BTN- Future lifespan

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4555760.htm

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This video was about how long the average lifespan is. People now are generally living longer than any other time in history. The longest most humans will live for is around 115 years. The oldest person to have ever lived was aged 122. Will scientists ever discover/make a pill that lets you live forever? Where did the term ‘kick the bucket’ come from? We will live longer in the future. 

100 word challenge- …I just couldn’t eat something so…

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The pile of snails sat in front me. How could anyone expect me to eat that!? I just couldn’t eat something so disgusting! With their crunchy shells and slimy inside… I couldn’t even look at them. Me and my mum were visiting France, and in case you didn’t know, FRENCH PEOPLE EAT SNAILS! I mean, what the hell? Anyway, I knew I had to eat them or I wouldn’t get desert. And we were having custard and chocolate pudding for desert; my FAVOURITE. Well, if I don’t eat them then I won’t get any desert, so I decided to give it a try. I opened my mouth and lowered one in…

100 word challenge

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Goal: To use words I don’t use often.

I will highlight the words I don’t use often.

In this paragraph I will explain to you about the magic of books. Books are fantastic. They are wondrous things. They bring stories to life! And today I will tell you about one particular book, that literally brings a story to life. This book has magical powers. If the reader opens it and reads the first sentence aloud, it will engulf the reader in a huge storm, then teleport it inside the book. The reader will be teleported to a pirate ship, and be held prisoner forever. The only way to get out of the book is to get the spyglass from the captain. How do I know all this? This stuff once happened to me.

100 word challenge

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I can’t believe it. I’m actually fighting Medusa. In case you don’t know, Medusa is a lady who has snakes for hair and she turns people to stone if they look into her eyes. She is a Greek myth. Or so I thought. But I guess she can’t be a myth if I’m fighting her right now. Anyway, I’m battling her with my sword when suddenly she grabs hold of me and forces me to look into her eyes. I grab my mirror just as she turns me to stone. We both turn to stone and even to this day now, you can still see us. They built a wall around us though, so you can only see a little bit of us. Anyway, that’s how I turned to stone.

 

100 word challenge: Hard Beautiful Brown Worried Camera

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I was looking at the most disgusting thing in my life. The hard, big, brown, awful thing was sitting there, motionless and horrible. It was anything but beautiful. How could a dog do a poo so big? I grabbed out my camera and took a picture. It was hard to ignore a sight like this. Then I started to wonder if it was a dog’s poo. Could it have been a human? Maybe. I looked around the park to see if I could spot a dog, or even a human. But there was nobody there.

100 word challenge: …but how could something so tiny…

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But… but… I don’t understand! How could something so tiny… Oh. Hi. You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. I’m talking about what happened at the zoo today. I was looking at the elephant enclosure when I saw an elephant being lifted up. I looked underneath to see what it was… AND FOUND OUT IT WAS A MOUSE! I couldn’t believe my eyes! So yeah, that’s what I’m wondering about. I mean, what would you do if you suddenly saw an elephant lifted up by a mouse? You’d be pretty shocked, right?

BTN- Federation explained

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http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1961881/federation-explained   summary recalls questions insights 

This video was about the commonwealth of Australia. Things could have been different for Australia if the dutch explorer, Able Tasman, who discovered Australia, stuck around. We’d all be speaking dutch! Australia wasn’t claimed until 1770. You couldn’t travel by train between Melbourne and Brisbane because the train tracks were different widths. When did the countries come together? When he discovered Australia, was Cook alone? Back then everything was sexist and racist.

100 word challenge: …so that is why i am always last…

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I was taking my dog for a walk when I heard a strange noise coming from behind some trees. I walked over and looked behind them. I couldn’t believe it! There was a frozen mummy standing right in front of me! I walked over to it and inspected it closely. Suddenly it spoke. “I have cursed you with an ancient curse. If you ever come first in anything you will die!” It said in a raspy voice. Then it disappeared. Now, I didn’t know whether to believe him or not, but I decided to just in case. So that is why I am always last.

Viewing reflection

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http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/      summary insights recalls questions 

This video was about two soldiers who were underpaid so they purposely stole something and got caught because they thought being a convict would be easier. But instead of sentencing them to travel, the judge made them examples and sentenced them to 7 years hard labour with chains. One of them died and people argued if the government did something wrong. Soldiers get lousy pay. Convicts have signed hours, agreed rates of pay, and when they’ve done their time they can even apply for land grants. Francis Faubs had a job to ensure that the laws made in Australia are not repugnant to the laws in England.  How do the chains work? How did Suds die? Do not try to get into trouble on purpose because the punishments might be worst than you think.