Descriptions: Appearance, personality, mood and tone

Pair work: choose 2 pictures and write a description connecting them. I worked with Fran Costamagna and Alina Claps

-Describe the places in detail

-Describe the situation (use your imagination) and the feelings of the people.

-Think about the mood.

 

My week in BaResultado de imagen para working hardriloche was the best week of my year. When I left I didn’t realize that I was going to miss on a lot of important events at work.  I got back from my trip at down on Monday. I decided that it would be best if I stopped missing out on my work, and went straight from the airport to my office. As I walked down the corridor all my coworkers came out to salute me and ask about my trip, I think they envied that I had been on vacation for the hardest working week of the year and that made me feel good in a way. When I finally got to my office, and got to see the enormous pile of work waiting for me, I could feel how my body contracted with pain, and my partners laughed at me.

 

The first thing I did was pour myself some coffee to wake me up and then I sat down and started thelongest day of work. I was so tired that I layed my head on my arms on top of all the

papers scattered around my desk to rest my eyes for a few minutes. As I closed my eyes I travelled back to bariloche and my skis. The cold wind blew on top of the mountain and the sun bathed my face with warmth. As I slide through the mountain and slid though the soft and newly fallen snow from the previous night all I could feel was joy. Nothing could concern me at the top of the mountain. The mountain was so peaceful, unlike the office were everyone is running from one place to the other, trying to get things done as quickly as possible.

I jumped from my desk as a partner shouted to me, I had fallen asleep and been caught right after arriving from a week of holidays, not a good impression the one I made that day at work.

Language Vocabulary

 

Tone/Mood

 

Positive Tones Synonyms

  • Fresh/Crisp
  • Bold/Audacious
  • Devoted/Ardent
  • Sympathetic/Affectionate
  • Enlightened/Literate
  • Involved/Entangled
  • Intent/Decided
  • Affectionate/Friendly
  • Appreciative/Grateful
  • Approving/Accept
  • Bemused/Distracted
  • Benevolent/Compassionate
  • Blithe/Lighthearted

 

Other Tones Synonyms

  • Light/Luminous
  • Secular/Materialistic

 

Negative Tones Synonyms

 

  • Sarcastic/Arrogant
  • Narcissistic/Self-Centered
  • Sardonic/Satirical
  • Obnoxious/Unpleasant
  • Disgruntled/Annoyed
  • Outraged/Aggressive
  • Startled/Shocked
  • Secretive/Enigmatic
  • Quizzical/Mocking
  • Calculated/Determined
  • Remorseful/Regretful
  • Dull/Simple
  • Dreary/Gloomy
  • Acerbic/Harsh
  • Belligerent/Hostile
  • Bewildered/Astonished
  • Contemptuous/Insolent
  • Curt/Abrupt
  • Cynical/Doubtful

 

People and Physical Characteristics – Age

  • Baby: midget/petite
  • Toddler: infant/youngster
  • Child: juvenile/toddler
  • Teenager: youngster/youth/minor
  • Young woman: maiden/lady/lass
  • Youth: teens/adolescence
  • Middle-aged man / woman: midlife
  • Elderly man / woman: aged/been around
  • Teens: juvenile/youngster

 

People and Physical Characteristics – Build

  • Fat: chunky/bulging
  • Overweight: corpulent/obese
  • Slim: svelte/fragile
  • Thin: meager/gaunt
  • Skinny: bony/skeletal
  • Plump: fleshy/pudgy
  • Stocky: stout/thickset
  • Well Built: herculean/vigorous

 

People and physical Characteristics – Complexion

 

Fair  pretty , winsome

 

dark brunette , swarthy, tan , black , Negro, Negroid, dusky, sable, dark-skinned, dark-haired, dark-complexioned, nonwhite, Indian, melanous, African, coloured (UK), colored (US), of color (US), Afro-Caribbean, Afro-American

 

olive greenish yellow, blackish green

 

pale  brunette , swarthy, tan , black , Negro, Negroid, dusky, sable, dark-skinned, dark-haired, dark-complexioned, nonwhite, Indian, melanous, African, coloured (UK), colored (US), of color (US), Afro-Caribbean, Afro-American

 

tanned  brown , bronzed, tan-faced, sunburned, tan , tangoed, beige, coffee, toasted, sunburnt, darker

 

clear  fair-skinned, light-complexioned, Caucasian, light-skinned, ruddy-faced, European , western

 

spotty uneven , dotted, unequal, irregular, pied, mottled, brindled, flecket, covered in acne, pockmarked, pocked

 

pipmled  pustule, swelling , acne, blackhead, blemish , bump, lump , boil , carbuncle, blister , excrescence, caruncle, zit, spot , mole

 

freckles pigmentation, macula, lentigo, mole , patch , blemish , blotch, sun’s kiss, birthmark, mark , stain , speck , speckle, fleck, dot

 

pimples  pustule, swelling , acne, blackhead, blemish , bump, lump , boil , carbuncle, blister , excrescence, caruncle, zit, spot , mole

 

People and Physical – Facial Features on Men

 

Moustache

 

Clean-shaven

 

Beard

People and Physical Characteristics: hair

 

 

  • Long:

 

Long-haired

Furry

Hirsute

Ragged

Rough

 

 

  • Short

 

Pompadour

Shingling

 

Buzz cut/ Crew cut

 

Hairdo

 

  • Black hair:

 

Dark-haired

Brown-haired

Brunette

 

 

  • Blond/ Fair hair

 

Cherished

Albino

 

Champagne

 

Golden-haired

 

Straw hair

 

Platinum hair

 

People and Physical Characteristics: Height

 

 

  • Tall: Lanky, rangy, towering, giant, alpine, skyscraping
  • Petite: baby, diminute, dianty, miniature, tiny
  • Short: dwarf, elves,

 

 

Cheerful : Synonyms:

gay , merry , optimistic , in good spirits, happy , hopeful , lively , sprightly, cheery, chirpy , chipper , gleeful, glad, positive , upbeat, jolly , joyous, joyful

Thrilled: Synonyms:

animated, inspired, moved, touched, imbued, stirred, electrified, aroused, excited , happy , delighted , pleased , aquiver

Antonyms:

indifferent, unmoved, blasé, bored , disappointed , let down, unenthusiastic, unimpressed, unaffected, untouched, miserable , sad , upset , down

 

NEGATIVE FEELINGS

Chilly

Sense: Cold in manner

Synonyms:

unresponsive, hostile, frosty, aloof , indifferent, unfriendly, cold , cold as ice, standoffish, remote , reserved, impassive, impersonal, inhospitable, unapproachable, cold-blooded, unemotional

Disgruntled:

Synonyms:

grumpy , discontented, displeased, disappointed , dissatisfied, irritable, malcontent, put out , annoyed , bad-tempered, crabby, cranky, discontent, irked, grouchy, irritated, kvetching, malcontented, peeved, peevish, sulky, sulking, sullen , vexed, pissed  , slang , vulgar, pissed off

Dumb:

Synonyms:

grumpy , discontented, displeased, disappointed , dissatisfied, irritable, malcontent, put out , annoyed , bad-tempered, crabby, cranky, discontent, irked, grouchy, irritated, kvetching , malcontented, peeved, peevish, sulky, sulking, sullen , vexed, pissed  , slang , vulgar, pissed off

Histogram Isambard Kingdom Brunel

In our History class we have been studying the industrial revolution. Lenny, our teacher, gave us a list with all the important characters of this time. We had to choose one and present it in the form of an instagram profile. I worked with Felix Okecki and we chose Isambard Kindom Brunel

Here is the instagram profile:

Isambard Kingdom Brunel official Instagram Account

 

Evening in Paradise Activity

In class with Pato, we had to read the poem Evening in Paradise and we then had to complete the following task.

 

Before reading the poem, do research on John Milton.

What kind of writer was he? Explain.

Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. Milton’s poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self-determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. He belonged to Romantic poetry and was also known as a metaphysical poet. This meant he inclined to the personal and intellectual complexity and concentration in his poems. Metaphysical poetry is less concerned with expressing feeling than with analyzing it, using especially obliquity, irony, and paradox often reinforced by a dramatic directness of language and by rhythms derived from that of living speech.

-He wrote Paradise Lost. What is it about?

Paradise Lost is an epic poem written in blank verse. The poem, said to be his mayor work, narrates a story about Satan and about Adam and Eve. In the poem, Milton tries to show his opposition to the English church and what it represented.

-Now, read the poem and say what you understand from it using your own words. (work on vocabulary)

This beautiful poem is an extract from the whole poem Paradise Lost. In it, Milton tries to describe Adam and Eve’s life in Paradise and at the same time shows the war between God and Satan. Moreover, it’s very interesting to see Milton’s descriptions of the weather and nature, as they are too vivid and portray a nice image of Dusk, also showing the Paradise’s beauty. In addition, Milton provides a different view from Catholicism as he gives many unrealistic qualities to Eden or the Paradise.  Finally, Milton also conveys a lot of tranquility, as he describes a lot the night and as a time to relax and rest.

Here’s a SlideShare Pato made with important information about the poem and the writer: evening in Paradise

Task 1- The following quote provides an analogy between evening and parafise: “Silence accompanied, for beast and bird, they to their grassy couch, these to their nests were slunk”, Night or evening is portrayed as peaceful, silent, made for rest, which shows a similarity to heaven or Paradise as it is shown as tranquil,  and relaxing where a final peace can be achieved.

Task 2-

Day and night: “Now came still evening on”.

Nature: “beast and bird, they to their grassy couch, these to their nests”.

Jewels: “Now glowed with living sapphires”

 

Task 3-literary Devices:

Enjambment is used by the writer to set a rhythm and to catch the reader’s attention.

Alliteration: “these to their nests were slunk”. It is used to express an emotional charge, to highlight the idea that at night it is as if animals must go and rest. Anaphora is used when two lines start with the word “Silence”. This is to emphasize the atmosphere of tranquility  that ruled the night.

-Task 4

Yes, I believe that In this scene a clear connection is made between peace and funeral. In the end, we can link peace with sleep or end of suffering, but we can also link funerals with death and death as well relates with sleep. Finally, death is something common and natural, we are all going to die some day and we are probably going to have a funeral and with dead we understand we can obtain a final relief, a natural ethernal sleep.

-Task 5- we did it together in class.

Trabajo Literatura

En Literatura, con Agustin Bravo, Alina Claps, Francesca Costamagna y Victoria Lupi completamos las siguientes consignas.

 

Trabajo Literatura

 

Leer el texto y decir si es Literatura

  • Explicar por qué creen que es Literatura o por que creen que no
  • Identificar un elemento esencial por el cual crees que es Literatura
  • Describir los rasgos y características que lo conviertan en el tipo textual identificado
  • Escribir un texto de más de 100 palabras en el que des una definición y justificar respuesta.
  1. Nosotros creemos que el texto es Literatura porque contiene la palabra escrita, es una narración de hecho, dentro de la cual encontramos una descripción y un diálogo entre otras.
  2. Un elemento esencial por el cual creemos que es literatura principalmente es el hecho de que se narran una serie de acontecimientos y la presencia de sus personajes llevándolos a cabo.
  3. Este texto pertenece a la literatura y debido a sus rasgos y características lo identificamos como una narración. Principalmente, está narración se caracteriza por el relato de sucesos y sus personajes participando en ellos.
  4. La Literatura puede definirse como un arte compuesto por la palabra, usualmente de manera escrita. La literatura es algo esencial para la cultura, ya que a través de la literatura se transmite conocimiento. La Literatura puede presentarse de varios modos, incluso de modo oral, ya que lo relevante es la presencia de la palabra y una narración de sucesos o hechos. El texto dado aparenta pertenecer a un cuento ya que representa un capítulo. Este mismo muestra comenzar como un diálogo, y termina convirtiéndose en una narración. En la misma podemos ver cómo se “relata” una serie de sucesos característico de la narración.

History Last Virtual Period

TASK: In it, you have to do some research on the development of the railway network in Argentina (as influenced by the English) in the 1800. Provide also a map of the network at the time. (You can/should establish a comparison with the network nowadays and/or with the network in England in the 1800).

The building of a new Argentina in the second half of the nineteenth century is invariably connected with the laying of the railway lines through the country, most of them by British engineering. After the fall of Rosas in 1852, liberal economic policies were introduced by men who had been forced to flee the country during the dictatorship and, in exile, had been in contact with European ideas and customs.

At hand in every event was a Briton. Britons placed more long-term investment in South America during the nineteenth century than in any other geographic region. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay received the lion’s share.’ Britain’s interest in Spanish America had always been strong. All secured advances in Britain’s relations with Buenos Aires. Treaties for communications, transport and navigation were signed in the 1850s, paving the way for a mass of investment that began with the railways.

The Central Argentine was not such an English line in appearance. The concession went to a North American, William Wheelwright, in May 1863. One year later another North American, Allan Campbell, presented the plans for a line running from Rosario to Cordoba over nearly 300 miles. Thomas Armstrong, who had acquired vast landholdings in the territory that the Central was to cross, became one of the railway’s principal representatives. The line started with an authorized capital of £1.6 million and was completed in 1870. Extensions to the north followed as well as south to Buenos Aires, by absorption of smaller companies. The names of the Central’s shareholders are repeated in company after company as if between them they had much of the country to themselves.

 Resultado de imagen para network railways argentina 1850

Resultado de imagen para network railways argentina 1850

Resultado de imagen para network railways argentina 1850

 

Resultado de imagen para network railways argentina 1850

 

Railway Network by 1800:

Railway Network now:

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British Railway today:

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