My Advice for Next Year’s Students

Today in class we watched three commencement speeches, (or commen cement speeches as Ellen DeGeneres would say), by J.K Rowling, Ellen DeGeneres and Steven Spielberg. They gave their advice to graduates of different universities; J.K Rowling and Steven Spielberg for Harvard and Ellen DeGeneres for Tulane. Whilst all were great, their approach differed, along with their advice….

About a Boy; My Comparison Between the Book and the Movie

I recently watched the movie adaptation of About a Boy. If you want to know my thoughts on the book, check out my blog post analyzing it! My impressions: The movie adaptation, directed by Paul and Chris Weitz, is very different compared to the original book written by Nick Hornby. The movie adaptation, starring Hugh…

My Reading of Nick Hornby’s About a Boy!

I just finished reading About a Boy by Nick Hornby; here are my impressions! STORY AND PLOT ‘Hi, Will. It’s Marcus.’ ‘Hi, Marcus.’ ‘Suzie said you want to take me out for the day on Saturday. I’ll come if my mum can come too.’ ‘What?’ ‘I’ll come if my mum can come too. And she…

The American Presidential Election

  2016 is election year in America. A battle between the most popular Democrat and Republican will commence latest this June. But right now the country, and the rest of the world alike, is focused on the primaries. The primary elections will decide what republican and democratic candidate will fight for the presidency. For the…

Two Books By Nick Hornby and Sherman Alexis

I have now watched the videos about the British author Nick Hornby and the American author Sherman Alexie. I found both authors quite interesting!  I watched the interview of Sherman Alexie first, the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, amongst other works. In the interview Sherman talked about how it was…

Reflecting on my learning

In the first semester of English courses, I have learnt a lot! But how do I learn? Our class focuses on using technology in our learning. Because of this, I have written a blog post almost every single English lesson. All these blog posts have improved my writing English greatly! I have also learnt about…

Pressreader – Comparing Two Newspapers On The Same Subject

Today we compared two South African newspapers, covering the same subject, using the site Pressreader. The two newspapers we compared was The Star and The Citizen. We found an article about a former Idols judge which was in both newspapers. The case is about Gareth Cliff who commented on a racist post made by Penny…

My Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan

The story Today in class i read the short story Two Kinds by Amy Tan. I think the short story was a very interesting and compelling read. The story is about a Chinese mother who is obsessed with making her daughter a prodigy at something. She got all these ideas from magazines and TV-shows, and…

How we used technology to make a film!

To shoot the film we used a big video camera from Leica with a microphone attached to it. The camera was very good and shot the movie with excellent quality. But in the start we didn’t quite understand how to use the big advanced camera, but with some help from the IT department at our school…

Our movie project!

  Last English class we got the assignment of making a film. The class was split in two groups. Both groups had to make a separate film, and we could choose the subject as long as it was school related. Our group, comprising of Me, Ruben, William, Amandus, Inger Marie, Herman, Markus, Malene, Nora, Sara…

Rabbit Proof Fence

The period described in the movie was from 1900 to 1972. This period has been referred to in later years as the period of the stolen generation. It was a very dark period for the aborigines in Australia, they were suppressed and forced out of their own culture. Australia’s government at that time had two…