Sunday, May 10, 2009

point blank

-alex rider is a spy who is also a school boy
-alex goes to a school were everyone in that school looks just like him.
-alex is very alone in school.
-his uncle had just died of a terible car accident.

-why does alex still go to school if he is a spy?
-does he go to a catholic school with a uniform?
-why doesnt alex have much friends?


Alex rider had just returned from a mission and told the teachers he had the flu for three weeks also his uncle just died.

point blank

-Roscoe sound like a very powerful and weathly man.
-he had his own retired FBI agent as his bodyguard.
-his body guard carried a weapon with him at all times
-roscoe had his own private elevator.
-his assinstant had to let the guards no each time he arrived upstairs?

- how did roscoe become so rich and powerful?
-why did he need his won FBI agent to protect him?
-was his life so important the his bodyguard had to carry a gun?
-why did his assistiant have to let the guards know every time he got in?

-foyer-the lobby of a theater, hotel, or apartment house.
-vet-to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.

Roscoe is a very important man and need guards around him at all times because terrorist could try to steal him at any minute because he is so rich

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ROAR term 2 post #3,4

Post #3
-after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 Berlin suddenly had floods of refugees from Iraq
-the rufugees could get medical care and a stipend, but it was only cigarette money really
-the refugees could only stay in Berlin for up to ninety days.
-after the ninety days was up then authorities would haul off the refugees to government run group homes.
-after 25 years of work in the harsh factories a refugee could apply to be a citizen in Berlin,but only 1 out 25 men made it.
4 questions
-why did all the refugees chose to go to Berlin at the time?
-why did Berlin give such little mooney to the refugees?
-why could the refugees only stay in Berlin for 90 befor getting "deported"?
-why did the refugees have to work for 25 years before even applying for a citizenship?
3 vocab words
animosities-a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action
menial-lowly and sometimes degrading
wilted-To become limp or flaccid; droop
1 sentance
The refugees fleed to Berlin and were forced to work in teriblly factories or else they would get deported. after 25 years of work they could apply for citizenship, but only 1 out of 25 made it.

-when refugges first came to Berlin the goverment would ask then a bunch of questions to make sure that they were not trying to fake it just to become a citizen for free.
-if your were a refugee who knew something about Saddams inner circle or planns to biuld weapons then you were treated spiecial.
-if you were a refugee who was a chemical engineer then you were interviewed more thoroughly than the rest
-all of the chemical engineers were treated like prisoners back in Iraq.
-a man named Ahmed wanted to incredible package so he told him that he was the head engineer for germ weapons.
4 questions
-why did the Berlin government want to know so much about what Iraqis did back home?
-why did people with information to tell get such a special treatment?
-why were the chemical engineers interviewed more thoroughly than the rest of the refugees?
-if the chemical engineers were so important back in Iraq why were they trated like prisoners?
3 vocab words
bratwurst-a sausage made of pork, spices, and herbs, sometimes without a casing, usually served sautéed or broiled.
munificent-extremely liberal in giving; very generous
biowaffen- germ weapons
1 sentance
when refugees first arrived in Berlin they officials would question then and see if they knew any thing abou the wereabouts of Saddam or what his plans were for chemical weapons.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

ROAR term 2 post #2

-there were not much airport security in Iraq.
-there were a lot of aslyms going through Germany at the time.
-they all went to germany to seek refugee from war, famine, and ethnic persicution.
-most of the Iraqi's fled to Germany because they disagreed with Saddam or were against them and were goin to be put in jail and killed or torture if they were found.
-many Iraqi's found work in Germany in factories of chemical plants.
4 questions
-why did the Iraqi's chose to go to Germany at the time?
-why did Iraq have such bad airport security?
-why were the Iraqi's kill just for disagreeing with Saddam?
-was Germany the only place that Iraqi's could go?
3 vocab
tarnished-To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt.
unadorned-Without adornment or embellishment; simple or plain.
minarets-A tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin summons the people to prayer
1 sentance
all of the Iraqi people who disagree with Saddam have to leave the country or else they will be killed.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

ROAR term 2 history book "Curveball" post #1

-in november 1999 when planes landed at Strauss airport the skies were gray.
-the american intelligence was horrible at the time.
-in 1999 a mysterious iraqi applies for political asylum in munichn.
-saddam hussein had been conducting germ factories on trucks.
-bush knew about this and did nothing.

4 questions
-why was the sky gray in november 1999?
-why did bush ignore all of the treats made against this country?
-why did american have such bad intelligence?
-did bush want the terrorist to attack the USA

3 vocab words
-asylum-an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance.
-dormantin a state of rest or inactivity; inoperative; in abeyance
-conjured-to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell.

1 sentence
the USA has terrible intelligence and hussein is running germ factories on trucks.