If you haven't yet noticed, the focus of this chapter is on writing (as opposed to speaking which involves memorizing a dialogue). The ability to express yourself in a foreign language is a valuable skill to possess (although, so is being quiet and respectful during class). Without looking up any words or asking "How do I say _____", choose one of the following statements and write a full page in Spanish about it: do you agree? disagree? why? (I know, really? A full page? You're darn toot'n). If you don't know an exact word, write around it. For example, if I wanted to say, "I love sky scrapers." (ignore the fact that this is an awkward turn of phrase), but I didn't know the word for "sky scrapers" (which happens to be rascacielos, but I digress) I could choose to say, "Me encantan los edificios grandes y altos." ("I love big tall buildings") Get it? Awesome. By the way, it is due by the end of the hour (and since there is nothing to ask of your neighbor that could possibly have anything to do with this assignment, no talking yo). When finished, turn in your paper and pick up the next activity. It isn't homework (the next activity), but it will prevent you from talking and we will go over it tomorrow (not to mention it is educational). At least one of you is going to try and be difficult. Don't. However, here are the answers to your questions.
Yes, I am serious.
No, you may not write on the back of this.
On college ruled paper.
Then ask me for some.
Yes, I am smart enough to know that some of you will try and write HUGE. You'll fail.
Of course grammar counts.
Yes, it is far.
It isn't going to change my mind that you don't think it is, so don't tell me.
I didn't answer your question? Politely come ask me.
TOPICS (No, you may not choose your own)
-Students in the United States don't appreciate how good they have it.
-I choose to misbehave and cause the blood pressure of my Spanish teacher to boil because:
-One person can change the world.
-School is dumb.
-Unethical people are bad people. Unethical behavior is defined as that which if everyone did it, the world would be a worse place. Given these as truths, does misbehaving in class make one a bad person?
-I choose to see the positive in everything.
Let's see if you can figure out what kids are in this class :-P
And no, I am not one of those kids.