Next year students

Today I watched three commencement speeches by Ellen, J.K Rowling, and Steven Spielberg. Ellens message was to follow your passion, and be critical to advise from others.  She talked about her ups and downs in life, and how everything is going to be okey in the end.  Rowlings speech was about failure, that everyone fail greater or less, and how you learn from your mistakes. Another theme she talked about was imagination. Everyone knows about the Harry Potter stories, and then about her huge imagination. She thought it was important to be able to imagine how others live, and think that you, who lives in a democratic country doesn`t have it so awful as we like to think some days. Her advice was to speak up for those who can´t. Another person who also mentioned that in his speech, was Steven Spielberg. He talked about humanity, experiences, and characters defining moments. That everyday, in every choice we make, we got a character defining moment. No one is perfect, and no one could be great at everything. If you fail  a test, most likely you would score better on another test, in a subject you could do.

Next year students

About a boy – book and movie

– Write a short post about the movie on your blog. Those who read the book write about the differences, those who didn’t write about your impression.

I have read the book, and the main difference I noticed was the ending, where Marcus is on his way to Cambridge to his father, with Ellie. That day Kurt Cobain commits suicide, and his biggest fan, Ellie gets a breakdown and throws a rock through a window, at a poster of Kurt Cobain. They both end up at the police station.

The ending in the movie quits with Marcus performing “Killing me Softly” for his mom, at a talent show at his school. Will steps in with a guitar during Marcus’s show, to help him not take social suicide.

Other differences would be that Marcus is described even more unnormal in the book, in common to the movie, as well as I think we got to know Ellie better in the book, and how she affected Marcus and his life.501b406b96eae45bc69e947098bba6c3.jpg

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About a boy – book and movie

American Politics

The presidential election is coming up in a few months, and there is much excitement about who will be the candidates this year.   Clinton and Sanders are the two Democrats running for president, while Cruz, Kasich and Trump are the ones Republicans running for president. These five are the most famous candidates this year. MTE4MDAzNDEwMDU4NTc3NDIy.jpg

I took the Presidential Election quiz for 2016, and according to the quiz I side
d the most with Hillary Clinton, and further Bernie Sanders, who both are Democrats.

One popular issue in the U.S. is including about gun control.When they ask “Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?” most respondents said no. But in states as California, Illinois and New York the majority answer yes  for the process of purchasing a gun. Between the parties on that issue, has 80% of the Democrats answered YES swell as Green Party, unlike Republicans 17% was against that there should be more restrictions on the curreDonald_Trump_August_19,_2015_(cropped).jpgnt process of purchasing a gun, and 83% says NO.

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cause everyone has the right to be a candidate.  But if he had, I would not vote for him.Primarily, because Trump encourages conflicts instead of integration. Second, because he causes violence, especially between his supporters and protesters. And last, because I think he is unreasonable, and I find him not trustworthy. I do not think he has the right behaviour for a president.

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are both Democrats. I chose these tweets, because I think it was important topics.

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I picked out these two tweets, it was harder to find serious tweets about the election, just look at Trump.

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The political cartoonist Thomas Nast, was behind the Republican elephant.  The elephant was one of the animals, which got scared away of the donkey clothed in lion skin.

 

 

Democratic-donkey.jpgThe Democratic Donkey as they call it, is from Andrew Jackson’s campaign running for president, back at 1828. His adversaries called him a jackass, which is another word for Donkey. Therefore,  did Jackson decide to use this “strong-willed” animal, symbol for Democrats.

“Democrats today say the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is strong and dignified.” – fact monster.com

In an article written in The Seattle Times, writes an integrated Muslim women why se is going to vote for Clinton and Sanders, instead of the Republicans, who wants her out of the U.S. She gets supplied when someone thinks of Muslims as terrorists, when what Islam really means is peace.  She portrays Trump as a very ignorant person, and Clinton more calm and understandingly.The Washington Post writes about Sanders, who criticises Clinton for her motives and character, and for being desperate.  I chose these articles from PressReader.com because they where the first articles I understood about the election.

If I was an American I would be to vote for Hillary Clinton, because her polity is more or less alike Norway’s. Clinton also fights for equality between men and women. She says that human rights are women’s rights.

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Sherman Alexie and Nick Hornby

After watching the interview of Nick Hornby here, I have mixed impressions about him. Hornby tells that he loves listening to music, and gets his inspiration from it. He also loves sport, he is actually a big Arsenal fan, but compared to music, which always gives him pleasure, football makes him sometimes also miserable.  He seems like a calmed down guy, like a typical author.  My impression is that he writes stories that is non-fiction. He likes to write stories that are authentic and original.

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This is a picture of Nick Hornby.

Sherman Alexie is the author of The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian.After watching the interview of him at CONVERSATIONS AT KCTS 9, I am left with a really good impression of him and his book.  Alexis has been through a lot, but is now just stronger than ever. He now seems happy, and enjoying his profession. Alexis seemed really interesting, with some funny stories, and plenty og experiences. His appeared to be more interesting after this interview, because of the way he pictured it, with young persons feeling like outsiders, and with different cultures.

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Here is a picture of Sherman Alexie.

Still, I chose About A Boy, written by Nick Hornby, because I have heard the he is in fact a talented writer, and because I know his books are filmed. Since I am not that good in English, i can read and then watch if there is something I do not understand. About A Boy is a well known book, which a number of people have read.

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Pressreader -Article about Donald Trump

Today we read different articles on a website, called pressreader. The website contained a lot of different newspapers and magazines. We had the opportunity to read news from all around the world.  Our task from Ann was to find one cause, written of at least two different papers. Our news article was the one about Donald Trump boycotting a debate. The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times had written about Trump, so we decided to choose those. Pressreader is a great platform for news, for free here on Sandvika! Pressreader is a great source for learning, and finding interesting facts. It is a easy way to keep updated about the global news. All three of us found it very interesting, and highly recommend it. The papers is in every language you can imagine. You can read on pressreader on the internet, and it can also get downloaded as an app on your Iphone.

here is a link to the website: http://www.pressreader.com/catalog

Differences between the two articles “Fox News can’t toy with me like they toy with everyone else,’ Trump says” and “Kelly central to Trump-Fox feud”

Recently, Donald Trump announced that he wasn’t going to participate in the debate this Thursday. During the last debate, moderator Megyn Kelly asked him some difficult questions. One of the questions was about why he called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump says that Kelly is a “third-rate reporter” that treated him unfairly, and was biased. In this blog post we’re going to discuss some of the differences and similarities between the two articles.

First up, their titles are different. The Washington Post’s article has a statement from Trump as their title, while the Los Angeles Times says that Kelly is central to the feud between Trump and Fox News.

The article in the Los Angeles Times starts with the story behind why this feud appeared. Meanwhile, in The Washington Post, you first read some quotes from Trump about how Fox News earns money off him: “Why should the networks continue to get rich on the debates?” […] “Why do I have to make Fox rich?”

The Los Angeles Times seem to tell the story more from Fox News’ perspective, while The Washington Post seem to be a bit more neutral and includes many statements from both sides. But if you read through both articles, you’ll find that many of the quotes and statements are very similar. The Washington Post also has a slightly longer article.

We think that a president candidate should be able to deal with questions from the moderator, no matter how difficult they are. This kind of behavior should be unacceptable from someone who wants to become the president of a country.

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Reflecting my learning

In our english lessons, we use several types of working methods to improve our english. We use our blogs to write articles, we Skype with Australians to improve our english, we make films and radioshows to talk about things we find interesting, and other facts. These methods are different, compared to what we did on Bjørnegård school. My process in english since we started on Sandvika, has been a little better i hope, but I can`t really tell. I like that we write blogpost every lesson, to improve our writing, and I think it works. Skyping with english speaking students is enhance my pronunciation in English, and at the same time it is a lot of fun.

To improve my english i should read books, watch films in English, do more grammar tasks etc. There is always improvement material, and I will try my best to get a grade up.

In todays lesson we did different types of grammar tasks. Ann shared some links on her blog. I spent most of my time at Study Zone. I did exercises about adverb, prepositions,  sentence structure, tag questions and so on. I think some of them was hard to get right, and that we should do more grammar in our lessons. I did also try out grammarly, which could really help you , especially while you write blogposts, but you had to download google chrome at you mac, if you did`t already had it.

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Reflecting my learning