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Østerbro International School In English Issue No: 1, Summer 2013

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Looking from my perspective: MOTIVATION Hjalte Engel Wallin

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Emma Simonsen Bahar Buyukarslan

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Speeches of Motivation

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Liban Fararex Mona Meshal Sofi Mendez Memoirs

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Hjalte Engel Wallin Emma Simonsen Hjalte Engel Wallin Christian Sorensen Ines Liokouras THEATER Ø

24 Library Corner

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Gaby Neubert-Luckner Gaby Neubert-Luckner POEMS

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Darpan Gautam Prep Class K. Thøgersen PICTURE STORIES

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Dounia Sadouk Rozerin Korkmaz Malik Kaplan Rozerin Korkmaz Lodovica Casarini Bünyemin Cüni Umar Shahzad Faruk Saritepeci MY VERY OWN STORY Dua Iqbal Parvez Jeremiah Nyancho

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1st grade students


ØIS Student Essays

Looking from my perspective:

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My life in future Hjalte Engel Wallin

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Emma Simonsen

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Imagine! Bahar Buyukarslan

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Speech to the Liban Fararex Welcome brothers and sisters I have come here before you to talk about our fellow people being cut down like trees in the Amazon rainforest, and to talk about the lives that could change Somalia. If we continue slaughtering our people like animals at a slaughter house we will soon fade away and no one will see what our people could have achieved. I have come here before you because I know I am in the right position to talk about our people being slaughtered like meat. Even though I have never been to Somalia doesn't mean I can help my country change forever. I cannot sleep knowing that I could have been the change that our country needs, the Change that could determine the course of our beautiful nation and the same change that could help millions people. I have come here before you to say that if we don't make a change now our country will never develop because the people that could change our nation forever are immigrating because it’s not safe because we don't have good schools because we don't have unity. I have come here to talk to you about how I imagine this country will be like in the future. I imagined a country full of hope and unity I imagined a country that could achieve anything that they wanted but this won’t happen until we join forces and face our problems together. I have come here before you to talk about

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the problems our great nation is in a deeper hole than the black hole because there is no hope and if there is no hope change is impossible. We will need to rise up against dictators that want to control our every move, we will need to rise up against poverty, we will need to rise up against piracy in order for this to happen we will need to unite. I have come here before you to talk about a vision I had for the future of Somalia; a future as bright as the sun; a future where our kids can live without worrying about clean water, where our kids don't worry about school, where our children don't worry about food. But this vision will never see the light unless we as a nation take down dictators and make everyone equal. And if all this happens I promise you that Somalia will become one of the most powerful nation in the entire world. I have come here today to say that today is the day that we will change the course of our country and to stand up for our right. We refuse to be treated like a third world country. Are we going to sit here and let dictators determine our fate? Are we going to live the rest of lives in worry? Are we going to give up on our country? The answer is no! This is the day we will rise as one and tackle our problems head on.

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Mona Meshal (a faithful and devoted Muslim)

Women worldwide, how many of you have freedom? How many of you have the power to do what you want? How many of you are alive? How many of you can say "I am human?" "I am living life without getting controlled." "I am free to do what I want." "I am not being looked down on." Are you all happy with your leaves? How many times do you think you get to leave? Once, life is only once. Girls around the world cannot go to school. You know why? Because they are girls! Why? Don't girls have brains? Don't they understand? Why is it that boys can go learn at school while girls can't? Why, aren't they both human? Don't they both have a soul? Boys aren't better than girls, and I'm not saying that girls are better than boys. No, they are both equal. We are all equal. So, what is it that makes males better than females? Can you think of anything? Because I can't. ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 10


efgh Many people are having the wrong view of Islam because of how many Muslim women are terribly oppressed. You women, who are not allowed to vote, who are not allowed to work, who are not allowed to drive, who are not allowed to leave the country without permission from a male guardian. Then what are you allowed to? Sit at home cook and clean? Is this how you are going to spend the rest of your life? At home? This is not Islam. You are Muslims, and this is not Islam. This is not what God taught us! God doesn't say, take away all women rights. He doesn't say, make a women powerless. And he doesn't say, that a woman isn't allowed to stand up for her rights. So, this will be the day where you will stand brave as a lion. This will be the day of equality. This will be the day where you will change the world to a world where both females and males are equal. This will be the day for you to leave life to the fullest. This will be the day for you to be free; to be able to do what you want and not take commands from someone else. This will be the day of equality!

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Speech to the

Oppressed Sofi Mendez honest, you will be doomed like the Romans were doomed centuries ago.

Cubans! You want your freedom and you want something done about that. But here is the problem. You can’t have freedom without a revolution against the oppressing system, but without a sense of bravery, you can’t rebel. But what is bravery without truth? You need to tell yourself the truth and the truth is that you are waiting for someone, for an angel, to come and save you from that hell full of its fallen brothers and sisters. You want the fighter to have some empathy for you, but what is empathy but the hope of someone to come and save you from your own mess. And what is that person without compassion or without a feeling of caring? What would happen if the people that help you get these luxuries disappeared? To be

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Right know you are like a strong flower which is dancing all over, waiting to get what it needs; but is soon bound to get pulled off the ground. But there you are, trusting these strangers to pick you up every time you fall, even though they could leave you and let you to burn and rust whenever they want! Whenever they get tired of saving you or maybe they don't have any more to give, they will just leave you, because you are not important to them. You are just an advantage, an advantage they could get rid of. That’s why I say it is time to act know that the oppressing system isn't strong. The people of Cuban society are hungry for a change and thirsty for a better life. It’s human nature


to back down to safety when the road gets tough and the system puts rules and consequences. But I say that we should break that pattern, because it’s about time that we break the rules and be brave and demand our freedom and equality. I pledge towards the women in white asking for their freedom and their husbands and family to start this revolution. I pledge towards all workers that have gone hungry for days because even if you worked and studied and have a career, you are still living the worst life without enough food to give to your kids. You only get twenty dollars a month. I pledge to the kids to go to the Manecon and stare at the sea wondering what is out there. I pledge to artists that don't have a chance to show the world their magic or that can’t get a better job overseas. I pledge to the people that ended up in jail because they went to a beach for tourists. And I pledge to all of you because you have lived this life, but we are strong know!

unreasonable rules. I say we should read from the newspaper of other countries. I say we learn from and start respecting the Yankees. I say we fight for the freedom to pick the system we need and we want. So help me, even if you think that I'm crazy for asking this, because I am not going to wait! Are you going to wait for them to come or are you going to act know? You are probably asking, Who

is this girl to talk for us? Who is this Latina here for? But I

have lived like you. I have walked like you. I have felt your pain. I have listen to you. You might still think that I am crazy but I have seen how you live and the things that you are missing because of your life style. Many of you want to know more – more countries, more culture – but you can’t because of how you are living. I have felt your pain. I have walked with you side to side and I have fought with you as well. I am willing to fight with you again, no matter what the consequences will be for me!

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Memoirs

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Hjalte Engel Wallin

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Emma Simonsen

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In Brussels Hjalte Engel Wallin

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Memoirs

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My sister’s birth Christian Sorensen

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wait to see my new born sister. As I peeked around the corner I could see my dad opening the huge door extremely quiet not to make my exhausted mom annoyed of all the noises. My sister and I skipped happily to the door as my dad announced my little sisters name.”Mathilde,” he


Memoirs whispered, and then I thought, ‘That’s a pretty name,’ but I had to see her to see if she looked like the beautiful name. The door swooshed open as I pushed it with all my might. I tip-toed over to the bed where my mom and sister lay. There she was, with her small eyes and lips, reflecting what was in front of her like a crystal clean mirror. I peeked over at my mom who was almost asleep because of her exhaustion. Then I stepped back to let my sister and grandmother look at my admirable new born sister. My proud dad walked over to them and talked about how the birth went and the long wait for it to happen. At the corner of my eye I spotted a huge window. I could see the parking lot and the beautiful lake some 700 meters away. ”It’s a beautiful view from up here,” I told my dad. In that split second my big sister crept over to me to admire it as well. The sun was bearing down on us, and it was becoming very hot because of the midsummer warmth. There were only a few clouds and they were as thick as cotton candy. I could honestly have eaten them. I took a seat in a small couch right in front of us, and then my dad asked if we wanted to hold our little sister. ”Yes!” We both exclaimed very excitingly.

”Okay, but be very careful.” He scooped her up like an ice cream spoon peeling up the ice cream, and then handed her over to us. She had a minute pink blanket over her to protect her from the cold air around her. I started rocking her back and forth as she was becoming uncomfortable. I looked at her miniature fingers, slowly coming to a rest as she calmed down. Without notice I handed her over to my excited sister. After a minute or so, there was a knock on the door. Who could it be? Friends and family? My dad crept towards the door very quiet, and opened the creaking door. In a split second I knew who it was. It was my whole family! Uncles, aunts, grandfather and cousins. I flew up from my chair to say hello. The next thing I know is someone calling my name. It’s my dad’s sister that has a something in her hands, a gift. It must be to me I thought as I hurried over to her. It was. I ripped off the paper like a mad man and then I saw a toy airplane. It was an old fighter aircraft. It looked like a Spitfire and it was so breathtaking. I gave her a big hug and began playing with it. From that day on I have loved having a little sister, and I will definitely for the rest of my life. ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 21


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A day at the beach Ines Liokouras

In Bali there is a day in which it is believed that devils come to the island and look for life, so everyone has to be really quiet and use no electricity so the devils think no one lives on the island and they will go away. It’s called Nyepi. This day is usually the most boring day of the year but last Nyepi my friend Isabella invited me to come with her and her family to Lombok where they don't celebrate Nyepi. I was really excited, I packed a week ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 22

early and bought lots of snacks for the trip. It was a really short flight from Bali to Lombok and we got yucky chocolate pastry thingies. I don't really know what they were and we got told off twice for being too loud by this old lady sitting next to us. When we landed half an hour later we went straight to the hotel and had breakfast. On the first day we just chilled at the hotel but the next day we set off to a beach really far


Memoirs away. While driving on the most unbearable road I had ever driven on, we saw many peculiar things. People walking their cows and kids running around barefoot banging plastic bottles together to make music. It was a very uncomfortable ride. The air conditioner was broken and it was extremely hot outside. The driver was playing annoying K-pop music for the whole three hour drive. The area where the beach was located was a jungle and it didn't look at all like a place where a beach would be. We rented four worn out surfboards and seven shabby looking boogie boards. The ocean seemed especially beautiful that day, and the water was the most magnificent shade of blue. It really was like paradise with all the palm trees and the smooth warm sand. We surfed all day, not like Mark Richards or anything. In fact, we were really quite terrible at it but it was one of those moments where nothing in the world seemed to matter. After swimming in the sea we felt a bit yucky because of the salt in the water. So we wanted to take a rinse but for some reason it was all the way up by the road. So we ran barefoot across the dirt road

until we got to what looked like a large tap. We rinsed off but because of the size it took forever and in the time it took three huge tourist busses passed by. I realized that this place was probably going to become really touristy one day and it’s a good thing I came before the small island becomes too cramped. We ate lunch in this really cute hut. It was a really nice place. it had coral mobiles everywhere and smelt of the sea. The food was really good and we hung out on the lounge chairs for a while eating lots of crispy French fries and talking about the usual random rubbish Isabella and I always talk about. I don't remember what happened after that but I do remember how happy I was; how I just wanted to surf the waves forever and lie in the sand until the end of time. But moments have to pass. That’s why we should enjoy them. All the little moments in life should be enjoyed. I do want to go back to that little beach by the jungle but I’m afraid that lombok might start turning into a concrete jungle full with grey skies and murky waters. But whatever happens I know I’ll always have the memory in my head. ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 23


Theater Ø The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop

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When? It’s 1940! World War 2 and Nazi Germany... Black and white films, Big Band and Swing Dance, Fancy dress… Men in suit and tie, Ladies in heels and gowns, Chorus girls in tap skirts, Actors look like Gene Kelly….and shadows in black. Where? Sleepy Hollow (the one where the ghost stories come from) on the North of New York City.

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The Story On a dark and stormy night, in a rich town called Sleepy Hollow just north of New York City, Elsa, a wealthy Austrian aristocrat is hosting a getaway weekend party in her large, expensive mansion (big house.) She is ready to invest money in a new Broadway Musical, ‘’Broadway Merry Go Round.’’ She has paid for many of the shows on Broadway, and is calling old friends and colleagues together again. Director, Producer, Writer, Composer, Choreographer all get together to make this play the next big thing. They bring in several actors, comics and dancers to rehearse and perform the show for Elsa. Unfortunately, as the team realize, the last time they were together was for ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 26


another Broadway show which flopped….because of several murders of dancers during the show’s first week on Broadway. As the creative team and actors soon figure out, they are in a creepy old house, in the middle of a thunderstorm, cut off from the rest of the world, and there is a dead body in the closet, and it seems, that one of them must be the killer known as ‘’the Stage Door Slasher!’’ The phone is cut, the lights go out, and in the dark…someone else is murdered. Elsa’s guests are now involved in finding a killer, with the help (or not) of an undercover Police Detective and a Federal Agent. As things get stranger and scarier, secret passageways are discovered, people reveal themselves to be not quite who we think they are, and everyone joins the chase….

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Inspiration for Writing Found in the ØIS Library by Gaby Neubert-Luckner, ØIS Librarian

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Mystery Teacher Who is the Mystery Teacher?

Ms. Andersen This Mystery Teacher loved reading adventure stories This year I introduced the idea of ‘The Mystery Teacher’ where I’ve asked the teachers and some staff like Pipi Longstocking and The Famous Five by Enid members to tell me which books they loved growing Blyton (just like Ms. Jannie!) and she enjoys traveling up and why. I usually start the library lesson by telling and cooking dishes from around the world! the class who the mystery teacher was the week before Ms. Angeliki and then giving them clues about the current week’s This Mystery Teacher’s parents read her fairy tales mystery teacher. I make a display with their favorite before going to bed every night and she loved using books or books about the subjects they like so the her imagination to picture the stories. She especially kids can see them. It’s been a fun way to share the liked fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and teachers and staff’s love of reading with the students. thinks that her love of reading came from her Here are the teacher’s favorite books and why! parents. She also grew up with Aesop’s fables and Greek myths. She liked Pippi Longstocking because she was mischievous. Matilda by Roal Dahl was one of the first books she read by herself and it’s still one of her favorite books. She read Shakespeare when she was studying English and Romeo and Juliet was her favorite play. Mr. Asanovski This Mystery Teacher loved reading stories about knights and King Arthur. He also loved books about cars when he was young and the adventures of Pipi Longstocking. When he was older he liked the classics like Oliver Twist, King Lear and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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Mystery Teacher Mr. Dicle This Mystery Teacher loved the fairy tales, Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen and Rapunzel. When he got a bit older he liked the classics like Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle, Moby Dick by Herman Melville and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. He also likes modern classics like The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. He likes fantasy stories like the Harry Potter series and stories by J.R.R Tolkien like, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. He is also a fan of books written by Ernest Hemingway and Neil Gaiman.

and fun to read aloud! At school she enjoyed Shakespeare, her favorite was Romeo and Juliet. In her adult life her favorite books include, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Toni Morrison's Beloved and A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Houssini.

Mrs. Fouchard This Mystery Teacher’s favorite books when she was four and five were from the ‘Topsy and Tim’ series. She used to think that Topsy and Tim were her and her big brother, who is 1 year older than her.

When she was about 8 she used to read all the Enid Blyton books she could get her hands on! She Ms. Druitt loved the sunny days and adventures that the This Mystery Teacher loved to read stories about animals (like Clifford the Big Red Dog) as a child. As children in these books used to experience. a teenager, she became fascinated by nature, and was When she was about 10, her favorite author was especially interested in reading about the weather and Roald Dahl, who was born in the town next to hers how different types of clouds form – and really where she grew up. She loved his imagination and enjoyed looking at the beautiful photography as well! shocking stories like, The Witches. This teacher also enjoys reading books in, or about, Ms. Gaby different languages, as learning languages is one of This Mystery Teacher loved fairytales by Hans her favorite hobbies. Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm when Ms. Howard she was growing up. She also liked when her parents This Mystery Teacher’s favorite books as a child were read to her stories like, The Big Orange Splot by Daniel books by Beatrix Potter, especially Peter Rabbit. She Pinkwater and Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise loved how cheeky he was sneaking into Mr. Brown. She especially liked Miss Nelson is Missing, by McGregor's garden! She then loved all Roald Dahl James Marshall because her Dad used to make funny books including Matilda - The Twits being her all-time voices for all the characters in the story. favorite! She wasn’t a very strong reader herself though and As a teenager she began to enjoy classics such as Pride didn’t really enjoy reading (shocking!) until the 4th and Prejudice and her favorite was Thomas Hardy's Grade! She remembers the book that changed all that The Return of the Native – she always wanted to be like – it was Judy Blume’s Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing the dark and mysterious character Eustacia Vye. She and since then she hasn’t ever stopped reading! also loved Chaucer's, The Wife of Bath's Prologue Other favorite books in middle school were, From the and Tales - the old English language is very rhythmic ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 33


Mystery Teacher Ms. McLean This Mystery Teacher loved the story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey when she was growing up. She loved the story of The Little Red Hen and all the stories in the ‘Little Golden Book’ Collection. She loved nature books, especially those about ponds and small animals like, mice, rabbits, foxes, etc. When she got a little older she loved the books, Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little by E.B. White, Charlie and the Chocolate Mrs. Guvenc Factory by Roald Dahl, and Little House on the Prairie This Mystery Teacher was interested in computers by Laura Ingalls Wilder. When she was a young adult growing up and loved the computer game ‘Nancy Drew’. She loved learning about computers because she liked the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman and A Wrinkle in her brother studied IT at school and now works in IT. She enjoys mystery and adventure stories like The Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the Nancy Mr. Mittleman This Mystery Teacher loved Science Fiction and Drew books by Carolyn Keene. She also likes books Dystopian Novels growing up. His favorite books about art and paints herself! include: Lord of the flies by William Golding, 1984 by Ms. Jannie This Mystery Teacher loved fairytales when she was a George Orwell, To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles by Ray child, especially those by Hans Christian Andersen. She also loved reading the Pippi Longstocking stories Bradbury. Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She liked, The Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene and she was obsessed with reading the entire series of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. She also liked, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis from the Chronicles of Narnia. The list of her favorite books could go on and on….

and used to tell her parents that she wasn’t being naughty she was ‘playing’ Pippi! She also loved adventure stories like The Famous Five, by Enid Blyton. When she was older she traveled all over the world and now enjoys cooking International cuisine.

Ms. Moore This Mystery Teacher like reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. She also liked reading plays, especially those by William Shakespeare. She is very passionate about art and often read books about Ms. Liz This Mystery Teacher - loved the fairy tale Jack and the artists and art techniques. Beanstalk growing up. When she got older she loved Mrs. Özyer the Chronicles of Narnia and Choose your Own This Mystery Teacher liked classic adventure stories Adventure Stories. She loves eating healthy and making like The Famous Five by Enid Blyton when she was arts and crafts like beading. growing up. She loved painting and drawing most of all and studied art and famous artists.

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Mystery Teacher Mr. Rankin This Mystery Teacher loved reading about dinosaurs when he was a child. He also liked playing sports. He read about WWI and WWII history because his Great-Grandfather and Grandfather fought in both wars, respectively. He also chose a book about cooking because his father is a chef! Mr. Usta This Mystery Teacher liked to read comic books growing up like: Asterix, Lucky Luke, Donald Duck, Tin Tin and Blueberry. He liked to read Danish authors like Bjarne Reuter, Knud Meister, Carlo Andersen, Jan-Bøgerne and Hans Christian Andersen. He also liked the books Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Pearl by John Steinbeck and novels by Graham Green and Jules Verne. He also enjoys reading crime novels. Ms. Uttenthal This Mystery Teacher liked to read, The Velveteen Rabbit, Things Fall Apart, Mother Goose nursery rhymes and Where the Wild Things Are when she was growing up. Her favorite classic stories were, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. She also enjoyed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and Lord of the Flies by William Golding. One of her favorite books of all time though is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery which is also one of Ms. Moore and Ms. Gaby’s favorites!

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Poems

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Poems

Yes, that’s me Darpan Gautam

Yes, that’s me Look and you’ll see My hair is a curly halo around my head My eyes scanning for possibility My arms reaching for experience My hands clapping with delight It can be I am not the way you want but My heart filled with caring and love I’m the one you can depend on I never let you down I live to laugh and I hope to smile all day with you I dream of jokes to say It’s all as clear as can be. That’s positively, absolutely me

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Poems

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Book Suggestion As a psychologist, I would like to warmly recommend Hans Christians Andersen’s fairy tales, stories fit for all ages. H.C. Andersen's tales were read for me when I was a child, and I have often revisited them in my work, after I have spoken to clients, because they offer words and ideas to psychological issues. Take for example the Little Mermaid. A tale is about a heroine with investigative curiosity, fascinated by the unknown, and intent on broadening her horizons. She has an intense longing to visit the world above the sea by arranging the flowers in her garden into the shape of the sun, listening to her grandmother and sisters' stories of the surface. The world above seems larger than her own and she wants to know as much as she can about it. H.C.. Andersen talks about things that are on everyone’s minds, and yet he makes it exciting and fantastic. They are short stories, easy to read.

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Picture Stories ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 40


The Mirror Dounia Sadouk

The Mirror in the Forest Rozerin Korkmaz

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A Secret Passage Malik Kaplan

A Surprise Door Rozerin Korkmaz

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Sara’s Adventure Lodovica Casarini

The Revenge Bunyemin Cuni

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The tired boys Umar Shahzad

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A rainy day Faruk Saritepeci

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My very own story

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The Secret Door Emily and Emma talked and talked. Dua Iqbal Parvez When Emily remembered that it had Once upon a time there lived a girl named Emily. She lived with her parents in a small little house. Her family was a little poor but not that much. One day, while Emily was playing with her doll she accidently threw it in the wall and suddenly the wall began to open. She could not believe her eyes. She got a little scared but didn't start to yell. She wanted to keep this a secret. She always dreamed of having a new adventure so she went inside. She could not believe her eyes when she saw fairies flying around. Some of the fairies were working and the little ones were playing. And at that moment she saw the most beautiful fairy that looked like a 12-year-old girl just like Emily was. Emily forgot about everything she had seen and just wanted to be her friend but she couldn’t just go and say hello because she was a fairy and Emily was a human. She thought that the fairy might get scared but she always wanted a best friend so she went to say hello to her. The fairy got a little scared but she couldn’t believe her eyes that a real human talked to her. The fairy said hello back to Emily, the fairy asked Emily how did she find the fairy world. Emily told the whole story about how did she find the fairy world. When she was finished the whole story she asked the fairy what was her name. The fairy said her name was Emma and asked 'what’s yours?' Emily told her name.

been an hour since she was in the fairy land. Emily thought her parents might be worried about her so Emily told Emma that she needed to go home and she would meet her the other day. And that is how the days went. Emily would always go to the fairy world and meet Emma. And soon the whole fairy world new about Emily and they were not scared of her. They treated her like a fairy. But one day it all turned out the other way. While Emily’s was mom cooking in the kitchen, the oven caught fire. Since the whole house was made out of wood, so the house burned down very quickly. The family didn't have anywhere to live in. Emily had to tell her secret about the secret door to save herself and her parents. she showed them the way to the fairy world. she throw a piece of wood to the wall and the wall began to open. her parents could not believe it. Emily ran to Emma and told her what happened Emma got upset about the burned house very much. Emily asked Emma if she and her parents could live there. then she showed Emma her parents coming towards. Emma saw how devastated they were and felt really sorry for them. She immediately went to ask the fairy queen whether Emily and her parents could stay there. after long hours of discussions and talk, they decided to let Emily and her parents stay. And they lived happily ever after. ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 47


My Life Story Jeremiah Nyancho My life story is very fun and international. My name is Jeremiah, I come from Kenya and I am 12 years old. I have 2 parents and 3 siblings. My 2 older siblings are in Kenya. My parents, sister and I live in Denmark in the north of Europe. I have a nice family. We help each other at home by cooking, making lunch, washing the dishes and cleaning the house.

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We also have family time from Friday at 18:00 until Saturday at 18:00. During family time we rest together, we talk and have some fun. I will now talk about the places I have lived. I have lived in 4 different places. I was born in Kenya; I stayed in Kenya for a while. From Kenya I moved to Holland. I moved to a city called Rotterdam in Holland. I liked Holland because the schools were close to our home. But what I didn’t like was that not so many people were nice. For example, they didn’t help when we asked for help to find places. I had nice friends to play with in Rotterdam.


When I was 6 years old I moved to Copenhagen in Denmark. At the start we stayed in a hotel. At the very beginning I felt like I wanted to go back to Kenya. I didn’t want to move. The hard part was packing. When I had to say goodbye it was ok but when my sister had to say goodbye, she cried. At the start in Copenhagen, it was hard taking trains to school because I was learning how to take a train. Now I am 12 years old, soon 13 in 4 months, and I like it in Copenhagen. The people are helpful. I like the friends here, they are nice. I think it is a nice thing to move around. When I am older and I have a job, I want to travel all around the world. I especially would like to live in Rio.

Sports make me who I am. I used to go to a swimming club and it was hard from the beginning. Swimming is hard because it is hard to cope with others who are good and fast. I used to play on a football team and it was hard to cope with the good footballers. It was boring without activities. I hope I join a new football club. I play basketball during breaks and PE time and I want to keep playing these sports in the future. My favorite electronics are IPad, WII and Nintendo DS. I like these because they are fun. I use my IPad for email and games. Electronics are part of my daily life.

In conclusion my life is being active and having fun. My family is important to my life. I like My two main interests are that my family are around the sports and electronics. My favorite world. I have enjoyed moving to sports are basketball, football and different places. The hard thing is to say goodbye to friends. I feel I swimming. When I was 6 I liked football, then when I was 11 years have a lot of interests. I hope you old I liked swimming and now that enjoyed my life story. I am 12 I started to like basketball. ØISIE -´Østerbro International School In English 49


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