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The League of Nations in the 1920s. Questionnaire.

On Monday 7th we had to answer some questions on the chapter of the League of Nations.

This is the SlideShare showing the questions.

ANSWERS

1-The aims of the League of Nations were: . To discourage aggression from any nation,

. To encourage countries to co-operate, especially in business and trade,

. To encourage nations to desarm, and

.To improve the living and working conditions of people in all parts of the world.

2- Some people were angered by Wilson´s arrogant style.  He acted as if only he knew the solutions to Europe´s problems.  Others were worried by his idealism.

3- Because they didn´t want the USA to prop up the League as it squeezed reparation payments out of Germany.

4- Because people in the USA (in particular business leaders) were worried about the economic cost of joining the League (isolationism).

5- Americans believe in freedom.  Surely the USA could not agree to safeguard all the colonian possessions of Britain and France.

6- However Vilna was the capital of Lithuania, most of the population were Polish, so in 1920 Poland sent a private army and simply took control of it.  The League did not act about it because France and Britain couldn´t send troops.

7- Upper Silesia was an important region for Poland and Germany because of its iron and steel industry.

8- The League was stuck, so in the end it did nothing. The Poles kept Vilna.

9- The League decided that the islandsshould go to Finland.  Sweden accepted the League´s ruling and war was avoided.

10- Because Tellini and his team were ambushed and killed, while they were in Greck side of the frontier area.  Mussolini was furious and execute the murderers.  But Greece didn´t make it.  Then Mussolini bombarded and occupied the Greek islands of Corfu.

11- In Greece there was a general depression for the decision of the League because Italy obtained practically everything she demanded.

12- Because the British new conservative government refused to sign the Protocol, worried that Britain would be forced to agree to something that was not in its own interests.

13- Because there was an incident on the border in which some Greek soldiers were killed.

14- A- Greece (small state) had to pay reparations to Italy (large state) in the Corfu incident.

B- Also the League obligate Greece to pay reparations to Bulgaria in spite of the Greeks soldiers were killed firstly in the border conflict with Bulgaria, two years later. Greece felt the League did not apply the same rule in both cases. (Italy and Bulgaria).

 

SUMMARY WRITING

One morning a man left the village and started walking across to another town, he knew two miles away.  While he was walking he heard a low hum engine, so he though it was a car but then he realized something in the distance that was  an airplane.

Tenses Exercises

Language practice – We are working with the different tenses in class and in order to acquire enough practice for the term test we will be posting exercises which will help us improve our language skills.

1. They will be in Chicago for 20 years (be).

2. I saw a wonderful film in the cinema last night. (see)

3. The sun rised at 6:38 yesterday morning (rise)

4. The sun was shinning when the climber reached Mount Everest. (shine)

5. I promise that I won´t tell this secret to anyone (not tell)

6. Unfortunately, just as we got to the airport their plane had taken off (take).

7. They had gone to the movies only once in a while (go)

8. I was tired yesterday because I hadn´t slept well the night before (not sleep).

9. Sh! Someone is listening to our conversation (listen)!

10. When I left the house this morning, it was already raining (already rain)

11. I think Bob is leaving for London this very moment.(leave)

12. The plane will take off in a few minutes. (take)

13. I get up at 7 every morning but this morning I slept long and I

didn´t get up until 8. (get, sleep, not get)

14. I am not wearing my watch because it is being fixed (not wear).

15. This is an easy quiz so far (be).

16. They are living in an apartment right now because they can’t find a cheap house.

(live)

17. Everyone was sleeping when the earthquake hit the small town. (sleep)

18. He lives by herself since her divorce (live)

19. I was angry that I had made such a stupid mistake (make).

20. I predict that by 2020, man will have landed on Mars (land)

21. He has quit his job a couple of years ago. (quit)

22. Our daughter hasn´t graduated from the university yet (gradate).

23. They haven´t sent any Christmas cards last year (not send)

24. She goes to a doctor once a year for an examination (go)

25. They were talking about me when I interrupted their conversation. (talk)

26. Nothing much had happened when I got to the meeting (happen).

27. My parents will be in New York two weeks from today (be).

28. I made two mistakes in the last quiz. (make)

29. Unfortunately, our team didn´t win any games last year. (not win)

Future from activities

  • Tell me 5 things you will have done today by the end of the day…
  • Tell 5 things you will be doing on Saturday at the time you are reading this exercise…

1) By the end of the day I will have done the homework.

By the end of the day I will have studied.

By the end of the day I will have taken a bath.

By the end of the day I will have arrived home.

By the end of the day I will have had tea.

2) On Saturday at the time I am reading this exercise I will be eating.

On Saturday at the time I am reading this exercise I will be playing hockey.

On Saturday at the time I am reading this exercise I will be in my club playing tennis.

On Saturday at the time I am reading this exercise I will be travelling to my farm.

On Saturday at the time I am reading this exercise I will be in pijamas walking in my house.

First Conditional Exercise. Put the verb into the correct first conditional form

1. If I go (go) out tonight, I won´t go (go) to the cinema. 2. If you get (get) back late, I will be (be) angry. 3. If we can´t see (not / see) each other tomorrow, we will see (see) each other next week. 4. If he comes (come), I will be (be) surprised. 5. If we wait (wait) here, we will be (be) late. 6. If we go (go) on holiday this summer, we will go (go) to Spain. 7. If the weather doesn´t improve (not / improve), we won´t have (not / have) a picnic. 8. If I don´t go (not / go) to bed early, I will be (be) tired tomorrow. 9. If we eat (eat) all this cake, we will feel (feel) sick. 10. If you don´t want (not / want) to go out, I will cook (cook) dinner at home.

Inphographic of The USA

This are two Inphographic made by Lucila Giambruni, Delfina Miy Uranga and Catalina Grosso about The USA. They had to explain why did USA did never join The League of Nations.

Inphographic 1

Inphographic 2

Essay “The Planners” and “The City Planners”

This is the final version of Lucila Giambruni about the essay that we had made in our Literature class of “The Planners” and “The City Planners”.

“The City Planners” by Atwood and “The City Planners by B. K. Cheng share ideas about man and nature. How far do you agree?

I fully agree with this statement. Both poems “The planners” and “The City Planners” share ideas on how industrialization doesn’t give any benefits, and how man-made actions will damage the future and change the past.

Firstly, the poem “The city planners” expresses negative feelings about modernization and how the human race has become so used to perfection through industrialization, that even nature has been reformed. Furthermore, the “Planners” create everything in such ways, that there are no flaws. In the poem, the writer explains how throughout these changes in society, Man has lost all contact with nature. In addition, this poem also tells us how everything has been made with such perfection, which has become utterly boring but, anyway it may look as if everything was perfect, modern life has become empty inside. The poem describes how the city disappears. “when the houses, capsized, will slide obliquely into the clay seas, gradual as glaciers that right now nobody notices”. In here, the writer uses a similie to explain to the readers how the city and perfection will gradually “melt” without anybody noticing it, because nothing in the city is ever permanent.

Moreover, the poem “The Planners” also shows and expresses the atrocious sides of industrialization in a different way. In here, the writer explains to the readers, how important it is to maintain a city culture and history and how without it, a city loses all her importance and beauty. “The Planners” build every with precise uniformity and have no flaws. Everything is boxed in with no gaps in between . These actions have future consequences. Nature has become afraid of man kind. We are destroying it, just like we are destroying our culture and history, and leaving no traces of it. “the planners” build everything, in such ways that we aren’t aware of what is happening. “ They erase flaws, the blemishes of the past, knock off useless blocks with dental dexterity.” They have clear imageries of presicion. “ The country wears perfect rows of shining teeth.” or “Even the sea draws back and the skies surrender.” They are eliminating nature too. As the pilling continues, culture and history disappear. The writer tries to make the reader imagine the “perfect rows”, “blocks” throughout the detailed description.

In conclusion,  I believe both poems share ideas about man and nature, both in different ways. Both believe man made actions will trigger future consequences towards nature and modify history.

And this is another one but made by Florencia Araya.

“The City Planners” by M.Atwood and “ThePlanners” my B.K.Cheng share ideas about man and nature. How far do you agree?

‘The City Planners’ and ‘The Planners’ share themes about humanity and nature, but in a negative way.

Firstly, they both deal with modernization and the organization of the cities. In ‘The Planners’ we read “The buildings are in alignment with the roads which meet at desired points (…)”, “The country wears perfect rows of shinning teeth”. This meansthat everything is organized in perfect order, that the houses are all aligned and that they all look alike (uniformity). WHEREAS, in ‘The City Planners’, the writer refers to the roads, “the planted sanitary tres…”. Both descriptions refer to very boring man-made cities.

Secondly, the poems are also about the negative side of modernization. About how the planners don’t care or respect nature as they “erase the flaws”, for example. Moreover, they don’t give importance to future consequences as they are ignorant, as they only think about themselves. “… in a bland madness of snows.” which means that they are blind and can’t see or don’t care about it. B.K.Cheng also says “They erase (…) the blemishes of the past…” meaning that the planners are destroying culture, nature and history. Anyway, nature shows that they are hurting her, she complains. “… whine of a power mower cutting a straight swath in the discouraged grass.”, the autor uses alliterations here to reinforce the cry or the complain of nature for being cut and destroyed.

Third of all, they mention how the planners are “greedy”, about how they want more, more money, expansion of the cities. “They have all the means”, “That is where the City Planners with the insane faces of political conspirators…” these quotes make reference to the fact that they have everything, money, land, authority, control, power as they are business men, they are the government,

On the other hand, the planners also develop another theme. “But my heart would not bleed poetry”. By writing this, Boey Kim expresses his feelings, that the planners will not destroy art. That art will always ‘live’ in his poems. “They build and will not stop”. The writer has a negative view of modernization and progress. “Anesthesia, amnesia, hipnosis”. The autor uses this metaphor to say that they make sure that it doesn’t hurt and that we don’t remember the past as they are destroying it.

In conclusion, these two poems are related with man and nature. The writers express these ideas in a disappointed and pessimistic way.

 

How to write a Summary

This is a SlideShare that we had made in our last class of Writing and Oral.

Dialogue Corrections

In our Writing and Oral class we had corrected some dialogues.

This is a SlideShare showing the ones we had corrected.

Useful Connectors

useful conectors

This is a list of “Useful Connectors” that can help us to write an essay or a writing.

Pirámide Jurídica Argentina

Pirámide Jurídica Argentina

Esta es la “Pirámide Jurídica Argentina” que nos enseñaron en la clase de Educación Cívica.