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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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Nous parlons en français

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 26 Apr 2023, 19:38

Quand j'ai commencé ce cours, je ne savais pas que toute ma famille serait impliquée dans l'apprentissage !

Mon fils aîné et moi nous envoyons des SMS tous les jours en français. Mon fils cadet répète ce que je dis dans un français presque parfait ( bien qu'il ait probablement oublié le sens ! )   Mon mari et moi nous avons de courtes conversations ensemble en français. C'est comme si on disait " Éduquez une femme et vous Éduquez une famille !"

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Un concert classique 🎹

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 2 Aug 2023, 17:24

Je me suis promis, que si je réussis mon prochain  TMA 4 , je me récompenserai en allant voir un concert classique, de Bach a la ville prochaine, avec
mon épouse.
C"est "La passion de saint Jean"  de Johann Sebastian Bach.
Bach est l'un de mes compositeurs préférés de musique classique!

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Fascinating Science!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 26 Jul 2023, 07:48

This Science unit has been fascinating for me.There is so much in there to learn and explore, that it has kept me up at night, as I set about doing my own research on the internet.   👩‍💻
Space exploration, Artificial Inteligence, computers, smartphone, genetic research, climate change, biotechnology,  genetically modified organism, foods.🍅🌽
There was so much to read up about. I think the family think I have gone bonkers! With Dictionaries, 📚📙📘📖 encyclopedias library books and scientific books spread all over the table.  They look at each other in disbelief and shake their heads!
"I thought you were studying french" they say. I shrug my shoulders and say "so did I!" I laughed.

📱💻🐑🐖🌾⚘🦟👨‍🦲🔬📚

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primevères jaunes et roses

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 15 Apr 2023, 18:06

Yellow and pink primroses

Ce matin il pleut mais maintenant il y a un peu de soleil et il commence a retour de normalité apres la fete du paques. Christ est mort, Christ est ressuscité et Christ reviendra.  Vie, mort et renaissance. Cela me rappelle le printemps qui survient après l'obscurité de l'hiver. Le printemps apporte l'espoir, tout comme foi en Dieu.

j'étudie maintenant et passe en revue la révision du chapitre 5. J'ai un livre électronique interactif que je lis en ce moment, donc je travaille juste sur les exercices qu'il contient et je pratique de courts paragraphes de discours prêts pour TMA 04.(oral)

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A Cheerful Collection!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 11 Aug 2023, 15:40


Yellow and orange flowers


This years flower display in the village hall, was as spectacular as ever, with delightful daffodils, pretty primroses, ravishing roses, heavenly hyacinths, beautiful begonias and amazing anemones!


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Join together in a peaceful march!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 20 Oct 2023, 11:05

This morning I woke up with the birdsong. The weather was lovely outside and I wondered if it was too good to be true.Has the winter really gone yet? so I went to look outside and yes, it felt a little bit warmer! However I felt cautious and put my warm navy coat and red beret and scarf on just in case.

             ✝️
I looked at the calendar and it saw that today was good friday. I just had time to get my shoes on and join in the Walk of Witness a walk  following the Cross of Christ through the village and singing "The old rugged cross" well I do love singing!

I had not been to a public gathering since before the pandemic so a bit nervous!  Saw some ladies I know and we had a quick chat before setting out on the walk. The walk itself was mostly silent with hymns at the begining and at the end of walk, but silent during the walk, as a mark of respect for "Our Lord". 

 The vicar as usual went on ahead to hold up the traffic as all the congregation crossed over the main road together.  A lot of the walkers waved to people they knew along the high street. We came to a halt outside the Methodist
Church. Each year the Easter friday service is held in different churches or villages, we are very multi -faith here. I believe It is good to get together with others  to show strength of feeling for something important. This includes protest marches too!

I think people of all faiths everywhere should visit each others churches from time to time, and join together with other faiths, instead of having all this fighting in the world! 

 It was nice to have a cup of tea and cake afterwards and a chat to some of the lonely old age pensioners of the communiry, some who have suffered,  struggled and survived the Covid pandemic, as well as the on- going cost of living crisis. It was a great social occasion as well as a time of deep reflection.

Time now to get back to earth and  home, to get down to some serious TMA studying!

✝️☮🕯📖🕊✅

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Wood anemones

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 25 Apr 2023, 16:44

Colourfulwood anenomes

While walking along the footpath beside the wood I spotted these purple, pink and white wood anenomes. They looked so colouful shining in the sunshine. It always cheers me up to see these little flowers and each time I pass they always look a little different!

The weather is good for walking at the moment between the showers. Just after that I saw some serious walkers and one lady she said that she had not seen me walking for a while. I said I do still walk but not so often as I used to. When the weather is warmer I will get out more often.

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Mastermind french Oral TMA 04 Practise

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023, 19:01

This morning I am interviewing myself in french for the Oral TMA04 using my recording app. I did it in the form of an episode from the TV "Mastermind!"

I asked myself to state my chosen subject( just like in Mastermind!) which I then answered in french.

Why have I chosen this subject? I gave the reasons in french.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?

I answered the question fully.

So it continued....

At the end I then said out loud to myself "you have correctly answered 20 questions, with no passes but plenty of hesitations and a few mis- pronounciations.
You are now allowed a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit!"

I think I have found a great technique to use to practise french orals (as well as TMAs and EMAs) by setting myself a series of 20 questions, just like in the programme Masterrmind! Doing it this way should cover every possible question and  angle!
This was only the semifinal 
Tomorrow I will begin  practising it again and try to do it all over  and I will try to do it correctly next time!!!

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Preparing for French Oral TMA

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 15 Apr 2023, 18:03

I have decided not to take any time off for a holiday this Easter term (although I may
take one day out to visit my eldest son in the nearby town.)
I will be mostly concentrating on and working towards my French TMA04 (Oral) Exam and this will be my goal. I can not take my eyes off the ball for one minute because it is so important. I must pass this TMA particularly as it carries a mark of 35% of the overal score, also the EMA.

I must strive towards this even if I have to stay awake all night and all day studying if I have to! 

I really have to nail this one and practise, practise, practise speaking and getting my points across.


📚📒🎙🎧📟📱☕☕

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There is something cheerful in the garden!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 4 Apr 2023, 19:52

Bare winter trees in cemetery

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Tension rising! 😓📈

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023, 13:48

I am feeling quite anxious today, because I know I have to make progress and to make it very quickly! It is all very well,  taking notes,  gathering lots of relevant information together, listening to audios, repeating little sentences and phrases but now it is crunch time!

I really have to practice speaking perfectly well, just like a fluent native french speaker. I feel terrified because I prefer reading, writing and watching french films and having a short french conversation, but I am not used to having long, wordy, accademic conversations in french so I hope I can succeed to speak in French.

Less than three weeks until my final oral exam! Yikes! 🙈

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I needed a bit of exercise after studying hard!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 13 Aug 2023, 18:37

A tree with pink blossoms in churchyard

This weekend it was quite damp,  nevertheless I took myself off for a walk in the afternoon, around the outskirts of the village, as I was feeling stressed with homework and badly needed some exercise. There was still a brief moment of full sunshine, between the April showers so I took the opportunity!
I noticed there was still lots of blossoms on the trees and plenty of spring flowers around the village like daffodils, crocus, primroses, and tulips. 

The birds were singing away softly and cheerfully in the nearby trees, I had a small bag of fine breadcrumbs for the birds, which I scattered onto the grass verges near the park and the cemetery. I didn't stop to sit down on the bench this time because it was too cold.

The lake was visible, shimmering in the afternoon sunlight, but didn't feel like walking right through the next field as the grass was too high and wet,  I would have done so if the weather had been drier. Besides, I dont like to wander too far from the beaten track.

This time I took the other path on the left, that one led back into the main village, market place, church and village green.

There was not a soul about,  it was eerily quiet, everywhere was deserted it was like a sleepy hollow, a ghost town, hardly anyone in the shops or in the streets. A few dog walkers far off in the distance on the village green,  floating like ghosts in the foggy sunshine.
I then hurried quickly back home before the light faded and all the vampires came out! lol!

🌳🌾🌹🌼🌺🌷🌸

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The Village Library

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 25 Jul 2023, 20:02

I am so lucky that in my village we still have a library. In other villages the library has closed down forever, which is very sad.

I often enjoy going into the library, especially in the winter time because it is warm inside. I sometimes go with my son if he feels well enough to go.

There are plenty of books there suitable for all age groups and there is a  telephone that links you directly to the city central library, from there you can order any book you want to so long as you know the title and name of the author.

The people in my village all fought hard to keep this library open. I am so glad because it is such a valuable resource.

 I have often borrowed books from there to read for my course, to have some more background information for my studies. It is a community hub and people meet there, so it is good for the mental health too. I think libraries are great places!
☕☕🍰🍩📚📖

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Tulips in the garden

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 3 Apr 2023, 18:23

Red, pink and yellow tulips

This afternoon after a morning of hard study,  I did a bit of pottering about in the garden. There is not much in the garden  yet, a few daffodils and some tulips, but  it is good to see some bight colours after the dark greys of the winter. Spring has sprung at last now where is the sunshine?

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🇨🇵 Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 30 Mar 2023, 09:59


La liberté n'est jamais donnée volontairement par l'oppresseur ; elle doit être exigée par les opprimés.


Dr Martin Luther King Jr (leader des droits civiques 1955 - 1968)

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Vocabulaire scientifique Francais.

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 3 Apr 2023, 06:49

Je lis mon e-book 📱📖 interactif et je prends des notes dans mon carnet digital. Je trouve cette section scientifique intéressante et j'apprends beaucoup de vocabulaire scientifique français.

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🌺💐Sunflowers and Roses🌾🌼

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 14 Aug 2023, 19:17


Lillies

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🌺💐Spiritual meditation🌾🌼

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 20 Oct 2023, 11:22
"Let not your heart be troubled. Neither be afraid.  Believe in God believe also in me." said Jesus


"I will be with you always even to the end of time."

"In my fathers house are many rooms(mansions)

I am going there to prepare a place for you."

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Red, white and pink roses

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 27 Mar 2023, 00:20

Red, white and pink roses

Here are some cheerful Roses aren't they lovely! 

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Recherche scientifique

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 24 Mar 2023, 20:50

Some coloured circles showing percentages of money spent on scientifique research from  various countries.


Les Français estiment qu'il n'y a pas assez d'argent dépensé pour la recherche scientifique dans leur pays par rapport à d'autres pays.

Pendant la pandémie de Covid 19, les Français ont estimé qu'ils auraient dû avoir un vaccin disponible dans leur propre pays, mais en raison du manque de financement dans la recherche scientifique, aucun vaccins à été promus.
Reference unit 5 (2022)Open University 

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Red Roses

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 3 Aug 2023, 18:20
Red Roses

Some beautiful Red Roses just for you to cheer you on your way with your TMA!

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Traduction

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Prise de nombreuses notes dans mon carnet numérique, en français et en anglais. Cela aide souvent si j'écris d'abord en anglais, puis le traduis en français.

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Genetique Sequencing

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 30 Mar 2023, 09:36

DNA double helix

Double helix of DNA which is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.

This molecule is characterized by an alternation of base pairs, i.e. two nucleic bases located on two complementary strands of DNA and RNA.

Emmanuelle Charpentier is a French female Chemist who has obtained the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 for the discovery of the Molecular
Scissors.

Her detailed description of the CRISPR-Cas9  (gene editing)  technique, known as “molecular scissors”, offers vast prospects for use, particularly in medicine.

There is now the ability to remove mutant cells from strands of DNA which carry certain incurable diseases using this molecular scissors technique. This is very good news for those suffering incurable illnesses!



Ref

Unit 5 science. (2022)Les Pieds sur Terre at Au- delà Open university.

 



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Science section- What are the benefits of space travel?

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 30 Mar 2023, 10:13

•  Substances like Helium 3 on the moon, which would be very important for the medical services could be extracted from the moon.

• Helium used in MRI scanning machines used in hospitals and health centres to produce images.  and Important in diagnosis of cancer, cystic fibrosis, COPD, emphysema and asthma. treatments.

°  Helium or other substances can be used as alternative form of energy. (There is Helium on the moon in abundance.)

•For heating and energy purposes such as moon-resources-and-nuclear-power.

•Space-based-solar-power?
Alternative energies from other resources in space.

• Protecting our planet and our environment. Climate change solutions.

• Creating scientific and technical jobs.. Jobs in Sciences, research, energ
• Enhancing safety on Earth. Observing earth from space watching for any threats to earth's security.

° Education- To understand planets and more about space.

• Cooperating with other countries around the world.

• Finding about climate change change and observing climate patterns in space.


• It Will Lead to More Great Inventions.As we learn about how to travel in space and ways to look at the geography of planets.


• It's Important for National Security. To observe any threats from objects outside of the earth.

• We Need Raw Materials From Space.Nations Can All Work Together Peacefully.

• However care must also be taken there is a great risk of space pollution !

Ref- Wikipedia,Google, Unit 5 science (2022) L332 section 2 Open University.


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