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Interview to Roald Dahl

M: Hello, my name is Manuel Padilla and I am a reporter from Las Cumbres school, I would like to ask you  a couple of question if you don’t mind

RD: Oh, I appreciate that, wanna have a seat?

M: Yes please… I am going to ask you questions about your life and books in  chronological order. First question, It is known that the principal of your school, beated you, is there any reason for that that you can tell us?

RD: No, emmm, not that I can tell you at least

M: In the time that you were in Repton and St. Peter’s schools, how did you do in school?

RD: Ugh, emmm, I don’t want to boast, but, yes, I did really well. I even won some prizes, as you can see, and later on I received an offer to study in Cambridge or Oxford.

M: Wow, that must have been so difficult to achieve; but, correct me if I am mistaken, you didn’t go neither of those schools, why is that?

RD: I don’t think you’d get it, I just had a feeling you now? But well, I think I chose wisely by going to Africa instead, look where I am now! You seem thirsty, a cup of tea maybe?

M: Oh, yes please. If I am not mistaken, you joined the air force when the WWII started, and crash landed in a plane when flying over Egypt, how did you feel? Oh, and by the way, what a great tea!

RD: Oh, what a bad memory, but well, I guess we all have to fight pain once in our life. It is very difficult to describe how I felt. When the plane stopped working, I was absolutely sure that I was gonna die! Next thing I remember, I wake up in a white place, doctors come in, they tell me I was in Washington D.C., and what was more surprising, I was alive after breaking my spine and skull! It was the happiest moment in my life, I still remember it, but, I can’t deny, the pain, was horrible.

M: Did anyone visited you at the hospital?

RD: Yes, and someone I never imagined, C.S. Forrester, an amazing writer who inspired me to become what I am today!

M: Did he said anything special to you?

RD: Oh yes he did. He told me I was special, that I had the bravery to go to war, and then get back to US alive! Then I realized that I could become a writer! Tell my story, and tell other’s stories!

M: Wow, that’s great. Then, you met Patricia Neal, what made you fell in love with  her?

RD: Her cheeks, I just loved them

M: Oh, how cute! Then, in 1953, you married her, the same year that you published your best-seller, “Someone like you”, what was this story about?

RD: Oh, I remember that book, it was about two men having a drink at a bar, talking about war and women, really funny story!

M: Okay that’s it, we are running out of time! A pleasure to meet you sir, good bye! Oh, and would you tell me later the brand of that tea?

Mirror poem

Our literature teacher, told us to answer some questions about a poem we read.

  1. What is the effect of Plath’s choice to write the poem from a mirror’s perspective?
  2. Why do you think Plath switched the perspective from a mirror to a lake?
  3. Would this poem read differently if it had been written by a man? What about if a man was visiting the lake?
  4. How old do you think the woman in the poem is?
  5. Growing older is scary in this poem. When you think of yourself aging, is it scary like that “terrible fish”?

1- The effect on Plath’s choice to write from a mirror perspective, is because mirrors don’t lie, can’t lie. They only see your true you, your true image.

2-I believe he changed the perspective of the poem to the narrator being a lake, is because mirrors can look things exactly as they are. Instead, the image that a lake gives is or can be disturbed, just as human vision. What I mean is that the image a lake gives, is much more looking-like that how we see ourselves, because our brain distrubs it just as the lake does.

3- It all depends on what type of man wrote it. There are man that care about their image too, and viceversa.

4- I think this woman is very old, because she says that the woman in the lake is growing old, and I believe that she is THAT woman.

5- I don’t think growing old is scary, at least because I’m catholic. And although it is weird to think about, I think the ‘life before the life’ will be awesome

Writing task

Our history teacher told us to draw an object and do a poem about it

Trash can, by Manolo Padilla and Bautista Bravo

Always the trash I am receiving,

The tings that people waste,

My story is about dying,

Under the things that people hate.

Now I am a sea,

Fish live inside me,

And with the waste I eat,

 The life inside me they kill.

English favourite book

Our favourite English book are Harry Potter books. We like it because it’s a series of books which have lots of emotional parts. Now HP has also 8 movies adapted from 7 books.

The writer of these books is Joanne Rowling a.k.a J.K Rowling, who was born in London and is 51 years old.

The Harry Potter story is a fantastic book which has lots of love and magic.

About JK, we know that she had not a good relationship neither with their parents or his husband who broke up with her. But when she decided to write a book, she became famous and she is now happy.

 

Bauti Bravo and Manolo Padilla Sigue leyendo English favourite book