Varieties of English and English as a world language

English today is a world language and is used by many. Here in Norway, learning English in school is something we start to do almost right away. This is also common in many other countries. About 1,5 billion people around the world speak English as their first or second language. About 400 million people have…

Playing «SPENT»

The game Spent is a game about trying to survive with only 1000 dollars a month. During the game, you come across different questions that you needed to answer carefully. The questions can range from what to buy and where to live to your kid wanting something. The different choices have different impacts and a…

Skyping and climate change

Today we were going to Skype with people from India and Israel. And after a lot of technical problems, we finally got to Skype with them. First, we talked to the class from India the students were about 13 years old, and they were telling us about the problem they have with the air in…

Brexit

Facts vs fear This means using fear to your advantage and spread fear which might not be true. And facts are of course using facts to prove a point. Brexit Brexit means Britains exit out of EU and has been in debate now for a long time. What they hope to achieve is leaving EU….

Is it Brave to suffer in silence

I believe that you need a lot of mental strength to suffer in silence, especially if it is something rely important or heavy that you are thinking about, but I think it may be harder for people to open up to others and telling them how they feel. But I think that telling people how…

Being a good citizen

Working hard and paying taxes. Because to help the society and the community function, everyone needs to contribute. I believe that there are lots of «good citizens» and not so many «bad citizens». You don’t need do stand out to help and be important. If no one would work and pay taxes, then that country…

Letter to Leonardo DiCaprio

Dear Leonardo DiCaprio My name is Herman Sætre. I am a 15 year old from Norway. I have watched your documentary about climate change «before the flood» and i agree with you. The world leaders are making deals, signing documents and celebrating. Believing that everything is going to be fine now. But when they get…