because people speak English
We've done a few serious writing challenges over the last few months, and I'm very impressed by how much you have learned about punctuation, capitalization, irregular verbs and countable/uncountable nouns. This month, let's have a little fun!
1. Check out this Live Penguin Cam from the Vancouver Aquarium.
2. Spy on the seven African penguins for a while. What do you think they are thinking? If they aren't around, it could be night time. Visit again later. Feeding time is really fun!
4. Create a new blog post. Use the title: Writing Challenge: Live from the Penguin Cam. Write a dialogue from the perspective of these penguins. Try to use idioms, phrasal verbs, and everyday sayings in your dialogue. Include actions in italics in [square brackets].
5. Come back to this post and share a link to your post. Read the other Writing Challenge posts and leave comments. Have fun!
Note: If you're not into penguins, or if the penguins aren't active in your time zone, find another Live Cam that interests you. You can search through many live cams via EarthCam.com. Title your post: Writing Challenge: Live from Times Square or Live from the Puppy Cam. If there is only one animal, person or landmark in the camera, write a monologue from the perspective of this person or thing.
Writing Challenge: Live from the Penguin Cam
Dorky: I can't believe you're swimming today! The water is like -22.4 degrees. You wouldn't catch me dead in there.
Sneaky: When I swim people take pictures of me. I'm going to be famous. Just watch. I'll swim for five seconds and five people will snap photos of me. They're all over me! The water may be cold, but I'm hot!
Touchy: They take pictures of me too you know! You're not the only penguin in this zoo.
Timid: I don't want my picture taken. Someone might see it and come and steal me. I think I'll just stand over here and look at the wall. Pretend I'm not here.
Flirtatious: I hope one of those guys is from the San Diego Zoo. I'm looking for a transfer. The penguins there are adorable. I need a change in scenery. Pick me! Pick me! [flaps wildly]
Stingy: No way. [shakes head] The penguins there don't get fed as often. It's overcrowded down south. I like it here. I know where I stand. I'm guaranteed at least five fish each feeding.
Dorky: Listen up everyone! It's 2:00 on the dot. Time for us to line up in single file. I'm first because it's my birthday tomorrow. [lines up by the glass where the visitors are congregating]
Flirtatious: Only if I can be behind you. You're looking fine today, Dorky. Old age looks good on you.
Touchy: Hey, what about me? Don't I look good today? You never say how good I look. I don't think she likes me.
Sneaky: You snooze, you lose, Flirty! I'm behind Dorky today. All of the photographers are moving in. Smile pretty everyone. [sneaks away to be the first in line for the next feeding]
This challenge is dedicated to a friend who is obsessed with penguins. She keeps the Live Penguin Cam on at work.
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