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My School Day: Reading Practice 4 (recount)

By | December 11, 2017

My mother got me ready for school then I had to wait for her to brush my hair and place every strand in just the perfect position. I had to show her my shoes that I had cleaned the night before and my school bag had to be neatly put on my shoulder before I could get near… Read More »

Waving Goodbye: Reading Practice 3 (recount)

By | December 6, 2017

We stood huddled together on the quayside as the occasional drops of rain started to fall from the gun metal clouds above us. I held my mother’s hand tightly and watched as the turning tide slowly moved the whaling boat away from the quay and out into the harbour. All about me I could hear women sobbing quietly… Read More »

Day at the Beach: Reading Practice 2 (recount)

By | December 22, 2017

Early one morning in summer, in the city of Cape Town, I woke up to the sound of birds’ chirps. I got up to open my curtains to let the early morning sun in to warm my face. It was the perfect day for the beach! Quickly I changed from my pajamas into my costume and pulled on… Read More »