Here is a paragraph writing assignment, two parts.
In one paragraph discard the virtues and in another paragraph discard the vices.
Seven Virtues & Vices
You are in a hot air balloon. You are several kilometres above the earth, and your hot air blower breaks down. You can only survive by throwing off extra weight.


With you, you have:

7 VIRTUES
Purity, Self Control, Generosity, Persistence,
Peace, Kindness and Bravery.

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This is the 2nd part of this assignment. Another situation.
Paragraph 2 if you will.

7 VICES

Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth,
Wrath, Envy, and Pride.


In what order would you throw them overboard, and why ?

Write this into a paragraph.
Why have you chosen this order?
Work this vocabulary into your writing.







:::Seven Virtues:::

(Hot air balloon)


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One day I was dreaming how to fly, but how I do this? I asked myself many times and I thought like Icarus,
fly with wings and wax… but the sun would be a problem and I know the ending of this story, How? Maybe
if one day a thunderstorms impact me and with this phenomenon my body have superpowers and that
would be a great idea. Honestly if this happens I would die in the attempt.



I´m so exhausted thinking and thinking how can I fly? Airplane? Too expensive, what about parachute?
First I need a plane witch is expensive and I need hours to learn how to do it.
How about a hot air balloon? That is a good idea “ I exclaimed” but one rule to keep the balloon
in the air is with hot air, in this case I need 7 virtues, weird but crazy and dangerous… I don’t care I want to fly.



Time after, I was already to fly, with my 7 virtues, my helmet and a parachute (you never know). When I was
flying at the same high to the clouds, my hot air balloon began to fall and fall suddenly… I was scared,
I don’t know how to do and I was seeing the ground to close and too close. I kept the calm and I enlisted my
parachute, but when I put it on, the hot air balloon shivered in the air and my parachute fell off and flew
through the air like a scarf.



I was scary and terrified, and in this desperate moment I see my 7 virtues and I need to take a decision
to choose one, or maybe two or all of them to throw off of my hot air balloon. But witch first: Purity?
Generosity? Persistence? Peace? Kindness? Or bravery?

Well this is a hard decision to make but I need to take right now to survive.



First I took purity and I throw off of my basket, the balloon decrease it speed of fall. I need to take some more,
and then I took the kindness and I throw off again, but the hot air balloon don’t stop, I took another virtue,
peace and persistence, and I throw off again, but something happened to me, I didn’t notice.

I feel sick like in pain, dizzy and very ill. I think it’s for lose some of my virtues, but miraculously my hot air
balloon stop and slowly back to the ground. Then I went out of the basket, and I continued very ill without
my virtues, I looked the sky for one moment and put my self control and my bravery thinking in all of my
errors and mistakes, and how correct it all, I speak with my inner self about how to do it, then magically
I felt very good again, although it has my lost virtues, I promised to myself to keep in calm, in peace and
in a big connection with this big energy surrounded us called God.


*** I chose this order according to all that you have, sometimes you need to understand how to stay
focused in your goals, with self control and bravery, to comfort many situations and then the other
virtues come with all of this experiences.
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THE END




:::Seven Vices:::

(Hot air balloon)


One day I was walking on the street and one though come to me, and I felt weird, like in a game with
many vices, a hot air balloon, and me flying in the sky, I think this is the most weird dream that I have,
then I begin to experiment some vacuum, when I see outside of the basket, “what a surprise” I was
falling too fast in that moment my mind was blocked, but I need to do something, or I would die in the fall.


First I decide to take some of this dangerous vices and throwing off the basket, I took the envy and the pride,
two ugly vices, for this action my hot air balloon stops for a while, but continues falling.


Then I take the wrath and lust, and I was experimented a better form to think, more pacifically and
a lot of calm.

Once, I take other vices, the gluttony and greed, then my hot air balloon stop again to falling.


I felt very well without this vices, like this life, I feel in peace with no worries and more happy,
enjoying the nature and everything. I felt like none.


Couple of hours after this, I continued my journey to all of the earth, I was so happy and with a little smile in my face.

Pitifully I was dreaming, I was in my bed taking a power nap; I remember the dream and the entire hot air balloon.



I chose this order because any person loves put off of this mind all vices. All of this are bad for the mind and for
the body, It’s bad for our life’s.

thank you

Dynamic


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Hot Air Balloon

purity, self control, generosity, persistence, peace, kindness and bravery.

I’m in a hot air balloon enjoying the beautiful view suddenly I realize that my balloon has too many things so I’m going down, now I need to throw off some extra weight.

All the weight that I have are; purity, self control, generosity, persistence, kindness peace and bravery.

I have to decide in which order I am going to throw it off to get stability.

But actually I am thinking that the most important things that I need in this situation are; self control to get calm and think properly about the situation and this goes hand to hand with peace, and persistence to not give up and fall down.

So I think I can throw down everything else. It doesn´t matter which order because I don´t need it in this situation.

After I throw off generosity, kindness, purity and bravery the next to go down is peace, I can deal with it with self control and persistence. I need be persistent to not fall down so I guess the next is going to be self control so almost stable again I can throw down my last chance to not give up, that is persistence.

So now that I am stable again it is time to go down to the firm earth.

Lovely 12/04/17

Hi Lovely,

Remember that the pronoun "I" needs to be capitalized always. Somewhere on this wiki are all the rules for Capitalization /Uppercase letters.

- Keen 12/04/18


PART 1 - SEVEN VIRTUES by Dynamic 12/04/17

One day I was dreaming how it would be to fly. But how can I do this ? I asked myself many times, and I thought, like Icarus, fly with wings and wax ... but the sun would b a problem, and I know the ending of this story. How? Maybe if one day a thunderstorm impacted me, and with this phenomenon, my body gained superpowers, that would be a great idea. Honestly if this happened, I would die in the attempt.

I'm so exhausted thinking and thinking how can I fly? Airplane ? Too expensive. Parachute? First I need a plane which is expensive and I need hours to learn how to do it. How about a hot air balloon ? That is a good idea, I exclaimed. But one rule to keep the balloon in the air is with hot air. In this case I need 7 virtues. Weird but crazy and dangerous ... I don't care, I want to fly.

In time, I was all ready to fly with my 7 virtues, my helmet, and a parachute (you never know).

When I was flying at the same height as the clouds, my hot air balloon began to fall and fall suddenly.

I was scared. I didn't know what to do, and I was seeing the ground close in on me. I kept calm and I enlisted my parachute, but when I put it on, the hot air balloon shivered in the air and my parachute fell off and flew through the air.

It was scary and I was terrified. I saw my seven virtue sandbags. I needed to make a decision. To choose one, or maybe two to throw off of my hot air balloon. But which ? Purity, Self Control, Generosity, Persistence, Peace, Kindness, Bravery ?

Well this is a hard decision to make but I need to do it to survive. First I took purity and I threw it out of my basket. The balloon decreased it's speed of fall. I needed to take some weight off. Then I took Kindness and threw it off again, but the hot air balloon didn't stop. I took two other virtues, Peace and Persistence, and I threw them off again. But something happened to me, I felt sick, in pain, dizzy... I think it was from loosing some of my virtues, but miraculously, my hot air balloon stopped and slowly landed on the ground. Then I got out of the basket. I felt weird, without my virtues and I looked to the sky and put my self control and my bravery, thinking of all my errors and mistakes and how to correct them all. I spoke with my inner self about how to do it, and then magically I felt again, my lost virtues, and I promised to myself to keep calm, in peace, and in a big connection with this big energy surrounding us, called God.

I chose this order according to all that you have. Sometimes you need to understand how to stay focused in your goals, with self control alnd bravery to confront many situations and then the other virtues come with all of this experience.

  • * *
PART 2 - Seven VICES

One day I was walking on the street and one thought came to me and I felt weird. LIke in a game with many vices, I saw the streets again in a moment, but theres' nothing on the streets, no one. What's happening ? Suddenly I appear in a basket in the sky with these vices around me, like weights.

I think this probably the most weird dream that I have, then I begin to experience a vacuum. When I look outside of the basket, 'what a surprise', I was falling. In that moment my mind was blocked, but I need to do something, or I would die in the fall.

First I decide to take some of the dangerous vices and throwing off the basket, I took envy and pride, two ugly vices. For this action, my hot air balloon stops for a while, but continues falling.

Then I take wrath and lust, and I was experimenting a better form of thinking, more specifically, and alot of calm. Once, I take the other vices, gluttony and greed. Then my hot air balloon stops falling.

I felt very well without these vices. I like this life. I feel at peace with no worries and more happy, enjoying nature and everything. I felt like nothing before. A couple of hours after this I continued my journey to the earth. I was so happy and had so much connection with God.

Pitifully I was dreaming, I was in my bed taking a power nap. I remember the dream with a little smile on my face.

I chose this order because any person loves to put out of his mind all these vices. All of these are bad for the mind and body. It's bad for our lives.

THE END
Dynamic 12/04/17

Wow Dynamic ! You are a creative and talented writer.
And your English is not too bad either ! There were very few mistakes and I made very few adjustments.
You might want to consider reviewing past tense and keeping the tense consistent throughout.
I hope that you don't mind that I put your writing on the wiki, I really enjoyed your authenticity and imagination and I would like the other students to see that you can take any assignment and do alot with it, like you did!

- Keen, 12/04/18

7 VIRTUES Purity, Self Control, Generosity, Persistence, Peace, Kindness and Bravery.

Paragraph 1.

If I were unfortunate in this situation with myself only, I would consider thowing off the Seven Virtues to survive in this order: Purity, Kindness, Generosity, Peace, Bravery, Persistence, Self Control. Purity would be thrown overboard first for the simple reason that you must survive at this time. The following one which should be thrown off the balloon was Kindness,

I needed to treat myself kindly at the moment. Generosity, I thought, might be the next one to disappear from my hot air balloon, for generously throwing off the extra weight should be the only way to survive. I would try to throw the former items peacefully and then, it was the turn to let Peace leave. Only several kilometres above the earth, I must throw Bravery off immediately, I had to

insist on doing this kind of action. I should keep controlling the balloon myself, so Persistence was the second last one to be thrown off my balloon. With the Self Control, I made the above choice one by one. If neccessary, Self Control was the last one off.

Oh, anything left? If I finally survived -- just a cold-blood animal.

Lucky 2012/4/18 12:05 pm


* This is the 2nd part of this assignment. Another situation. Paragraph 2 if you will.

7 VICES Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride.

Paragraph 2.

The Seven Virtues were thrown off, it is time to deal with the Seven Vices. I'd like to throw off all the Seven Vices together early in the beginning. If they had been handled in an order, I thought it might be as follows: Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Greed, Gluttony, Lust and Pride. I must act quickly, Sloth, of course, would be the first one. Feeling angry at that time? It was useless, what I needed to do, it is to survive. Didn't envy others who safely stood on the ground, I had to reduce the extra weight of the balloon. The only way to survive was by throwing off items, I couldn't imagine living with everything, it was so greedy. The balloon might hit the water soon, it was not the right time to feed myself, Gluttony? Foget it. Wishing to stay alive, I might throw Lust overboard when needed. If I arrived on earth safely, I would be proud of myself for making such fantastic decisions. Still too heavy, I would throw Pride off my balloon all together. Welcome back, Ma-n,-chine! Why survive like this?


Lucky 2012/4/18 12:05 pm

Hi Lucky,
Yours was the 1st assignment handed in. Thank you for being such a good example for your fellow students. Class mates, if you are confused about the assignments, feel free to ask Lucky your questions that need clarifying.
Lucky I made a few suggestions above, but I also did not make many changes. Excellent creative writing. Keep it up !

- Keen 12-04-20