vendredi 27 janvier 2012

Pre-test results + 8 lessons

Pre-test result : 39
Lesson 7 : Estabilishing a writing style
Lesson 9 : Making sure subjects and verbes agree
Lesson 10 : Making surenouns and verbs agree
Lesson 11 : Using modifier
Lesson 12 : Checking capitalisation and spelling
Lesson 14 : Using commas
Lesson 16 : Using apostrophes in plurals and possesives
Lesson 17 : Using quotation marks

jeudi 26 janvier 2012

Interview with Alexandra Aubin

Alexandra , the girl who went to the Everest base camp !

Alexandra is a girl of 17 years old. She is a very wonderful person. She has a lot of hobbies like reading, listening to music, watch televison, see some friends, but the thing she likes the most is doing sports. Indeed, she has been doing gymnastics since the age of 9 years old. Recently,she even went to the base camp of the Everest mountain. This was a school project with 22 other students.They started to train during the summer of 2009 and the project took place in march 2011. They trainned very hard. They had to run , to climb stairs, to train their muscles. But at the end, it was worth it. The trip was breath taking ; in both ways ! The view was magnificent , and since the mountain is high in altitude, it was had to breathe. They walked about six hours per day, they sleeped in tents, there was no showers, and the trip lasted 3 weeks. The students got to witness an other was of living. In the mountains, there are no cars, so the only way of travelling is by walking. Everything is slow over there. It is very contrasting with the nothen-american way of living. Alexandra said : '' it was a lifetime experience''.

That trip was amazing, but she had to come back to reality. She finished high school and she is now at Saint-Laurent's cegep.Her goals do not stop there. Right now, che wants to concentrate on her studies. She wants to get good results to have a good ''Cote R ''. She is studiing in formal sciences.She also wants to find a part time job. Her intermediate goals would be to finish cegep, to go to New-Zeland for one month with one of her friend, and then go to university. She doesn't know what she wants to do as studies but it would be something in medical care. When she finished university, she wishes to find a job, find an appartement and progressively build a family. We hope all the goals of Alexandra Aubin will come true, and that she will continu to put some efforts in her dreams.