May 7

Food Labels – Reflection Paragraph

I think this project was quite interesting. Because I get to learn how to use/create and play around with a newly introduced thing call infographic, and I think that’s going to help me out a lot in other research situations. So this project is also pretty useful.

One of the things that was frustrating is as always, researching (it’s one of my weakness) Some sources say that beef is has the most carbon footprints, but some other sources say that lamb has the most carbon footprint. I had to do some investigation on the side. I choose to trust the site that seems the least bias.

One of the ways that I have used in my food label to show people the carbon footprints and water footprints in different foods, is by comparing the amount consumed, to other numbers that we’re familiar with in our daily life.(wow that’s a long sentence) For example, I have compared 1500 litres of water to the equivalent to 1 year of daily shower. It’s hard for us to estimate or imagine how much 1500 litres of water is, but we know roughly how much water we use in showers, and times that by a year, you can easily imagine the amount of water that was used.

Also, I’ve tried to convince people to buy things that consumes lower carbon / water footprint, by making a graph that compares different foods. For example, if you want to reduce the carbon footprint, you should buy more beef than lamb, because lamb consumes more CO2 than beef as shown in the graph.

We have discuss and able to draw the conclusion that the pesticide is the easiest to attack. David said that it’s not hard to trace back to the origin of the foods, and research about the pesticide in foods. And the Child Labor was quite hard. Because Julynn said that there’s no much child labor or informations about child labor in food. It’s mostly facts about gold and clothings.

Our group works went okay (surprisingly JK :P). We each worked on a different problems. I think we should change that next time. Because if we get stuck, no one can help us because we’re all focusing on a different topic. Also, I want to see if three of us working on a topic them move on to the next is faster or more efficient than each of us split up and work on different topics.

May 4

Chapitre 6 – Mise En Train

Activity 1 

1- Dance club in the morning, shopping in afternoon.

2- Friday morning

3- zoo, louvre, concert

4- tour Eiffel, palais de Chaillot, bateau-mouche

5- They decide to go to cinema, but they haven’t decided to watch what movie.

Activity 2 

1- faux

2- vrai

3- vrai

4- faux

5- faux

Activity 3 

1- Isabelle refuse d’aller au concert.

2- Mathieu propose d’aller au zoo.

3- Isabelle propose d’aller au palais de Chaillot.

4- Mathieu ne veut pas faire de promenade.

5- Isabelle propose d’aller au Sacré-Cœur.

6- Isabelle accepte d’aller au cinéma.

Activity 4

aller voir un film comique – Isabelle
aller voir un film d’horreur – Mathieu 
faire une promenade au palais de Chaillot – Isabelle
aller à un concert – Mathieu 
aller au musée – Mathieu 
aller au zoo – Mathieu 
faire un tour en bateau – Isabelle
aller au Sacré-Cœur – Isabelle
Activity 5
  1. Tu veux aller au concert de Patrick Bruel? – Désolée, mais je n’ai pas envie.
  2. Tu veux aller au Louvre? – Désolée, mais je n’aime pas trop les musées.
  3. Tu veux aller au zoo? – Désolée, mais je déteste les zoos.
  4. Tu veux aller voir Dracula? – Désolée, mais je préfère aller voir un film comique.

Activity 6 

I like music, so I will go to the concert. I also like horror movies, so I will go the Dracula movie.

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May 1

Fictional Character: Why do we like them so much?

Today was a “dress as your favourite character” sprit day at Y.I.S. In English, we looked at what it is about our favourite characters that makes us like them so much.

I’ve chosen Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul to examine. I like Kaneki because he is a rare unique, and special ghoul. Commonly, ghouls have 2 red eyes. But Kaneki has only on red eye. That enables him to live 2 lifes in both worlds. In day time, he goes to school as Kaneki Ken. But at night, he fights as the ghoul named Gantai (eye patch).

However, if an author just told us there thing it would be pretty boring. Instead, they show us using characterisation techniques. (action appearance, speech, thoughts and interactions.)

Kaneki Ken is characterise as a specially kind ghoul through his reluctant action. For example, when he fights Amon (the  antagonist), he said that he would avoid that battle if possible, because he dose not want to harm anyone. But eventually he reluctantly fought that battle.

This is a good example of the author showing you the identity of characters, through his action. Not just telling but showing you.

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