Most probably you have forgotten than on the 30th of September 2010 (click here to go to that post), suspense was building up. We were expecting Taylor, our language assistant, and we did not know what she was going to be like. Before meeting her, we wondered what her personality and looks would be. these were the acrostics we used:
Taylor has been with us for 6 months, so now you can surely make a better acrostic with her name; an acrostic that really fits her. Choose from the purple, green or blue version the adjectives you think suit her best. You can use new ones too, or even better, write full sentences as the acrostic on water we read this morning.
Today we watched a video about water day, which was celebrated last Tuesday 22nd of March. We also read an acrostic with the word water that contained hints on how to save water. Taylor also explained to us why the water acrostic was tipically American. Now you also know that it was not a poem written by British kids.
WHAT WORDS WOULD A BRITISH STUDENT HAVE USED?
We have discovered that Taylor keeps two rain barrels in her backyard. I have found this video for you. We have to ask Taylor whether her rain barrels are like this one. Listen to it and check if you hear the words we learnt this morning:
safe water, resources, supply, reuse, gallon, fill up, backyard, spout, lid, drain, hose
Ritish, in his house in India, keeps a rain barrel in the roof to store and collect water.
We also learnt that Taylor washes the car in the front yard, using a pail and a sponge. She is not the only one to do so, Joan Sebastià uses a sponge and a bucket too. However, Pau Segui uses a hose to wash the tyres, which means that he spends more water than Joan Sebastià.
Alvaro uses a very sophisticated machine. He might need to bring a pic to show us what it is like.
Finally, people in our group use different systems to water the lawn, and different frequency too. Taylor waters the lawn every two days. Her mother usually takes care of that and she uses a hose. Pau Campomar uses a sprinkler, he imitates very well the sound the sprinkler makes. Well, we’ve learnt a lot about different ways to use water and to save it, haven’t we?