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Summary3.379 Words / ~14 pages Bertha von Suttner Gymnasium THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER – READING LOG #1. August 25, 1991 -Charlie is a protagonist and writes letters to a stranger -Everyone in his lettes has different names to keep it anonymously -His best friend (only friend) Micheal died -Heards about it in school announcement -Very sad about it (he is very emotional) and brother picks him up from school -School guidance counselor helps student to come to terms with the suicide of Micheal, but Charlie shouts at the guidance counselor und cries -Takes part in the funeral of Michael (died by suicide) -Introduces his family: Aunt Helen, Brother, Sister, Mom and Dad -He is in High School #1. September 7, 1991 -Charlie doesnt like his school because: ­ -cafeteria is called Nutrition Center ­ -a girl who dated Michael changed and acts now dumber to attract boys ­ -he is not very cool…[show more]
Summary3.055 Words / ~13 pages Gymnasim Achim Lesetagebuch A prayer for Blue Delaney (Deutsche Übersetzung in kurzen Stichworten) Kapitel 1: (Colm ist 5 Jahre alt) Colm rennt das Treppenhaus hoch um vor der Nonne (sister clothilde) wegzurennen Er ruft seine Mutter, welche das Waisenhaus gerade verlässt. Die Nonne packt ihn und drückt etwas cold, damp and floury in seinen Mund und sagt chew it ! (2 Jahre später) In the winter there was only one small area oft he schoolyard that sunlight could reach. Cold wartet bis er an den Sonnenfleck kommen kann aber die anderen Jungs stehlen ihm die Sonne Dips macht ihn darauf aufmerksam dass es schon seit 5 Jahren wartet, bis er ein Stück von der Sonne bekommen kann. Er sagt seinem Freund, dass er das nie aufgeben würde, weil es wichtig für ihn ist Colm erinnert sich zurück an einen schönen Sonnentag mit seiner Mutter. Schwester Clothide sagt…[show more]
Summary1.717 Words / ~10 pages Aachen Lustige/typis­che englische wörter: Ridiculous – albern, lächerlich Bloody - verdammt Bob’s your uncle – schwuppdiwupp Dickhead – arschloch, depp, schwachkopf Cheers (mate) – danke Nightmare – alptraum Incredible – unvorstellbar­, undenkbar, wahnsinnig That’s why! Darum Leave me allone. Lass mich in ruhe. Cheesy – geschmackslos­, kitschig Frankly – offen, offen gesagt, freiheraus cheerio – tschüss to be grounded – hausarrest haben Save – Abgemacht how come – warum? To burst in – hereinplatzen amusement – vergnügen bollocks – mist awkward – peinlich, ungeschickt casual – locker, lässig bugger – Arsch to be enraged – aufgebracht, wütend sein disgusted – empört disgusting…[show more]
Summary7.101 Words / ~20 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Fachprüfung Literaturwiss­ensch­aft Terminologiel­iste Allgemeine Literaturwiss­ensch­aftl­iche Begriffe Literary criticism / literary studies > Literaturwiss­ensch­aft Wissenschaftl­iche Beschäftigung mit der Literatur. Sie umfasst die Literaturtheo­rie, Literaturgesc­hicht­e, Literaturkrit­ik und Literaturinte­rpret­atio­n. Literary theory > Literaturtheo­rie Die Wissenschaftl­iche Begründung für eine Interpretatio­n oder von Literarizität­. Es gibt verschiedene Modelle innerhalb der Literaturtheo­rie, nach denen man vorgehen kann (Textzentrier­t, Autorzentrier­t, Codezentriert­, …) Functions of literary texts > Funktionen literarischer Texte Transportiere­n Ideologien, Weltbilder, Philosophien und unterhalten ganz einfach. Philosophisch­e (lehrreich), Ästhetisch…[show more]
Summary562 Words / ~1 page BORG Bad RAdkersburg Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan is written by Max Allan Collins who is known as one of the best crime- and war-novel writers. 1999, the Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg used the story to make one of the most famous anti-war movies in history. The story is about a private named James Francis Ryan and a squad of American GIs whose orders are to find him in France and bring him back home. The story begins at Omaha Beach, where Captain John Miller and his squad had to reach the shore and occupy the German’­s bunker. After an American victory associated with a high number of human casualties Captain Miller is ordered to form a squad and rescue a paratrooper named Ryan, whose three brothers got killed in action. During the march threw the enemy territory they meet a lot of German soldiers and some of their own fellows who can need…[show more]
Summary498 Words / ~1 page Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Sulzbach Immigration and Integration in Germany The text, Immigration and Integration in Germany deals mainly with the three major immigration movements in Germany. The first wave is formed by the migrant workers (so-called guest workers). They came from 1950-1973 in large numbers to Germany. These were mainly Italians, Spaniards and Greeks. Later on there was an increase in the proportions of Yugoslavs and, above all, Turks. A part of it remained in Germany and the family has followed. However, it has long neglected in the policy making process, to create concepts for the migration and integration of foreigners in the FRG. The second, but smaller, wave of foreign workers were the refugees and asylum seekers. The fundamental right to asylum has increased the immigration of asylum seekers. Due to the large use, it has been limited. Since…[show more]
Summary1.647 Words / ~6 pages Griesheim GHS Jonas Brück Reading Log “Holes” 24.06.2014 Chapter 1 Setting & Characters Texas; Camp Green Lake somewhere in the desert no protagonists Summary First of all the area at Camp Green Lake is described as a hot, big, dry and flat wasteland. Moreover, the author says that there is no shade and only two trees surrounded by a lot of dangerous animals. Connection It reminds me of a big punishment camp for convicted people to work. Prediction I think we will see some people working and living at the camp. Chapter 2+3 Setting & Characters on the way to CGL Stanley Yelnats, driver, guard Summary The CGL is an area for improving the character of “bad boys” by digging holes. One of them is the overweighted Stanley, a poor boy without friends. On the way to the boot camp he remembers his family with his great-grandfa­ther, who got robbed by Kissing Kate…[show more]
Summary477 Words / ~ pages Bad Hersfeld Wie man einen Essay schreibt Viele Studierende benötigen Hilfe beim Schreiben eines Essays. Wenn Du nicht weißt wie man einen Essay schreibt, kann es eine schwierige Sache sein. Hier ist ein Denkansatz um aus einem Essay eine handbare Aufgabe zu machen. Aneignung des Vorsprungs Deines Essays Bevor Du anfängst Deinen Essay zu schreiben, musst Du drei Dinge unterscheiden­. Über was Du schreibst? Wer wird Deiner Vorstellung nach den Essay lesen? Was möchtest Du Ihnen sagen? Eine bevorzugte Art einen Essay zu schreiben, ist, dem Leser eine Meinung oder Argument anzubieten. Du kannst einen erfolgreichen Essay schreiben, indem mit einem Plan anfängst. Der Schlüssel zu einem erfolgreichen Essay ist das Niederschreib­en in kurze, einfache Schritte aufzugliedern­. Vorschreiben Deines Essays Beginne mit „Brains­tormi­ng&#­8220;.…[show more]
Summary1.368 Words / ~8 pages Universität Landau Zusammenfassu­ng des Textes: Linda Wortmann Grundlagen zur Wahrnehmung im Fremdsprachen­unter­rich­t der Grundschule Zwei Perspektiven der Wahrnehmung · Zum einen mit Blick auf die Kinder o Was nehmen sie wahr? o Was sollen sie wahrnehmen? o Wo liegen beim einzelnen Kind die Schwierigkeit­en, genauso wie andere Kinder wahrzunehmen? · Zum anderen gelten die Fragen genauso für LehrerIn o Welche Eigenheiten der Beobachtung stelle ich an mir fest? o Bevorzuge ich bestimmte Seiten, Richtungen, Kinder? o Beeinflussen mich eher Farben, Details, Zusammenhänge­, Abläufe, Visuelles, Auditives, räumliche Gegebenheiten­? o Wie wirken sich diese Wahrnehmungsm­uster­ auf meinen Unterricht aus? o Wie spreche ich? Laut, leise, moduliert o Was ist über meine Stimmlage zu sagen, mein Sprechtempo, meinen Stimmausdruck­, meine…[show more]
Summary549 Words / ~ pages Mallinckrodt Gymnasium Dortmund Simple Present -Verwendung: - für allgemein gültige Tatsachen ( Naturgesetze, Eigenschaften­, Fähigkeiten, ) - für regelmäßig wiederholte oder gewohnheitsmä­ßige Handlungen, d.h., wenn jemand etwas oft, regelmäßig, immer oder nie tut - für Handlungsabfo­lgen ( z.B. in Inhaltsangabe­n. - Bildung: Infinitiv ( “he/she­/it das –s muss mit!”) - I go He goes - I do not go He does not go -Signalwörter­: - always - normally - usually - every. - often - never - sometimes Present Progressive -Verwendung: - Handlung geschieht im Moment des Sprechens (jetzt) - Bildung: to be (am/are/is) + Infinitiv + ing - I am going He is going - I am not going He is not going -Signalwörter­: - now - today - at the moment - this morning /afternoon /evening Simple Past - Verwendung: - Handlung hat in der Vergangenheit begonnen und ist abgeschlossen - einmalige/wie­derho­lte…[show more]
Summary800 Words / ~2 pages Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen - Nürnberg - FAU Wie Lehrer das Lernen verhindern[1] In der Schule kommt es häufig dazu, dass Lehrer unbeabsichtig­t das Lernen ihrer Schüler beeinträchtig­en oder verhindern. Dazu einige Beispiele: TTT (Teacher Talking Time) TEACHER: When nothing else is happening in the classroom, I open my mouth. I have no idea what I say most of the time. But it stops those horrible silences. - Je mehr der Lehrer redet, desto weniger Redeanlässe bieten sich für die Schüler. - Schüler brauchen Zeit, um über Antworten nachzudenken (besonders in der FS). - Der Lehrer sollte ihnen die Zeit und Ruhe geben, die sie benötigen, und nicht jede Lücke zwanghaft füllen wollen. Lehrerecho STUDENT: I went to the cinema. TEACHER: You went to the cinema. Good. You went to the cinema. - Das Lehrerecho raubt wertvolle Unterrichtsze­it. - Schüler haben ohne Lehrerecho mehr Redezeit.…[show more]
Summary653 Words / ~ pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Important women of the 1950s Simone de Beauvoir - French Simone de Beauvoir was a French philosopher and social theorist. She wrote very popular travel diaries about the US and China, published essays especially in the 1950s and 1960s. She was a feminist who decided not to marry or have any children which favoured her academic career. Her most influential work for the feminist society was The Second Sex. In the midest of an abstract discussion it is vexing to hear a man say: ‛You think thus and so because you are a woman’ ; but I know my only defense is to reply: ‛ I think thus and so because it’s true,’ thereby removing my subjective self from the argument. It would be out of question to reply: ‛And you think the contrary because you are a man,‛fo­r it is understood that the fact of being a man is…[show more]
Summary653 Words / ~ pages Boston, USA LAS VEGAS
 Las Vegas is the biggest city of the federal state Nevada and its best known for the big number of casinos. Las Vegas has got about 500.000 inhabitants and its an important central point for tourists. Its visited 37 million times during one year. Casinos earn only a fourth of the sales in Las Vegas. Shows, souvenirs and fancies earn the other three fourths. The most popular thing after the casinos are the shows with famous artists like Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield or Elton John. Las Vegas is also famous for its wedding chapels, where its very easy to marry, because the laws arent strict. Teenagers at the age of 16 or 17 are able to marry if their parents have written an agreement. You have to apply for a marriage license at the Marriage Bureau and you dont need more than your passport. This license costs about 50$. For a photographer,­…[show more]
Summary1.970 Words / ~7 pages Freie Universität Berlin - FU Clive Cussler „THE CHASE“: Der Schlächter: Kapitel 1: *Verwetterter Mann >Anschein eines Betrunkenen *Banküberfall­# tötet alle Beteiligten *Verschwindet­# zieht sich edel an *Fährt mit Harley Zu Güterzugwaggo­n *Außen wie andere, innen Edelst eingerichtet >Fährt mit Waggon bei Güterzug mit Kapitel 2: *Zwei Männer vergnügen sich mit Kartenspiel in Eck von Dampfschiff weg von anderen *Leuten-Agent­en >Isaac Bell kommt *Isaac wird eingeweiht in Verbrechen von Unbekanntem Kriminellen *Soll Kriminellen fassen >Macht sich auf den Weg Kapitel 3: *Verkleidet sich erneut mit Eselkarren >schick Esel zurück und geht in Bank *Überfällt Bank bringt alle Beteiligten um *Läuft zurück zu seinem Waggon + wird von Junge gesehen *Steigt in Waggon fährt weg Kapitel 4: *Bell kommt in „Denver“ an *Begibt sich zu „Van Dorn Detective Company“…[show more]
Summary1.696 Words / ~4 pages Georg-Büchner-Realschule, München Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the united states of America. He was born in the year 1809 in a small one-roomed log cabin. As his family was rather poor, he received very little formal school education as a child. But because the boy was very interested in learning and books, he self taught himself most of what he knew. As a young man, Abraham had a variety of different jobs, until he decided to run for president. After he had won the election in the year 1860, he achieved a number of things as the president of the united states of America. Under his lead it came to the abolishment of slavery, he strengthend the national government and he lead the country through the civil war. In the end, Abraham was shot during a play at the theatre. As a matter of fact, he was the first American president to be assassinated, but as we…[show more]
Summary2.014 Words / ~3 pages Gymnasium Ulm Numbers The beginning of the book is about the death of the mother of Jem, the main character of the book. After that, something really weird happened. She now could see numbers of persons. When looked into someone’s eyes, she could see the date of death of this person. So her life completely changed But she further lived under normal circumstances­. In school or in her life she had only one friend named Spider. The other pupils in school did not like her really much. But school is school, so she had to come there every day. One day, she met the nan of Spider and has a talk with her. They talked about the life of Jem and Spider, their education and stuff like that. At another day in school, they had to write about their best day ever. Jem thought that there are no bad and no good days. But she and Spider had a plan. When Jem had to read out something about…[show more]
Summary1.019 Words / ~ pages Abendgymnasium Linz The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime Author: Haddon was born on 26 September 1962 in Northampton, England. He is most famous for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 2003 and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Overall Best First Book in 2004. This novel was the first Haddon wrote specifically for an adult audience, although it was sell for kids and adults. Literary technique: Christopher is gifted at and focused on mathematics: this is reflected by his inclusion of several famous puzzles of maths and logic. Christophers mathematical interests are reflected in the strictly numbering of chapters in prime numbers. In addition, the content is alternately described, this means once Christopher describes his time in the presence and in the following chapter,…[show more]
Summary1.282 Words / ~ pages Marie-Curie-Schule Ronnenberg The Road - Cormac Mc Carthy. Content Summery Content Section 1-60 In the beginning of the book, the two main characters, a Man and a Boy (who are not named) wake up in the woods. It is cold and they decide to head south. All they have got is a shopping cart with all the things they need to survive. The setting is full of ash, charred trees and it rains a lot, the plot is probably set after a unknown apocalyptic event. They walk past a gas station and a supermarket, but there is nobody. Deep conversations between them about personal things like death and memories, but also the emotional bound they have express that the boy gives his father reason enough to keep on surviving. As they come upon a barn, they see bodies hanging from the rafters so they keep on moving on. The Man dreams a lot good dreams which he does not trust. Dreams of peril would be the…[show more]
Summary9.927 Words / ~29 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU General Concepts diachronic: variation in language viewed from historical perspective of change through time -> from OE to ME, ME to Modern English synchronic: variation within a language in different places + among different groups at the same time -> describes language rules at a certain point of time e.g. school grammar takes synchronic + prescriptive approach comparison of Cockney and Standard English Saussure: Langue: - system of arbitrary signs which are capable of carrying + expressing meaning - the totality of one language: rules + words stored in the speakers mind Parole: - concrete act of speaking - language in use in social context at particular time + space - opposed to langue Langage: - faculty of speech of humans due to evolution, the simple ability to talk to each other langage is made up by langue + parole Chomsky:…[show more]
Summary627 Words / ~ pages Bundesrealgymnasium GRG 19 Wien Bookreport In the book there are six stories about ghosts Room 7 (1st story) A man drives home in the winter at night. Suddenly the lights fail and he drives to the hotel „The Goat“. But in the hotel there is just one room free, the room with the number 7. Inside the room is a bed, a cupboard, washbasin and a big chair. He sleeps there well but suddenly he wakes up and sees an old man on the chair who brights. He points with his finger to the young man and says „I never knew, but you do“. And then he disappears. In the next morning the man sees a picture of the old man. He asks the hotel owner, who the man is. She says that he is her father. He died in the room 7 in the big chair. Summary (2nd story): Mrs. Wood comes home One day a man goes to Porchester, because Jack invites him to his little house. Jack and his woman Annie tell him about a woman called Mrs. Wood.…[show more]
Summary2.434 Words / ~25 pages Universität Zürich closed class number of words is fixed determiners: the old house, my dog, this year pronouns: they are late, I saw him prepositions: before noon, without luggage, at the top conjunctions: before I go, but he said, apples and pears particles: this is not the way to do it Grammatical Categories Nouns gender case number countability Adjectives comparison Verbs person tense aspect mood voice Gender (nouns) each noun has a gender in German In English nouns don’t usualley have gender Exception: Pets e.g. Our cat loves her milk Because of the neutrality one words refers to both genders e.g. Studentinnen und Studenten --> students Case (nouns) only the Dative is morphological­ly marked in english e.g. my son’s books Number (nouns) singular and pural In verbs the number is indiicated with an suffix e.g. this c..…[show more]






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