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Old October 19th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #1221
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We had to learn only the capitals of Dutch Provinces, there are only 12 of them. Most people don't know it now anyway. Topographic knowledge of grownups is so bad sometimes... I also know all 50 states + their capitals, but I guess that's no surprise
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Old October 19th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #1222
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Chris studies his Rand McNally for hours before going to bed
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Old October 21st, 2008, 01:57 AM   #1223
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Well I have to study American history before going to bed... There's an interesting section about how the government was once opposed to creating an interstate road in the 19th century.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 09:30 AM   #1224
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Poor you, I haven't had any history lessons for about 2 years now, and I don't miss it at all
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Old October 21st, 2008, 09:58 AM   #1225
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Poor you, I haven't had any history lessons for about 2 years now, and I don't miss it at all
Well this is what you get in high school taking IB American History. Last year was more fun, I actually got to write an essay about the history of the German Autobahn, starting from Hitler.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:05 AM   #1226
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Well this is what you get in high school taking IB American History. Last year was more fun, I actually got to write an essay about the history of the German Autobahn, starting from Hitler.
Hitler didn't invent the Autobahn. He initially was an opponent of Autobahns, but then saw the value of it as a propaganda issue.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:39 PM   #1227
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Well this is what you get in high school taking IB American History. Last year was more fun, I actually got to write an essay about the history of the German Autobahn, starting from Hitler.
You also follow the IB-programme? Me too, I have IB-English. Though you wouldn't really say I have, considering my spelling mistakes
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:44 PM   #1228
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Sorry for OT but I'm very curios what's the monthly fee, cause a son of a friend of a friend of a friend of mine also follows the IB in Łódź and he pays like 300 euro a month
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Sorry for OT but I'm very curios what's the monthly fee, cause a son of a friend of a friend of a friend of mine also follows the IB in Łódź and he pays like 300 euro a month
I have no idea, but it's definately less than that. I just do the normal Dutch high school with the English IB-programme as an extra. It's hard work, and I hope to get my IB diploma next July. Maybe HAWC1056 knows it?
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:09 AM   #1230
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You also follow the IB-programme? Me too, I have IB-English. Though you wouldn't really say I have, considering my spelling mistakes
Yeah IB English is a pain sometimes. I hated reading the Scarlet Letter. I am assuming you guys are studying transcendentalism currently too?

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Hmm...I've never heard of a monthly fee. Maybe it varies from country to country or maybe even school to school. For our school in the U.S. though, the only time we have to pay is to register for the IB exams. Registration is about $120 USD, and each exam you want to take will cost about $85 dollars. So if you take six IB classes and want to take the exam for all of them, it'll be $120 + 6($85) = $630. Some classes will only allow you to take tests if you've taken the standard level and higher level of that class (two years). In our school, we have a regulation saying that if you're a junior (11th grade), you cannot take a higher-level exam, and that you cannot take more than two exams. I'm a junior currently, so I cannot take six tests.

Btw, I'm curious as to where your friend's friend's friend's son got the 300 euros/month figure. That's definitely too much for the IB programme.

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Hitler didn't invent the Autobahn. He initially was an opponent of Autobahns, but then saw the value of it as a propaganda issue.
Yeah it had something to do with the 'People' projects. Like the people's radio, people's car (Volkswagen), and basically the Autobahn was used to improve his image, but he also wanted a more capitalistic economy. I did remember reading somewhere that he preferred the Autobahn to traditional rail though. It was quite an interesting project. I got an A- on it, but it was still a fun project haha. I especially loved the tourism part of it, where he designated scenic spots, aesthetic bridges, and rest areas.

Btw, does anyone have pictures of modern Autobahn rest areas?

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Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:32 PM   #1231
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Well, I do all kinds of stuff with literature. In class we discussed books like Huckleberry Finn, Benito Cereno, Heart of Darkness and a few others. Besides that, we do lots of writing. It isn't fun, but it can be interesting and if you make it you have a diploma with which you can do a lot.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 06:50 PM   #1232
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Btw, I'm curious as to where your friend's friend's friend's son got the 300 euros/month figure. That's definitely too much for the IB programme.
AFAIK, it's for both IB and because it is a private school

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 02:20 AM   #1233
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Well, I do all kinds of stuff with literature. In class we discussed books like Huckleberry Finn, Benito Cereno, Heart of Darkness and a few others. Besides that, we do lots of writing. It isn't fun, but it can be interesting and if you make it you have a diploma with which you can do a lot.
Yeah I'm not doing the diploma. The main reason is because my French teacher is not exactly...well 'skilled', and after having her for regular French, I do NOT want her as an IB French teacher.

I always do bad on essays. They're fun to write sometimes (only if you get good topics such as being able to write about the Autobahn), but I still do bad haha.

So I visited a rest area in Washington lately, and there is free coffee :]
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:00 AM   #1234
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So I visited a rest area in Washington lately, and there is free coffee :]
We wanted to get a free coffee, but a lady in the booth said that we had to donate some change first
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Yeah I'm not doing the diploma. The main reason is because my French teacher is not exactly...well 'skilled', and after having her for regular French, I do NOT want her as an IB French teacher.

I always do bad on essays. They're fun to write sometimes (only if you get good topics such as being able to write about the Autobahn), but I still do bad haha.

So I visited a rest area in Washington lately, and there is free coffee :]
Writing essays isn't my best skill either
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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #1236
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We wanted to get a free coffee, but a lady in the booth said that we had to donate some change first
If you're in America I say you go sue for that cup of coffee. Washington rest areas are quite boring though. They're usually out in the middle of nowhere with toilets and a news/maps stand. That's it. I've seen pictures of German rest areas with resorts, restaurants, hotels, etc. Soooo beautiful.

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I got an essay test back today and I got a 14.5/30. (!??!?!) Fortunately, my teacher curved it and my grade ended up being 81%, instead of 48% haha. But...14.5/30?!??!?!
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Old October 24th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #1237
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I've seen pictures of German rest areas with resorts, restaurants, hotels, etc. Soooo beautiful.
Like this one?


A7 Raststaette Illertal-Ost
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the German disneyland
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Old October 24th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #1239
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maybe a little ot, but...
u saw this rest area with some kinda castle - excalibur or something on cz-a border???
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Could be. Excaliber means "invincible", good name for a castle
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