miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2008

ultima entrada

Esta actividad fue propuesta por el profesor Cabrales con el objetivo de mejorar nuestro estilo de escritura y nuestras habilidades de redaccion. Creo que nos sirvio mucho no solo para mejorar, sino para darnos cuenta de lo que podemos hacer, pues sino fuera por este tipo de actividades no todos tendriamos la oportunidad de poner en practica lo que sabemos, y aunque tuvieramos esa oportunidad no seria de la forma adecuada debido a que la forma de escribir y hablar con nuestros amigos o conocidos es distinta, es mas informal. En mi experiencia personal, despues de varios años de no comunicarme en ingles como solia hacerlo, me ayudo a tener confianza en mi misma pues crei que simplemente ya no tenia idea de lo que era redactar en ingles, pero gracias a las observaciones del maestro pude darme cuenta que aun tengo esa habilidad, solo tengo errores minimos, los cuales puedo perfeccionar. Batalle un poco, ya que no sabia que escribir sobre cada foto que subia, pero una vez que habia comenzado se me hacia mas facil.

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008

this past weekend

I don't what else to write, so im writing about this large weekend we've got. My boyfriend and I went to Valles to visit my parents, we left last friday night and came back to Tampico this Monday. on Friday we've got home and we bought a cake because of my b-day, which was last november 4th but havent celebrated with my parents. Some people i know came over my house too. After that, we went to hang out with some friends for a while, then we went back home. on Saturday we didnt do anything during the day but went to have dinner with a friend at night. then on Sunday we went to the movies with the same friend we went to dinner a night before, after that we went to haver dinner again and then took her to her friend's house because they were leaving for san luis. On Monday we got up late then we had breakfast, which wasnt anymore, more like luch because of the time we got up. Then we packed our bags and drove back to Tampico.
p.s. the picture above has nothing to do with this past weekend, but its a picture of micos which is in valles, so i decided to pasted on.

activity worked in class

Dear sir or madam:

Last weekend my boyfriend and i arrived at your popular cafeteria looking for a very nice time to spend together. The motto in your window reads "where your friends are as special as you are" unfortunately the service that day didn't reflect those words.

As soon as we arrived there we had the chance to sit at a table and we waited for almost half an hour for a waiter to help us. There were not to many people for this to happen but i have to point out that the music was good and this helped us to be pacient. However, when we were finally serviced the waiter spilled a cup of coffee on my brand new jacket. It costed me $15 to have it clean.

My jacket doesn't look that good anymore. I had never had an experience such like this anywhere. I hope you can understand my complain because i want you to refund the money for another brand new jacket.

Sincerely yours

Cynthia Herrera

book's activity

Dear Sir or Madam:
On July 16 my friends and I arrived at your inn hoping to spend an enjoyable weekend. Unfortunately, because of your poor service, our weekend was a disaster. Since your ad says "have a fabulous time or get your money back, " I am requesting that you refund our money.
From the moment we arrived, there were problems with the service. First, a very unfriendly desk clerk couldn't find our reservation. After waiting almost half an hour, we were led by another unfriendly clerk to our room. The room, which had a view of a parking lot instead of the bay, had not yet been cleaned, so we found dirty towels on the beds and cigarette butts in the ashtrays. Despite these problems, none of your employees apologized to us. This was not the weekend we had been looking foward to.
Service at your inn was not always like this. My previous visits were always enjoyable because of the courteous service and clean rooms with beautiful views. Until things change at your inn, I will never recommend it to anyone. I expect to receive my refund shortly.
Sincerely yours,
Dale Thomas

book's activity

I think many people turned down Bowerman's idea because the way he thought of it, with waffle iron and all of that, made him sound crazy, i guess people thought that wasn't possible or necessary.
I think Smith's professor gave him a C on the project because he may didn't have the groundwork to support his idea, and the professor just saw the idea as a homework not as something possible to happen.
I think the idea that has led to the most imitations is the Nike athletic shoes, because there are different kinds of them and also there are some other brand names which also have different kinds of athetic shoes.
I dont really have any idea for new products or services, I guess im not that creative, i sometimes come up with some ideas, but i dont think they would make someone's life easier.

entry corrected by Mr. Cabrales

The following entry is the one which Mr. Cabrales already checked and pointed out some mistakes for me.
When I think about high school, I have both good and bad memories. One of the best years of my life was back in 2002, my freshman year at Madison James High School, in San Antonio, Texas; it was a year full of all the emotions you can have in life. I don't remember too much of it now, but I do remember some people I met back then, people who cared about me and helped me to adust to a new way of life, and I still talk to some of them. I have only one regret about high school: I should have stayed up there, I took a wrong decision and came back to Mexico, just when I had everything ready to go back to school and be a sophomore, even my schedule done, I was going to take great classes, even dance and interior design, plus I was going to upgrade esol 1 to go to English 2, yeah, I was supposed to take regular English classes just like everybody else, and my counselor told me that I souldn't leave Madison, because if I had kept going just the way I was I would have a pretty good chance to get a scholarship for college, but I totally ruined that up. I don't really know why I took that decision, but I remember I was afraid that something may happen to my parents and I woulnd't be by their side, I was just 15 years old, so I guess I didn't think what would be the best for me or the opportunities I would have had after 4 years of high school, having good grades, and I even passed a reading and writing state test and a math state test. But I guess everything happens for a reason, and now I have some other beautiful things in my life that I wouldn't have if I would have stayed back in Madison.

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2008

book's activity

Lucy Gomez is the most creative person I know. She started piano lessons when she was only 6 years old. At school, she was always creating interesting projects in her art class. When she was only 12 years old, she won a citywide poetry contest. Her parents were very proud of her.

Now Lucy works as a sitcom writer for a popular TV show. She works with a group of writers, and together they have to think of fresh ideas. They also have to come up with funny dialog for the actors on their show because the actors have to play believable characters that will make the audience laugh. It is not an easy job, buy Lucy does it well.

She starts work late in the morning and often works until 7 or 8 at night.

Lucy is very curious. She likes to travel and meet new people who have opinions that are different from hers. She often carries a notebook with her and writes down what she sees and hears. Lucy tells me that these new experiences are a good source of ideas for her work. I always enjoy talking to her and am happy to know someone as bright and creative as Lucy.