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Poem Literature

After learning how to write a description, and writing one in pairs we used our piece of writing to make a poem. I worked in both tasks with Anouk de Laferrere.

This is our work;



Near the heart of Recoleta, Buenos Aires, it is found the emblem of the national museums’ system of the National Ministry of Culture, the Museo Nacional Bellas Artes. It was founded in 1895 due to a decree of President José Evaristo Uriburu, but is nowadays directed by Andrés Duprat. Its extraordinary artistic heritage, which makes it the largest public collection in Latin America, is one of the characteristics that make this museum unique.


The antique building where the museum is actually located was built in 1870, with the original purpose of being a drainage pumping station. However, in 1933 the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes was transferred into this building. The well known architect Alejandro Bustillo was in charge of adapting the place for its current use. Eventually, the building constantly is submitted to remodelations, but it still preserves its vintage style.


Strolling along the 24 exhibition halls that the ground floor offers, visitors can appreciate the most important Latin American collection of impressionism and post-impressionism, by painters such as Manet and Van Gogh. The first floor is devoted to the art of the 20th century, mostly to Argentinean and Latin American art. Its exhibition rooms present paintings of masters from the beginning of the century such as Picasso and Xul Solar.


           Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is also characterized by its top-level staff. Its excellency and professionalism is combined with the passion and the thrust with which workers perform their different tasks. The National museum belongs to the community, and therefore, admission is free. This allows more people to visit the museum and live a singular experience as well as it benefits those who feel allured by art and enjoy visiting the museum frequently.

             All in all, the Museo Nacional Bellas Artes provides fascinating expositions to satisfy the extended public that it receives everyday. It does not only appreciate the local and Latin American art, but also Modern European art, including of course the alternative exhibitions that stay temporarily within the museums walls. So take a ride to the museum where you will find great artworks and the best treatment will be at your disposal.


Poem “Where art lives”

Near the core,

the flow of burgeoning dwellers

beholds an emblem of artistic heritage.


Antique structure,

walls used to conceal

the hollow pumping of drainage,

Like the lub-dub of a heart.


But now filled,

embracing the modern art

of the once colonizers,

and the once colonized.


Alluring beauty of art

maintained with passion and thrust,

Shall reflect awe,

and impression in your view.


Lion Heart – Amanda Chong

In Literature class we continued working on the poem Lion Heart by Amanda Chong. In groups, we had to analyse the text following two videos and a presentation its and later create a poster including certain information. I worked with Trinidad Porretti and Anouk de Laferrere.

This is our poster:

In our opinion, this is a great poem that shows the huge importance of one’s nation. It accurately portrays what patriotism is like. The recurrent use of imagery allowed us to vividly picture the situations given throughout the poem. However, at times the use of complex vocabulary can be confusing. It’s a good example to show that your roots and origin will stay with you forever and will never abandon you, as they are big part of your identity. Moreover, it conveys the idea that there are many more significant aspects of a country than just the land. The people, culture, customs, achievements and the development of a country characterize it in a unique way that make it different from other countries.


Language Test

Write a paragraph (80-90 words) saying what has happened to the male character. Use a variety of tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect and conditional type 3. Then look for an example of:

Simple Past: “It was a cold night”

Past Continuous: “I was working late”

Past Perfect: “And on my drive home I realized I had left my phone at the office”

Conditional type 3: “If I hadn’t forgotten my phone, I wouldn’t have been on the road at that time”

The male character had been on the side of the road for sometime when he was found by the woman. He was unconscious,  and cold as ice, when the woman, while she was riding on her car, saw him. He was taken to hospital where he was cured. The doctor mentioned it would have been too late to save him if he had been found ten minutes later. So, if the woman had not forgotten her phone at the office, she wouldn’t have been able to save him.


Write a paragraph (summary) of 80- 90 words of the story The Gold Cadillac. Answer the questions in a paragraph. Include a variety of tenses: simple past- past perfect- past continuous and present perfect.

The text, The Gold Cadillac, written in first person narrator, describes the story of a African family who lived in the USA, in a small black village. One day, the father of the family, Wilbert, returned home with a new car, a gold Cadillac. While all the family expressed their happiness of having a new and luxurious car, the mother exposed her dissatisfaction and disgust towards the new car as she had been saving the money to be able to buy a new house . The two girls, Wilma and Lois, were exploring the car astonished while her mother was just looking at it angrily. The climax began when the mother of the family finally agreed to travel to the south in the car to visit their relatives. On their way, they were looked by many people for the fact of being black and having a luxurious car, as only white people were supposed to have that fancy cars. After they had been traveling for a long time, a policeman stopped them and accused Wilbert of stealing the car. When this episode ended, and after returning from their trip, the father decided to sell the car and bought and older one. The story ends retelling in the present, the mother finally buys the house she has been waiting for so long.

Letter to Cambridge University

Dear Sir / Madam

I am writing this letter in search of an art scholarship for the University of Cambridge, which is why I would be pleased to explain my annual school project and describe the process I have experienced until I got to the final product.

It was an easy task to discover what I wanted to do as a project since I knew that pencil-based black and white drawings was what I liked. After some classes, I discovered that applying values in the drawings could create a much more real job, and that’s what I did. My first idea was drawing only objects, but then I realised that I could greatly expand my range of drawings if I did not just focus on that. So, first I began to draw Piranesi’s prisons, and sometime later I draw landscapes of the sea.

I worked on this project throughout the year. As a guide, I used magazine photos and modified some details in my own way or imitated photos of artists like Piranesi or the photographer, Josef Hoflehner. The annual work showed that I enjoyed doing it and that as I did more drawings, I modified some ideas until I ´got to the final work. I learned a lot and by the end of this year I finally discovered what I liked, which was the aim of the project. After trying different types of paper sheets and trying to use char, I learned that the pencil and the drawings in a medium size is what I like.

I would be so grateful to study at Cambridge University, so I hope you receiving my letter. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Abril Terán Frias


Urinary System trash model

In our biology class, we were told to create a trash model of the urinary system.  As the task was in pairs, I worked with Valentina Re. Now, we are going to describe the process of how we did the model and explain the functions of each organ present in the system.

First, we look for a picture of the urinary system to know were each organ is supposed to be. This model should include the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, the urethra, the renal veins, the renal arteries, the inferior vena cava and the abdominal aorta.

Second, we started the model. For the kidneys, we used old newspapers and magazines. For the ureters, we used shoelaces. Then, for the bladder, we used a tolem lid and for the urethra, a wine cork. Moreover, for the renal veins and renal arteries, we used thread. Finally, for the inferior vena cava and the abdominal aorta, we used straws.

Furthermore, we looked for the functions of each of this organs that form the urinary system. These are:

  • Kidneys are bean-shaped organs of a reddish brown color that are found in the sides of the vertebral column. Once the body has extracted what it needs from food and drink, it sends the wastes to the kidneys. The kidneys filter the wastes, including urea, salt and excess water, which are flushed out of the body as urine. Each kidney is supplied with blood from the renal artery
  • The ureter is a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.There are two ureters, one attached to each kidney. The upper half of the ureter is located in the abdomen and the lower half is located in the pelvic area.The tube has thick walls composed of a fibrous, a muscular, and a mucus coat, which are able to contract.
  • The bladder, also known as the urinary bladder, is an expandable muscular sac that stores urine before it is excreted out of the body through the urethra. It is located in the lower abdominal area near the pelvic bones.
  • The Urethra is a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. It is responsible for allowing urine to leave the body as it empties from the bladder.
  • There are two renal veins, a left and a right. They branch off the inferior vena cava and drain oxygen-depleted blood from the kidneys.As they enter the kidneys, each vein separates into two parts. The posterior veins assist in draining the back section of each kidney, while the anterior veins assist the front part. These veins also are responsible for draining blood from the ureter, which transports urine away from the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
  • There are two blood vessels leading off from the abdominal aorta that go to the kidneys. The renal artery is one of these two blood vessels.The renal artery enters through the hilum, which is located where the kidney curves inward in a concave shape. Under normal circumstances, once the renal artery enters through the hilum, it splits into two main branches, which each then split into numerous smaller arteries, which deliver blood to different areas of the kidneys, known as nephrons.Once the blood has been processed here, it is sent back through the renal vein to the inferior vena cava and to the right side section of the heart.
  • The inferior vena cava is a large vein that carries de-oxygenated blood from the lower body to the heart.
  • The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdomen that provides blood to the organs and tissues of the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. It descends from the thorax as a continuation of the thoracic aorta and branches several times to form the major arteries of the abdomen.

Finally, here we leave you a picture of our proyect finished:

Practical Skills – Carbon Dioxide and Lime Water


In biology class we did a practical with lime water. Lime water is reagent which indicates the presence of CO2. To be able to test this, we put 4 test tubes in a rack, each one containing lime water. Then, with four straws (one test tube each) we expired carbon dioxide with our mouth into the test tube, making the CO2 be in contact with the reagent. Finally, after blowing for some minutes, we realised that the lime water had turned cloudy. So, finally, we concluded that when carbon dioxide is present the lime water turns cloudy.


Essay Tiger in the Menagerie


This is the essay about the poem Tiger in the Menagerie we read in class.

Essay question: Explore how the author conveys mixed feelings about the tiger.


  • 2 body paragraphs
  • Deadly beauty →oxymoron (extended throughout the poem)
  • Stanza 1; Repetition of “too” represents an excess of beauty and at the same time an excess of wildness.
  • Stanza 1: “Too much like the painting of a tiger” → contrast between reality (wild) and appearance (beauty)
  • The tiger is sublime
  • Literary devices →Simile, anaphora, symbolism and oxymoron.
  • Explore→ colours, appearance vs reality and “too” to explain the deadly beauty.



   In the poem, Tiger in the Menagerie, Emma Jones conveys mixed feelings about a tiger by describing its deadly beauty. The author reinforces this idea throughout the text by exploring and contrasting its appearance with reality. I will explore, on the one hand, the two colours portrayed in the poem that contribute to the understanding , and on the other hand, the excess of the animal represented and explored by the author.

          On the one hand, the writer, uses the colours blue and orange to explore the sublime of the tiger, as the animal is presented as bright and beautiful, but its dark side may be revealed by attacking. The colour orange is portrayed in the poem symbolising the warmth, perfection and brightness of the beast. However, the authority of the animal is also represented, by the colour blue. The tiger being “Too blue” shows a negative excess of wildness and danger. As the creature is the authority it is always watching, surveilling and controlling. The beast represents the concept of deadly beauty as an extended oxymoron throughout the poem, which is expressed by the contrast of the two colours.

           On the other hand, Tiger in the Menagerie portrays and repeats the word “too” throughout the poem to reinforce the idea of an excess of the animal. The writer comments on a contrast between reality and appearance saying the animal is “too much like the painting of a tiger”. Throughout this simile, the author explores the uncanny of the tiger, as it seems perfect and bright but it is dangerous and can attack without control due to its instinct of wildness. The creature’s too much beauty make us approach without realising it is wild. Nature is extremely dangerous and tricky, it’s excess represents a negative aspect which is portrayed by the anaphora “too”.

In conclusion, the author of the poem explores mixed feelings about the animal by comparing the colours and excesses of the animal described in the text. The writer analyzes the concept of deadly beauty by extending this oxymoron all throughout the poem. In Tiger in the Menagerie it is perfectly developed this idea by twisting from the description of the wildness to the perfection of the animal.

Respiration + Gas exchange

October 4th

Respiration + gas exchange

-Activity 11.3 (book page 143)

(Lime water & hydrogen carbonate indicator→ to detect carbon dioxide)

A1; Why it is important to boil the water?

It is important to boil the water because doing so will take away any dissolved air.

A2; Why must the sugar solution be cooled before adding yeast?

The sugar solution must be cooled before adding the yeast because if the yeast is added before it is cooled (when water is hot) it will die without releasing carbon dioxide for the experiment.

A3; What is the liquid paraffin for?

The liquid paraffin is used to separate the yeast from the air (oxygen).

A4; What happened to the limewater or hydrogen carbonate indicator solution in each of your pieces of apparatus? What does this show?

The limewater turned cloudy in apparatus A . We can observe that the yeast respired CO2 and that the limewater absorbed it. However, in the other apparatus the yeast did not respired CO2, and therefore the lime water was clear and couldn´t absorb the carbon dioxide.

A5; I would expect to find ethanol (alcohol), as the process of anaerobic respiration in yeast results in the production of alcohol.


-Activity 11.8 (book page 149)