North Carolina Class
李子昱 （Linda Li)
The Pet and the Wild Animal
Some people ask me, which do you prefer, pets or wild animals? Let’s look at some information about both so we can make a decision.
Pets are easy to feed because the people can give them food to eat. If pets want to eat meat, people can give them meat to eat. If a wild animal wants to eat meat, people don’t give it to them. The wild animals need to catch food, but they will become tired and busy. So if we look at the food each eats, we can say the pet is winning.
The pet lives in a warm home. They do not have to survive out in the elements. During the winter, they stay warm at home with their owners. In the summer, they can enjoy swimming with their owners too. When people change houses, the pet can go with them and get a new home. But, the wild animals are different. They need to find a home. In a hole, on a tree, under the ground, and in the ocean or river, the wild animal can live. They are always wandering. The wild fish has a hard life, because they can be eaten by people and animals at any moment. In winter, the baby wild animals maybe feel very cold and die. And in winter, the food will be less. The animals that eat meat and grass will be very hungry and the baby animals are the hungriest and maybe will die. It is a very difficult life. But, they are happy too because they are free. The wild animals don’t need to obey people, and they are free to go everywhere. In the hills, on the trees, and in the oceans, anywhere in the wild these animals can go. Pets are different. Pets live in a house. They can’t go out by themselves. In the zoo, the animals suffer, because they maybe don’t have enough food to eat or because people often forget to feed them.
So, I think animals are all suffering, because there are too many people and the animals don’t have a lot of places to live. So, I want to say, "the animals are suffering, we need to help them”.
王子安（ Yolanda Wang ）
The Ghost Event
It was a rainy day in April of 2030. Lily and Amy were at Lily's home to play. Lily and Amy were best friends. They became friends as neither of them had parents. Usually, Lily's Grandma was in the house, but today she wasn't. She set out early in the morning to take the train. She was taking a week long vacation. She did get a babysitter for them, but the babysitter hadn't arrived yet.
While they waited for the babysitter, Lily took Amy to look at the oil paintings of Lily's family and ancestors. It always made Lily feel good when she saw them, especially the one of her parents holding her as a baby. They were looking at a painting of Lily's great-grandmother when suddenly the lights turned off. There was a faint light coming in from the window and as they looked at the painting, Lily's great-grandmother smiled at them. The girls screamed.
Lily said, “Maybe we are tired and feel dizzy. We should go lay down.” The girls went to Lily's bedroom and laid down. They quickly fell asleep. In a short time, Lily felt someone knocking on her bed. “Amy, don't knock on my bed,” said Lily angrily. “What? I'm not knocking on your bed!” replied Amy. The girls stared at each other and quickly jumped up. They ran out of the room and outside. “Where is the babysitter? Let's go to the hotel down the street,” screamed Lily.
They started to run to the nearby hotel. It was very cold and foggy outside. The night sky was very dark. Suddenly, a girl with no eyes and a bloody face fell out of a tree in front of them. The girls began to cry and ran faster. They heard the sound of fast steps behind them. They turned around and screamed, “ZOMBIES!” They ran and ran. When they were just about to be caught, a powerful light made all the zombies die.
“Hey! Lily! Wake up! Wake up!” Lily's grandmother said to Lily as she shook her shoulder, “You are having a bad dream.” “What? Oh, Thank God! It was just a bad dream,” said Lily with a smile on her face.
In 666 BC, there was a man named Thanos. He wanted to be a cook when he was young, but nobody in his family supported him. Before he became a cook, he had been a waiter in a Michelin restaurant.
One day, he met an old man, his name was Peter. He said, “Little boy, I see you are clever and have much talent and spirit. I guess you want to be my apprentice? I can help you become the best cook in the world!”
Thanos was excited. He hesitated, but decided to leave his family. Later, Peter took him to Lanxiang School to learn cooking.
After many years, he won many prizes in many contests.
One day, Peter said, “I will die soon. What you learned at school was just my experience. Now, I will give you what I have spent a lot of time writing in the book “SO YUMMY BOOK”. I believe you can be a good cook!
After Peter died, Thanos tried his “SO YUMMY BOOK”. Now he knows many cooking skills. He became a cook of Michelin. His dream came true!
Then, after Thanos retired, he opened a restaurant. Its name was “Soft Shelled Turtle Village”. They cook the most delicious soup in the world at this restaurant, so his life is much better than before. And, because his soup is the best soup in the world, people call him “Soup Dad” or “Tom”.
李薇宜 (Vivi Li)
Special Floating Car
In a few years, the air pollution index will rise to 900. This rise in pollution is because the gas from cars creates a lot of exhaust. As the traffic becomes worse, and more exhaust is released into the air, it will have a bad affect on people’s health. We need to “travel green” to improve the air quality!
I have invented a new car, but it isn’t an ordinary car. It can fly as high as a bird, about 10 meters above the ground. This invention’s name is “Flying Bird”. It is a floating car. It costs 9 million dollars. You can buy it in a Boutique and it’s made of iron. We know that iron is very heavy, but this car is designed to lighten its own weight and fly above the ground. It is convenient. You only need intelligence to control it. The features inside the car are plenty. You can speak to the car and tell it where you want to go. In the car, there is a button that you push and it can get you anything you want, like food, drinks, a phone, toys, telephone, etc. Also, there are seven massage chairs inside the car that can help you to relax. In the back, there is a big bed and if you are tired you can sleep on it. The car looks very small, but inside there is a big space. If you are sick or hurt, in the car there is a “little hospital”, so it can fix your problem.
When it comes to the world, the traffic will be better, and the weather will be better too. It only needs electricity, so the weather will be much better and the sky will always be blue.
This is my invention, the special floating car. I want to invent it to improve the traffic, the weather, and the air.
James Harden, a tall, strong and handsome guy, is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets team. He was born on August 26, 1989. He is about 196 cm tall. He is really tall and is a great offensive player. Many NBA players cannot defend him. He is good at scoring. He has his own move that is called, “The Harden Step Back.”
Michael Jordan, he is a tall, strong and handsome guy too. He played for the Chicago bulls. He was born on February 17th, 1963. He retired because he had grown old. He was like a god in the basketball world. He was good at offense, defense and leading his teams. I think Jordan is better than Harden. Why? Jordan was able to dunk from the foul line. Besides Jordan, who else was able to do this? No one! Harden is a good player, but he can’t do what Jordan was able to do.
Jordan has three children. Two are boys. One is Jeffry Jordan and the other is Marcus Jordan. They are all basketball players too. Harden has no children. He is only 30 years old now. He is still young and has many years to play in the NBA. However, Harden does have a weakness in basketball. He's not a great defensive player. He often gets caught daydreaming.
Earlier, I said Jordan was like a basketball god. Why do I think this? Because, he played, almost perfect basketball. He rarely gives other teams a chance to win. Jordan is an idol for other players. In Jordan's life, he scored 32,292 points. This is amazing, isn't it?
He still earns a lot of money. How do you know Nike? It is a famous sports brand in America and makes many pairs of shoes. Their most popular pair of shoes are called Jordan’s Aired S. Now Nike sells these shoes and has received $500 million. Jordan earned $19 million. Nike also does this with Kevin Durant and Curry Urban. Why doesn't James Harden have a shoe deal with Nike, because he is not as great as some of the other players. Sincerely, Harden is not a bad player at all, but he needs to work even harder if he wants to be the number one male professional basketball player in the world.
Consequently, I think Jordan is better than Harden. This is my own opinion. What's yours? James Harden or Michael Jordan, who Is the best?
杨佳鑫（ Yolanda Yang ）
Why is Carden English Good?
Now, many people don’t know Carden English. Last vacation, I asked my aunt about Carden. She said,＂What is Carden English?” Throughout the world, the most famous English teaching group is TOEFL. I just want to tell you, “Carden is better than TOEFL.” It’s very useful.
You may ask, “Why is Carden English good and useful?” There are many reasons I want to tell you. Carden English has many things to learn, like: grammar points, hard and useful words, English definitions, and English compositions. These things can help us be better at English. Learning harder English words and grammar can help us more easily talk with each other. The founder of Carden English was Ms. Mae Carden. She founded Carden English when she was young. At first, no one knew or agreed with this teaching method. She worked continuously and eventually many people knew about it.
Now, there are many schools in America and China. Many schools have not started to teach grammar yet. Carden English fixed that. Last summer vacation, I went to the school’s summer camp. In the camp, we had a lot of English classes. Many students did not know what was a noun, verb, adjective, past tense or future tense. In our school, we are already learning past perfect tense and present perfect tense. In the classes, teachers always play some fun games with us. That can help us feel happy, and we can also learn many new words and grammar. My favorite foreign teacher was Ms. Hartmann. Ms. Hartmann always organized a party. She also made many delicious foods for us. We liked her very much. What’s more, Ms. Hartmann let us watch many English movies to improve our English level and vocabulary. Every semester we have many contests, like the Spelling Bee, Recitation contest, and vocabulary contest. Many students like these contests. They study hard and want to win a prize. We have many parties too. My favorite party is Halloween. On this day, we can play games, eat candy and get prizes. On Christmas day, we will sing the Christmas songs and be ready for the programs. These activities can make students more confident and happy. Also, I can learn how to be a good person. The education of Carden English makes me a better person. Carden English also teaches many hard and useful words, like the words used in a restaurant, school and life. To learn many words is good for learning English. What’s more, Carden also teaches us English definitions. It can improve our English level and make us remember better. The English composition is also an important part for learning English. If you cannot write a good composition, your English level and vocabulary will be bad. Carden English is teaching a lot of composition and English definitions. So, I think Carden English is good. I have learned English in Carden for six years and now my English level is better than other students. We learn harder than others, so our scores are better than others. Carden English is good at teaching English to its students.