jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

Crime and Environment review

Personally I prefer not to read about bad things because I can daily see problems in everywhere.
I was reading about Domestic Violence, in my opinion this is the worst crime that exist because the people that we suppose have to love us, bring us support and confidence do all the opposite.
I strongly believe that the principal problem that produce violence and all the differents crimes is the lack of love, pleople is living with the wrong ideas for example they doesn`t believe in marriage and people start a relationship thinking in fail. If the beginning of the relationship starts in the wrong way, what things can we wait for?
Unfortunately, everybody or almost everybody is rowing at the opposite side.

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2009

Writing assignment 6 : Formal transactional letter

Dear Mrs Jorge,

I am a member of an enviromental group and I'm writing to inform you that I am very disappointed with attitude that I read in the newspapper but not with the people that were arrested, in my opinion the real problem is the construction of the road, actually the world is affected with the global warming and it is completely inappropriate thinking in the destruction the natural riches that the world need and I would like to ask you for this point if you really consider that the protesting was wrong?.
I would like suggest that you consider the protesting was fair and the arrested was unfair.
I think that I can ask for some compensation.I would like you to take my points under consideration.
I look forward to receiving a reply from you.

Yours sincerely,
Melissa Rodrìguez

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

Environmental Survey

1)Do you notice something diferent on the weather since your was a child until now ?
2)What do you feel with the enviromental disasters. Do you feel scare or it doesn't care?
3)Exist a lot of enviromental problems, can you mention any?
4)The OZONE afect health and cause environmental problems. Do you take some care about it?
5)Enviromental problems afect economy. are you degree?

6)Do you take any precaution to care the enviromental?
7)Do you feel angry When someone thow litter out on the streets?
8) Which are the most importan enviromental problems that exist in yor country?
9)Is the government worried about these kind of problems? Have they taken precautionary?
10)In your hous do you hav difeferent bags or containers to separate the garbage?

Alejandra Reyes
Nélida Rodríguez

jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009

Writing assignment 5: an article

What can ordinary people do to help in the fight against crime?

Crime is a current topic in today's world, every day in the news appear physical violence or psychological violence and nobody take the challenge seriously to change of this situation.

There are a lot of alternatives to do somthing to change this crime problem but is importan that ordinary people work to help in the fight against crime.

When I was a child my neighbours worked together against crime they used simple things for example when a child went out to played he had to used a whistle in his neck and if somebody unknow appear the child had to blow the whistle and all the neighbours went out to helped, sometimes simple things are exelent alternatives to help.

If the ordinary people, the police or the goberment don't do anything, who can do it? so if you want a change we have to start for us

jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009

Part 2

Write an answer to one of the questions 2 - 6 in this part. Write your answer in 120 - 180 words in an appropriate style.

3. You have decided to enter a short story competition. The competition rules say that the story must begin or end with the following words:
They were sad to leave, but they had no choice.

Sara and Mike are brothers. They live so far of their parents because they start to study in the university in the city so they had to leave their home. Now Sara has a fiance. She is studing medicine and Mike is studing philosophy he has a girlfriend too. They haven`t talked with their parents so they couldn't imagine the terrible situation of their family.

Sara is planing her wedding, She wants to get married the next month but unfortunatelly she is not going to do it. When she call their parents to tell them the new her father tell her that her mother was very sick, postrated in bed forever and he couldn't take care of her because he has a terrible sickness and is going to die soon. This is a horrible situation for her because his fiance doesn't care of her mom,so she had to decide between get married or take care of her mom forever.

They were sad to leave, but they had no choice their family were bad and were waiting their help.

Part 1 1. You must answer the above question.

Dear Helen,

I'm writing you to thanks in response of yur latter, the new that you gave me is fantastic.
I would like to travel on July because on this month I would be ready with all the documentation I need to travel.

Concerning to the accommodation at camp California, I would prefer tents rather than log cabins. I love the nature and this is a chance to do something different and spend all the time outside, cooking mashmallow on a bonfire, sounds better for me.

Well about the activities I choose are photography and swimming. I always take pictures on my free time at the mountains, animals, and so on, nature in general I just love it. I also choose swimming because I like that and I enjoy it a lot and obiously because is good for my body.

I would like to know about the cost of the food, four meals a day is not enough for me, so I would appreciate if you send me the values or some special discounts. Also I would like to know if I have to bring the clothe or you are going to lend me some.

that's all for now

Yours sincerely,

Melissa Rodríguez

jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2009

modals in the past

Miriam’s disastrous trip.

As a young girl, Miriam always wanted to see orangutans. After graduating from high school, she worked for a year to save some money. She decided to visit Indonesia, where there is one of only two orangutan rehabilitation centers in the world.
The night before her flight, her friends threw her a huge going-away party that ended at 4:00 A.M. Her flight wasn’t until noon, so she thought she had plenty of time. She came home late, forgot to set her alarm clock, and didn’t wake up until 9:30 A.M. She hadn’t packed the night before, so she just threw all her clothes into her backpack and left for the airport. She made it just in time!
Miriam was so excited that she didn’t eat or sleep during the 12-hour flight to Jakarta. She planned to study her guidebook on the plane, but in her hurry to pack that morning, she forgot to put it in her carryon bag. It was late at night when the plane landed, so the airport was busy and confusing. A very aggressive taxi driver quickly grabbed her luggage, put her in his taxi, and took her to a very expensive hotel. She was tired, hungry, and scared, so she decided to stay only one night and look for a more inexpensive hotel the following day.
The next morning at breakfast, Miriam finally got a chance to look at her guidebook. Her face fell when she read that Indonesia consisted of more than 18,000 different islands! Indonesia was a huge country,and she was in the wrong part of it – that is, if she wanted to see orangutans! Jakarta is on the island of Java, and the orangutan rehabilitation center was near Bukit Lawang on the island of Sumatra!
Miriam decided that she could either sit and cry or calmly think about her options. She could fly to the closest major city of Medan, which would be really expensive. A bus would be cheaper, but that would be a 50-hour nonstop bus ride! She could take a 45-hour boat ride from Jakarta to Medan, but that boat ran only once every two weeks. Taking the train wasn’t a bad idea, but train service was only available to the end of Java, and then she would have to take a 36-hour bus ride.

What was she going to do?

2. Now discuss these questions.

a. What are some things that Miriam definitely should have done before she left on her trip?
Definitely Miriam must have forgot to put her guidebook in her carryon
b. What are some other things that Miriam could have done to make her trip more enjoyable?
c. What should she do now?