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Review485 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium Köln Summary: Indian reservations The newspaper article Indian reservations published by the Observer deals with a 25-year-old Indian, named Niraj Kapoor, who tells his story about his arranged marriage. In the beginning of the story, he briefly mentions, in which way he got married and that it was not his intention to end up with a wedding ring. Niraj says that he grew up in Northern Ireland, where he adopted western values. Despite being familiar with Indian rules, he prefers dating Irish girls, with whom he keeps relationships in secret. At the age of 25, meanwhile living in London, Niraj goes on holiday to India with his parents, in order to forget about personal problems. In New Delhi, Niraj is confronted with his arranged marriage. He encounters the 18 year-old Shweta in his aunts house. Trying to impress her, Niraj changes his…[show more]
Review1.281 Words / ~ pages Middle East Technical University: METU - Ankara English Coursebook Evaluation: Internal Evaluation Context I am looking for a course book suitable for my 9th grade Anatolian high school students. The class size is 25 and student age ranges between 14 and15. They need an A1 level course book. The class meets twice a week, 4 hours in total. They are learning English as a foreign language. Their homes are distant to school. They like using social networking, Check List Is it up to date? Which English is used? Are the units short? Are visuals integrated into materials? Does it meet the needs of learners? Are all four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) included? If so, are they balanced? Are reading materials authentic? Are vocabulary items frequent ones? Are writing activities controlled? Is pronunciation included? Does it have a pronunciation part as a separate…[show more]
Review1.174 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium Zwettl The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Information about the author: Suzanne Collins, born on August 10, 1962, is a famous American novelist and television writer. Suzanne developed an early interest in writing as a young girl. Pursuing her interests she attended Alabama School of Fine Arts and later completed an M.F.A. degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University. In 1991 she began her career as a writer for children’s television. Inspired by the children’s author James Proimos she started writing her first children’s book series. Collins was recognized as a distinguished children’s book author. She published her trilogy entitled The Hunger Games. The trilogy series became an instant bestseller and remained on the bestseller list of The New York times for 60 weeks. other books: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (series…[show more]
Review565 Words / ~ pages Auersperg-Gymnasium Passau Freudenhain Film review: Billy Elliot The Film, Billy Elliot, written by Lee Haer and dricted by Stephen Daldrz is set in Northern England during the 1984-1985 coal miners strike. The Film tells the story of a 11 year old boy named Billy Elliot , who lives with his widowed father, his brother Tony and his Grandma in a coal mining town. In the community, in which BIlly lives, almost the entire male population is invovled in the mining strike including Mr Elliot. He is sent for boxing lessons by his father who is Determined to forge his son in his own image. Unfortunately­, Billy isnt interested in boxing.hes much more taken with the ballet lessons next door, run by jaded Mrs Wilkinson. After Billy joins the lesson, he discovers his passion for ballet all of a sudden. However, he isnt supported by his family. Billys father critices him for pursuing such…[show more]
Review1.952 Words / ~8 pages The World of Cyber Technology The World of Cyber Technology Book: Alone Together Author: Sherry Turkle Introduction Sherry Turkle [1]is a proven professor and author specializing in the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Turkles book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, she criticizes the development of the vision of what it means to live in an interconnecte­d world and the downsides of seeking control and convenience in our interpersonal relationships by interviewing hundreds of children and adults related to their use of the cyber technology and interpersonal relationship. Thirty year ago, we demanded for the new technologies for communication­. Nowadays, we should stay outside of them. What are the reasons? This book review aims to explore Turkle’s views…[show more]
Review1.116 Words / ~ pages Filozofski Fakultet Mostar A Ladys Story The theme of the story is about love, attraction and responding to obstacles in the course of love. It is true that the course of true love does not run smoothly and this strikes at the heart chords of all who reads it. The story is set between an aristocratic lady Natalya Vladimirovna and a poor man Pyotr Sergeyitch who have a deep affection for one another, during haymaking season which is in the summer months. We feel the youth, energy and freshness of the warmth of this season. There is a thunderstorm which is threatening and eventually bursts upon them. Was this a picture of their emotional plight and were there too many clouds, hardships to overcome in their relationship? During the storm Natalya felt liberated and enjoyed the wild wind and the impulse of facing the storm together. He knew that she could not be his wife…[show more]
Review631 Words / ~1 page VSPU Volgograd Resume: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is a novel that brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common: a young man who used to live his life to the fullest, but who has to live a miserable life in a wheelchair now. An average girl, who is by nature a sunny soul and in love with being alive. This job made two different world collide, and s these people got to know each other better, they became attracted to each other. However, even this tender feeling didn’t help Will to enjoy his life. Lou Clark is an average girl, who used to work at café until its owner shut the place down, leaving her jobless. Lou goes job hunting until she finds one - a caretaker for a paralyzed man named Will Traynor. Will Traynor was a go-getter in every sense of the word until a motorcycle hit him as he was about to get into a taxi. This accident…[show more]
Review982 Words / ~ pages Integrierte Gesamtschule Film review: „Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia“ BBC’s crime drama series „Sherlock“ is an adaptation from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. In the first episode of the second season the monarchy is being blackmailed. Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are hired to help the monarchy to get the blackmail material back. They discover that there is more to the story than everyone is letting on. Sherlock tries to keep the phone, on which the blackmail material is being held, out of the enemies hands while simultaneousl­y trying to unlock the phone. It begins a long-standing duel with the clever and ruthless Irene Adler. She is the owner of said mobile phone which makes her a target of political factions. Romantic attraction between Sherlock and Irene seems to be the downfall for both of them. In this episode of…[show more]

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