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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023, 13:26

Artificial intelligence, could it really lead to the extinction of humanity ?

 For my EMA (in french) I had to write my dissertation about Artificial Intelligence.

At first, in my research of gathering evidence together, there was masses of information on News sites at the time, about the amazing benefits to mankind in terms of medical assistance, diagnosing serious illnesses, as well as AI in Education or AI for the handicapped, with virtual assistants that can help make all our lives a lot easier.

Then came the bad news!  News that AI could actually be sinister and could be used for bad purposes in the world. I went from feeling euphoric to being extremely worried!

There were the daily news headlines such as;

"Geoffrey Hinton - a man widely seen as the godfather of artificial intelligence - quit his job, warning about the growing dangers from developments in the field, which enables technology to create images or text that are barely distinguishable from the work of humans."

So AI is an existential risk for humanity?

Some of the top creators of AI are urging caution about the future risks of AI. Some academics and industry experts have warned that the pace of development could result in malicious AI being deployed by bad actors to actively cause harm - or choosing to inflict harm by itself."


"Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war" (reads AI safety.)

But surely AI is a useful tool to have? Humans programme these machines to do good and to benefit humanity.
The machines after all just respond to whatever it is they have been programmed to do don't they?
It is a machine not unlike any other a typewriter or a washing machine for example?

Since then I have learned about the many disadvantages of AI, such as the huge ammount of job losses caused by AI. This taking away of peoples livelihoods and their way of life. This will be detrimental to people, because as humans we all need occupations that we enjoy doing, that provides us with a decent standard of living.

All these redundancies brought about because a robot can do the job quicker for less money! so it makes the company richer while making the people poorer. What a shame that is, but not really surprising in todays greedy capitalist system!

What are the other risks?
Prof Bengio, who has joined AI safety calls for AI regulation, said he did not think militaries should be granted AI powers. 

Remember we are often influenced by science fiction, which can later sometimes become science fact! (Think Terminator!)

At the end of the day it's just  another technology and experts have always exaggerated new technologies and  inventions as scientific breakthroughs to sell us their products.

However, what the worrying thing is, is that the web is linked to AI and every AI is linked to the web from the smallest computer and robot to the largest intelligent machine.

What about bad actors and cyber attacks, those who could hack the system for bad purposes?

But the Centre for AI Safety director Dan Hendrycks told BBC News future risks and present concerns "shouldn't be viewed antagonistically".

"Addressing some of the issues today can be useful for addressing many of the later risks tomorrow," he said.

Personally I think that the greatest risk to humans, could come from the flawed nature of other humans beings themselves. We should celebrate the achievements of AI ! while at the same time putting together the safeguards needed for the protection of the security for future generations.

BBC News: AI 'godfather' Geoffrey Hinton tells the BBC of AI dangers as he quits Google

By Zoe Kleinman & Chris Vallance

Existential risk from artificial intelligence.

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A Story- Holidays once forgotten now remembered!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 18 Nov 2023, 14:04

As I looked out of the window of my room, the sun was rising on the horizon, casting its fiery beams across the sparkling sea.

From the open window, came the sound of the waves hitting the shore and retreating again, the sound reminds me of the breathing of the earth. It calms me.  I sit there motionless on the large window ledge, my legs dangling over,  listening and watching this sunny scene, unfolding before me just like a play.

Slowly figures start to appear walking across the sand, sandalled, suntaned,  sunglasses on, smiling. Looking happy, pleased to get away, away from it all, from all thar pollution, the politics, the propaganda, and the mundane dances, we all have to perform in life.

To be set free like caged birds being released at last,  to fly up and away into the saphire blue sky. I feel their pain and their pleasure, as if it was my very own.

I drank my cup of coffee and ate my toast with marmalade. No one can see me from up here,  far away in my ivory tower, my rented sea side appartment, where I watch the bathers as they begin racing each other, joyously towards the sea. 

I feel their joy and exhilaration as they throw themselves headlong, up against the strong, powerful, foaming waves, feeling their bodies vibrate with glee, as they close their eyes tightly against the salty sea spray.

The swimmers swim strongly against the waves,enjoying the feeling of being lifted up high then being pulled along by the changing currents, this reminded me of life, about being tossed about by difficult life circumstances we often have to face.

 We wonder if we can survive and if God will ever help us?

Their heads could barely be seen now,  bobbing about somewhere between the waves as they  disappear and reappear again.

At last they have reached the far side of the bay, where they emerge, safe wet, sandy and goose pimpled from the water. Here they race each other once more onto the beach, only to collapse exhausted onto the soft golden sand, laughing and rolling about!

I remembered that I used to do the same thing everyday myself once, when I was much younger, on holiday beside the sea so many moons ago!

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A fox, a deer, a lake and a wood!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 10 Nov 2023, 15:33

The recent walk that I made last Saturday ended at the quaint little church of St Marys, but it did not end there, from here I walked onwards and upwards to the far end of the little hamlet, passing rows of cottages, as well as some modern bungalows. Further along and a steep incline to walk, I crossed the road and there is a good green grassy bridle track to walk along, this took me to the footpath sign, leading to a a wooden gate, opening onto what appears to be a very large meadow.

What an amazing sight then meets the eyes,In the distance, but not too far away, I could see the sea , which was visible glinting in the sun on the horizon. I could even see the coast and the town not far from ours, with its tall landmark church spire, that is where my eldest son lives. You can also see rivers from here on a very clear day. I followed  the path down to a quaint little old bridge, over what is usually quite a fast flowing stream. However, today it did not sound like it was flowing very fast at all, in fact more like  only a trickle, which is a sure sgn of the hot dry weather that we are having lately!

Suddenly I heard a slight crack to the left of me,  there  under the trees I saw the most lovely little munctjac deer standing  drinking from the stream! I could hardly believe my eyes! my heart was beating so fast! He had lovely big black shining eyes and was the size of a large dog, he looked about him rather nervously, ears twitching  as he drank. After watching him a little while, I stood quite motionless,  hardly daring to breathe what a beautiful charming creature! Quite rare to see them during the day, perhaps he was thirsty. I tip toed silently as I could over the bridge, then I followed the footpath.

Emerging from under the over hanging trees, there I had  three footpaths to choose to walk. I chose the other larger  path goes straight on, between fields for about a mile or two more and passes by a private nature reserve and a beautiful lake.The path there is broad enough for tractors and farm equipment to trundle up and down,  and In the fields where the wheat was already starting to grow, but had not yet turned golden with the sun.

Passed by the beautiful lake sparkling in the sun it has a boat on it and looks really pretty, I would be tempted to paddle my feet in the lake, but the lake has a small fence around and a sign saying 'Danger'  So passed quickly on,  I came to a large wood, it is a private nature reserve but a public footpath runs all the way around  the wood,  another footpath then leads to a field.

I then found myself in the same  field where last year, I had seen the beautiful red fox, which  ran out from under a thick hedgerow on the other side and crossed the field to these woods. She may have had a den in there, but I didn't want to look, so as not to disturb her. I am sure she is still around here somewhere, as I have often caught a quick glimpse of her lovely red fury coat as she was running through the field.🦊


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Summer Activities!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 2 Sep 2023, 18:20

This summer I have a few activities planned, but mostly resting after that last module which was french L332. Which I found very interesting, challenging and most enlightening!

Activities coming up! first of all, there is the swinging 1960s music day event on in the centre of my village, where the street will be transformed back to 1960s style. This should be lots of fun!  lots of rock n roll dancing at one end and  ' cool hippy music'  on the other end with beads and flowers, mini cars and camper vans. Everyone is welcome to dress up in 60s clothes!

Secoundly, I have put myself down as a library volunteer, for just one day a week over the holiday month. Volunteered also for local litter picking and community gardening project (if I am available? this all depends on when hubbys operation takes place)

 Thirdly,  a  planned coach trip to a nearby beach, this year all the Bus fares have been reduced. Hurray!
This is a great new initiiative to encourage people to leave the car at home and travel by bus and so reduce carbon emissions.

Then there is the usual "Country show' in the large field in our village. This has displays and activities for all the family. I only hope the entry fee is not too expensive!

Next,  A river trip on a boat  with some friends in the city. There will be river cruises  and other activities but  I hope I will be careful and not be tempted to spend too much money while I am there!
Bus fares will also be reduced.

A Free open air Music concert for the young people in the villages in the evenings. A lot of local groups so some young new musical talents. Might just pop along to see that one especially as it is free!

I must say Well done and a big  'thank you! ' to the local councils and the bus companies involved, for reducing bus fares over summer holidays!

So it  looks like it will be a very busy, fun- packed summer!

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Out on my walk today I saw...

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 7 Jul 2023, 10:39

Bright Red Ragged Robin flowers

Ragged Robins



Yellow cowslips

Yellow Cowslips (photos Wikipedia)

Some flowers I saw today on my walk. I just had a short walk today, around first field near where I live, but it looked like rain and I heard a rumble of thunder in the near distance.

Then the rain came at last!



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Food banks

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 6 Aug 2023, 15:53

A lot of people are struggling in this country at the moment.There are a lot of people using foodbanks in my street, because many  people are now finding it difficult to pay their mortgages and feed their families, with mortgage rates going up as well as food prices increasing and energy costs becoming more expensive. Life is hard in Post Brexit Britain 2023!

It is not just the working classes,  but also the middle classes too, who are feeling the pinch.  Many people who made food bank donations are now themselves battling to make ends meet.

Food prices are rising at their fastest rate for 45 years and this has really affected donations.

Among those who need help now, include  families with working parents, even some who are working two or three jobs.

Month after month - less food is coming in to the warehouse from the public in many places.
At the same time, the number of people actually using food banks are increasing.

Food banks are having to buy groceries at higher prices because donations are falling off and cannot meet the demand from families in need.

"Soaring food costs mean prices will remain higher for longer," the Bank of England warned, as it raised interest rates for the 12th time in a row.(bbc news)

 However,  the economists say they do not think supermarkets and other grocers were charging customers more than they should. ?

Retailers were able to explain the main drivers of food inflation, including high labour costs, energy prices, and manufacturing costs," it said.

By raising rates, the Bank expects people to have less money to spend and buy fewer things, which should help stop prices rising as quickly. Let's hope this will be the case, at the moment it isn't changing quickly,  but it seems there may be a time lag first before this eventually  happens.

In the meantime this causing a great deal of anxiety and hurt ☹ for families up and down the country. I think without the foodbanks most people would be left completely destitute.

Thank God 👍 for foodbanks and for all those wonderful volunteers, and people who work for them.

Thank you to all the churches, charities, the givers and 🙏the community centres, who are working hard and providing help for the people in their communities! 

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Keep Britains Beaches Clean and Safe!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 31 Jan 2024, 19:22

I was watching something on the news this morning about the water being polluted at some beaches around the country.
The latest report I heard was from Blackpool where
Swimmers are being urged to avoid a stretch of coast after sewage was released during a storm. (bbc news)

People should not swim off Blackpool after raw sewage was released into the Irish Sea on Monday evening during a thunderstorm, Blackpool  have Council said. (1 day ago bbc news)
This is so annoying to know and especially with the school holidays not far away on the horizon.

Yes,  while the well off amongst us, are flying off on holiday to lovely clean beaches,  and sunnier climes abroad, spare a thought for the rest of us,  who have to suffer from the indignity of filthy beaches and sewage filled waters it's a disgrace!

There was some really nice beaches in this country I remember as a child,  with soft golden sands and lovely clear waters. I have enjoyed these  many times as a child.  

But come on this is letting the (Brits) side down a bit isn't it?

Raw sewage being released into the sea thats disgusting!

How can we hope to build up our country's economy with the tourist industries,  having such filthy sea waters.

My worst experience was at a Yorkshire beach a few years back  (but I don't like to say which one)  but this was particularly disgraceful!   I set out for a little paddle in the sea one day,  only to find myself surrounded by floating condoms, plastic bottles, ear buds, used baby nappies and
sanitary items (Yes it was shocking, but true!)

So just what is going on with these water companies? They are supposed to be the custodians of our waters. They should  be taking action to keep our waters clean, and our childrens health safe. That's what people are paying their bills for.
The public should also take responibility,  and not put such objects in the toilets or the sea. Put it in a bag and put it in the bin!

Please keep our beaches and waters clean, for the sake of the health and safety of our children!

Another pollutant is that Fish are also being poisoned by boats that empty their tanks directly into the water. There should be much tighter rules and regulations against this practise. It is extremely damaging for the environment.

The Great British sea side holiday, so lets all keep it clean for the childrens sake !


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Il est difficile d'être soignant!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024, 01:50

Je travaille toujours sur mon projet de jardinage mais je devrai peut-être prendre du recul. J'ai également dû solliciter l'aide d'amis et des membres de ma famille pour m'aider.

Mon mari a pris un mauvais tournant en ce qui concerne sa santé avec sa hernie (qu'il a depuis environ 7 ans) et il va maintenant être envoyé à Cambridge pour voir un consultant.

Il y a eu une série de catastrophes avec le NHS, y compris le moment où mon mari qui devait subir une opération, a été placé dans une pièce et complètement oublié! Puis ils l'ont renvoyé chez lui Sans même avoir été opéré !

Depuis lors, sa santé a décliné avec d'autres complications. NHS fait de son mieux mais il est sous-financé et le moral est bas. De plus en plus de fiducies privées doivent combler les lacunes pour soutenir le NHS.

Cette semaine, nous voyageons à Cambridge, un ami a gentiment accepté de nous y conduire pour voir un consultant, j'espère que ce sera un résultat favorable.

Le NHS a toujours été un service merveilleux, nous avons toujours été fiers de notre NHS, mais malheureusement, il a été négligé par ceux qui étaient au pouvoir. Ce gouvernement doit prendre le NHS au sérieux et améliorer les conditions dans le NHS pour le personnel et les patients

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Being a Carer is not easy!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 23 Feb 2024, 13:05

I am still working on my gardening project but I may have to take a step back. I have also  enlisted help from a friends and family members. (Sadly I can no longer do any gardening, my caring duties are now taking priority!)

My husband took a bit of a turn in regards to his health with his hernia that he has had for about 7 years, and will now be sent to Cambridge to see a consultant there. 

It has been a series of disasters with the NHS, including the time when my husband who was due for an operation, was  placed in a room and completely forgotten about. Then they sent him home without his operation!

Since then his health has declined with other complications. He has been passed about from pillar to post. The NHS are doing their best but are underfunded and morale is low. More and more private trusts are having to fill in the gaps to support the NHS.

 This week we are travelling to Cambridge a friend has kindly agreed to drive us there  to see a consultant, hopefully it will be a favourable outcome. 

The NHS has always been a wonderful service we have always been proud of our NHS but sadly it has been neglected by those who have been in power. This government needs to take the NHS seriously and improve the conditions in the NHS for both staff and patients.

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Gardening week

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 16 Jun 2023, 17:06

After no mow May, I now look around in my back garden, and I realise it is time to do something with it, but where to begin?

There is strimming of the grass to do now of course,  but first removing all the dead wood,  fallen branches that have landed on the lawn. I can't remember where the grass strimmer actually is! It is possibly in the downstairs store cupboard hidden away behind all the old plant pots disused furniture and other junk!

Somewhere In the garden the bench has completely disappeared under some forget-me-nots, a crop of yellow flowers( not sure what they are!) and nettles galore!

I have a picture in my mind's eye of how I would like the garden to look like. Such as, the well trimmed tall trees surrounding  a well manicured  green elegant lawn, a few colourful flowers in pots dotted here and there. 

A bright green bench overlooking the lawn, french window and the patio area with picnic table and chairs, and a few well chosen tropical looking plants around. 

Then there is the shed area with my hideaway in the shade all tidied up with the paddling pool filled. Two white chairs under the overhanging trees at the far corner,  the little green flowing fountain, that badly needs cleaning, that is full of dead slimy leaves. Yuk! That is the reality!

Oh well with my EMA finished I now have no excuses!
So off I go! Lovely summer garden, here we come! But first maybe a glass of fizzy lemonade to get me started!


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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 12 Aug 2023, 14:38

I have enjoyed being a student at the Open University for the last 6-7 years. This was my last and final year and I feel I have learned so much about the French language and French culture, also modern European languages in general, including the English language.

I came from very humble beginnings, from a working class background. Nothing was expected from me.I started off as a care assistant working in a nursing home where I quickly gained a few certificates and became a senior carer. I also cared for my mother, when I was only a young girl. I learned to talk to and care for others. This is the skill of communication that I have learned.

Communicating is an important skill,  and it is good to converse with each other and learn from each other.  I have learnt a lot from my studies at the OU, in  English language, in reading the forum posts and how to express my thoughts and feelings appropriately into words. This has been beneficial for me too, as well as a very enjoyable experience.

I am really looking forward to my results whatever they are! I wish every student here the best for their end of module assignment and for their future projects! 🙂👍👋

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No Mow May!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 13 Aug 2023, 18:32

I was very pleased to see that "No Mow May" was being put into practise in my neighbourhood last month and It was a big success! Well done to our local councils!  and to everyone in our local communities who remembered to leave their grass to grow long! 

 It was well needed after a cold start to the spring, it gives the insect population a chance to grow, to thrive and so to provide a well balanced regeneration of the ecosystem.  I know it is tempting to cut the grass and keep the garden tidy,  but I just think of the environment and how much it will benefit from being allowed to regenerate and thrive for a month!  

I hope every year people will remember to observe this very important month and leave their grass to grow for the sake of the environments in which we are living.

Already nature is benefitting from this important action, as we see more butterflies and other insects,  also more birds are appearing in the neighbourhoods and the nearby parks. Please lets keep up the good work!


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Mixed blessings!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 24 Sep 2023, 17:48

It has been like a rollercoaster ride lately with the EMA all written up and sent off. I feel free! 

I now seem to have become a carer for my husband Accompanying my husband to hospital appointments, he now has cataracts in both eyes and he is still awaiting a double hernia operation.

 I still have bursititis on my knee-  but it isn't getting worse but my ankle is swollen on that same side. Hopefully a few more good walks might help me to get back into  good condition again.

Going to hospital ophthomology dept with him tomorrow about his cataracts. The good news is it is 5 minutes from the hospital to the beach so we could  have a little stroll on the beach!
Hope the weather will stay fine! 🌞

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 7 Oct 2023, 22:31

I have submitted my final EMA assignment earlier than I had intended to.I should have really checked it again one more time but I had a panic attack and sent it off!

I hope I did everything right that I should have done.
Well it is too late now I have submitted it! 

I have completed it and I did my best, but in the end I had to submit it because family caring commitments were starting to impede upon my studies! 

Good Luck to everyonetaking their EMAs!  👍

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Proof reading!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 19:01

Well, I managed to finish the synthese last night. I was also able to write the conclusion. 

Today I will be typing it all up and arranging it better, checking the spellings, checking for errors and just seeing if it all makes sense grammatically, and  if it flows well enough.   I will do this by reading it out loud. Next step make a reference list.

It is a beautiful day outside today. If I finish early I might take myself off for a walk.

☀️   🙂  🚶‍♀️🌳🌲🏡

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A Steep learning curve

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 24 Sep 2023, 20:05

I am stuck on the synthese at the moment, it is so hard to think from a new angle on the subject. And write 800 words in french.

I have already put a lot into the these 800 words and anti these.800 words. Now I have to come up with another angle for the synthese. What do you write in a synthese? I will have to rack my brains for this one but this will be leading up to the conclusion.250,-300 words but I am going to be cutting it fine !
I have put on about 2 stone this year I think! 

Looking forward to going out for a long walk after this week is over for my morale, and sanity!  maybe a trip to the beach if I am lucky!

I can't wait to finish my degree! The studies were more difficult than I thought this year (but very interesting too!) with a steep learning curve. This is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life! I don't know if I will ever manage to pass or not,  but feeling quietly confident, anyway I will give it my best shot!

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The Last EMA!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 24 Sep 2023, 20:03

It took me far longer than I thought it would to write out the anti-these in french science  for AI. It is a fascinating subject with lots of material to write about,  both from the module, TV and internet.

Just finishing off the anti-these before I embark on the synthese tomorrow. Fortunately someone can help me look after the house tomorrow, while I am busy working away on the synthese. Another 800 words for that one I think!

👩‍💻 😖 😟💨🤔😊

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The last hurdle! 🏃‍♀️

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 1 Aug 2023, 18:23

The weather has been dull lately with only the occasional dry sunny spell. Since the weekend I have been battling away all the time at my dissertation! The EMA came so quickly after TMA4, that I hardly had time to prepare for it, and not only that,  but I changed my mind so many times about the topic!

 Anyway I chose AI, Artificial Intelligence for my final EMA because I think there is a lot to write on that subject. I have now wrote the introduction, the these and at the moment I am writing the anti- these (all in the french language of course.)

I feel so tired and overwhelmed,  but I am determined to finish
this dissertation. I just have to keep on going until the end! 🤪

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Writing up the Dissertation

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 10 Nov 2023, 16:15

J'ai décidé de rédiger mon EMA en français sur l'IA (Intelligence Artificielle). J'allais écrire sur le changement climatique et l'environnement, car cela m'intéresse beaucoup, mais ensuite je me suis dit que j'étais un peu technophobe, alors pourquoi ne pas écrire sur quelque chose que je trouve plus difficile, juste pour le défi !


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C'est juste que j'aime la cuisine française !

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 8 May 2023, 21:47

J'ai toujours aimé la cuisine française! 🥐🥖
🍄🍅🧅🍆🥒 🍷🥞

J'ai décidé que j'aimerais étudier la langue française lorsque mon mari m'a dit de commander notre repas en français dans un restaurant, pendant nos vacances.🏖 ⛲🌄

Je ne connaissais qu'un peu de français à cette époque, pourtant j'ai commandé nos deux repas, desserts ainsi que les vins qui vont avec ! Après cela, j'ai été accro à la langue française.
🇨🇵 🗼
Pourquoi ne pas prendre un diplôme français? a-t-il dit.

Et voila je suis ici !

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Spring Tulips

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 8 May 2023, 17:31

       Colourful assortment of Tulips

The Tulips look good in the garden this year.

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Une promenade en mois de mai

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023, 19:13

A long green grassy lawnLe Cimetière

Aujourd'hui j'ai été me promener avec mon fils dans les environs. Nous avons visité le parc, Le cimetière, Les jolies ruelles bordées d'arbres et dans le petite ville avec ses petites  boutiques pittoresques. 

Nous avons remarqué que dans certains jardins, les gens n'ont pas coupé leur herbe car il est le mois  " il n'y a pas de coupe (l'herbe) en Mai,"  les gens y laissent l'herbe plus longtemps pour permettre aux insectes de prospérer et d'aider l'environnement.

Quelle merveilleuse

 idée !!

Charming little old country chapel

'La petite église Sainte-Marie'
Crois en Dieu et tu seras sauvé!
Obéir à la loi de Dieu  suivez le Christ.


'The little church of St Mary'

Repent of sin, Believe in God and you will be Saved!

Obey Gods law, follow Christ.

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Je prend beaucoup de notes pour l'EMA!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 10 Nov 2023, 16:44

Cette semaine, je prends beaucoup de notes pour l'EMA. Je me lance ! J'ai dû mettre la première ébauche à la poubelle, car j'ai trouvé encore plus d'informations sur le site Internet au sujet de l'IA. Je suis donc de retour à la planche à dessin, pour changer et intégrer ces nouvelles connaissances dans ma deuxième ébauche. Au train où vont les choses, je pense que j'aurai bientôt 3000 mots !

Vivid red flowers in sunshine

Les fleurs rouges de mon voisin sont très jolies aujourd'hui !

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I Passed French TMA 04!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 10 Nov 2023, 16:49

I was so pleased to recieve the results for my TMA 04.oral exam. Very happy with that !

I had been dreading this exam and really pushed myself hard with it. I never thought that I could even do it, because  I had no confidence.  Then just before the oral exam, I had a moment of inspiration from listening to some of the audios and I suddenly found my 'french voice!'

Thank you for the audios that the Open University provides!


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Writing Final EMA !

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 10 Nov 2023, 16:00

Je rédige mon premier copie, pour l'EMA, ce sera mon examen final ! je prends maintenant les notes de mon cahier, avec des informations et des puces, pour souligner les points principaux de la thèse. Après cela, il s'agit de l'étoffer dans un essai en français lisible, en suivant mon plan de rédaction que j'ai rédigé hier. Je dois trouver 3 000 mots en français.
pas de transpiration ! très facile!

Assortment of colourful roses. Rose d' hiver

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