Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Keeping wild animals as pets (pros and cons essays)

Can you imagine yourself keeping a wild animal as a pet? It sounds exciting but is it right to keep one at home?

There are certain advantages in keeping wild animals as pets. Firstly, if it is one of the endangered species, we can save them and help the species live longer. Secondly, we can learn a lot about them.

On the other hand, there are certain drawbacks in keeping wild animals as pets. First of all, our house is small for them. Also, when they grow up, they can be dangerous.

But, although this idea looks exciting, and many people want to have a wild animal as a pet, it isn’t a good idea. We don’t know how exactly to take care of them.

I hope that people won’t have wild animals as pets, because they should live in their natural habitats.

Teodora Plavšić, VII1, 19 May 2011

Friday, 20 May 2011

Life in the future (opinion articles)

Hi, my name’s Aleksa and I’ll tell you what I think about the future.

In my opinion, the future will be a better place to live. Firstly, scientists will find many cures for dangerous diseases. Also, there will be no ozone holes and we won’t have any problems with global warming. Lots of national parks will be formed for endangered species. There won’t be any hungry people because politicians will find the way too share food with the parts of the world where famine rules. We will inherit some new kind of fuel that will not pollute the air. With new technology, we’ll have a new generation of robots and every rich house will have it, so we’ll have more free time. There also won’t be any crisis and we will live without any bigger money problems.

I think that the future will be a better and healthier place to live. I hope it will all come true one day.

Aleksa Konstantinov, VII2, 19 May 2011

Every person in the world thinks about his or her future. Also, the kids today are thinking about the future, but in a more colourful and interesting way.

Sometimes we wonder about the way our life will be as we grow older. Will it be good, or are we going to have a bad life? I think that the life in the future will be more modern, that there will be some new technologies that we can’t even think about now. I also think that if we don’t take care of the biggest problem of the whole planet, ecology, we will live in a filthy world and a planet full of garbage.

I’m optimistic, because I think that people will take care of their environment and that we will take care of it until we pass our assignment to the next generations.

Denis Nastovski, VII2, 19 May 2011

Soon, we will run out of all natural resources. We can use renewable energy, such as solar power, but in the further future, that won’t be enough.

We will develop the technology that uses far more powerful energy than solar energy. We could use nuclear energy, but what if we cause a nuclear disaster, so big that it destroys our whole planet. Where will we go, how could we escape, when the nearest Earth-like planet (Gliese 581c) is almost 20.3 light years away? The answer is: ANTIMATTER. Antimatter produces no radiation and one drop could power up a city of millions of people.

But, there is a down side. Antimatter is very difficult to create. To create five grams, you will need the biggest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Also, because antimatter is the opposite of matter, when they come in contact, they create a devastating blow. That one drop could destroy Kikinda and kill us all. Because of that, it needs to be held in vacuum all the time.

Antimatter could be used for energy in the future, but in the wrong hands, it could be a devastating weapon.

Filip Ivetić, VII3, May 2011

I think that life in the future will be more interesting.

It will be much better, because people will not have to do any manual labour. Robots will replace people in difficult jobs. There will be more fun and cooler toys.

But life in the future will be worse, too, because some people want this planet only for themselves. It will lead to the battle of good and evil, like it is fought now, only it will be much more dangerous.

Milan Reljin, VII3, May 2011

Life in the future is a big dream. But if the scientists worked hard, then our dreams would come true.

First of all, we will have greener sources of energy. Cars will have hydrogen power motors. They will not pollute our air, but the coolest part is they will fly or just hover. Secondly, computers will be so life-like we won’t know who’s a human and who’s a machine. Then, our house will communicate with us and it will insure that everything is running properly. The games will be in 3D. It will be so real that we won’t tell them apart from reality. Our phones will be made with nanotechnology. They will be self-cleaning, self-powering, they will have 3D buttons on the screen and they will even be able to tell us what not to eat.

Well, that dream may be far away, but the future life is just around the corner.

Čaba Kurunci, VII5, May 2011 

Ever since I read one of my first books, I started to adore Jules Verne and his stories about the future. And so some of his books have inspired me to write this article.

There are a few modifications like flying cars and stuff like that, but let’s start from the beginning...

First we will lose the space to build our houses, so we will build floating towns run on solar energy. Then, the spendable resources will get banned or melted, so in search for other resources we will explore other planets. The traffic will be moved to the skies. There will be flying cars and other floating vehicles, since the traffic will not be possible on the ground, because of the population of humans.

And that is why I adore the future.

Rastko Zamurović, VII2, May 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A letter of application for a job

Choose one of the job advertisements. Write your letter of application. Try to include the answers to the following questions:
- Who are you writing to?
- Why are you writing the letter?
- Where did you see the advert?
- Who are you? What are you studying?
- Have yu got any work experience?
- What are you like?
- When are you available for an interview?
Dear Mr and Mrs Venables,
I am writing to apply for the part-time job in the Village Store.
My name is Emma and I am interested in serving customers and putting things on the shelves. I am fifteen years old and still in my secondary school. Although I have no work experience, I am a very tidy, polite and well organised person. I have all As and Bs at school and I am excellent at physics and maths. I think these are suitable qualities for the position.
I am available for an interview tomorrow at 6pm. Thank you for your consideration.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Emma Watson

Anđela Kovljenić, VII1, May 2011

Dear Mrs Harris,
I am applying for the position of a dog walker.
I am thirteen years old and I go to primary school. I love dogs and I am a friendly and kind person. I have no work experience, but I think that this job is perfect for me.
I am available for an interview in the evenings. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Nevena Grubišić

Nevena Grubišić, VII1, May 2011

Dear Mrs Smith,
I am writing to apply for the position of a part-time bookshop assistant.
I am a seventeen-year-old student of secondary school. I am friendly and like to meet new friends. Although I have no work experience, I am a well organised, honest, careful and hardworking person.
I am available for an interview on Saturday at nine o’clock. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Aleksandar Petrović

Aleksandar Petrović, VII1, May 2011

Dear Mr Jones,
I am writing to apply for the position of a pizza delivery boy. I have a driving licence for motorcycle and for car too. I am a very reliable and friendly person. I would prefer to work in the evenings.
I am available for an interview in the afternoons. Thank you for your consideration.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Filip Smiljanić

Filip Smiljanić, VII2, May 2011

Dear Mrs Harris,
I am writing to apply for the position of a dog walker as advertised in ‘Saturday’s Gazette’.
My name is Dejan Kovačević and I am fourteen years old. I am a very good student in my primary school. My favourite subjects are Maths and English. I think I will be good for the job because I love dogs. I am a very responsible and reliable person. I think these are suitable qualities for the position.
I am available for an interview in the afternoons. Thank you for your consideration.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Dejan Kovačević

Dejan Kovačević, VII2, May 2011

Dear Mrs Sharp,
I am writing to apply for the position of a hairdresser’s assistant.
My name is Igor Pavlić. I am a hardworking student, currently studying at primary school. I am thirteen years old. I expect to do well in both English and Maths. Although I have no work experience, I am really patient, honest and friendly. I also like telling jokes. I am really good at making tea and coffee. I think these are suitable qualities for the position.
I am available for an interview in the afternoons. Thank you for your consideration. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Igor Pavlić

Igor Pavlić, VII2, May 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011

CD reviews

Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer and a songwriter. Her career started in 2008, and she is still number 1.

Avril is a famous singer with a voice that rocks. Her music is a mix of pop and rock and the lyrics are dedicated to love, so she will be famous for a long time.

The most popular album so far is ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ and the most popular songs from the album are ’Girlfriend’ and ‘My Happy Ending’.

Rating: 5 stars

Milica Marić, VII2, May 2011

Rihanna is a popular singer all around the world. Her songs are on top of the music charts on MTV and Vh1 music channels.

She became popular with her album called ‘Good girls gonna go bad’ and the most famous song on the album ‘Umbrella’. The chords make you want to sing and the rhythm is awesome.

I think that Rihanna is an amazing singer and she should keep up the good work. I can’t wait for her next album to come out to learn some new lyrics.

Teodora Stankov, Dobrila Bokan and Dejan Škorić, VII1, May 2011

‘Labyrinth’ is the latest music album by Van Gogh, a popular rock band from Serbia. Their music is well-known all around Serbia. The lead singer in group Van Gogh is Djule. Djule is the singer’s nickname. He is a talented singer and song-writer. His music is powerful and fun.

The album contains eleven songs, including two ballads. The most popular song on the album is ‘Move Your Body’.

Van Gogh is the best rock band in Serbia and they are sure to be around for a long time!

Srđan Sić, VII3, May 2011

My favourite CD is ‘Never mind’ by Nirvana. ‘Never mind’ is an album to remember. It was once on the top of billboard charts.
Unfortunately, Nirvana no longer exists because the singer Kurt Cobain died in 1994.

Singer Kurt Cobain, guitarist Krist Novoselić and drummer Dave Grohl were inseparable friends and fantastic artists. They left a lot of hits for us to enjoy. My favourite song is ‘Smells Like A Teen Spirit’. I love them because they were different from the other angry rock stars. Kurt Cobain was a kind of a rock star never seen before or after. He is more an anti rock star than star celebrity.

The group will be remembered in the history of rock music for its good music and fantastic hits.

Ninoslava Popović, VII3, May 2011

‘Dark House’ is an album by the popular group Nickelback. The singer of this group is a very talented and successful person. His voice is amazing and perfect. The music is powerful and the lyrics are exciting. The songs have catchy tunes.

You can listen to Nickelback’s three hits on this album. The most popular and the best song is ‘If Today Was Your Last Day’. The album is sure to be on the top of the music charts!

Rating: five stars

Don’t miss Nickelback! They are perfect!

Andrea Kiš, VII5, May 2011