A Look at Swedish language, culture and customs

In my Social Dimension class, one of our topics is intercultural communications. And as part of it, culture of a certain place or country affects their people intercultural communication with others. As our final activity, each of us should select a european country and gather information about their culture. I chose Sweden. Why? Because I have friend who’s married with a Swedish and I was … Continue reading A Look at Swedish language, culture and customs

Direct and Indirect Speech

One of my assignments and the last requirement before final exams in Stylistics subject is to research and study about Direct and Indirect Speech. So, here’s what I submitted… 🙂   Direct speech is a sentence in which the exact words spoken are reproduced in speech marks (also known as quotation marks or inverted commas). For example: “You’ll never guess what I’ve just seen!” said … Continue reading Direct and Indirect Speech

“Amber”

A Texas Ghost Story  Excerpted from Spooky Texas retold by S.E. Schlosser  Oh, you hear the stories about how dangerous Ouija boards are, but hey—it’s just a game. Mary waited until midnight to begin our little game, and the four of us—Sarah, Jessie, me, and, Mary, started by asking all kinds of silly questions. It was a strange-looking board, covered with letters and symbols. There was a … Continue reading “Amber”