Pour enrichir son anglais

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To enrich your writing
story 1--High and Lifted Up – by Mike Krath

It was a windy day.
The mailman barely made it to the front door. When the door opened, Mrs. Pennington said, "hello", but, before she had a real chance to say "thank you", the mail blew out of the mailman's hands, into the house and the front door slammed in his face. Mrs. Pennington ran to pick up themail.
"Oh my," she said.
Tommy was watching the shutters open and then shut, open and then shut.

b)-This story talks about a boy, Tommy that whishes he could be a leaf to see new thing he had never seen before. He becomes a leaf and meets two other ones : a maple leaf and an old leaf. They end up in a city dump and there Tommy's mum pics him up and brings him back home again.

c)-Thewriter uses the 3rd person narration. He uses and describes real living things like leafs and real places like a city dump...
story 2--Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind - by Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Well, Miss Maxwell, how did you get along today?" asked Mr. Baxter affably, when the new teacher came to the table.
She was a slight, dark girl, rather plain-looking, but with a smart,energetic way. Mr. Baxter approved of her; he "liked her style," as he would have said.
The summer term had just opened in the Maitland district. Esther Maxwell was a stranger, but she was a capable girl, and had no doubt of her own ability to get and keep the school in good working order. She smiled brightly at Mr. Baxter.
"Very well for a beginning. The children seem bright and teachable and not hardto control."
Mr. Baxter nodded. "There are no bad children in the school except the Cropper boys--and they can be good enough if they like. Reckon they weren't there today?"

b)-This story is about a female teacher, Miss Maxwell, being hired at a school where the principal Mr. Cropper doesn’t like female teachers because he thought they couldn't give out orders. Alfred and Robert, hissons, try to make her reputation go down, so that their father can fire her. But another teacher at the school, Mr. Baxter, told her about Mr. Cropper’s brother marrying Mrs. Charley then dying and their was a dispute of the farm land. Mrs. Charley got the part of the farm with the best plum tree in the town but Mr. Baxter says it’s his; so he and his sons steal the plums when they are ripe. One dayMiss Maxwell was walking along and saw them stealing the plums and took a picture. She bribed Mr. Cropper to make sure his boys wouldn’t misbehave at school. At the end it worked, Miss Maxwell even got a raise and the Cropper boys never misbehaved.

c)-and makes the plot unpredictable yet we know how it’s going to end.

d)-The theme emerges organically about a normal school teacher andnormal school problems, and that’s the thing that makes it interesting because we like reading about normal things much as super heroes with powers...
story 3--To Sit in the Sun - by Joanna Leyland

Don't ask me, dearie. I wouldn't know about that. As I said, I'm just a neighbour of theirs - that's right, that little white house there on the corner, the one with the fig tree next to it.And yes, I saw it all. Not that I was watching - I believe in keeping myself to myself - but a body couldn't help noticing. First all the coming and going with him being ill, then the weeping and wailing when he died - of course I went to pay my respects, that's only right - and I saw them carry the poor lamb from the village, lay him out proper and wall up the tomb. I did feel sorry for the twogirls, I must say.

b)-This story is about a person that either dies or is still alive and that loved to sit in the sun, even after (maybe) his death. What makes me believe he's dead, is the way the writter restricted to write much about his actions and personality.
c)-The writer uses 1st person narration and lets the reader decide what happens at the end of the story.
d)The theme that...
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