The flame crackled as we were swimming.We celebrated my birthday, then went swimming. We eat my big white birthday cake. It was vanilla. We partied almost all night, but also fit some time in for swimming. We had a bomb competition, to see who could make the biggest splash. My brother and I had very big splashes, but mine was bigger, so I won some lollies. We had a huge day, but had a huge amount of fun. After, at 11:00, we went to sleep. We had an awesome day!
Bang! As the door slammed I knew I was in trouble. Mum stomped into my room.
“I just got a call from your teacher that you graffitied on the principle’s walls!” She screamed.
“Yeah, the whole class did she taught us how to swear. Fu-,” I started.
“Don’t tell me,” she muttered.
“Teacher said they were the ‘ten commandments’ and we HAD to follow them. We slept instead of doing maths, and we had pizza! The teacher payed!” I replied.
“Please don’t tell me this was another poem?”
“Excuse me. I’m enrolling Zedekai into your school,” said mum into the phone.
Passage 1: Paragraph 3-Page 47 to 48
Here’s the passage: ‘Comrades,’ he said quietly, ‘do you know who is responsible for this? Do you know the enemy who has come in the night and overthrown our windmill? SNOWBALL!’ he suddenly roared in a voice of thunder, ‘Snowball has done this thing! In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion, this traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year. Comrades, here and now I pronounce the death sentence upon Snowball. “Animal Hero, Second Class,” and half a bushel of apples to anyone who brings him to justice. A full bushel of apples to anyone who captures him alive!’ I chose this passage because it was surprising to me.
Passage 2: Paragraph 1-Page 45
I’m not going to write the passage for this one, because it’s a bit easy so someone can read it out.
I found it funny that Boxer always obeyed Napoleon, but I think he is the traitor.
I chucked this guy in the river. So this is how it started. My mum and I were walking in the park. He was coming way too close for my liking. He seemed really specky and shifty. I was really suspicious of him. He was holding his hands behind his back. I looked behind me, and he quickly looked of into the distance and whistled. We could hear his footsteps crunching on the gravel behind us. He came really close and held some silver blade in his hand. I blocked him from my mum and threw him in the river.
The blinding sun shining so bright.
The cold sea water splashing up against our warm skin.
The salty water also bitter in our mouths.
The chattering and laughter echoing through the whole beach,
so everyone can hear that we’re having a good time.
Memories being made.
Hello ladies and gentlemen, chair-person and timekeeper, today, my team and I will be telling you why credit card use should be restricted. But before I absolutely convince you of this, here is the affirmative team’s definition of the topic.
For the purpose of this debate, a credit card is a small plastic card issued by a bank that allows the holder to purchase goods and services without the exchange of any money, accumulating a bill. For this debate, restriction means limiting the amount you can spend on the credit card (a dollar value limit).
Do you hear all the popular songs these days? Ayo and Teo tell us that we need a Rolex. Snoop Dogg says he’s got a million-dollar boat, K.S.I tells us we all need to drive Lamborghinis’ and even BRUNO MARS tells us he has condos in Manhattan and jewellery shining so bright!!!!!
Popular culture influences us and popular music has a message – spend, spend, and spend. Unrestricted credit card use lets you spend money you don’t have with the promise you’ll pay it back. I totally get it, it’s nice to have these luxury items in life. But do we need them? The answer is no. If we do not restrict credit use we will encourage a generation of spoilt brats with no responsibility.
Unrestricted credit card use makes it really easy to buy things without thinking. This can cause people to get into excessive debt before they know it. Imagine this:
I’m going out tonight; I have plenty of clothes to wear but I’ll go buy a new outfit. Those shoes are cool and hey, that hat looks boss. I think I’ll buy those too.
In this situation this person was buying a new outfit that was completely unnecessary. Then they got distracted by other things they wanted to buy and bought more and more things. It’s too easy to spend money freely without thinking about the debt you have to pay back. If the credit card use is not restricted the amount of debt that someone could build up is huge. If the credit card was restricted for example to only a couple of hundred dollars then the debt would be manageable.
To summarise – without restricting credit card usage, it is amazingly easy for people to spend money they don’t have. It also opens the huge risk of people building up excessive debt that they might not be able to pay back.
In conclusion I’d like to quote the words of a rap song supporting my argument that credit card use should be restricted:
Swipe the stripe on my credit card
It’s a magnetic bar
I slide it through the machine
to see if my credit is clean
if it is i’m in bizz
each month they send a bill around mine
if i don’t pay the minimum i get hit with a fine
plastic money it feels like magic magic
anything you imagine you need you just grab it
it’s not real money we’re talking about
when you get in debt it’s hard to get out
Thank you all for listening.
I am the brother who is the oldest.
I am the soccer player and soccer is my favourite sport.
I am the chess player and I think you should try playing it too.
I am the reader I read all the time.
I am the artist and I love to be artistic.
I am the writer and I love to write funny stories.
I am the downball player and I find it really fun.
I will be the school captain so I need to show the school values.
I am Zedekai.
The beautiful shine is so bright. The gold silver and bronze so precious. With achievements written all over them. The green, red and blue colored ribbons on your neck. With help from your skill, your wit and sometimes your teammates, you get these things for winning something, or for being best of the best. Some people in life feel they should deserve these things for the things they do or are good at. But you don’t need one of these to be an awesome person, or a winner.
(Reveal of item in next post😝)
Have fun working it out, and good luck!
“Why did you smash that lightbulb???” Asked my mum angrily.
“I didn’t,” I said innocently.
“Go to your room! You are grounded!” my mum yelled.
I walked slowly to my room, hanging my head.
I slowly closed the door behind me. The lightbulb was in the hall way. I kept looking, and then, I saw little men fixing the lightbulb. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was shocked. I rubbed my eyes, but no, I wasn’t imagining it. I walked out of my room slowly, not scaring the men away. I think one heard me, because it turned and waved.