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WRITING ASSIGNMENT

Presented by:
Alvaro Diaz Gonzlez
Code 83056633
Olga Lucia Quesada
Code 26586397
Johanna Barrera
Code 1075268289
Angela Maria Monje
Code 55069671
Rolando Antonio Vargas
Code 7708912

Group number: 305

Presented to the tutor


Carlos Daro Granada

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For development work, each part chose to respond collaboratively and


according to the following table:

Students name

Part to develop

ALVARO DIAZ GONZALEZ

Part one

OLGA LUCIA QUESADA

Part two

JOHANNA BARRERA

Part three

ANGELA MARIA MONJE

Part four

ROLANDO ANTONIO VARGAS

Part five

PART ONE
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ACCORDING WITH THE PICTURE

1. Who is coming round the corner?


Two clowns are coming round the corner and also a baker with some cakes that
have just taken out of the oven.
2. What is their secret?
Their secret is to steal some food because they had not eaten anything since the
last night.

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As the baker prepared cakes to his sons birthday celebration and the clowns made
part of the surprised party that is being planned. The clowns were hungry and they
were going to the kitchen to steal some food. Way to the kitchen, the clowns
crashed with the baker and the cakes were destroyed, everything was a mess
then! And the baker did not have time to prepare more cakes.
3. What are they carrying?
The baker is carrying some trays full of cakes and the clowns are wearing very
funny costumes.

1) Why did Peter lose his temper with Joanna?


Peter lost his temper with Joanna because she has not written him for two days.
Joanna and Peter are a couple and Joanna is online and she did not answer Peter
messages.
2) Where did he go after he stormed out?
He stormed out and left his house, he was going to Joannas house. Peter wanted
to discover what was happening.
3) What happened to him when he got there?
When he got to Joannas house he discovered that she had been very sick that
she couldnt have written him. He felt guilty and bad because he was thinking that
Joanna did not love him anymore.

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1) What building can you see Rose leaving?


Rose is leaving an old building she is planning
to buy. She is a business woman and she
wants to have her own company. For that
reason she wants to buy a building, to start
with her own business.
2) What is she wearing?
She is wearing a long dark blue coat with a
colorful scarf. She is wearing black leggings
and a pair of brown boots. She also have a
brown purse that combines with her boots.
3)Where is she going?
She is going home, to get ready to a meeting she is having that night with some
businessmen from Japan.

1) Where did the accident happen?


The accident happened in an old Aircraft Factory
2) Who was hurt?
The only person hurt was homeless man who was sleeping inside the train.

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3) Who helped?
The watchman of that place called immediately the firefighters and they came to
put out the fire.

1) Who closes the window?

The one who closed the window was


the owners of the dolls standing in front
of it.

2) Why?
Because their mother was calling them to have dinner, and they did not want their
toys to fall down the window.
3) How old are they?
They are sisters and they are ten and eight years old.

PART TWO
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE

To begin simply answer the following questions and see what happens. The
answers to the questions are entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong only
ideas. Once an idea appeals to you, follow it through. You will be pleasantly
surprised at how quickly a story will emerge from the answers you give.

Jenny slammed the door in Johns face because


The plane crashed because.
Paul read his wifes diary and discovered.
The small girl ran away from
Travis had never seen a look so scared before.
It was time for
Her arms ached but she couldnt stop swimming because
Ben climbed the tree and .
Story without a middle

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There are three main parts to a story:

The BEGINNING says where and when a story happens and who the
people or characters are.
The MIDDLE tells what happens to these people.
The CONCLUSION tells how the story ends.

Read the story below. It has a beginning and a conclusion but no middle.
SALLY'S PROBLEM
Sally sat at the back of the classroom, looking out of the window. She didn't hear
what the teacher said because she was thinking about her big problem .........
Sally jumped up and ran to the phone. She just knew everything was going to be
alright again.
Now write two ideas what Sally's problem could be:
1. Sally has forgotten to turn off the flame of the cooker, and it could cause a big
fire. She didnt know how to call home and tell her brother to turn off the flame of
the stove, his brother was sleeping. Fortunately she received a call from home, it
was her mother. Sallys mother has forgotten her cell phone and went back home
to pick it up. She realized something was burning, but it was just Sallys breakfast,
she turned off the flame and went to work.
2. Sally has forgotten to lock the backyard door and her little puppy could escape.
Luckily her brother was hungry and went downstairs to cook some for breakfast.
Sallys brother was really angry and called her to scold at her. He locked the door
in order to keep the little dog inside the house.
Choose the idea you like best, and write about it. Write the story again putting your
middle between the beginning and the end of the story of Sally's problem.
Sally sat at the back of the classroom, looking out of the window. She didn't hear
what the teacher said because she was thinking about her big problem.

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Sally has forgotten to turn off the flame of the cooker, and it could cause a big fire.
She didnt know how to call home and tell her brother to turn off the flame of the
stove, his brother was sleeping.
Sally jumped up and ran to the phone. She just knew everything was going to be
alright again. Fortunately, she received a call from home, it was her mother. Sallys
mother has forgotten her cell phone and went back home to pick it up. She realized
something was burning, but it was just Sallys breakfast, she turned off the flame
and went to work again.
PART THREE
BOOK REVIEW

A book report gives the author's name, the book title, and says what the book is
about.
Read this book report by one of last year's students.
TITLE: Jaws
AUTHOR: Robert Benchley
TYPE OF BOOK: Adventure
CONTENT: It's about a big shark which eats people when they are swimming.
OPINION: I liked the story. It was exciting and a bit frightening. I've seen the film that was good too.
Answer these questions about the book report.
1. What is the book about? Adventure
2. Who wrote it? Robert Benchley
3. What did the student think about the book? He thinks that the book was
exciting and a bit frightening.
4. Was it a love story? No
Now read this book review by another student.
"I didn't like the story about the ship; it was boring and the pictures in it
weren't very good. J.R Smith wrote "The Sinking of the Titanic" because his
father was killed when the ship hit an iceberg. More than 1,000 people died
when the ship sank. I don't like True Life stories - I prefer adventures."

The book review is a bit mixed up. Rewrite the information under the headings
below.

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TITLE: Titanic
AUTHOR: J.R Smith
TYPE OF STORY: romantic
CONTENT: the ship hit an iceberg. More than 1,000 people died when the
ship sank
OPINION: I didn't like the story about the ship; it was boring and the pictures
in it weren't very good. I don't like True Life stories - I prefer adventures

No-gap Paragraph
The person typing the following text was too lazy to type capital letters or make
spaces. Try to read it.
amanwaswalkingalongabusyshoppingstreetinManchesterwhensuddenlyhewasstop
pedbytwopoliceofficersyouhadbettercomewithussirwehavereasontobelieveyouwerei
nvolvedinthebankrobberythattookplaceinLondon4daysagobutitcouldn'thavebeenme
saidthemanpullingnervouslyathislongblackhairi'vejustgotbackfroma2weekholidayinf
rancehesaidandtookaphotooutofhiswalletlookhereIamstandingundertheeifeltoweron
eofthepoliceofficerslookedcarefullyatthephotographandsaidyesyouarerightbutthispi
cturecouldnothavebeentaken4daysagoIthinkyou'dbettercomewithusbuthowdidyouk
now?protestedthemanwellrepliedthepolicemanthephotoshowyouwithshorthairitcoul
dn'tpossiblyhavegrownsolonginjust4days.
Now write the paragraph above using capital letters, punctuation marks and
spaces:
A man was walking along a busy shopping street in Manchester , when suddenly
he was stopped by two police officers , you had better come with us sir we have
reason to believe you were involved in the bank robbery that took place in London
4 days ago , but it couldn't have been me said them an pulling nervously a this long
black hair Ive just got back from a 2 week holiday in France he said and took a
photo out of his wallet look here I am standing under the Eifel tower one of the
police officers looked carefully at the photograph and said yes you are right but this
picture could not have been taken 4 days ago, I think you'd better come with us but
how did you know? , Protested the man well replied the police man the photo show
you with short hair it couldn't possibly have grown so long in just 4 days.

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PART FOUR
ADVERTISEMENTS
Advertisements are written to try and make us buy something. The words in an
advertisement give us a very clear idea of the product, and really make us want to
have it. Look at this example of an advertisement for ice cream:

"Cool, delicious Strawberry Surprise. What could be nicer on a hot summer's


day?"
Imagine that you are an advertiser who is trying to get people to try a new car.
Type ten words that can be used to describe cars (you can use your dictionary!):

1. New
2. Spectacular
3. Comfort
4. Stylized
5. Design

WORDS
6. Elegance
7. Adventure
8. Resistnat
9. Luxury
10. Automatic

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Using some of your words from above and write an advert for a car in the
space below.
BMW, the design, durable, comfortable and elegant, for a better adventure.
Making sentences:
Some of the words in these sentences have been put in the wrong place. Can you
fix them? Write the words in the right order. The first sentence has been done for
you.
(Hint: remember that sentences start with capital letters and end with full stops!)
Example: work Your days are and Monday, Wednesday Thursday.
Your work days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Are work of hours Yours nine oclock to five oclock.


Your work hours are from nine o`clock to five o`clock.
Get You lunch an hour for
You get an hour for lunch
Paid weekly You are
You are paid weekly
To holiday You pay are entitled
You are entitled to spend their holidays.

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PART FIVE
NICKNAMES FOR NEW YORK
Use the words in the box to complete the text below. Write the missing words in the
space.
describe

biggest

choose

name

cities

Nicknames

newspaper

recorded

city

community

visitors

Popular

Nicknames are used to describe people, places or things. Many American cities
have nicknames. They can help create identities, build unity and help people feel a
sense of pride in their community.
Some years ago, marketing and advertising experts were asked to choose the best
nickname for an American city. The winner was the nations biggest city, New York.
The nickname they chose was The Big Apple.
Where did the nickname Big Apple originally come from? In the nineteen
seventies, New York suffered from image problems. The number of visitors was
falling. A campaign was launched to give the city a new image and a new
nickname. The New York board chose the nickname The Big Apple
It was not the first time the nickname had been used to describe the city. A
journalist for a New York newspaper had used the name The Big Apple to
describe New York in the nineteen twenties.
The Big Apple was also the name of a night club in the Harlem area of New York
City in the nineteen thirties, as well as the name of a popular dance and hit song
around that time.
The Big Apple is not the only nickname for Americas biggest city. Almost one
hundred nicknames that describe New York have been recorded. Some of the best
known nicknames for New York are The Capital of the World, Empire City,
Gotham, The City So Nice They Named it Twice and The City That Never
Sleeps.

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