Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Kestrel for a Knave...

Today, Hanna attended to our English class as a teacher. Our general topic is reading and now we are working on a novel called A Kestrel for a Knave. The lesson started with a warm up activity. Then she asked some questions about novel and gave some time to read some parts. We didnt have the book, so she gave the CD to listen it. Maybe some information about the book can be useful.
A Kestrel for a Knave is a novel by British author Barry Hines, published in 1968. It is set in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and tells of Billy Casper, a young working class boy troubled at home and at school, who only finds solace when he finds and trains a kestrel whom he names "Kes".[1]
The book was made into a film Kes and is often used in Key Stage 4 assessment in the UK, as part of GCSE English courses. The book is so named because of a poem found in the Boke of St Albans.[2] In medieval England, the only bird a knave was legally allowed to keep was a kestrel. ( retrieved from wikipedia)

we searched about the director of the film and author of the book and the place where the story takes place and about the bird, Kestrel. Also, we read some good and bad reviews from the readers and talked about them. As a result, I liked the book and ı want to watch the movie as soon as possible.

Houses in Denmark....

My topic can seem funny but ı really like the houses in Denmark :)
In Vordingborg, the houses are detached (single houses) while maybe in big cities like Copenhagen they are mostly apartment buildings/blocks ( block of flats). I used to see that kind of houses with roof in New Year postcards in Turkey. There is not any houses with roofs in my region because my city is situated by Mediterranean Sea, so it never snows :) Danish people use many ornaments to decorate their gardens and ı saw many garden decorations and they really seem nice. Moreover, generally houses have huge windows and in front of windows, there are many candle as they dont like bright light and prefer to candle light. it is like a tradition but ı dont remember the name of this tradition. :)

 Speakin out light, in Turkey we are used to more shiny and white light but here lights are yellow and dimly lit. one day Nazlı asked our janitor to change the light in her room and the new one was also dimly lit. After two days, Carsten came and said that he couldnt find white light in Denmark. :)

Dormitory matters :))))

Hi, ı want to write about life in dormitory :) Two weeks ago, we experienced some bad days because of some nonsense arguments with some of our Danish friends. In fact, we dont have any problem with anybody but sometimes nonsense things can turn into huge problems. I dont want to mention about the problem in detail here. For me, the biggest problem was not trying to find solutions for problems but making it bigger by moving it to Facebook or boards. The most annoying thing for us was some irrelevant people's involving in the case and wrote some irritating things on facebook . There are many things to tell but no need to write here and my only aim is to thank our lecturers Anne Kristine and Peter Gundersen. At that day, ı was really having hard time with problems and Peter finished the lesson and tried to find solutions and listened to us and sent email to our coordinator which was very useful, ı think. In fact, ı am very fragile and that day ı couldnt help crying. However, in that cases, you need someone that you can express your feelings. ı mean, you need someone that you can unburden yourself to anyone who will listen to you. Moreover, if this person is a teacher, you feel much more better.
    Now everything is fine and some of our Danish friends apologized to us which was very effective to fix everything. It seems that we have patched up our quarrels. I hope we dont have any problems anymore. :)
    I really want to thank our teachers again for their care. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

costume party:)


farmers :)

tree, Adam and Eve

Live For Today...Plan For Tomorrow...Party Tonight! :p :p :D


Last Friday, we attended a costume party at school. ın fact, we were so unwilling to go as we were very tired after malmö trip and felt like doing nothing but just having a rest at home. Also we didnt buy or prepare any speacial costumes. However, Christine said that it wouldnt be a  a prolem that we came to party without any speacial costumes. Finally, we decided to attend the party. However, later we came up with a brillant idea about costumes and we tried to arrange something from theatre room. The result was very funny and creative. Everybody in the party liked our costumes very much and some people wanted to be taken photos with us:) As for the party, it was very colourful and enjoyable. There were many people with funny costumes and everybody looked so sweety while dancing with their costumes. :)

An Unforgettable trip to Malmö :)


Last Thursday, we went to Malmö with Lars who is very kind and helpful friend from our Class. Although he is married and has three daughter, his spirit is younger than ours. He likes talking and talking and talking :) He is really like a encylopedia. Hence, in Malmö he was talking like a tour guide. He knows many things about cultural elements of other countries as he travels a lot and he has lived in other countries for some years.
 As for Malmö, Nazlı and me were always planning to go to there but everytime we aimed to go, we encountered a problem like bad weather or lessons. So, we were so happy and excited when Lars offered to go there. we set off at 8:30 a.m. for Malmö. For me, it was not so different from Denmark and ı could see Scandinavian people and life-style like in Denmark. But it was still very nice to be in another country. However, on the way ,while ı was sleeping in the car , ı woke up with a sudden noise. When ı opened my eyes, ı understood that a woman bumped into our car from the back. Fortunately, we nobody was injured in the crash. we were just shocked and had some headaches. At that day, the weather also was very windy and we were like flying instead of walking with the strong power of wind. So, in the photos our hair was dancing with the wind :p As for the photos, we tried to take some photos despite naughty wind in front of Turning Torso which can probably be called landmark of Malmö city. we did a bit of sightseeing in Malmö. Then, we set off for Copenhagen and we decided to stop by in Christania also known as Free town in Copenhagen. This region was really very different from the rest of Copenhagen. we observed very different and free life style of people. In the final part of our trip, we went to hospital to be examined in Nætved. It was the first time we have seen a hospital in Denmark, so Hilal and me even took photo with doctor as a memory. :)
Thank you,  Lars for this wonderful trip :)