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Inversion in a Song

We were told to look for a song or a poem, which contains inversion.  I found a song calles “How to save a life” by The Fray, where you cand find the inversion “Had I known how to save a life”, in the chorus.

 

Step one, you say we need to talk
He walks, you say sit down, it’s just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left, and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all, you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And I pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
And you’ll begin to wonder why you came

(x2) Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
How to save a life
How to save a life

Description and Poem of the Pilar Church | Tomás Braun and Matías Ripoll

 

Description of the Church

The church of Pillar is situated in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. It was built as a part of the Franciscan monastery in 1732 and is dedicated to our lady of the Pillar. It is the second-oldest church and its construction was begun by the Italian Andres Blanqui and finished under Juan Bautista Primoli. Despite its antiquity, this church keeps attracting people.

From distance, you can appreciate a delightful garden with two brick-made sideroads. The garden is made of a perfectly cut and greenish grass covered with white and growing flowers. Black fences surround the garden working as protection. The outside of the church has a white color and it contains rectangular windows all over the front side of it. The church has a triangular-shaped roof and on the left of it at the top, a white bell can be seen. The entrance of the Church of Pilar is white and has black gratings to forbid the access to it. As you get in, there is an area with a brick-made floor which leads to the big wooden gate, which gives access to the inside of the kirk

      As you enter, you can perceive two lines of brownish benches and between them, a thin corridor is made. This one leads to the altar of the church and three chairs in which the priest and the altar boys sit. In addition a golden-made and huge sculpture which has, at the center of it, our lady of the pillar. At the sides of the church white columns with significative Christian statues can be seen. The ceiling is white, giving the inside of the church a light color.

       All in all, the church of pilar has a delightful appearance in both the inside and outside of it, and it is for this reason that many tourists decide to visit it every day.

 

 

Poem – The Pilar Church

 

Built by his followers,

Lighted by his angelical advice

Even the Lord was flabbergasted

by the souls it enticed

 

The white walls illuminated their faith

The greenish grass lighted a delightful day while the Lord waited for their entrance

accepting every one of their repentance

 

And through the wooden gates, there she stands,

Delightfully seeing everyone’s face

In front of her, her dead son,

The Lord’s word being said for everyone in the place

 

She is not alone there, though,

Sunday noon fills her house with pained,

Agonising spirits,  praying for help and salvation,

A man kindly speaks “it’s okay to be afraid”

 

As big as a Roman temple,

Her greatness as big as a Church,

Standing above the Pilar,

Jesus’ utterances being said,

“It’s okay to be afraid”, they say,

“My fault, hit me with your birch”.

Language Online Test

1)

a) The man was walking through the street. It was around half past nine, and he was very tired, as he had been playing football with his friends all the afternoon, something he used to do once a week. It was cold, as it had snowed for a while. Because of this, he wanted to arrive home quickly, so he began to run. Unfortunately, he decided to cross the road, and, while he was running, a drunk man stroke him with his car and ran away. If he had grabbed a coat before going to play football, we wouldn’t have been in such a hurry to get home, and, therefore, wouldn’t have had the accident. Fortunately, he was found by a woman, who immediately helped him.

 

b)

Simple Past:  It was a cold night

Past Continuous: I was working late

Past Perfect: I was tired because I had been working for hours

Past Perfect Continuous: Before the football match, it had been raining all the afternoon, so the pitch was wet

Type 3: If i had found you ten minutes later, it would have been too late

 

2)

 

The story takes place in Memphis, USA, in the 1950s, and is about a wealthy black family conformed of two parents, who have two daughters, Wilma and Lois. The story is told in the point of view of the youngest daughter, Lois. One day, the father comes to their house with a gold cadillac, and shows it to all his family, who lived with him, and to all his black neighbours. They were all amazed, however, his wife wasn’t because he promised to use the money to buy a new house. Then, he announces he will travel with it to Mississippi, a place full of racist people. When they were arriving, the police stopped them, accusing them of stealing the car, and they took the father to the police station.In there, they had to pay a speed ticket, and,when they got out,the decided not to go deeper into the south, so they went back to the north. The story finishes with the father selling the car, and buying another one in a cheaper price.

News Report | Mexico Earthquake

Earthquake in Mexico kills, destroys and cripples the country

 

An earthquake stroke on September 9th and 19th of 2017. The earthquake damaged areas within Mexico, in Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla. It killed 217 civilians, injured much more and damaged a large number of buildings. At least 217 people have been killed, including 86 in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos and 43 in Puebla state.

It was the most powerful earthquake since one which hit Mexico City in 1985, killing thousands. Dozens of buildings have collapsed, including more than 40 in Mexico City alone. People struggled to get home when power poles that toppled in the quake blocked the streets and the public transportation system temporarily shut down operations. As many people lost their houses and also their working places, they also lost money; the US Geological Survey predicted up to 1,000 fatalities will come from the earthquake, and an economic impact of between one billion dollars and ten billion dollars.

In Mexico City, thousands of soldiers, rescuers and civilians-including college students-were working side by side to dig through tall piles of rubble from dozens of crumbled buildings. This was urgent and necessary, as the quake left the busiest city in Mexico in chaos. Windows buckled and shattered, falling several stories to the ground while thousands of people streamed into the streets running away from buildings and potential gas leaks. Also Nearly 5 million customers were still without power early Wednesday. Moreover,

Tuesday’s earthquake took place on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.

People all around the world have been helping Mexico in many ways, bu donating money and food. Many organizations have been created to help the citizens to overpass this terrible incident. Although it is difficult, as the chief of an expedition once said: “When you are there for an emergency, involved in the incident, you become a part of it, too”, the incredible effort that they put has really helped, and hopefully more people like these will appear in a near future to work for a more positive future for Mexico.