I planned to write a children's story. Marta can do a book together, one begins the story and then continues another. A kiss

marta dijo...

Pilar, a very good idea I thought that might be a very good idea, and it would be interesting to see what comes out...
It is a difficult task that is ahead of us... I don't know if we will be able to do it!
I am afraid I got a little carried away by the success of the food!

Teresa 1B dijo...

Hi Marta, I'm Teresa Montero. Exactly about what we have to write? I can write about the beginning of a children's story about Bruno (pork) in 170 words? Writing only the beginning is right? I can leave the story unfinished? It's necessary to have beginning, middle and end? Thanks and Happy New Year to everybody!!!

marta dijo...

Teresa, about what do we have...,
I am afraid I can't remember the title of the essay. Sorry! What did we say? If it was in relation with Bruno the pig you may write what you suggest. I think that would be perfect.

Luis Figueroa dijo...

Today is Saint Antón, animal’s patron saint. At five o'clock in the Hortaleza Street, next to our school , there is a procession and you can bring your pet to bless it . The piggy bank Bruno should be.

marta dijo...

Luis,
Hortaleza Street..to be blessed
should be there...
Ha, ha you really have a sense of humour, I am sorry I only saw it today as I absolutely agree with you Bruno should have been there!

Luis Figueroa dijo...

The blog is dead. God save the blog!

marta dijo...

Luis, I agree with you but if nobody wants to write what can we do? You have to encourage them..

Antonio dijo...

I had forgotten the blog. It's true that it's dead. We should resurrect it. Let's try.

Luis Figueroa dijo...

Olé, bullfighter! Never to give up!

Malegra DXT dijo...

Very good and informative article, thanks for this posting..

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