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  • Personal Narrative: Brighty Of The Grand Canyon

    I was learning about and other lessons I had learned in school and in other places. More than ever I wanted to know as much as I could about all the stories I was hearing. When I was fifteen I struck out on my own, I had become obsessed with stories about the British Isles and I was desperate to visit like I had with so many other places. Encouraged by my past experiences and with the great optimism of youth, I set out to find a way. I got my chance through a People to People student ambassador program. For four weeks in the summer of 2013 I travelled around the UK and Ireland in the cramped, non-air conditioned, British equivalent of a sears bus. Through endless rolling green field dotted with sheep and ruins of buildings older than the country I’d lived in my entire life. I took a tour of a medieval castle in Northern England and learned to sword fight and shoot an arrow, I gazed out at Big Ben from the top of the Eye in London, I rode over the Irish hills in a horse drawn jaunty, wrote a message on a peace wall in North Ireland, and all the while I got special opportunities as a student ambassador to see things unavailable to regular tourist. One such opportunity was the presentation we attended by a member of British parliment. He asked us all where we were from and when he came to the group from the US he decided to tell a story. A story of American airmen, his childhood heros, who fought the third reich is dogfights over the Thames. He had poster of the more famous…

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  • Ray Bradbury's Use Of Propaganda

    Nazis and the British during WWII. Propaganda in is presented as extremely negative, however in real life it is also used to maintain order in society. Propaganda can be used to influence someone 's actions and thoughts. The government in used the arrest of an innocent man to keep any citizen’s thoughts of rebellion to a minimum, and the remainder to thoughts of safety. “The Mechanical Hound Rushed forward into the viewer, suddenly.…

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  • Personal Identity Essay

    Throughout my academic career I struggled to find a sense of my own identity. In high school, and early in my college career, I wasn 't sure what I really wanted to pursue in life. I 'd always felt a pressure to succeed from my family, my community, and my peers. I 've never had a strong ethnic or cultural identity, my ancestors come from all over, but I 'm given the sole label “Caucasian”. When I was younger, I felt that it was a disadvantage not having a strong cultural or ethnic identity. I…

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  • Bilingual Biilingue Poem Summary

    The poem “Bilingual/Bilingue”, by Rhina. P. Espaillat describes how a young girl is struggling with her combined cultures and two separate languages. The girl was born in a Mexican family who speak Spanish, but she is bilingual(bilingue) and speaks both Spanish and English. The girl must must struggle with the fact father fears that, because she is bilingual, that she will lose the part that connects them together, that being their shared language. The poem utilizes language, imagery, as well…

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  • The Day When I Came To America

    It was 13 years ago when we came to America and everything changed. It was only my parents, my two brother and me. Everyone else was still in the refugee camps in Somalia a week after our arrival my parents announced that I would be going to school. At the time I didn’t know what school was but I soon found out that it was something I didn’t like, plus school was very hard. My parents didn’t know english or the american culture. I didn’t have any guidance, I didn’t speak the language and I…

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  • Essay On Irish Potato Famine

    Devastating and Drastic, the Irish Potato Famine changed Ireland in a variety of ways. Farmers and regular people were starving to death due to the lack of healthy potatoes. The people in Ireland were extremely dependent on potatoes and when the blight came the economy went down. As the fungus spread throughout the country, people began to lose their main source of food. Since the people in Ireland depended on the potato, it made the population cripple with the lack of a healthy food. The Irish…

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  • Examples Of Hardships In My Life

    Hardships are a part of life that everyone must deal with. These hardships are often lessons in life that one must endure to become a better person. The outcome of these obstacles depends on how the problem is tackled. I’ve had countless of hardships in my life, but there was one obstacle in particular that I was able to overcome that made a huge difference in my life. Learning the English language was no easy task, especially when no one in my household spoke english. Through determination,…

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  • Preparing The TOEFL Test For International Students

    What was the most challenging thing you have ever done in your life? For some people it’s moving to the new place, for others to go to school. My journey started from the most important test for international students – TOEFL test. If you want to study at a university or find a job abroad, you need to pass the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read,…

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  • Summary Of Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

    Grounded by Language In Mother Tongue, Amy Tan begins her short story by giving the audience prior knowledge that Tan is not a scholar of English and she is not able to give much more than her past knowledge on the English language. She then proceeds to give the readers an idea of how much she is fascinated by language itself and gives it a grading scale from complex english to simple English. Tan presents her short story by giving the readers a recent experience that made her rethink the…

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  • Improper Language Prescriptive

    To Be or Not to Be: Proper Webster’s dictionary is a tool for survival. How else would one know how to spell autochthonous? Language was invented because communication is vital to our survival. Society could not have developed without a means for its inhabitants to properly communicate with one another. However, there is a battle among the “proper” and the “improper” better known as the Prescriptives and the Descriptives. One group who cringes at the thought of the improper use of the English…

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