My Decision, by Mohamed Abogila

From Sheetal Makhan / AYC When I wrote the prompt on the board this morning, I had no idea that I would get back something like this: Writing prompt: She took a deep breath and said to her boss… My Decision by Mohamed Abogila …I fell in love with you! Her name’s Lara. She’s from Spain, 25 years old. She’s a teacher. Teach English Language. One day she fell in love with her boss. Her boss is Ian, from Cape Town. He works at a big school. He’s assertive, ambitious and serious. Also Lara is ambitious and hardworking. She has been this school 4 years. From the first day, Lara fell in love with Ian. He was strict with all the teachers and she’s a teacher. Ian is a single person. Handsome and decisive and the same time Lara is pretty, energetic and sociable. Anyway she was love him and couldn’t tell him because he was her boss and he was serious. Four years. Year by year. Month by month. Week by week. Second by second. She’s sensitive, but she could be patient…until this day. Lara was thinking, “What can I do? and how?” One month was thinking and asking herself. She was afraid from her emotions and maybe she fell in love with a wrong person. One day at the school Lara was wearing a perfect dress with a wonderful new look and she said, “I will. Life goes on and he’s my heart. If I get him or don’t.” This day Ian was looking for his princess and he decided to get married, but he didn’t think of Lara because he thought, “She might refuse me.” He was looking for another woman. Lara heard that from another teacher. After two months, Ian get married with another woman. Lara was in … Read more

True Love, by EC English student “Abo Korkmaz”

From Sheetal Makhan / Academic Year Coordinator Every now and then I come across a true gem. When Turkish student, Abdurrahim Korkmaz suddenly appeared back in Cape Town six months ago, I was so delighted to see him. I got to know him last year when he was learning English at EC Cape Town. He can be described as an all-rounder – friendly, hard-working, sincere and dedicated. This is his last week studying with us and he shared a piece with me which he wrote recently. Of course, I can’t keep it to myself…so here it is! True Love by Abdurrahim “Abo” Korkmaz Surfing is everything for me. You don’t need anything. Without words, without language. Straight into your heart. You do not have to think. You just feel colour. Emotion. This is friendship with wind, waves, sail and a board. This is true love…life. Life is windsurfing for me. Wind gives me life. Abdurrahim was an Academic Year 20 student at EC South Africa __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Travel Writing: Cuba by Zayra Alexandra Serpa A short story…by Mariana Alves (Brazil)

My Sun & My Moon by English student “Mohamed Abogila”

By Sheetal Makhan / Academic Year Coordinator Mohamed reveals that his inspiration for this story came from the windy morning that Cape Town had today. His imagination has taken his writing to new heights and I’m really proud to share his latest piece with you! Well done, Mohamed 🙂 NOTE: This was a timed writing activity (20 minutes) Prompt: Write about the first time that your father saw your mother My Sun & My Moon by Mohamed Abogila, EC English Language Student My Sun is my father. He’s strong and powerful and he shines like the stars. He’s like a candle at night – always shining, kind, helpful and lively. Also, he’s like a fire and will hurt you if you touch him when he’s angry. The sun is a different type of light. It could be useful to see and at the same time it could be unuseful. Actually, I can’t live without him. The sun is also important for the life, plants, animals and humans. He makes me like fresh air…free. He helps me and he’s energetic. One day the sun felt alone and decided to find something to change his life. Suddenly, it was a raining day and the Sun escaped from the sky. After two hours, the Moon started shining with a massive, strong, attractive light. The Sun (my father) decided to fall in love with my mother. My mother is the Moon. However, the Sun was looking forward to seeing the Moon every night and he chased her. Like the Moon, my mother is strong, simple and optimistic. She’s open-minded, self-confident and strong-willed. One day, my Sun (father) decided to shine at night to talk to the Moon. “I want you in my life, but it’s dangerous.” (because he could die at night). Remember, the life of the Sun … Read more

Wish You Were Here!

Students from the “Write Now” class wrote postcards to their friends and family….in perfect English! They all went downstairs and posted it in the big, red postbox. Well done guys! Your friends and family will be amazed by your writing abilities! Hardie – teacher