Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Nobel Prizes for literature: THE BEST CRIME STORY WRITER

As promised, the best crime story writers will be rewarded, so please rank the first three entries that you liked best and give the reason for your choice.

I will be considering the correct spelling and grammar.

Friday, 13 May 2011

my favourite quote

Here are 40 films in 7 min. all telling us something important.

What is your favourite quote and why? What does it mean for you? Let us know ....

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My favourite one: "Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned but the second mouse... he struggled so hard that he eventually turned that cream into butter. And he walked out"

For me it means that we never have to give up even in most desperate and final situations. If you give up you are likely to fail but if you struggle and sweat to achieve something you will eventually make it. That is why I have never envied those who took the easy path....

Google Doodle: OH CHARLIE CHAPLIN - "wandering angel"

Watch the funny clip with the famous protagonist Charlie Chaplin and then write short screenplays (dialogues of at least 4 replies) for different scenes in it. Use your imagination and be creative.
We may perform the best creations in class.

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ALTERNATIVELY, for more mature dialogues ( :-)) here's an awesome example of baby talk. Can you try to translate the essence of it into adult language?

And here's an anticipated bonus for the most creative writers: Victor Socaciu's hit - a great song for the great Charlie. Enjoy!

Monday, 9 May 2011


Here's a new challenge: Try reading the 2 texts below - the first in English and the 2nd in Romanian. Could you understand the message? (Please don't 'translate'it into a normal text, otherwise you will spoil the others' experiences) Just say yes/no.  If yes, why do you think you could make it? Any comments regarding spelling and reading? How important do you think spelling is then?

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs. Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod unersdtadn waht I was raednig. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdring to a rscheearch in Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny ipmotrant tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers in a word be in the rihgt palce. The rset can be a taotl mses, and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.

Cnofrom uuni stduiu al ueni uinvresttiai elgenze, nu cntozeaa in ce odrnie se alfa lirteele itnr-un cuvant, signruul lcuru ipmotarnt e ca pirma si utlima lierta sa fie la lcuol lor. Rsetul potae fi o vrzaa colmpeta si tot o vei ptuea ctii fraa prboelme.