Tuesday, 27 September 2011

100 WCGU week 12

Goodness, Julia set a challenge this week. Economics is NOT my forte and I initially tried to do something comedic along the lines of soaring temperatures or the NASA satellite...bad ideas which crashed and burnt spectacularly! So I have had a go at writing a serious piece along the lines of a (very brief) article in a broadsheet.
Its not the type of thing I would usually write (or read!) so am taking a bit of a gamble here. As a teacher I  am always encouraging children to move out of their comfort zones, so well done again to Julia for reminding me what that feels like!
Here it is:


Overnight, markets across Europe have crashed. The Euro has plummeted to its lowest ever level amidst fears of defaults from countries besieged by insurmountable debts. Euro meltdown fear is spreading alarmingly as the banks battle to regain order. Financial experts are warning that the worst is yet to come. Urgent measures are needed to stabilise the situation said President Obama in his latest talks with the British prime minister.  The Greek prime minister is urging for bold steps to be taken towards fiscal integration to ensure future stability. Sceptics are already placing their bets that the Euro’s days are numbered.  

12 comments:

  1. This is excellent, Anna. You have captured the genre perfectly. I wouldn't know that you weren't an expert in global economics!

    (This is Dughall by the way but I can't seem to comment in any other way than anonymous).

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  2. Thank you Dughall :) that is really kind of you to say. Totally blagged it and added lots of "tricky words". Am enjoying reading the other entries atm

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  3. Well done Anna - you made me have a go! Good take on the genre.

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  4. thanks Alison. Was a tricky one again :-)

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  5. Well done Anna. This was another tricky prompt, but I agree with Dughall - nobody reading this would ever know that you're not an expert in world economics! The tone is perfect. Sally-Jayne

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  6. Thank you Sally-Jayne. I'm not sure that it was as convincing as yours; loved the way you interpreted it :-D

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  7. I think you've done a wonderful job with this! And I feel like I've learned something about the subject. This was a hard one but you're right about the merits of getting out of our comfort zones. You did great with it. :)

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  8. Thank you. Hoping for a return to fiction next week ... :)

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  9. Great take on the theme, well done.

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  10. Thankyou Susan. One of the hardest yet

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  11. Well for someone who was struggling, this is an great piece of writing .It strikes me that it could be the Mail maybe. Gives all the information and a bit of humanity. Really really impressive!

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  12. Thanks Julia, as always the challenge is a good'un. Wonder what next week's will bring...

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