Choose one of the following places and write a description about it. 200 words. Use the vocabulary studied in class.
While I was walking on the green grass full of little yellowish flowers, I can see how the huge mountains surround the house which seems to lured people from the outside.
Mountains are covered with old green trees. Also the summit of the mountains are all completely covered by white snow. The air became cold as you walk closer to mountains where it comes down because of the sun which shines on the frozen white snow. Moreover, from the ground it can also be seen the rocky mountain with a grayish color as all the set of highlands.
However, the mansion is surrounded by the intensive and cloudless sky, the natural green trees and the mountains. The residence, is full of brown and gray colors, caused by the nature sensation that it is also combined with the different shades of green. The house makes you feel relax by the cold sensation of air that comes from the mountains.
In our Language class, we read the story “A Story of an Hour” and Francisco Aresi did a presentation of the analisis of the story. Here is his presentation:
In the language class we have learnt how to write a description of a place and we have been writing several of them. We wrote the last description in pairs, and I worked with Trinidad Ines Porretti. We had to choose a picture of a touristic place of our city/neighbourhood and describe it. Then our literature teacher asked us to write a poem about the place we had picked for our description, which in our case was the Recoleta Cemetery. I wrote the poem with Trinidad Porretti and Juana Zufriategui. Here I leave the description and the poem:
Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Recoleta, Buenos Aires lies the widely known Recoleta Cemetery. This cemetery is often characterized as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.
This eerie charming cemetery contains 4691 vaults, all above ground, of which 94 have been declared National Historical Monuments by the Argentinian government. The entrance to the cemetery is through neoclassical gates with huge columns. The cemetery contains many elaborate marble mausoleums, decorated with statues, in a wide variety of architectural styles such as Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, and Neo-Gothic. The entire cemetery is laid out in sections like city blocks, with wide tree-lined main walkways branching into sidewalks filled with mausoleums.
Nowadays, these mausoleums are still being used by rich families in Argentina that have their own vaults and keep their deceased there. While many of the mausoleums are in fine shape and well-maintained, others have fallen into disrepair. Several can be found with broken glass and littered with rubbish. This contributes to the gloomy and phantasmagorical aura of this site. It’s antique architecture is beautiful, which is one of the reasons why the cemetery attracts so many visitors. Moreover, there is more to this place than it’s architecture. Beyond it’s walls there’s a big historical background with a huge significance.
To conclude, the Recoleta Cemetery is one of the most important attractions offered in the city of Buenos Aires. Not only is it’s architecture fascinating, but also it’s history is tremendously appealing. If you visit Buenos Aires, you must visit the cemetery. I can assure you won’t regret it.
Carol Silva, nuestra profesora, nos asigno que adaptáramos un cuento a elección. Yo elegí “La Gallina Degollada” de Horacio Quiroga. Al hacer al trabajo individualmente, decidí grabar mi adaptación con la grabadora del celular y luego utilizar la herramienta “Soundcloud” para poder subir mi trabajo al blog. Este es mi trabajo, espero lo disfruten:
Carol Silva, nuestra profesora de lengua, nos asignó que creemos un trailer acerca de el libro que recientemente leimos en clase, “El Principe De La Niebla”. Para realizarlo, nos juntamos en grupos y utilizamos la herramienta “IMovie” y luego un editor de videos. Mi grupo es Olivia Obligado, Matias Ripoll y Juan Elia. Este es nuestro trabajo:
EL PRINCIPE DE LA NIEBLA TRAILER