Friday, February 20, 2015

MORE 10th Grade English from our Partner School

 Thema #1  What do you make of the "Oberstufenraum?"   Do we have one at NKHS? --rsb

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:09 AM


School is just as stressful in Germany as it is in America. Day in, day out we have to sit through boring classes and learn so much that our brains feel like mush while trying to get good grades.
But luckily, now and again we've got a free lesson and we students mostly spend that in our so-called "Oberstufenraum". There we can just relax for a while, sleep or chat a little. Also, you are only allowed to spend your time there if you're a tenth grader or older and a teacher seldom steps over the threshold.

In the "Oberstufenraum" there are a few couches and tables as well as chairs and a foosball-table.
Basically, it’s a room just for us students to spend our time without any disturbance.
Kim, Zoe, Louisa
Re: Oberstufenraum by Ha-Ma La - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:11 AM
The text is understandable and not too long. All relevant information are given and it is interesting to read.
You used stylistic devices like similes, hyperboles, accumulations and many adjectives and Adverbs.
Well done! ;)
Re: Oberstufenraum by lisa r - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:30 AM
We think the text is understandable and there are much Information. It is not too long and very interesting to read.
There are many stylistic devices for example enumerations, hyperboles and similes :-)
Re: Oberstufenraum  by Luca M - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:22 AM
We think that the text is understandable but not so intresting, because you doesn't use much stylistic devices.
The length is ok and the structure too.

Re: Oberstufenraum by Jana O- Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:29 AM
we have the same opinion as Luca.
Re: Oberstufenraum  by Chan B - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:30 AM
We like your text and you use accumulations, for example in line 8 "couches and tables (...)", a hyperbole in line 2 "Brains feel like mush" and many adverbs and adjectives to make it more interessting and vivid. There is also some irony.
There is only one line we do not understand, but you explained it for us :)
Otherwise it is really good

Re: Oberstufenraum  by A-Ka F - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:35 AM
All in all the text is very good. It is readable and interesting. You also used stylistic devices like irony and similies. It is good, that the text is not too long, too.
We love it!   Sofia/ A-Kan
#2  OK I admit having edited out several half sentences (see the elipses).  Do you understand teh Abigag?     
Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 11:29 PM


Have you ever heard about the German "Abigag"? No?! Well, then I absolutely have to tell you!
First things first: You don´t have lessons util 12 o´clock.

I´m sure you are asking yourself: "What .. is she talking about?!" I´ll explain it now. It´s the most important day of your school life, where your degree is safe and you only have one thing on your mind: Party!

So you enjoy the day, teasing the ´kids´ who still have to go to school for years. You think it is boring? You think it is always the same? Oh, then you are wrong. For example the high-school graduates, feeling like the kings and queens, are splashing people with water and driving in shopping carts over the whole school yard, not sparing anyone.

Feeling like iceblocks all the other people try to flee, not thinking about the next joke. But you.... have to leave the school yard with music and games and instead of still making party you have to go to your lessons!

So you slowly go to the entrance, searching for your motivation. Without success.
The head master opens the door and then: surprise, surprise, the joke isn´t over. The whole entrancehall is full of balloons. You move nimbly like a rat always being on your guard, so the balloons don´t burst.

Finally, after you survived the trip through hell, you and your classmates arrive at the classroom. The teacher comes, you sit down and the lesson starts. Of course, you didn´t find your motivation on the way. I mean, how could you? It is just impossible.

But then you hear a strange noise, far away. It comes closer and closer and finally somebody tears the door open. What do you think, who did it? Yes, of course a group of the ´kings´.

They storm the room and scribble their slogan ´Abi 2014´ on almost everything: on tables, exercise books, in faces and so on.

But after that, it is really over with surprises. You finish your lessons and in the afternoon you go home, remembering this funny day!
Hanna and Maren

Re: Abigag  by A-Ka F - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:35 AM
The text is almost perfect. It is very informational and well written. You used many stylistic devices- for example: similies, irony, accumulations, rhetorical questions....  You always want to know how the text is going on. It is very interesting and readable.
We love it!  Sofia, Ann-Kathrin

Re: Abigag  by Mar N - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:35 AM
The text is very interresting and understandable. We learn a lot  of  information about the 'Abigag'. The writer makes use of many stylistic devices, for example rhetorical questions and ironie.
Marc & Lea

Re: Abigag  by Chan B - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:36 AM
We love your text, it is very very funny but also interessting
Re: Abigag  by K-A S - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 8:37 AM
Hey Guys!  Your text is very nice, we like to read it. But the text is hard to understand, because there are so many words we cannot understand.
It's amazing, we love you

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this, it is interesting reading what they have written. Ihr Englisch ist sehr gut.