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My name is Elise. I’m French and this is what an ordinary school day is like for me… 10 November 2009

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I get up very early, around 6 o’clock. I have breakfast with my family and my parents drop me at school on their way to work. I usually have classes from 8 to 12,with 15 minutes in the middle of the morning. Then I have lunch at the school canteen. It is not very good and we often have to queue to get in because most pupils have lunch at 12. Some have to wait till 1! In the afternoon, I have two or three more classes  and I rarely finish before 4. Some of my friends have 4 classes in the afternoon and finish at 6 ! Then, I take the bus back home. I like it when I have no homework to do but it doesn’t happen very often 😦 . Fortunately, I have Wednesday afternoons free and there’s no school on Saturdays. And in France, we have a lot of holidays: between a week and a half and two weeks every 6 or seven weeks. But I think I’d rather have fewer holidays and shorter days !

Now, what about you ? What is an ordinary school day like in your country ?

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April 2008: A visit I will always remember by Mika, B1 30 May 2009

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My year 2008 by Clémence. 11 April 2009

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2008:Zouck, my book of the year, by … 23 March 2009

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My 2008 movie: Seven Pounds. 18 March 2009

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2008: A marvelous trip to London by Alexandra, Michael & Roxana, from Satu Mare, Romania. 11 March 2009

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The Devil Wears Prada: my book of the year 2008 10 March 2009

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pradaMy name is Zai Roxana and I am from Satu Mare, Romania. I study at the Doamna Stanca National College. 2008 was a good year for me and I really hope that 2009 will be even better.

             One of the things that I really liked in 2008 was that I read the novel “The Devil Wears Prada”. This novel is written by Lauren Weisberger and is one of the best books I have ever read. The book is about a girl, whose name is Andrea Sachs and her boss is Miranda Priestly. The main theme of the book is the changes that took place in Andrea’s life. She starts working as the assistant of Miranda Priestly. Miranda is a very famous woman, who is the manager of a magazine called “Runway”.

              One of the best things about the book is the way the writer tries to write a comic, but also a realistic novel, and finally she succeeds. After the first few pages, you feel hopeless, because Miranda is so bad and she is a difficult person to deal with, and Andrea is so nice; and unfortunately, she has to put up with Miranda almost every day.

               There is also a movie is based on the book but some things are different. I have also seen the movie and the novel is better than the movie.

                After reading this novel, you will realize that all the things that are mentioned in the book happen in the real life and rich people usually think that if they have money they can do whatever they want.

                All in all, this book is very well written and it really succeeded in drawing my attention. I would recommend it to everybody to read it. JJ

2008: the year of my trip to Auschwitz 8 March 2009

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Never forget… by Clara Z.

We walked for one hour among the ruins of death. It was very cold , the snow was falling and the silence was becoming deeper and deeper, louder and louder…  I was ashamed of being a human being.

 One month earlier, our history teacher had told us that our school was organizing a “trip” to Poland, to Auschwitz. My excitement was at the top. The idea of flying to Poland with my friends (I had never been there) pleased me very much. It was very stupid: the second world war had     interested me for a long time and I was revolted against that war, but at that moment, only the “trip” made me dream !

The journey took place in two stages : first , we had to make a report on Auschwitz to qualify (only 5 students out of 5 could to go to Poland) and after the students qualified were dawn. I was successful , and on 22 January 2008 I flew to Poland. Everything was perfect, my friends were also “qualified”, the view from the plane was amazing (I saw the rising of the sun, The Mont Blanc, Switzerland and part of Poland)…

The journey by bus was very relaxed, we discovered the forests and the Polish cities… I wasn’t able to realize what I was going to see. When we arrived, the snow began to fall and it was very cold ! We started the visit: we passed the tower where the “prisoners” used to arrive with the train… I began to realize where I was !! Here, men had died like animals ! Men, women and children had been killed, raped, tortured… At that moment, I was ashamed of myself, ashamed of having made “a dream” of this journey. I imagined myself in the place of the prisoners who were wearing just wet pajamas and who didn’t eat; while I had a tee-shirt, two pullovers and a coat and I was very cold !! I saw two parts of Auschwitz: Birkenau and Auschwitz. We went into a “gas chamber”. I will not forget this place. I was so close to death and to the suffering… I don’t understand and I will never understand how men  ike you and me  can become the worst monsters on earth : the Nazis ! Wars should not exist… A man should not get to kill an innocent man !! I will never forget that day… Since that day, I have hated businessmen who sell arms to states which are at war, I have hated dictators, I have hated the men who trigger wars for economic reasons, I have hated money… I dream of a free world where the men would be free and equal, where differences are wealth and not a source of conflicts… But I hope that this dream not to be just a dream !!

 I would like my text not to be just a testimony but also a message of peace and of love.

2008 in 5 languages 29 January 2009

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11 décembre: Journée du Développement Durable 27 December 2008

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