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Our First Blogging Assignment Is…

September 11, 2012
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Welcome to English Language Pages everyone!

For those of you who are not familiar with me my name is Conor O’Reilly (click on my profile here to find out more about me) and I’ll be working Todd McGowan together in this exercise. If you’re not familiar or you’re apprehensive about what to expect over the coming weeks take a moment to read through some of the posts from last semester.

We’ll keep it kind of simple for the first week as many of us are just starting off here and we need to get used to using the website.

Here is your assignment:

  1. Find an interesting or funny picture on the internet and post a link to it here.
  2. Write a topic sentence for a paragraph on this subject (you only need to write the paragraph). Feel free to make more than one post if you like.
  3. Read other people’s posts and make comments.
  4. Have fun

REMEMBER THAT YOU SHOULD POST YOUR COMMENT ANONYMOUSLY. PLEASE USE A NICKNAME. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP FOR A WORDPRESS.COM ACCOUNT. FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO POST PROPERLY.

Here are a few examples from me:

– Despite popular belief, dogs do not like to be left in the rain for a number of reasons.

– An increase in global temperatures has had a number adverse effects on communities from all kinds of backgrounds.

– Reading from a young age can have a number of positive effects.

– Jane first found out about the connection between bottled water and lockjaw during a visit the local public library.

– When choosing a university major, making yourself familiar with the course content should be one of your highest priorities.

– In most modern classrooms teachers use a wide array of modern multi-media technology.

In case some of you are having trouble  posting pictures it might be handiest to follow these instructions:

If you right click on the image it should say ‘view image’ or something like that. It will take you to a page where only the image is shown. If you copy that url and paste it here, I’m sure that will be fine – just be sure that it works before posting the comment :)

Here’s an example:

http://manboobz.blogspot.com/2010/10/quoteotd-david-futrelle-is-dancing.html

But if I right click on the image and then select view image I get this page:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5Eg-R1JJfsQ/TLKC7NG1tgI/AAAAAAAAALg/CmFNK7Pnu4U/s320/Donkey_Vector.jpg

Have fun!

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115 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann permalink
    September 12, 2012 5:35 pm

    http://postfiles3.naver.net/20111208_178/ybbeauty_1323306600820t9fNK_JPEG/00034010.jpg?type=w2

    – Nowadays, pets become good friends to people for a number of reasons.

    • September 12, 2012 6:04 pm

      Congrats Ann, you are our first commentor of the new semester! However, could you please let me know whose class you are in. Conor’s or Todd’s?

      Also, this link is not working 😦

      • Ann+C permalink
        September 12, 2012 10:54 pm

        Oooops sorry, I missed so many things.
        First, I’m a student of your class. From next time, I’ll not forget to wirte c after my nickname.
        And I’ll link again, I hope this to be worked.

        http://www.truongxua.vn/card/1434871/12207817

        -Nowadays, pets become good friends to people for a number of reasons.

    • Ourabi + C permalink
      September 14, 2012 4:28 pm

      haha, it is a most serious animal I have ever seen

      • Harry permalink
        September 14, 2012 11:44 pm

        yes, I agree with you 🙂
        maybe..I think people teach it by much training haha~

      • Zhansaya permalink
        September 16, 2012 1:24 am

        it’s cruel..to train animals to such things

      • September 17, 2012 11:39 am

        Well if you think that’s funny/cruel, you will be equally fascinated by this tumblr blog: http://foodonmydog.com/

  2. September 12, 2012 7:40 pm

    = C
    – She is wearing a hat made of rice and laver.

    • September 12, 2012 8:18 pm

      Hi, you didn’t post a photograph 😦

      Also I’m not sure if this is a suitable topic sentence.

    • September 12, 2012 8:20 pm

      Oh I see what you did… Can you post the link in the comment section please, not the website section. Thanks.

    • Ourabi + C permalink
      September 14, 2012 4:42 pm

      me too, I’m not sure whether this is a proper topic sentence. but she is really really cute.

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 14, 2012 11:38 pm

      I agree with above comments. I also think that it is not a proper topic sentence because the sentence is just describing the picture rather than presenting topic sentence.

  3. September 12, 2012 10:21 pm

    (Professor:Todd)
    http://images.search.conduit.com/ImagePreview/?q=funny%20pictures&ctid=CT3015572&searchsource=10&start=35&pos=5
    In these days,diet is not just for human. Do you like junk food? Who is your master?

  4. September 12, 2012 10:34 pm

    (professor:Todd)
    Today, over weight problem is not just for human. do you like junk food?http://images.search.conduit.com/ImagePreview/?q=funny%20pictures&ctid=CT3015572&searchsource=10&start=35&pos=14

  5. Min + C permalink
    September 13, 2012 9:50 am

    http://res.heraldm.com/content/image/2012/09/13/20120913000168_1.jpg?pp=2012082011

    – Nowadays, many people love fastfoods because of some benefits which fastfoods have.

    • Ronie permalink
      September 14, 2012 4:34 pm

      I think there are more weak points than strong points in fast food.

      • September 14, 2012 6:39 pm

        Did you post a photograph?

      • Ronie permalink
        September 14, 2012 10:53 pm

        I’d posted a photograph, and then I replied that.

      • September 17, 2012 11:42 am

        Ok, sorry. I only saw the comment in my email and didn’t see where you had posted it.

    • Ourabi + C permalink
      September 14, 2012 4:35 pm

      in picture, what benefits did he get ?? ;;;;;;

    • Zhansaya permalink
      September 16, 2012 1:27 am

      actually I didn’t understand at all….

  6. 정지은 permalink
    September 13, 2012 6:07 pm

    Professor Todd

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=341844162572222&set=a.205737066182933.48771.205725192850787&type=1&theater

    -Fish lives in face.Two fishes and two peoples would be fall in love soon..^^

    • September 13, 2012 7:12 pm

      Sorry I can’t read this without logging into Facebook. Can you find a different link for it, because some people may not use Facebook.

      • September 14, 2012 7:28 pm

        Hmmm, the topic sentence should not describe the photograph exactly…

    • Harry permalink
      September 15, 2012 12:03 am

      I think this picture show us difference of thought between man and woman when they love each other…haha

  7. fresh +C permalink
    September 13, 2012 7:59 pm

    http://postfiles4.naver.net/20120714_227/pharkun1_1342263119743wdknY_JPEG/13.jpg?type=w3
    Eating is essential to maintain your health. Do you like eating something in the street?

    • Zhansaya permalink
      September 16, 2012 1:28 am

      the link doesn’t work….

  8. fresh +C permalink
    September 13, 2012 8:07 pm

    http://postfiles4.naver.net/20120714_227/pharkun1_1342263119743wdknY_JPEG/13.jpg?type=w3

    – Eating is essential to maintain your health. Do you like eating something in the street?

  9. fresh +Todd professor permalink
    September 13, 2012 8:13 pm

    http://postfiles4.naver.net/20120714_227/pharkun1_1342263119743wdknY_JPEG/13.jpg?type=w3

    – Eating is essential to maintain your health. Do you like eating something in the street?
    ( Sorry, My professor is Todd, but I wrote +C in my nickname.)

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:07 am

      I can not see your picture..

    • September 17, 2012 11:43 am

      yes you are posting a dead link. Please find the picture again and repost the photograph.

  10. September 13, 2012 8:47 pm

    When someone has a gun, you should follow several rules.

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:10 am

      Umm.. It seems that you did not post a photograph. I can not see your picture…

      • Zhansaya permalink
        September 16, 2012 1:29 am

        yes….no link..
        such a pity..the topic sentence is challenging)

    • September 17, 2012 11:44 am

      Can you post a link to the photograph or image please?

  11. Ho Yeon permalink
    September 13, 2012 9:30 pm

    (Professor : Conor)

    -There are many vegetarians who don’t eat even eggs and milk products, for reason of animal welfare

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 14, 2012 11:49 pm

      The picture is so cute! I think using ‘dairy products’would be better than using‘Eggs and milk products’

    • Zhansaya permalink
      September 16, 2012 1:31 am

      Oh, My God! poor chicken!

      • September 17, 2012 11:45 am

        Dalin, check your understanding of dairy.

        Ho Yeon, that picture is hysterical!!!

    • Ho Yeon permalink
      September 19, 2012 4:25 pm

      Oh, I guess I’ve made a mistake.

      (Professor : Conor)

      -There are many vegetarians who don’t eat even eggs and milk products, for reason of animal welfare

      • Ho Yeon permalink
        September 19, 2012 4:27 pm

        Oh, I guess I’ve made a mistake.
        (Professor : Conor)

        -There are many vegetarians who don’t eat even eggs and dairy products, for reason of animal welfare

  12. Broccoli permalink
    September 14, 2012 12:58 pm

    (Todd’s class)

    http://9gag.com/gag/4678920

    – You have to find out your own style of doing things.

    (I just want to know how to post pictures like Conor does! Not through links, but uploading it right off so that people don’t have to click!)

    • September 17, 2012 11:45 am

      Unfortunatley you can’t do it that way in the comment section, unless you have the html I think.

      • Broccoli permalink
        September 21, 2012 1:34 pm

        Oh, okay I see. Thanks 🙂

  13. Shirley+C permalink
    September 14, 2012 1:29 pm

    Many people have been interested in making their own house and designing the interior of their house recently.

  14. May permalink
    September 14, 2012 3:39 pm

    (professor:Todd)
    http://www.funnycorner.net/funny-pictures/3071/funny-people-pictures/train-on-wrong-track.html

    →On all of the fundamentals is very important.

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:14 am

      I`m so surprised to see the picture! It looks really urgent and dangerous! Also, I can realize the importance of the fundamental very well.

    • September 17, 2012 11:48 am

      I think that this is a bit too vague for a topic sentence. What fundamentals do you mean?

      • May permalink
        September 17, 2012 8:51 pm

        That means…
        If you have a strong foundation, the railway will not break down.

      • September 17, 2012 8:58 pm

        Fundamentals and foundations are quite different things. Be careful with your descriptions, try to keep them as simple and accurate as possible.

  15. September 14, 2012 3:59 pm

    what do you select? each selection have a lot of advantage you will get.

  16. Ourabi + C permalink
    September 14, 2012 4:01 pm

    http://postfiles4.naver.net/20120810_275/millionmood_13445841431537fpm0_JPEG/i3105557057.jpg?type=w1

    what do you select? each selection has a lot of advantage you will get.

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:15 am

      Umm.. I can not see your picture.

      • Dalin(T) permalink
        September 15, 2012 11:23 am

        Now I can see your picture! I think I could not see your picture at first because of Chrome. Sorry.

  17. Ronie permalink
    September 14, 2012 4:21 pm

    Professor : Mcgowan
    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ronaldo-of-real-madrid-misses-a-shot-at-goal-during-the-news-photo/56900848#

    -If you want to enjoy playing sports, you had better care about your conditions and safety in games.

  18. Ourabi + C permalink
    September 14, 2012 4:24 pm

    sometimes, it is necessary to keep distance for a number of reasons.

    http://kms2413.tistory.com/category/%EC%9E%AC%EB%B0%8C%EB%8A%94%20%EA%B2%83

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:17 am

      So funny picture!! I can feel the necessity of distance, as well,

  19. yuji +c permalink
    September 14, 2012 5:05 pm

    http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=106&oid=015&aid=0002727608

    -Nowadays,K-POP is getting popularirty cosmopolitanly.

  20. Niles permalink
    September 14, 2012 6:05 pm

    Todd
    http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201208060841462338

    she does not the frist.
    But she showed to us “do your best”.

    • We-ro permalink
      September 14, 2012 9:44 pm

      Oh..!
      I like Jang Mi Ran. Her will and belief about weightlifting moves me always.

    • Artpen permalink
      September 15, 2012 3:45 am

      I really admire the athletes and how sport unify people.

    • kelly permalink
      September 15, 2012 9:24 pm

      Her efforts and passion impressed me. and I think that so many people have felt.

  21. christine permalink
    September 14, 2012 6:46 pm

    (professor:Todd)
    -The man’s girlfriend has beautiful appearance from behind.
    -The man’s girlfriend was actually…not a human.
    http://cafeptthumb2.phinf.naver.net/20120524_152/ljb20a_13378360482919ESyn_JPEG/B8DBB8DBC0CCBFA9C0DA.jpg?type=w740

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:24 am

      What a funny reversal!!

  22. Jacob permalink
    September 14, 2012 7:10 pm

    Pro. Todd
    http://www.kyeongin.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=672878

    – No matter where you live, how much you have, the most important thing is to have confidence and do your best.

    – If you do our best, money will follow you.

    • We-ro permalink
      September 14, 2012 9:41 pm

      Wow,
      I think YANG HAK SEON is a great man trying his best.

      • September 17, 2012 11:52 am

        The news article shouldn’t really support your topic sentence. It should be a single photograph.

    • We-ro permalink
      September 14, 2012 9:37 pm

      Hmm…?
      The photo you choice is very cute orange peel man.
      I wonder why your sentence was written as above.

      • Dalin(T) permalink
        September 15, 2012 11:30 am

        Orange peel man moves his own mandrin himself. This picture brought up the image of a child who dose working all by himself. So I decided to write the topic sentence like that. I hope you understand what I tried to explain now.

  23. We-ro permalink
    September 14, 2012 9:30 pm

    http://news.nate.com/view/20120620n09705&mid=n0507&cid=381543
    – Website having a photo that I choice


    – Only photo that I choice as above

    Dear Professor Todd

    -A black cat opening his mouth wide was being attacked unexpectedly by a angry rabbit at night.

    -There are innumerable grasses and flowers and there are many animals inhabiting in a forest.

    If there are unnatural expression above sentences, Please let me know that~

    Thanks!

    Have fun 🙂

    • Jacob permalink
      September 15, 2012 9:33 am

      The cat looks very scary…..poor rabbit….

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      September 15, 2012 11:36 am

      I think the second topic sentence is better because it reminds me of the law of the jungle!

  24. September 14, 2012 10:42 pm

    My comments not working …. but I keep triying!!!!

    When someone has a gun, you should follow several rules.

    • September 14, 2012 11:37 pm

      As I said, it may need to be moderated in advance. Just be patient.

      • Kitty C permalink
        September 15, 2012 1:54 pm

        Oh yes. but I added the photo but it doesn’t come out until now.

      • September 17, 2012 11:54 am

        Where did you ad the photo? Add any attachments (photos, links etc) in the actual comment section, not the website section.

  25. Tank permalink
    September 14, 2012 11:23 pm

    http://fun.jjang0u.com/chalkadak/view?db=306&no=112251&group_id=2
    – Britney Spears learned Gangnam Style dance. She uploded her blog.

    • Harry permalink
      September 15, 2012 12:00 am

      Nowadays psy became a famous world star hahah~

  26. yoon +c permalink
    September 14, 2012 11:23 pm

    http://xportsnews.hankyung.com/?ac=article_view&entry_id=256676

    Recently, people are interested in Super Star K4! I really expect who is going to win in the TV show.

  27. Harry permalink
    September 14, 2012 11:27 pm

    http://blog.naver.com/haeunra/150147350614

    As you see, smoking and non-smoking make a different result.

    • Harry permalink
      September 14, 2012 11:36 pm

      to Professor Todd

      please check my topic sentence! and please tell me how to fix:)

      Thank you~ see you Monday!

      • proftodd permalink*
        September 17, 2012 9:15 am

        You might like to review page 5 of our text book. Here is another topic sentence:

        There are many benefits to quiting smoking.

    • September 14, 2012 11:36 pm

      Whose class are you in?

      • Harry permalink
        September 14, 2012 11:48 pm

        I registered Professor Todd’s class:)
        um…I have a question Professor Conor~
        Is it possible to fix my comment??
        I Post same comment by mistake..

      • September 17, 2012 11:56 am

        I only see one comment.

  28. lhnhsms C permalink
    September 15, 2012 12:51 am

    my comments not working 😦
    I put 6 hours ago. But it didn’t come up.
    – In recent years, you can feel the distrust between people in various ways.

    • September 15, 2012 7:22 am

      Not sure what happened. It’s ok. You didn’t include a photo though.

    • September 18, 2012 10:55 am

      In recent years, you can feel the distrust between people in various ways

    • lhnhsms C permalink
      September 18, 2012 10:58 am

      I commented with photo, but it never comes up 😦

  29. Artpen permalink
    September 15, 2012 3:42 am

    To Professor McGowan:

    http://cafewitteveen.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/monday-nooner-the-statue-of-liber-wow/

    -Mankind is not the only one that is affected by climate change

    • Sally permalink
      September 16, 2012 11:56 pm

      The picture of 2011’s the Statue of Liberty is humorous to express ‘Global Warming’.

  30. Dalin(T) permalink
    September 15, 2012 11:41 am

    I think you chose the suitable picture to give a strong impact and warning sign to readers.

    • We-ro permalink
      September 26, 2012 7:35 am

      Ah? who do you write this massege to?

    • We-ro permalink
      September 26, 2012 7:36 am

      Ah? who did you write this massege to?

  31. kelly permalink
    September 15, 2012 9:16 pm

    to professor Todd:
    http://cafe.naver.com/506classcafe/11 ← first picture of the three pictures.
    -The boy in the picture looks like a balloon blowing

  32. Olivia Min permalink
    September 16, 2012 9:14 pm

    Pro.Todd

    http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120913000900

    Famous korean singer, Psy’s new song “Gangnam Style” is sensationally popular in America.

  33. joon gyue kang permalink
    September 16, 2012 9:50 pm

    http://sevensouls.playforum.net/photo/gallery/view/1678954694447202304

    My link shows you the course how you are captivated in Korean Music Video kang nam style

  34. Jin permalink
    September 16, 2012 10:48 pm

    Professor Todd

    http://gva456.blog.me/10147761674
    Korean famous soccer player koo is close the door by his own ways.
    But, we need to know that his car is expensive.

    • We-ro permalink
      September 26, 2012 7:37 am

      !!!
      This car is very expensive…

  35. lhnhsms C permalink
    September 19, 2012 4:21 pm

    http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nid=05&c1=05&c2=05&c3=00&nkey=201209161612523&mode=sub_view

    -In recent years, you can feel the distrust between people in various ways

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