Similes and Metaphors in Pop Culture

We have been looking at similes and metaphors as part of our study of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Last week we looked at figurative language used in songs. This short video is good for revising some of the terms we studied.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses UN Climate Summit: ‘You Can Make History… Or Be Vilified By It’

This video is the one that I talked about in class. Please view.

The Huffington Post introduced the video like this:

Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders assembled for the United Nations Climate Summit early Tuesday morning, urging them to take action to address “the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet.”

“As an actor, I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way,” he said at the summit. “My friends, this body — perhaps more than any other gathering in human history — now faces that difficult task. You can make history… or be vilified by it.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently appointed DiCaprio to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, calling the actor a “new voice for climate advocacy.” Both Ban and DiCaprio participated in Sunday’s 400,000-strong People’s Climate March in New York City.

Read more here.

Year 10 Debate

It is debating season in these parts and today our newly formed Year 10 debating team went to Roxburgh. It was the boys’ first go and they were keen but a little nervous. We were early so took the time to meet a few of the locals…

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After this little interlude we headed to the venue and it was all on. The boys were prepared and it was an entertaining and well researched debate. The boys took out the match and they were pleased with their win.

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It was a great afternoon and we even had time for a couple of post-debate shots before heading home!

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