A49-Personal Response to Texts - Personal Response to Texts...

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Personal Response to Texts Read all parts of your assignment carefully and record your responses in the appropriate places. 1. In this lesson, you were presented with a sample Personal Response to Texts Assignment based on four texts suggesting something about change in our lives. Go back to that assignment and reread it. Then compose a response to this assignment, simulating examination conditions as best you can. Give yourself up to an hour—no more. Use your own paper for planning. I experienced the biggest change in my life when I was five years of age, which I think was and still is important to me. I have really changed. The way I act, my attitude and even the language I use every day has changed. First, it seemed to be strange and unusual, but after a year or so, it became normal to me. Before I came to Canada, I lived in South Africa. I had lived there since I was five and I had no idea that I would ever change my home country. I had many friends there; I was involved in loads of activities after school, such as basketball, swimming, embroidery, sewing etc. so nearly everybody knew me. When I was told that I would be leaving a country I never thought about leaving I didn’t know whether to be excited or scared. Our journey was about three days long because we weren’t in a rush. Travelling throughout the different countries opened my eyes to a wonderful and beautiful world that surrounds us. Different countries have different styles of architecture… there is also different people which brings different culture. Those simple things around me changed my outlook on life. I never understood certain things before I started to travel but I surely do now. Even though my journey wasn’t that long I managed to find few friends from different countries who spoke different languages. That felt great even though I didn’t know the other language but we managed to communicate with each other. When I came to Canada, my first impression was “wow!! There are so many high apartment buildings, and all the buildings on the main street are different colours!” The thing that really changed my view of the world was when I first saw snow. It was this beautiful white substance that fell from the sky that I could only equate with salt. I remember opening my mouth and watching the snowflake instantly melt. By changing the country I also changed the languages. I studied the

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