Posted by: shawnblue0315 | November 1, 2011

portfolio:SHAWN ELPP C

Assignment 1Title: The Dogs of England

part 1


Whippets are generally quiet and gentle dogs. In the United States, the whippet was recognized in 1888 by the American Kennel Club. Early specimens were taken from the race track by dog fanciers of the time and exported all over the world. The whippet’s versatility as a hunting, racing, exhibition or companion dog soon made it one of the most popular of the sighthound breeds.

2. English Bulldog

English Bulldog followed by round, black, wide-set eyes, a short muzzle with characteristic folds called “rope” above the nose, with hanging skin under the neck, drooping lips, and pointed teeth. The coat is short, flat and sleek, with colors of red, fawn, white, brindle (mixed colors, often in waves or irregular stripes), and piebald.

part 2

What is your dog’s name?


How long have you had him?

3 years,from a baby dog.

What does he like?

He likes eat beef very much,and special chocolate.

What are the good and bad things about owning a dog?

  • The good thing is when i am alone, Lennox can be with me.

The bad thing is Lennox does not like to take shower, so his smell is not very good.

Assignment 2

I like the sighting of the sun rises. we can see lake, trees, mountains and blue sky.

This image is really beautiful and most of leaves are yellow. i can fell it is very quite.


The first picture is full of vigor.And the second picture has  so much autumn leaves.

Assignment 3

Title: participate in Haloween

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1–2.


Assignment 4: Guy Fawkes (or ‘Bonfire’) night.

1.Who was Guy Fawkes?

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

2.What was the ‘gunpowder plot’?

Guido and his group put 36 barrels of gunpowder in cellars under the Houses of Parliament. They got ready to set off a massive explosion. One member of the group sent a letter to his friend in Parliament. He warned him to stay away on 5 Nov.

3.Did it succeed?


4.Why?/Why not?

Because he was expose.

5.What happened to Guy Fawkes afterwards?

He was executed or kill.

What famous event takes place every year to remember Guy Fawkes?

Each year on 5 November, British people to big bonfire night (namely the night of fireworks or guy Fawkes night) to celebrate the plot was shattered. And the festival is very close to the Christian ancient Celtic festival before (Samhain Eve) is famous.

That was really amazing. Some fire liked fire storm , flowers.I do enjoy it and we could find a huge number of people over there.It was crowed.It made a deep memorize on me .

Assignment 5: Coincidences


In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda, a man was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi. One year later, this man’s bother was killed in the very same way. In fact, he was riding the very same moped. And to stretch the odds even further, he was struck by the very same taxi driven by the same driver – and even carrying the very same passenger!



My high school roommate once told me that when he came to his college for the first time, he was quite difficult to find where it is. A boy told him where to go. A few weeks later the boy once he met changed his major to HRM. So the become good friends. When my classmates came back home he talked to his mother about that boy. Do you know what happened that boy was his distant cousin!

Assignment 6: The Big Bus Ride

the Clock Tower, Steyning

The Hope Inn, West Ferry, Newhavenand the Port of Newhaven

Chloe, Chelly, and me went to  Newhaven first. when we got there about 9 o’clock. It was sunny and there were many people walking on the street. Shops were going to open one by one.we took half an hour there.Then it was 1 o’clock when we got Steyning. The biggest difference  is weather.It was foggy and only a few people.Two girls felt cold in Steyning.By the way, Steyning is very far away. All of us were boring on the bus A2 cause there were about 10 people on the bus and everyone was quiet.


The old one:

I take the bus from ovingdean to marina every week for two times. i always buy some stuffs  for daily use. taking the bus is much cheap than taking the taxi, but taxi is more convenient than the buses.

The young one :

I take the bus frequently from ovingdean store to the university of sussex. I take it approximatly 4 times a week. I take a bus as it is much more cheaper and convinent then taxis which are expensive. The only thing i have against take a bus, is its time consuming. A train or taxi will take less then half the time a bus will take due to it stoping a lot.

(work with Chloe,Chelly)

Assignment 7: Thanksgiving


In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

We cook the turkey in the oven for 2 hours if it’s a small bird and 5 hours if it’s a big bird (24lbs). Some families will also serve ham (pig meat). Every family makes their salad differently. This is a side dish.Similarly, Thanksgiving Day has its own sets of traditions, practices and pastimes associated with it.

Every celebration is accompanied by some customs or rituals that people enthusiastically participate in with just a trifle degree of variation.Southerners prefer deep-fried turkey in comparison to roasted ones. Americans make a wish while trying to take out the forked bone from a turkey or chicken. The tradition started out in Rome and the English brought it to America.

It is most closely related to early American history.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day.It is the last Friday in November.
My love, friends

It is a celebrating day. I got in touch with Michael whom I have been losing contact for one year.

It is really magic. I was searching online aimlessly yesterday when an idea struck me suddenly: since Ben can find out my secret by keying in my name in the search engines, why can’t I do so, either?

I intended to find out something about Ben in revenge in the first place, but soon extend my name list to a wider category. It was then that I recalled Michael suddenly.

We have lost contact since our last correspondence in my senior 3. He mentioned to me in his last letter that he was preparing for going to UK to further his education. I, shamefully, was too busy to reply his mail then. When I was recommended to ZJU and won the final freedom, I thought he had already been in UK so I had no idea where to write him.

I used to think that we would never meet again. However, when I browsed the entries about him, I found out excitedly that he is still in P.R.C.!!

Without a moment hesitation, I ran upstairs to my dorm and found out my old address book. Thank goodness, his home no was still there.

After 3 times calling with no answer replies, I eventually got him on the phone. He was more surprised than I could imagine that when I asked for his hp no he was too nervous to remember it. :P Hehe.

Life is enjoyable in moments such like this. Old friends meet again surprisingly, on a roa

We are supposed to express our gratitude to others on Thanksgiving Day. However, we should feel gratitude every day.

God has two dwellings, one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. Be grateful to others is a way to show your love. In our daily life, we often receive help from our parents, friends, colleagues and strangers. Perhaps it is a little thing, pick up the pen you drop, lift a heavy box for you or offer you a seat in the bus. We should be thankful to them for whatever they have done. The more love you give, the more love you receive.


I  have a   Thanksgiving meal with my friends Chelly,Sugar,Fancy,Lee and Chloe.

We are eating hot-pot on the Thanksgiving day in our dorm Ovingdean.Hot-pot is very famous food in China ,we are   prepared a lot of vegetables, mutton, beef and meat balls. The seasoning into the pot to boil, you can add vegetables and meat, we can chat on eating, we usually eat hotpot will talk for a long time.And we steamed taro bun ,it was very popular,when I took the photo ,it was only a still plate.

Assignment 8: portfolio reflection


1 when we were in class.The fire alarm rang and all students in the Mantell Building came out.

2 The first day i went to class, i saw only 2 foreigners.

3 When i realized my accommodation is located in Ovingdean, that is really far away from Uni. of Sussex.


My favourite image is this cause these ladies made up fantastically during Halloween Holiday and let me got a deep memory.There was something like spider web on her their faces.And the hair with so beautiful flowers.She was wearing lace gloves.That was so sexy.


  1. Hi Gary,

    You will have to try to catch up on the assignments you have missed.

    Look at the ‘All students’ page to see the details of Assignments 1-5.

    Please try to do this as soon as possible.

    If you’re not sure what to do, ask me tomorrow.

    See you soon


  2. Well done Shawn – you’ve done a huge amount of work very quickly! Excellent :)

  3. Hi,
    Good work!
    Look at the criteria on the front page to see how your work will be assessed and make sure you check and correct your portfolio before the final deadline.
    Best of luck and best wishes

  4. You worked hard to catch up quickly but at times have taken some shortcuts. You should always use your own words when instructed to rather than copying and pasting. Also, your work would benefit from further editing to remove simple errors and improve presentation. A nice range of pictures though – well done.

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