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Mar 2, 2014 - Communication    1 Comment

Richard Parker’s Perspective

This is the scene we have been studying at school.

What is that sound. It’s a sort of groaning. Wait, that sound means food. Must be food time. Food food food food food. I never liked this hallway. It seems a cramped and dark, but anyway, food food food. Oh, look it’s one of those things that gives me food and its holding food. Hurray. Hang on, I haven’t seen him before. He’s smaller than the usual person. “Hello, small food person, hello.”

Now slowly does it. Sloooowly, we are going in for the bite. The meat looks juicy today.

Hang on, what’s going on. That big person that usually gives me food is running at me. Oh my God, it just roared. Run for it.

Now that was uncalled for. First I think it’s food time, then they try to kill me. Wait, it’s that sound again. Food food food food. What’s going on here then? Oh look, a sort of small horse thing. It does not seem to be running away and what a funny sound it’s making. Well survival of the fittest and if the small horse is not going to run then I’m having it. Food food food food and pounce.

Got you now. Pull and through these wired, iron bars. Lovely. Now for the feast.

Jan 11, 2014 - Communication    2 Comments

My Survival Story

The trip had not been a good one. It was only after getting on board the Freedom Of The Seas, which was a very big boat, that Jerry realised he suffered from sea sickness. Jerry had hoped this trip would give him some time to relax, but instead he had just been lying his room only ever getting up to go to the toilet, or to be sick in it. Lying in his bed was what he was doing when a torpedo hit the side of the boat like a hunter’s bullet hitting the side of a fat hippo.

Lucky for Jerry it had happened on the other side of the boat so he had a full seven seconds before he knew of this.
The seven seconds passed and the door flung open to reveal a very stressed looking steward. Jerry wondered what could possible have made him that stressed.
“There’s been a massive explosion. Everyone has to get to the life boats now!” said the steward.
Ah that would explain it. Jerry leaped up and went for the door. When he got there he saw a wave of people. As he put one foot forward he saw a wall of dark, brown water push its way through the celling and begin to submerged the people beneath. Jerry slammed his door and locked it. He knew this would hold the water back for maybe 20 seconds at the most. Jerry looked around. No windows, no other doors, but there was a air vent leading straight up. He pulled out the cupboard and placed a chair on top. He got on the chair and with all his strength pulled the vent off. To this day he still has no idea how he managed this; maybe the adrenaline kicked in, maybe he was stronger than he remembered (although he doubted this) or maybe the vent was just very old. Jerry grabbed the sides of the vent and pulled himself up. The vent didn’t go to the left or right but only up, in one long tunnel to where he hoped he could get a lifeboat. He began to climb. Barely had he taken one heave of his body when the water smashed through the door and gushed up the air vent. Engulfing him.
Jerry woke up facing the stars. They were pretty. He was glad if this was what being dead was like. It was then that somebody stood on his hand and all his senses came to. He was back in hell. Sitting up he saw he was on the top deck. How he got there he had know idea. His legs would only just take his weight. Balancing himself he made for the side of the boat, hoping against hope that there might be one lifeboat left. Somehow there were two boats still there. That’s when the boat started to tilt. If he had not already bean holding on to the railing, he would have joined many people in sliding along the boats floor before hitting the cold Pacific Ocean. Jerry knew that if the ship was going to sink like this, it would be better to be at the end of the boat not already submerged in water. He began to use the railing as a make shift ladder. As he climbed, it occurred to Jerry that it was only now that he was taking in what was happening. After about 11 minutes of climbing, his arms were really starting to burn. After 17 minutes, his hands went numb and after 23 minutes he was very tempted to just fall of the ladder.
When Jerry got to the top, exhausted and dripping with sweat and water, he saw only 27 other people there. They all waited at the top of that boat, soaking wet, standing in the cold. It took thirty minutes for the whole boat to sink. And it took 29 minutes for the rescue helicopters to get there.

Nov 26, 2013 - Communication    No Comments

The Battle of the Cowshed

This is stupid. How on earth are we going to beat these people? They have guns and knives. I’m just a sheep. How can a sheep have any hope of surviving? I trust the pigs and I trust Snowball but when their plan involves us just milling about while the humans are running at us with all manner of weapons, I start to wonder if they truly know what they are doing.

There go the pigeons. With any luck the men will be startled and think we are well prospered. The geese are now attacking. Where Snowball gets these brilliant ideas, I will never know. The pigeons and geese are trying their best but I don’t think they going to beat the men.

They didn’t. I guess that means we are up.

“CHARGE!”

Here we go. I don’t understand how Snowball can be this confidant. He is a quite brilliant leader. Despite that, this battle is not going quite as well as we hoped. Wait, there’s the signal for retreat. Ha! They have fallen for it. Now let’s show ‘em who’s boss.

ATTACK!

Take that and that. This is jolly good fun. And look, there goes Snowball running straight at Mr Jones. Wait, Jones is going to shoot Snowball. Now, someone stop him.

Ohh. What was that? I feel strange. Did Snowball get shot?

Good. Thank God. Thank God.I wonder why Jones didn’t fire. What’s this red stuff? I am starting to feel very strange.

Nov 16, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

From reading, 10 new words and their definitions

From The Hobbit

Throng – a large group of people gathered or crowded closely together;

Transcription – the process of writing something down

Primly – very formal and correct in behaviour and easily shocked by anything rude

Seldom – almost never

Inconveniencing – causing problems or difficulties for someone

Goblin – small, ugly creature that is harmful to humans

Quarrelling – arguing

Incantations – the performance of words that are believed to have a magical effect when spoken or sung

Troll – an imaginary, either very large or very small creature in traditional Scandinavian stories, that has magical powers and lives in mountains or caves

From Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Hard Luck

Entourage – a group of attendants or associates.

Oct 13, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

How Orwell makes every thing seem alright.

Squealer makes the animals feel bad by telling the other animals that Napoleon is making the hard choice.

“I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made.”

Orwell begins Squealer’s speech by addressing the other animals. This makes the animals feel guilty about blaming Napoleon and more eager for him to be in charge. This reminds me of the time when the pigs took the apples and milk and said that they were doing it for the benefit of the other animals. When Squealer is lecturing the animals about Napoleon, he is saying that being in charge is a thing that is bad and very hard work. People in Russia who might not like what Stalin is doing might also not want to speak out against it because Stalin freed the people from the Tsar.

Another language device that Orwell use is Relative clause.

“but sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then were should we be?”

By adding comrades Orwell has made it clear that Squealer is speaking to every one. This makes the other animals, that Squealer is speaking to, more determined to work together. Squealer also adds a little threat, although very cleverly. He says that if the pigs don’t get what they want then bad things will happen but the bad things that will happen wont be done by the pigs, and also saying that the pigs can prevent the bad things if they get what they want.

Oct 4, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

Responsive Acrostic

(response to Flannan Isle)

Wild horses gallop with glee,
Atmospheric sky spells stormy doom,

Typhoon twirls in its new dress,
Excited storm beats the cowardly cliff,

Rowdy rain pummels Flannan Isle.

Oct 3, 2013 - Communication    2 Comments

Whats been happening?

I was off school for our lesson on Monday, our lesson yesterday (WEDNESDAY), and will be off for todays lesson, so I’m just wondering if you could fill me in. Is there anything I should be working on?

Sep 30, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

Describing characters

Snowball
In the first section of chapter 2, words such as “vivacious,” “inventive,” “quicker in speech,” and “not considered to have the same depth of character as Napoleon” are used to describe Snowball.

Snowball is all for having a rebellion. At one stage he is very determined that Mollie will have nothing to do with what she enjoys, wearing coloured ribbons, which Snowball considers to be clothes, a mark of slavery. He is also one of the first animals to read and write. He was organized enough to sort the animals into committees, for example, the Egg Production Committee and the Clean Tails League.

Napoleon
Napoleon is described as “large,” “fierce-looking,” “not much of a talker” and “often gets his own way”.

At one point in the book Napoleon makes the decision to take another animal’s children to take responsibility for their education. He and Snowball also don’t get on much, which enforces the idea that he likes to get his own way. For example, they have different attitudes to who should be educated and Napoleon takes no interest in Snowball’s Animal Committees.

Squealer
He is “small,” “fat,” with “round cheeks,” and “twinkling eyes.” He has “nimble movements,” and is a “brilliant talker.”

He is chosen to explain to the other animals that the pigs should have all the food. He is described as skipping from side to side when arguing a point which is exactly what he does here. He cleverly makes the other animals think that the pigs are taking the apples and milk for their benefit and he threatens them with idea that if the pigs are not thinking well, Mr Jones will return.

Sep 22, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

My Seven Commandments

I have taken Snowballs commandments and put into a context of my own.

1: Who ever goes over 18 is an enemy.
2: Who ever goes under 18 is a friend.
3: No child shall learn.
4: No child shall go to sleep until 10 (week days) or 12 (weekends).
5: No child shall drink water (unless fizzy).
6: No child shall cheat at Grand Theft Auto.
7: All children are equal.

Sep 15, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

Define 10 words

DETHRONING:
To remove from a position of power or authority.
The scandal was slowly dethroning the king.

PRESTIGE:
A reputation attaching to a person or thing for others or public view.
The prestige of the Boxer’s victories made the other competitors fear him.

COLLABORATORS:
A group of people who are working together.
The students were collaborating so as to help them selves with their project.

DYNAMIC:
A person or persons with lots of qualities and energy.
The politicians were a very dynamic group of people.

EXPLOITS:
To use selfishly for your own gain.
The head of the company was exploiting his workers by not paying them much money.

ADMINISTRATION:
The management of any office, business, or organisation.
keeping those promises will sone start to bedevil the administration.

STIPULATE:
To arrange expressly in terms of agreement.
Even then, shelters stipulated that the pets be given back if the original owners were found.

RESTRUCTURE:
To change, alter, or restore the structure of something.
After the car crash his whole leg had to be restructured.

PLOTED:
A small pice or area of ground.
The gardens plotted for the nice green grass.

CONTRARY:
opposite in nature or caricature.
On the country.

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