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October 23, 2012


In many countries, especially in Africa and Asia, there is a difference between how many educative opportunities girls and boys have. In Bangladesh for example ‘’only 62 women are literate for every 100 men’’. That is a quite different. But why is it like that? Why cannot girls have the same opportunities as boys have? In some countries there is a huge problem with sex discrimination in a lot of schools. In some cases, girls are considered as less worthy to go to school, and there is a point of view that girls should stay at home, clean and cook and get married at young ageMore than 10,000 girls a day will get married before they turn 15. Thanks to organizations like Because I am a girl and Care, we can give girls all around the world a brighter educative future and a key to make their lives better. When all girls will get opportunity to go to school and learn how to write, read and count, the amount of people infected with AIDS and HIV may fall down. The amount of ‘’child marriage’’ will also fall down, because girls will have a chance to get education and later get a job that will get them independent. They will no longer have to count on their husbands, brothers and fathers.

 Education in my opinion is the most important thing a child could have beside the loving family, a place to stay and a warm meal to eat. But not all of us are so lucky to have the opportunity to go to school. Especially girls in countries that are not developed as well as most of the countries in the west. Could you imagine not going to school? Could you imagine that your only task is helping your mom with housekeeping, and your future is in your fathers hands?  I couldn't imagine how it would  be to spend the rest of my life with a 30 years older husband, like the most of poor girls in Asia do. 
A couple of weeks ago I’ve seen a documentary called Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids by Zana Briski. It’s about girls, and a couple of boys who live in Sonagachi, Kolkata’s red light district, who get the opportunity to learn how to take good photos and some of them actually got into school, thanks to Zana Briski. I really, really recommend to watch the documentary. You will see how it is to live in bad conditions without a chance to get out from them by your own. That’s why helping programs are so important.

I chose to write about girls' education because it is a quite important topic, although we’re not able to hear about it so often.

The first text contents more facts than the second one, and the language and the form of writing is more serious. For example: ''  More than 10,000 girls a day will get married before they turn 15.''
In the second text I've used more casual writing. I wrote I've and that's instead of I have and that is, and the text is written from my point of view.

October 8, 2012

Unexpected ending, typical Roald Dahl

Landlady is a short story written by a British novelist Roald Dahl. As you may know, Roald Dahl is known for ending his stories unexpectedly, like the short story Landlady.
         Billy is a young man who traveled to a little town in England, and tried to find a place he could stay at while he was on his business trip. After searching for a perfect place to stay at, he finally saw a place that literally caught his eyes. Everything looked normal; a dog was lying on the carpet and the parrot was sitting in its cage. He went up and knocked on the door and the old women opened it immediately. She was extremely happy to see Billy, and that’s when I thought that the story may have an unexpected ending.
When Billy found out that there were some other visitors in the third floor, he started to figure out that something is really wrong, he wanted to see them with his own eyes. The lady didn't cause any resistance and as they were done with drinking the tea, the old lady looked at Billy and somehow she turned him in to some type of doll, he couldn't move or speak. He was paralyzed. It turned out that the animals Billy saw in the window were dead, or they were stuffed by the lady after they died. I think that those others visitors also had been paralyzed just like Billy.