Yesterday I was watching the videos and photos of the dramatic fire in Notre-Dame cathedral. In fact, I was thinking in all the historical and cultural legacy keeped in that church and how easily it could be lost for good. That legacy has an intangible value for the french and the world, it's a shame to lose it all because something that problably could be avoided doing the right thing on the right time. Even though the high cost of the proper preservation works, the value of the historical and cultural legacy will definitely be always higher. Due to that the investement is necessary in order to preserve what Notre-Dame represents for the people of France and the entire world.
By the way, in my country, Costa Rica, our authorities have been discussing for a while about how to keep safe our main historical and cultural building, the National Theater. As the decision makers argued about the cost making a political mess of that, year after year the National Theater is getting worst and the risk of a catastrophic fire that could destroy it completely grows higher.
We must stop the talking and start with the making. After all we can protect our own legacy, however we won't be able to rebuilt it.
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The learners ability to use nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. correctly in sentences, using verb tenses accurately, and having the correct agreement between subjects and predicates. For instance, one would say "they were" instead of "they was."
There are 3-4 grammatical errors
There are 0-2 grammatical errors
There are 5 or more grammatical errors
The learner's ability to use certain marks to clarify meaning of their writing by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases.
There are 3-4 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
There are 0-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
There are 5 or more errors in capitalization and punctuation.
The learners' ability to form words with the correct letters in the correct order
There are 3-4 spelling errors
There are 0-2 spelling errors
There are 5 or more spelling errors
The learner's ability to tailor the written work to fit the specific context, purpose, or audience
Mostly understandable. However, there are a few errors which cause confusion.
Easy to understand. Writing flows and keeps reader engaged.
Quite hard to understand.