Writing on “The Gold Cadillac”

Writing task n2: Write a diary entry based on ‘The Gold Cadillac’ from mom’s point of view. Remember she is well aware of danger/segregation in the south. You should reflect Mom’s concerns.


Diary Entry:

Dear Diary,

I am very nervous and frustrated. I am having more tense situations with William than the usual. We are constantly disagreeing. The worst part of it, is that I’m the only one who is aware of the consequences that those problems caused. William does not get a thing.

To start with the issues, William drove our humble family near bankrupt as he spent our savings ìn a new Gold Cadillac. I just do not get it. We used to have a Mercury that worked perfectly good. It was not even a year old! Now our opportunity to live in a new and comfortable house is gone.

Yesterday, he told me he was going to Mississippi to visit his parents. Is he crazy? It would be more safety to put a loaded gun to his head than going to the South, where discrimination against black people remains. White people hate us due to the fact of just being coloured. If my husband goes to that racist area, he would be dead by the following day. Every two weeks, at least 5 Lynch’s took place. I can’t allow William going to the South in such an expensive car by his own. It’s too risky. If he goes, we are all going then, because the most important thing in life is to maintain our family together.  

Racism in the 1950s and in the 1960s

In our language class, Pilar gave as a task which consisted in looking up  information about the racism and the discrimination towards black people during the 1950s and the 1960s. Afterwards we had to make a timeline in groups. I did mine with Lola Argento and Victoria Landolfo.


Crime Writing

Pilar told us to do a crime writing. The task was the following: Imagine you have been convicted to a crime. Write a diary entry explaining why you were forced to commit the crime and how you feel about it. Use at least 5 of the terms learnt in connection with crimes and the legal system.



Diary Entry

Our language teacher, Pilar Pando, told us to write two diary entries about a short story we read. We had to write the first entry as if we were the kid’s parents (we have to say that he was an angel), and in the other one, we had to write it as if we were the teacher (we have to describe the kid as if he was an evil gorila). Hope you like it!


Writing Task

Our language teacher gave us a task: Do some research on the Island of Stradbroke and the tribes there. Then imagine you are one of the kids in kill to eat and write a diary entry describing your experience living there and the poor conditions you live in. Hope you like my writing!


Full Stop Writing

Our language teacher told us to write a writing about full stop. The task was the following one: Imagine you are Carmen’s mother. Write a letter to Carmen explaining to her the absence of all these years (150-180 words). Add three reporting sentences.


Famous Quotes

Our language teacher gave us a task. It consisted in searching for famous people’s quotes and then write them using reported speech. I chose three quotes: one from Martin Luther King Jr.; another one from William Shakespeare; and the last one from Mother Teresa. Hope you like it!


Reported Speech

In our language class we learned reported speech. However, our teacher told Federika Marty, Gonzalo Criniti and me to prepare a presentation explaining introdutory verbs. We explained the four types of introductory verbs there could be, we gave examples about them and finally we prepared an activity to practiced this. Hope you like it!