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Words from the Founder and information about IB
Tigers, Earthquakes, and Camping, oh my!
Take a trip to France, Australia, or Japan
Learn about the athletics at the Sports Festival
Read more about an amazing adventure to find an ark
Enjoy the impressive artwork of year 12 students
Guangdong Country Garden School
a in the community
Guangdong Country Garden School (GCGS) has a vibrant and purposeful school community. GCGS is committed to providing a high quality, affordable international education that represents excellence & quality. We are a selective, coeducational, independent Kindergarten through Year 15 school. You will discover new things, and share your enthusiasm with new friends from all over the world. As an international school located in the South of China, we value and celebrate the rich diversity of the many nationalities, cultures and traditions of all our students and we aim to provide a safe, inclusive and caring environment in which young people can learn to live and work together in a spirit of harmony and mutual respect. Each student is encouraged to play an active role in school life, both in and out of the classroom. We have a tradition of curriculum development and innovation and are currently one of 150 schools in the world to offer all three programs of the International Baccalaureate, PYP, MYP & DP. The final two years of these programs, taught in grades 11 and 12, lead to the award of the IB Diploma, a qualification recognized and sought after by universities around the world. Our students acquire 21st century skills to enable them to thrive in an increasingly mobile and interdependent world. In addition, we also offer IGCSE, IFY & A-Levels as part of our academic program. To better serve our studentsâ€™ learning needs and personal development, we aim to continuously improve the quality of our facilities and the educational programs we offer. We are proud of our school and of the achievements of the members of our school community but we are not complacent. We welcome constructive feedback on how weâ€™re doing because it helps us grow and improve. GCGS is an inclusive learning community, which inspires International Mindedness, Personal Excellence, and Creative and Critical Thinking. One of the things immediately apparent at GCGS is that we are a community of learners, actively engaged in a wide range of activities requiring diverse skills. Because we are a community much of our learning occurs collaboratively, within and across groups, which may be defined socially or professionally. This sense of community encourages risk-taking, communication and involvement, regardless of age or role. You are always welcome to contact us or make an appointment to visit.
David Li Principal of Guangdong Country Garden School
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WHATâ€™S TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSIDE THE SCHOOL STUDENT WORK
CULTURE SPORTS FESTIVAL STORY ART
2 Words from the Founder 3 New Models of the IB Programs 4 My May Holiday 4 Going Camping 4 My Cozy Classroom 4 When I get Home 5 If I had 50 million Dollars 5 My Best Friend, Lucy 5 My 3 Best Friends 6 Relationships 7 Me and My Voice 8 A Visit to Korean Hwarang Elementary School 9 Save the Tigers 10 The Cambridge Nationwide Challenge - Earthquake 13 The Cambridge Nationwide Challenge - Travel 14 A Summer in Paris 15 Away in Australia 16 Super Toilet 17 Favorite Thanksgiving Foods 18 Sports Festival Reflection 19 Youth Blossoms at the Sports Festival 20 Interviews 21 The School TV Station 22 Passion, Speed and Memories 22 Sports Festival* 23 Skateboard 24 The Ark and the City of Paradise Chapter 5 26 Art 30 The Great Gatsby Movie Review 31 Crossword 32 Calendar
Me and My Voice
A Summer in Paris
Cambridge Challenge Essays
9th Annual Sports Festival
The Ark & The City of Paradise
Year 12 Artwork
*Cover photo taken by Robert Carlyon, along with other pictures from the Sports Festival Section.
SCHOOL Words from the Founder The most valuable investment is in the children’s education. As an old Chinese adage goes, “A great wealth in one’s family is not as valuable as a slight skill in one’s hand.” Money will be used up some day, but abilities may enable someone
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to create an unlimited amount of wealth for lifelong enjoyment.
Another Chinese proverb says, “A family’s wealth seldom continues beyond Gymnasium
three generations.” Today, I would take the courage to offer my advice to the
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successful people: “Success in one’s career alone is not enough. Besides your
career achievement, your children must be promising and well mannered. Only in this way can the joys of your family life have substantive meaning. In addition,
as head of a household, you can enjoy a peaceful and care-free mind only Botani
after you have raised your children who have a sound physical health; a noble
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determination, and brilliant wisdom to carry forward your career. The realization
of all these will be impossible without receiving a quality education.
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New Models of the IB Programs The Primary Years Program (PYP)
The Middle Years Program (MYP)
The Diploma Program (DP)
The new PYP model differs from the old PYP model in the following ways
The new model contains the same message about an MYP education but with a different presentation. The circle closest to the center of the model now contains four elements.
The new DP model differs from the old DP model in the following ways:
1. The core circle remains illustrative of the learner’s position at the heart of the PYP curriculum framework. 2. The innermost circle unites the pedagogy of the PYP with its essential elements 3. The three components of the PYP curriculum cycle (written, taught and assessed) now embodied in Approaches to
1. Approaches to learning—this demonstrates the commitment to approaches to learning
on the new model as Approaches to Learning, is also in alignment with MYP,
2. Approaches to teaching and learning model demonstrating the DP’s commitment
2. Approaches to teaching—this emphasizes authentic learning through inquiry.
related and trans-disciplinary) represented
developing skills for learning.
programs. It reinforces the PYP pedagogy
4. The essential element of skills (subject
other program and the IB’s continuum
are included in the inner circle of the
the MYP pedagogy, including collaborative,
and conceptually driven
a hexagon to a circle to align with the
as a key component of the MYP for
Teaching, aligns with MYP, DP and IBCC of authentic learning that is inquiry-based
1. The shape of the model changes from
3. Concepts—this shows the emphasis placed on a concept-based curriculum. 4. Areas of interaction—shows how learning best takes place in context, and can help to develop international-mindedness.
to particular pedagogical approaches to teaching and to developing particular skills for learning 3. The term experimental sciences has changed to the term sciences to more closely align with the other programs 4. The watermark of the world indicates that much learning for the DP takes place in the global context.
DP and IBCC 5. Concepts feature separately to show the alignment with MYP 6. Attitudes remain a PYP essential element. 7. The PYP culminates in the Exhibition, and this features on the new model. This circle demonstrates the clear alignment with action, and with the culminating activities in MYP, DP and IBCC.
GUANGDONG COUNTRY GARDEN SCHOOL
My May Holiday
Last May, I went to
Going camping can make you very excited
Yangjiang. I went there
when you have a holiday. I like going into
with my parents and friends. When we got
the mountains to camp, because it’s very
the hotel, it was noon. We wanted to play
interesting. I also like to watch strange things
on the beach, but mum said it was lunch
on the mountain when I go camping. Today
time. So we had lunch first. When lunch
I want camping with my friends. I take many
was finished, my friends and I went to the
things, such as a tent, a flashlight, some
beach. My parents went to the hotel to
apples, some bread and water. I sleep in
put down our things, then they went to the
my tent too. I eat my food and I have a very
beach and joined us. We wanted to build
a big, big sand castle. We began to dig
Kitty（徐纤婷) from PYP Class5 Year 4
the sand. Lily went to get some water. I dug
Tutor: Thomas 黄勇泉
the sand. Lynne began to build the castle. Suddenly, it started to rain. We had to go back to the hotel. Our sand castle was washed away by the waves.
My cozy classroom
The next day, we built another sand castle.
Our classroom is nice and cozy. It’s very hot
We were lucky because it didn’t rain all day.
now, but we have an air-conditioner and it
We put a flag on the top of the sand castle.
keeps our classroom cool and comfortable.
We sang songs and danced around it.
There are many other things in our classroom
The third day, we got up early. We went
too. We have a TV and two computers, 4 big
to the beach to pick sea shells. But I finally
cupboards and a bookshelf. Our desks and
found out that the sea shells were all alive.
chairs are made of wood. They look very nice.
We put them back in the sea. I hope they
I have many friends here. Jason is one of them.
can grow bigger and bigger in the sea. I
We have classes, read books, watch movies,
really enjoyed this holiday. I hope we can
eat snacks and do many things here. I like my
go to the beach soon and have another
classroom. It’s like our second home.
Wendy 罗惠岚 from PYP Class 4 Year 3
Jerry 徐海心 PYP Class 2 Year 3
Tutor: Josie 王久红
WHEN I GET HOME Ivy 王玥琪 from PYP
When I get home,
When I get home,
When I get home,
Class 3 Year 3
I like reading some
I like riding my bike,
sometimes I do
of my favorite books,
jumping rope or
nothing, just stay in
When I get home,
such as The Magic
playing other games
bed and imagine
I always give my
School Bus, the
to strengthen my body.
mother and my father
adventures of Tin Tin
a big hug. I give a
When I get home,
My life is very
and some other story
sweet smile to my
I also do some
colorful when I get
books. I love reading,
homework, and help
home after school.
because it gives me a
my mother to do
How about you?
lot of happiness.
Tutor: Laura 刘
Everybody knows foods and drinks are not allowed in the library. However, in my library, all the kids can eat food they bring in the Coco bar. The roof of Coco bar is black and white
If I had 50 million dollars with me, I would set up a kid’s library.
chocolate with a bubble tea on it. The table top is hamburger and its legs are fried chips. In the corner, there is an ice-cream machine
Nowadays most libraries
and a juice container. The little readers can help
look very boring to kids. The
themselves to enjoy various flavors of ice-cream
shape is stereotyped and too
like chocolate or vanilla. They can also taste four
adult. It doesn’t arouse any interest from our
warmly welcoming kids to enter her magic
children. So many kids wouldn’t like to go there.
kinds of fruit juice like apple, blueberry, orange
book world. The reading room would be a
Therefore, I really want to build a lovely and
and strawberry. They are all free for kids.
huge schoolbag. All the tables are magic cubes
interesting library for kids.
and there is also a drawing room. Inside the
My dream library must be cool and funny. Its
drawing room are several big pen containers,
roof should look like an open book. On the
with the color pens and painters that kids can
book, there would be an eraser, a ruler and a
use to draw anything they like. In this room,
pen. Its pillars would be pencils with different
every table has an eraser top and four colorful
Christine 庄乙庭 from PYP Class 3 Year 5
colors. Above the door, there would be a
pencil legs. The reception desk looks like a car.
Tutor: Sue 张淑梅
smiling rabbit. She would be wearing glasses
A librarian sits inside the car and helps our
and be very knowledgeable. She is always
young readers to lend or borrow their books.
My best friend, Lucy
If there was more money left, I would open more kid libraries like this around the country. So more and more kids would love to go to the library and enjoy reading books!
My 3 best friends
Lucy is my best friend. I first met her when
team, so we always sing and dance together in
I have 3 best friends. The first one is Sonia. She
I was four years old. She is ten years old now.
the morning. Last Saturday, we went to watch
is 9 years old, just like me. She is very pretty, I
She is a tall, thin girl. She has two big eyes and
a puppet show together. In February this year,
think she looks like a princess. Her favorite fruit is
a small mouth on her face. Lucy has long and
we went to the USA for a dance competition
mango. The second one is Sally. She is nice too.
black hair. She likes eating grapes and fried
together. We had a great time there and we
She is a good dancer and she can do Chinese
rice with egg very much. She is very cute and
know each other better.
gongfu too. The third one is Anna, she can speak
generous, so I like to play with her. Lucy has a lot of hobbies. She is good at dancing and drawing. She likes reading and playing computer games as well. She always
I love my best friend. I am so happy to have a great friend like Lucy. Amy 周纯晔 from PYP Class 3 Year3 Tutor: Laura 刘超群
very good English. We like to study and play together. I am happy to be with my friends. Betty 巫卓恩 from PYP Class 3 Year 3 Tutor: Josie 王久红
comes to my home to do our homework and watch TV with me. Both of us are on the school dancing
REMEMBERING THE END OF A SCHOOL YEAR
Beyond all the relationships between people that you can think of, this may not be the purist, truest or even the most romantic. But this fills my heart with the sweetest honey ---Friendship
Everyone was happy and laughing that night,
I still remember the last night which I spent with
that the relation between us had rusted joints
the classmates. It was crazy, but also sweet with
and brutal lies. Even though it had the darker
a bit of salt. We had a bunch of junk food with
side and it was complex, I still saw the way that
music that night, but we also had a chat about
the strings between us were connected, it had
“what do you want to say before we separate
crosses and ties. It had places that were loose,
from each other”. The topic was pretty nice, but
but it was all connected together.
that night I thought the conversation didn’t go
Relationships may be complicated, friendship
so well. Everyone just said a few words and
can even be more, but the feelings that we
took it as a joke. Now, as I review the scenery
produce from our heart are as simple as a baby
from that night, I feel as though everyone
looking at you with a smiling innocent face.
actually hid the freezing part of their heart.
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but now I can feel how everyone felt deep inside their heart where we cannot see with our naked eyes. I also remember the AOI trip, it wasn’t as fun as we thought. It gave me an experience more than just a pure simple relationship. I found out
ANIMAL CROSSWORD 2 1
1 It uses its fins to swim in water
2 It slithers on the ground because it has no legs
3 Gives us milk and steaks
5 Furry animal that hops because its front legs are shorter than its back legs 6 Its neck withdraws into its hard shell
9 Large pink bird with long thin legs and a long neck
3 Lays eggs and clucks 4 Beautiful flying insect with colorful wings 7 This household pet barks and wags its tail
8 It has feathers and it flies
12 Tall spotted animal with long thin legs and a very long neck
10 Eats bananas and swings from tree branches
13 Eats bamboo and lives in China
11 Flying insect that makes honey and can sting humans
15 Large gray animal with floppy ears and a long trunk (nose)
14 This household pet meows and purrs
PUZZLES I traveled with my family during the National Day Holiday. We had a good time at the Club Med Resort in Guilin. I brought two picture books with me as usual and mom brought the Voice magazine. Sometimes I felt bored while we waited for activities during the trip. When I was thinking of playing some games on the iPad, my mother took out the Voice magazine and turned to a page with a Halloween word search.
Me and my Voice
It was the first time I tried to play this word game. I was attracted to it at first sight. The more words I found the more I enjoyed this game. Sometimes it's better to play with a pencil and paper than a finger on an iPad. This is the story between me and my Voice. Annika Gu, C5Y1, PYP
thanksgiving WORD SEARCH+creative sentences
P D K P E T I X R R S
H E C D T Q V X E J K
O F M B A V R H D W N
D F E L R F G I I N A
W U M E B I N S C S H
F T O S E T I U B Q T
T S R S L X F P L U N
O A I I E Z F P Y A L
R U E N C P U E J S L
Q X S G B R T R C H T
F F P C S W S R D V W
thanks supper stuffing blessing
squash cider celebrate memories stuffed
Did you know? The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
Create sentences using some of the words from the word search:
EDUCATION A Visit to Korea
Hwarang Elementary School From September 30th to October 4th, eight students from the PYP Primary School visited Hwarang Elementary School in South Korea. Hwarang Elementary School attached great importance to our visit. It held a grand welcome ceremony for the students and teachers from our school. The school teachers specially arranged one etiquette lesson and one other teaching traditional Korean instruments. The homestay children brought their handbooks for our students. They learned traditional Korean etiquette and played a traditional Korean game. They learned to sing the Korean folk song “Ali Lang” and got to know many traditional instruments. During the visit, the schedule was full. The students had lessons and visited famous places in Seoul. The homestay families were friendly. Our students’ parents could see learning and visiting activities on a blog every day. The last day of the visit, we said goodbye to the teachers and students. We wished our friendship would last forever. We are looking forward to the visit of students and teachers from Hwarang Elementary to our school. Sue from PYP
Dear poachers, I am writing to you because I don't want
tigers to become extinct. They are endangered
and also have their own right to live. Why are
you selling body par ts of tigers when there are so many other ways
of making money?
Tigers also have families just like you. Just
imagine that a tiger mother is your so if you kill one, it would be own mother.
like killing your
Why don't you think of other people? We want
our children to be able to see these beautiful
animals too, and we need to keep the balance
Dear poachers, Killing tigers is bad. Tigers are beautiful
animals, and they are endangered. Tigers have families and babies like us. When you kill a tiger it’is like killing a person.
When you see a live tiger don't you feel
happy? I want my children to see tigers, don't you? Please don't kill any more tigers. Yours Sincerely, Sunny Yang Sunny Yang 杨阳 PYP Class 1 Year 3 Tutor: Tammy
If you see a tiger alive in the future, won't
you be happy? I beg you not to kill tigers as
Yours Sincerely, Sam lan Sam Lan兰浩川 Class 1 Year 3 Tutor: Tammy
DID YOU KNOW?
they are in danger of extinction.
All tigers are endangered. Tigers are native to much of Asia, from the coldest regions to the steamy rainforests of the Indonesian Islands. There are only 3,200 endangered tigers remaining in the wild.
The Cambridge Nationwide Challenge These speeches were written by MYP grade 7 and 8 students for the first part of a three round competition by Cambridge. The competition is nationwide and is only available to those students that take part in the KET or PET tests. The winner of this speech will be selected out of more than 20 different schools to represent the province of Guangdong in a nationwide final event taking place in Beijing. The winner of that final competition will be rewarded a generous sum of money as well as have the opportunity to take part in a prestigious summer camp in Cambridge, UK.
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MYP CAMBRIDGE CHALLENGE
First, you must know, before an earthquake comes, sometimes the weather is special, like stormy and hot weather. Pets in your
Earthquakes are one of the most dangerous disasters in the world. ake On May 22, 196 0, a big earthqu
tsunami and happened in Chile, causing a sand people volcanic eruptions. Twenty thou at midnight were killed. On July 28, 1976 ake killed in Tangshan, China, an earthqu pened at 240,00 0 people. Because it hap sleeping, night, when many people were ths. this disaster caused so many dea ake On May 12, 2008, an earthqu 70 happened in Wenchuan, China. people were killed, many houses
s. collapsed, and it caused landslide all These are horrible disasters. We bring know that an earthquake can iety. a lot of damage to human soc According to a study, there are about five million earthquakes in every year, so many people die earthquakes. In order to reduce I the death toll in earthquakes, n think, at least, we need to lear how to protect ourselves. So what should we do?
house will be very irritable.
When an earthquake comes, if you are in a tall building, you shouldn’t take the elevator. You must stay in a triangular space. If you have time, you can take something to protect your head, like a book. I think you should prepare some food and water daily. It could help you have something to eat or drink if you are unlucky enough to be trapped under the ruins (because sometimes earthquakes happen when you are asleep at midnight).
When an earthquake comes, if you are in a bungalow and you have the time, you must escape quickly. Otherwise, you should stay in a triangular space too. If you are under pressure in ruins, you mustn’t sleep. Instead, you should be calm, and you must believe you will be rescued. When the Wenchua
n earthquake happened, a little girl was crushed under the ruins, but she didn ’t cry. She read a book with a flashlight before the rescuers discovered her.
When an earthquake comes, if you are in an open area, you shouldn’t get close to any buildings, because maybe something will fall on you. I think if everyone can learn a little earthquake knowledge, when an earthquake comes, we will know wha
t to do!
MYP Grade 8 Guo Song lin 郭松 菻
ESSAYS from Cambridge
TRAVEL My parents enjoy traveling very much. When I was just 5 months old, my parents took me traveling. When I was one year old, I followed my parents abroad to Thailand. So, I have loved traveling since I was young. I love traveling for many reasons. I believe travel allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery in different places. We will see with our own eyes many places that we have read about in books. We will meet people with different interests and see strange and different things when we travel. Travel helps us gain knowledge of geography, history and other things.
There are many places that I want to visit, but the Maldives is my favorite country. I want to visit the Maldives on my next trip. Everybody knows, in 100 years, the Maldives will sink because of the rising sea level. Then we might not see the Maldives anymore. Everybody knows, the Maldives is like heaven. The water is very clean and clear, and the sky is blue with pure white clouds. Sometimes, it is difficult to find proper words to describe this beautiful island country. I want to visit Paradise Island, where the sea is unbelievably stunning. I think I would be crazy for that place. I think I would swim, feel the sea and drink the seawater. I can imagine how amazing it is. Beauty is not the only feature of the Maldives. There is also the local featured food, like the seafood. Tuna and curry are the most popular foods there. I hope I can travel there right now, because I cannot wait. MYP Grade 8 Ouyang Bingbing
â€œNothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of peopleâ€? -Mark Twain
MYPMYP CAMBRIDGE CHALLENGE
If I had a long vacation, I’d like to travel to a foreign country. Which country would I like to travel to? I think South Korea is a good choice. Seoul is the capital city of South Korea. It is also an international city. There are many
friends. We can make friends with the people who travel together with us, or we can make friends with people we meet on our journey. Many people like to travel to foreign countries. In most of the cases, people like
interesting things to do and many beautiful places to see. The most
to experience the things that are different from their countries.
appealing thing to me about South Korea is the food. I like fried rice,
Everyone needs to work or study for most of the time, so travel is
and soup is also a characteristic food in South Korea. There are many
a good way to relax. When we go to a different place, we can
kinds of soup; they are all delicious. I think South Korea is a country
get rid of our annoyances. I think different places in the world will
of fashion, so I must go shopping in South Korea to buy some things.
give people different feelings. Every place is different. So, let’s
Travel is important to me. We can learn something that we can’t
go travel to see the world and experience a wonderful journey.
learn from our class when we travel. Travel will also help us to make
MYP Grade 8 Shen Shuhan (Fion) 沈书涵
Look for more Cambridge Challenge Essays in the next issue of the Voice 13
vacations around the world
Paris is the most romantic city in the world.
The Eiffel Tower reflected the golden light.
I felt the wind and saw the leaves blowing
It was so elegant. I thought it was the most
down the street. The sun shone on the Eiffel
Hundreds of romantic movies take place in
I said to myself, “The Eiffel Tower is much more
I loved my summer in Paris. My summer in Paris
this wonderful city. This summer, I visited this
than a tower. It is a sign of Paris.”
gave me a lot of joy, and taught me a lot.
Paris, the most romantic city in the world,
The most famous place in Paris is the Eiffel
touched my heart. There were many lovebirds
Tower, so I want to write about the tower, and
there. In the air, I smelled perfume, and
my summer in Paris.
I also smelled love.
When I arrived in Paris and first saw the Eiffel
I bought an ice cream, eating while
Tower, I thought it was so beautiful. I saw
I walked through the streets of Paris.
the sunlight on the top of the tower and the shadow underneath it.
Lily Huang 黄际如, Grade 7EE
A lot of lovebirds walked past. In this city, I felt romance and love.
A Summer in
The Eiffel Tower reflected the golden light. It was so elegant. I thought it was the most romantic sight.
My first day in Pine Bluff Today was an imaginative, exciting and unique day I have spent in Australia.
for the Robert's family. There was nothing
The most unforgettable moment happened
around us except cows and sheep. We were
that night. The night sky was the most splendid
waiting for them to pick us up with a truck. When
scenery I have ever seen. The Milky Way was
they arrived, we went down the mountains to
straight up on our heads, we were shocked to
We went through an uncomfortable journey on
bungalows by the river side, which we called
find a huge line of stars across the sky. It was
the bus, almost 7 hours, which was really painful
Pine Bluff. It was a remote mountain region with
really mysterious. We felt the sense of freedom,
and miserable. It was so regrettable for me
no mobile signal, and I couldn’t believe that we
just like we were standing in the whole universe,
because I just got a sandwich at Subway for
were going to stay there for 4 days!
although we were just little individuals, on a
After we packed up our luggage in the
dormitory, we had to pick some branches for us
After a tired but worthwhile day, we crawled
to hold a bonfire party. By the way, there were
into the sleeping bag, and waited for a
also 5 young men to accompany us during this
sweet dream in the cold night. With the wood
journey; they were there to teach us. After
crackling happily in the fireplace, we never
that, we had a short walk along the river, I
knew the kangaroos and wombats were still
Seemed like years have past, we finally arrived
enjoyed the spectacular scenery. The sunset
outside our dormitory and whispering under
at the peak of the mountains. We got off the
was absolutely romantic. At the meanwhile, the
bus with our luggage and pillow, and waited
kangaroos were jumping around us, as if asking
lunch! However, all along the way, the scenery was unbelievably gorgeous; it was just like a fairy tale. Beside the road, on the boundless grassland, a horde of sheep was eating grass while enjoying the nippy weather under the small rain with their unshaved thick coats.
黄甄彤 Joanna 10(4) Tutor: 刘晓 May
us to join them.
GUANGDONG COUNTRY GARDEN SCHOOL
SUPER TOILET What appears in your mind when I ask your opinion of the environment of China? Trash in the street? Or dirty river with floating dead fish? Think about Japan, what is it that comes to
esteemed by the people. Japanese set a ‘toilet day’ every year on 10th of November, on that day; the statue called ‘goodness of toilet’ will show up in almost every toilet, people will put some rice cake to express their admiration in front of the statue.
mind and draw what you imagine. Will you
Normally, our Chinese
draw a huge sushi roll in front of each door
dislike the toilets; we
of the restaurants? Skip that part, look down
think going to the toilet is a kind of disaster,
And now the woods are cutting down by
a little bit at the street; can you see any piece
especially the restrooms in the scenic spots. Of
people, and becoming less and less. We have
of handkerchief? Your answer will be nope,
course, our toilet isn’t as functional as theirs.
to protect the environment, so using the toilet
right? So as you know, Japan is a clean and
What I’ll talk about next, are the difference
paper is not a good idea.
tidy country, and incredibly, the toilets are also
between Japanese and Chinese toilets.
clean. That’s what I wanna talk about.
The biggest deference is that Japanese toilets
toilet have a washing function after you using it.
The toilets are a sparkling point on my trip to
can play music while you are using it! I know
So they don’t have to use the valuable recourse
Japan. So I suggest that you research ‘how to
you are in shock, just close your mouth, then I’ll
in their country.
use a Japanese toilet?’ on the internet before
tell you why it’s invented.
you travel to Japan. When I got there, I spent a
There is a sort of lovely hotel in Japan, which
toilets, but however, remember that the toilet
lot of time figuring out how to use the colorful
is called capsule hotel. The rooms in it are just
can also show your level, your state’s level and
little buttons near the toilet seat. That’s the
as small as capsule, and the worst thing is: the
even your country’s level, so please don’t ‘hurt’
great culture of the toilet in Japan.
impact of the sound insulation isn’t very nice,
the toilets and think for the others when after
First, we should know that Japanese respect
so the others can hear the indelicacy sound
you using it, or if you can, try to invent some
the restrooms very much; they think how clean
when you are using the toilet, then you’ll feel
equipments to make it more convenient.
the restrooms are equal to how thick their
embarrassed. For avoiding this, an intelligent
purses are, and the toilet cleaners are always
guy creates a button near the seat. When you push it, the whole restroom will be broadcast
Let’s talk back to Japanese toilet now, their
There are still many differences between the
Don’t ‘hurt’ the toilets; they are also a part of our environment, and something we should protect.
the sound of the stream, or the beautiful songs from the singing birds. That’s incredible right? Let’s change a topic, let’s talk about environment protection, our Chinese use the toilet paper after using the toilet, they are made of woods from the forest.
Kelly Huang (黄靖彤) C5，G8，MYP
Match the beginning and end of the words. Fill in the blanks. APP
BAN PIN ORA PEA PE GRA LE MA MEL
FAVORITE THANKSGIVING FOODS
Fruit Word Chop
STUFFING/DRESSING Stuffed in the Turkey or served separately, the best stuffing
recipes are slightly dry, crumbly, and have lots of bread.
TURKEY Nature’s sleeping aid. Deep-fried turkeys are quite popular these days. The frying oil locks in the turkey’s moisture,
making for incredibly juicy and tender meat.
MASHED POTATOES Simplicity is the best guideline for mashed potatoes, but you can dress them up with garlic, cheese, bacon or just about anything.
HAM Not everyone likes turkey. A ham can add visual appeal to a Thanksgiving table and, when paired with a honey dijon sauce, can become the most beloved dish.
CRANBERRY It doesn’t look natural, it’s loaded with sugar, and made from cranberries. Yet, we are fascinated with
this mysterious, gelatinous substance.
PUMPKIN PIE Homemade or store-bought, it wouldn’t be Autumn without pumpkin pie, served with whipped cream on top. A great alternative is pumpkin cheesecake.
ROLLS/BREAD Don’t skimp on the bread. Bread serves many purposes, including soaking up gravy and cleansing taste palates in between dishes.
SWEET POTATOES These don’t show very often, so treat them right. Common dishes include candied sweet potatoes, or sweet potato casserole, covered with marshmallows.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE Green beans are not the most enticing thing at dinner. Neither is casserole. With their powers combined, this is an unexpected favorite
TURDUCKEN Now a fowl play. What is it? Turkey... stuffed with duck... stuffed with chicken. Have you ever hall all three at the same time?
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REFLECTION upon the 9th Sports Festival
The three-day sports festival has come to an end. In retrospection, I have benefited a great deal from it, but what has impressed me the most is the caring attitude. The first thing that is worth high appreciation is the representatives of my class in the
before the race, we practiced rope jumping every morning. The satisfying result proves the age-old adage: “Practice makes perfect.” In the end, we were the best in both collaboration and speed. Without tacit cooperation among our players, the success would not have been achieved.
competitions. Although they did not win any
The school’s sports festival has helped me to
championships, all of the players demonstrated
redefine “heroes”: the players are certainly
their courage to face all challenges. Some
the forefront heroes. They played hard, they
players are not excellent runners, but they
played smart, and they played to the end.
participated in it without any hesitations. Before
So my first salutation goes to them. All other
the festival, they had no time to practice the
classmates are also heroes. They served
relay race. Four girls made the spontaneous
drinking water, they cheered in the crowd,
decision to join the race and passed the baton
and they offered encouragement at the finish
to the next. Despite the outcome, they did
line. Though their work was not in the spotlight,
their best and equally deserved our highest
they equally deserve my respect. In the eyes of
regards. However, my class performed very
some people, their support seems to be trivial,
well in the women’s 4x200 meter and 4x100
but I think it is important. It is their comfort and
meter races. Similarly, in the basketball game,
service that makes every player feel that their
all the boys played hard and demolished their
efforts pay off. Showing care for others is the
rivals with seemingly brilliant ease. According
cornerstone of a harmonious team. Without
to the rule, my class needs to have more girls
care, nothing would be accomplished.
than boys for this game. Unfortunately, the girls
The school’s sports festival has left many things
were not so good at basketball. So the boys
for my thinking. The ultimate purpose is not to
took the challenge and finished the game at
win any visible medals, but to learn how to
the fastest speed. Even though my class didn’t
become more considerate of and cooperative
achieve the highest score, we all enjoyed the
with others. To create the atmosphere of “care
participation. I am very proud of the rope
and appreciation”; this is in my opinion, the real
jumping record made by my class. A few weeks
goal of the festival. Carolina Wu (吴颖燕 DP11（4）)
at the Sports Festival
Postscripts of Sports festival
Sports festival is always in autumn, because it’s not as cold as chilly winter or as restless as the hot summer. Autumn means harvest, and it witnesses our efforts and growth and tells us ‘no pain, no gain’.
In this golden season, our final sports festival
their best to win the games. They may not
in Country Garden School arrived. This time
win the championship, but they all possess a
next year, we will be engaged in applying
passionate heart to enjoy the game itself. They
to university and preparing for heavy school
all knew they were fighting for the sake of class
work. We joined this sports festival not only for
and grade honor.
competing for honors, but also for leaving a
At the end of the racing track, there were
good memory of school life behind.
students shouting with all their strength because
My class, with 22 boys and 4 girls, is very
they assumed that their strength was able to
special in gender ratio. We are very active
be passed to the racer on the track. What
in all school activities and the class cohesion
impressed me most was that one classmate told
unites us together. Chen Chuang, the chief
me he wanted to cry every time our classmates
commander, also our class monitor, is well
sprinted to the finishing line. I can’t imagine such
known for his talents in sports. Unluckily, he got
a big boy like him being so emotional when it
hurt in a basketball game just before the sports
comes to sports. However, as a matter of fact,
festival, and he had no choice but to give up
when you fully engage yourself in something,
all competition. Doctors suggested that he
you will find that every single cell and every
should not move around, but he didn’t forget
emotion are related to it. To those sports
his obligation as commander in chief and came
enthusiasts, they sense the tears and sweat that
to deliver the opening speech and cheered
blurs reality, when you indulge yourself in a
all players on as they participated on the
playground. His behavior conveyed the spirits
The sports festival belongs to us, and the youth
of the sports festival, which is holding on to
belongs to us. We exhausted all our strength,
the end and never giving up. As well as Chen
and spared no efforts to mark the end of sports
Chuang, other classmates also outperformed
festival with glory and achievements. This final
their normal levels. All the basketball and
sports festival also paves a solid path for us to
volleyball players took these games very
transit from teenager to adulthood.
seriously; forsook their naughty side, and tried
This is an interview between Eileen, a girl who won lots of awards in the sports festival, and myself. It’s my great honor to have
GCGS held the 9th annual sports festival. Every competition was wonderful. The athletes’ great performances won the hearts of the audience.
an interview with her. She is full of
This was an interview between
I: Angel, tell us about the sports event you participated in just now.
Angel and I. I was so grateful to Angel. I admire her confidence and bravery. This is the interview:
I = Interviewer A = Angel
I: Hello, I am Amy, an interviewer from the TV station. Today, I’m glad to interview our athlete Angel. Hi, Angel! Can you introduce yourself? A: Hello, I am Angel from Class 1 Grade 10.
energy, and courage.
I = Interviewer E = Eileen
I: Hello, I am Amy, an interviewer from the TV station. Today, it’s my pleasure to interview our athlete Eileen. Hi, Eileen!
I: I saw you swimming. What was the result? E: Yes, I have broken 4 records.
I: Wow, you’re an extraordinary athlete. What kind of training did you do in order win? E: I have been training for many years. Many students were trained by my teacher too and they were so great! I admired them and I kept training to catch up with them. Finally, I became an athlete.
E: Hi Amy. I am Eileen from Class one Grade nine.
A: I have just finished the 4*25 meters mixed-swimming relay race. It was a team game and we performed well.
I: Emm, so is swimming your favorite sport?
E: I think that swimmers should practice more in the swimming gym so that they can improve their skills and abilities day by day. Also, I think they should be more confident in themselves as they are competing and practicing.
I: Thanks for our advice and thank you so much! E: You’re welcome! Amy L 梁韵桢, MYP Grade 9 Class 2
so excited for today’s swimming relay race, the four students which includes me were swimming in a fast speed. I felt that team work is important too.
I: Emm, did you train yourself before the race? A: No, I haven’t swam for 2 years.
I: Why is swimming your favorite one then?
I: Wow, you’re so amazing, I just can’t believe it! So, why is the sports festival important?
A: Because I got good scores and gained happiness every time. I felt
A: Personally, I think that sports festival is important because students
A: Yes, definitely.
I: Emm, what advice can you give other swimmers that want to improve in this event?
can race and train themselves to be fit during the sports festival. Also, I think that the most important is to employ team work and unity during the games.
I: Thank you for your remarkable interview. A: It’s my pleasure
The School TV Station
interviewed, I called for our photographer who
believe that which they are watching had been
ran towards me with a brand-new camcorder
finished by such monumental dedication, but
October 16th to 18th is the time for the sports
in hand. We worked perfectly during these
it’s normal for the editors. As we can see, our
festival. During the festival, journalists and
three days. We all felt substantial and pleasant
editors are paying great efforts too.
photographers from our MYP Student Union TV
after a long day of interviewing, but also
In conclusion, we were working as volunteers
station paid lots of efforts working on everyday
exhausted and tired from our efforts.
every day of the sports festival. Although we
videos for the competition.
Apart from me, the editors, from our TV station,
were often fed up of doing almost the same
The principle of our TV station; Joy, was in
contributed their labor every moment for our
thing per day, we still persisted in working, not
charge of every detail such as camera shooting
evening videos. At first, the editors looked at
just for the MYP section or the school, but also
and video editing. Every morning, the members
the short videos in our camcorder and found
for ourselves. This is because we gradually
of the TV station gathered together to allocate
splendid moments so that our editors could
gained a variety of experiences and improved
different tasks for every evening show. As they
add them into the video. It’s a time-consuming
our skills and expressions. We were grateful for
finished their tasks, they brought their work as
process for editors to do that, but they then
the TV station because of its unique arena.
soon as possible so that the editors could finish
try their best to classify different videos as
the videos quickly.
they can deal with them easily. In fact, after
I am both a journalist and an interviewer for our TV station. Every day, I spoke with my group and we moved around and caught novelties along the 400 meters sports field. As soon as I found an athlete who had agreed to be
classifying different information, they have to
Amy L 梁韵桢, MYP Grade 9 Class 2 MYP九二班梁韵桢 Tutor: Lily 蔡例利
spend more time editing an integrated video. Joy said that the fastest time they had edited was around 6 hours. It’s very difficult for students, who are just watching the video, to
Passion, Speed and Memories Our last sports festival After being a student here in BGY for more than 10 years, things like sports festivals and art festivals have become constants of my life. As a grade 11 student, I attended my last BGY sports festival last week, and man was it unforgettable.
a deep breath and started running, his speed increased as he got nearer
to the rack. When he finally got there, he leapt hard and his feet left the ground, flying over the rack successfully, Eric landed on the mats on the other side of the rack like a king. With that, Eric successfully broke the school’s record on high jump and claimed champion of this year’s
course, he was the 1st place of both the freestyle
high jump competition.
and breaststroke matches.
On the second afternoon of the sports festival,
The last day was when the basketball matches
there were high school swimming matches, the
took place: DP played against A level, and IFY
most popular events among all. Even though the
played against DP. The matches were fierce, all
matches started at 2:00 pm, the pool side was
the players really put their backs into the game.
already very crowded at 1:30. Competitors
The sports festival passed soon, since we won’t
were in their swimming suits stretching their
be attending next year’s sports festival, we will
The high jump competition was definitely the
bodies, warming up for the coming race. As
cherish our memories of this wonderful event.
hit event of the first day. Boys from both the
time went by, more and more contestants
bilingual section and the international section
dived into the pool. The crowd cheered and
all made their efforts to try and overcome
applauded for excellent swimmers as their
the high jump rack in front of them. Every one
bodies cut through the calm water surface. Leo
succeeded the first round. As the height of the
Li, from DP 11-2, received the most cheers and
rack increased, more and more competitors
applause. He was definitely the star of the show.
failed and left the field, and the number of the
His swift movements in the water; his incredible
remaining contestants decreased sharply. In the
speed and his superior physique helped him as he
end, there was only one player left standing,
charmed his way into many spectators’ cheers. Of
Unlike being an athlete for the past festivals, I’ve decided to quit the field this time and take the job as a medic. This gave me plenty of chances to see the games and matches.
AL11-3 Carrie 陈恺莹
Although the result of this sport festival was not
This was our last sport festival in Country
strong sense of fulfillment due to our whole-
Garden School, where a majority of us have
hearted participation and positive attitude.
spent seven years of our life on average.
There has been nothing left for us to regret
During the event numerous events were held,
about because the periods of our life have
including track and field, ball games,
never been wasted, which will be cherished in
rope-jumping as well as swimming
our memory all our life.
and so on. We enjoyed ourselves to a large
A Level 11-2 Joanna Xie(谢原)
extent not only for the breath-taking excitement but also the suspension of lessons in class. As is well-known to all, sport activities prove to be the best time to demonstrate the team spirits, collaboration and self-challenge. For our last sport festival, our class have planed and implemented several unforgettable things, such as designing our own class uniform.
Eric Huang from A level 11-3. He took
up to our expectation, we all have achieved a
how to choose a skateboard
Today, many people have started to skateboard. It is a kind of extreme sport. Teenagers love it. It originates from a sport called surfing. It has now become one of the coolest sports in the world. Boys and girls both can take part in it. It is not that hard if you are
brave. By the way, hipsters loves it. There are three main skills for skateboard: The AerialL, the invert and the Ollie. There are two types of skateboard, one is for the beginner and we called it the TOY
QUIKSILVER The most common brand in China, but in foreign countries, they are famous because of Aquaplane. In the early years, there
BOARD. This kind of skateboard can only glide.
were many fake products on the market, but
Another is for professional people. This one will
then they started to open specialty stores and
accompany you for the rest of your life, unless it
held some activities. Now the situation is far
gets broken. You can use it to cross the barrier.
better, but the price is more expensive.
It does however, require a lot of skills.
2 3 4
A Skateboard is made of a deck, griptape, trucks, wheels and bearings. Now you know the basic information about skateboarding. If you want to pick up this sport and want to buy one, here is some further information about HOW TO CHOOSE A SKATEBOARD. MYP 10(5) 零静 Charlotte Tutor: 蔡例利 Lily
TRUCK WHEEL RISER DECK GRIPTAPE (other side)
ROXY This is a subordinate company of Quicksilver. The difference between them is that Roxy is a brand for girls. These are also very expensive.
DC DC has been purchased by Quicksilver. DC’s logo is very famous. It is really unique. There are many stars wearing DC shirts.
VANS This brand is very common. You can see this everywhere. Vans witnessed the whole history of skateboarding.
In the early years of skateboarding, many
skateboarders used these products. The design is awesome and the price is not so expensive.
STUSSY This brand is not very famous in America, but in Asia it is. Their main product is Skis. Most of their design is
around SKULLS, CROWNS And a style called OLD SCHOOL.
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STORY you thought about, you desperate to get, is coming true?” Lillian thought about this. “But I hadn’t thought of anything!” “Yes you did. You just don’t realize it.”
The Ark & the City of Paradise There once was magic
“Then I wish you’re dead now,” said Lillian. Another laugh escaped from Simfaria. “You can’t kill me now. A witch knows how to defense death!” then she screamed at the
Continued from Voice Volume 6
sight of Lillian’s magical powder bag around her neck. “Where did you get that? Tell me!”
“Let’s move before—”
But Lillian didn’t finish her sentence. There was
move. She stared down at her face. Lillian said,
a sudden thunder and a bright light blinded
“I don’t know…it was here when I was young.”
Lillian heard Cecilia’s panicked voice and she tried to open her eyes. It was like time traveling, being into another time, another place. It felt
them all. Lillian heard the same cold laugh in her dream, and knew she was coming.
She moved closer to Lillian, who was unable to
Simfaria was angry. She tried to take the bag from her neck but went back immediately.
strange to be inside the tent, when such a
The dark flying figure with Simfaria Nasitora
Lillian thought that maybe the magical bag only
realistic dream had taken place.
under it came upon them. Lillian looked
listened to her.
She decided it was a dream. Take it easy, she thought. But what about the sign on her forehead? Wait! If Simfaria is going to kill me, then she must be on the way now. She jumped up from her comfortable bed, which startled Cecilia, and shouted, “We need to move!”
sideways and saw Rosemary shivering with fear and Cecilia trying to be brave. She stared into Simfaria’s face and, without realizing it, whispered, “You.” Simfaria landed with a soft thud and lifted her hood up. “It is too late…” The whisper made back of Lillian’s hair stood
“Get that down!” Simfaria ordered, but Lillian didn’t move an inch. She glared at her. Simfaria pointed to her sign on the forehead. It suddenly hurt, like a fire burning in your heart. Lillian screamed. “I’ll torture you until you take that down.” “No, I won’t—”
on the end. Rosemary was still shivering and
“Lillian!” shouted Rosemary.
Cecilia not knowing what to do.
The pain was piercing Lillian. She struggled,
later,” said Lillian seriously. She ran out of the
With a cold laugh Lillian replied.
Then the pain stopped. Lillian pretended that
tent, followed by Cecilia, grabbed her magical
“Very much like your father…”Simfaria said after
bag, and took some powder out of it.
a while, “and got the same look of Jennifer
“Hide the tent in my bag,” ordered Lillian.
Finnien…I still remember that scene…Ten years
“What?” asked Cecilia, as Rosemary peered through the tent. “Move. Someone’s coming to get me. I’ll explain
The tent vanished and Lillian’s traveling bag was full of tent cloth. “What the…?” began Rosemary. But as Cecilia took her hand she began packing too. “Don’t mind it, Rose. Let me do it,” said Lillian, taking another handful of powder and said,
she was losing the string, and quietly opened the bag. She dropped a little so Simfaria couldn’t see.
ago! Think about it. Today I shall kill you, without
“Let Simfaria Nasitora never find us,” she
anyone blocking me…”
whispered. She was still glaring at Simfaria but
Lillian sensed that Cecilia was about to say
she knew that she couldn’t see them.
something. She made a gesture that Simfaria
Simfaria looked around angrily, expecting them
couldn’t see to let her be quiet.
to reappear again. Slowly as possible, Lillian
“Do you think you will kill me?”
mentioned the others to come with her. They walked ten yards or so toward the mountain,
“Pack all these things.” Immediately the things
Simfaria didn’t answer the question straight
and they stopped, turning heads to see
away. “Silly girl. Do you know that everything
Simfaria looking around. They giggled silently and were ready to climb the mountain.
But before they could move an inch, they
will burn you to ashes!”
pointed at the sky using her white misty finger.
heard Simfaria called out, “COME OUT! OR
The three looked at each other.
“Where’re you going?”
“I’m sorry, guys…I shouldn’t have let you came
“Em…Can you bring us to Lawrence? You know,
with me…I’m sorry.”
the blonde boy. Do you know him?” asked
I’LL HAVE THE WHOLE FOREST BLOWN UP! INCLUDING THAT MOUNTAIN!” she eyed their way, “THREE…” Rosemary and Cecilia looked at Lillian, and she nodded her head to the mountain in front of them. “TWO…” They ran. At the bottom Lillian grabbed a bit of powder and— Again they felt as been squashed through a tiny hole and a second later on solid ground.
“Don’t…don’t lose hope,” said Rosemary tearfully. “We’re glad that we came with you. Better than died in eruptions like that volcano,” sobbed Cecilia. Lillian looked at the sky. If you can just help me now, God… There was a bright blue light, but she was paying no attention. She was still staring at the
Lillian. “Of course! I know every person on this land,” said Angelina. She turned left and sped up. Soon they arrived at a strange place Lillian had never seen before. Angelina lowered and they could see a tent. Something moved in the tent and a familiar person came out. “Lillian!”
“ONE!” Came Simfaria’s voice far down.
sky. Then someone spoke:
“Lawrence!” cried three voices altogether.
They looked down the steep mountain. First the
“Are you Lillian Finnien?”
Lillian, Cecilia and Rosemary jumped off
trees were white. Then, from where the clearing was, a red dot appeared. Soon it grew larger and larger until all trees in the area were on fire. Cecilia could see no higher places in
Lillian turned her head and saw a little girl in the middle of air. She was surprised, but nodded in reply.
Angelina. “Wait here please,” said Lillian. Angelina nodded. Lillian greeted Lawrence with a big, broad smile.
distance, and the fire was reaching as far as
“I can help you to get out of here,” the girl said.
her eyes could see.
The little girl’s body was not clear. The only
“It is not normal fire,” said Lillian, “My powder
clear thing was her head. Her blue eyes
can’t stop this.”
matched her dark blue hair. At her back little
“They were, em…” his tone was sour.
wings that looked like leave swung about. A
Cecilia gasped, Rosemary was tearful. Lillian
ghost, Lillian thought.
looked serious. “How did they, er, you know…?”
“Please send us to a safe place without
“Well, that’s a long story. I got your letter then
while I was watching Fawksie flying away I
The girl turned into a blue cloud. “Come up
saw the volcano you said in your letter was
here,” said the girl from inside the cloud. Cecilia
erupting. They were out there hunting and, you
looked at the cloud distrustfully, but Rosemary
know…”he lost his voice, and there was a long
shot her a glance so she went up the cloud.
The cloud was solid and, once they all stepped
“Do you want to come with us?” asked
on it, then it began to move in a fast speed.
Rosemary glanced back at the burning forest.
“Sure. But where’re we going?”
Then they heard Simfaria shouted, “Now you’re
“You know the Ark? We’re gonna find it.”
trapped on the mountain, and you’ve lost your
“Okay,” he replied.
“We’ve got to go!” cried Rosemary. Lillian took out some. She whispered a place and dropped the powder that was in her hand. Nothing happened. “Oh! Your powder had NO effect in the burning area!” Cecilia began to squeal as she realized the truth. The fire was climbing higher toward them, they could felt the heat. Lillian stared into it, and hoped they could escape. The fire climbed still higher, in distance Rosemary could see a volcano erupted. It seemed their minds were locked. They
chance!” Lillian looked back, the mountain top
couldn’t see a thing, or think of something.
on which they had been, was now drowning
At last the fire reached their foot, and stopped
with fire. She saw Simfaria flying away.
reaching them. Then they heard a familiar
“What’s your name?” asked Cecilia, which
cold laugh from below, following by a speech,
startled the other three.
“Lillian Finnien! I know you’re up there! I give you one last chance. If you don’t come down, I
Where’re your parents?” asked Rosemary, peering into the tent.
To be continued… Tina 吴蔚 7EE
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Down to Earth Hillary (Kim Haeun)
Old Man Bruce (Huang Donglin)
Twirly and Hungry Hillary (Kim Haeun)
Break Doris (Yuan Ruihuan)
Lena (Luo Yukua)
The Unknown Love Gloria (Kim Ha Young)
Self Portrait Klement (He Zikang)
Sunset Lorna (Zheng Lu)
Self Portrait Susie (Hee Yeon An)
The Sky Above Christina (Huang Manyi)
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Exodus Gloria (Kim Ha Young)
A Street Vendor in Bangkok Carol (Li Jingmin)
Sketch of a Palm Carol (Li Jingmin)
The Indian Stanley Chen
Study of Dot Obsession Dara (Cen Xinyue)
A Street in Bangkok Carol (Li Jingmin)
Memory Inside the Ocean Gloria (Kim Ha Young)
Dream Sandra (Laierian)
House Two Dara (Cen Xinyue)
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The Great Gatsby was impressive. I feel
bad for what has happened between
I think the Baz wants to send to us is the final
Gatsby and Daisy. Among the striking
word of the movie-”tomorrow we will run
parts I think is the flourish but depraved
faster, stretch out our arms farther...And one
city, where the tragedy of love occurs. We
fine morning...So we beat on, boats against
can experience the golden age in New
the current, borne back ceaselessly into the
York via the movie, while the vain side
past.” Hope and dream is the “green light” in
of humanity is shown to us. It really touches me deep inside. The story begins with Nick, played by Tobey Maguire, the narrator of the whole movie and the only one that remains with integrity. Coming to NYC, a developing city, Nick gets a chance to live next to Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), with whom he becomes friends afterwards. Every day there are parties held in Gatsby’s splendid house, where almost every person in the town ends up their days constantly. Nick is amazed, however, finding out that Gatsby is used to being together with Nick’s cousin Daisy(plays by Carey Mulligan)
the movie which is also the only thing Gatsby live on. However, Gatsby gets lost in the “green light” when he is addicted to the love with Daisy again. He can’t help yearning for their beautiful past. Even in the last minute before his death, he still aches that their love is strong enough after all those upset quarrels. Although, life is tough and the society is not as we thought, the past cannot be copied. So it is not wise to stick to the past. The only thing we living people had better do is to do our best to fight for a brighter future. A person who keeps reveling in the past and virtual dream may be defeated by himself.
who is now married to a wealthy man Tom(plays by Joel
Money is a devil, I can say, it is definitely the villain of the
Edgerton )somehow. Nick decides to help the old couple back
whole movie and the weapon that destroys their affection.
together. Tragically, Tom discovers, stopping them by digging
Every time Lana Del Rey’s ethereal voice comes to my
out Gatsby’s true identity. The story comes down to the most
ears, I can’t stop feeling sad for Jay Gatsby who has lost in
grievous part. It turns out that Daisy has already lost her heart
his own lamentable fantasy. But in some ways, Gatsby is
of Innocence and purity as soon as the jewelry and wealth
worth admiring for his insistence in love in that showy age.
floods her down. In the end, Daisy departs with Tom, leaving Gatsby dying alone in rumor and misunderstanding. Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” was directed by Baz Luhrmann. This time, Baz shows us the incredible charm of city by 3D effect, which exceeds the beauty that in Moulin Rouge. The cast of the movie is
”Needless to say, all of life is a process of destruction.” (From The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald) Life is short, old sport, it is an in-depth life combining trust, support, honest, genuineness and love that we should go for. Li Shimin (Wendy)
awesome. Leonardo DiCaprio leads us deep into the Gatsby’s infatuation while Carey Mulligan shows her gorgeous appearance and acting skill. As for me, I think she truly stands out from this movie rather than the movie Shame. And Tobey Maguire, the ex-spiderman, plays the role well without doubt. In my opinion, the most important point
1 An ______movie has a lot of fighting and it can be violent. 3 Someone who likes to help people in need is____________. 5 What word is the simple past of escape? ________________. 9 A ___________is a movie which is funny and it can make us laugh. 12 Ghost movies are_____________. 13 What word is the simple past of meet?_____________ 14 Adventure movies are______________.
2 What word is similar to clever?____________ 4 What word is the simple past of laugh? _______________ 6 ______________is the simple past of save. 7 _________ is the simple past tense of fight. 8 Romantic movies are sometimes____________. 10 Someone who is not afraid to do dangerous things is________. 11 A __________is a movie about American cowboys usually riding horses quickly and wearing hats.
15 ____________is a movie with animations like Tom and Jerry.
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