|Fourth Class Travel
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| A Scorpion's long body and large pincers makes it look
like a small lobster. But the Scorpions eight legs show that it is
an arahnid, not a crustacean. The sting at the end of its long arching
tail is occasionally used to paralyze prey, but mainly for self-defense.
Several kinds of Scorpion can infect very painful stings on larger
animals and people and a few are even fatal. So a Scorpion should
never be disturbed or handed. Although Scorpions have from four to
eight eyes like spiders their sight is poor. But this is not important
since most Scorpions hide by day squeezed into a rocky crevice or
mud. The sting of the Scorpion may kill a person or animal. When the
poison goes into the blood stream it poisons the blood and also the
animal. Then the animal goes drowsy and in a minute or so the animal
dies. Suddenly the Scorpion catches his prey and eats it to pieces.
Baby Scorpions are not even an inch long. When the male catches his
prey it brings the food to the female and baby Scorpions. Scorpions
|It was a weird halloween. I was out tricker treating
on my own and then suddenly before I could react bang. somebody had
hit me over the head with a toy axe with a patch of metal on the side.
whoever hit me with that axe I thought really wanted to kill me but
did not hit me on the side of the metal patch. when I got up I kept
on going to the next houses getting money or sweets. I knew a man
had hit me because heard something in the bushes and I heard him sneeze.
but then just as I was coming out of toronsville I heard something
in the bushes. then out of nowhere came the worst reptiles I ever
dreaded snakes live snakes fell on top of me two cobras , two pythons
and one anaconda and just as they were about to squeeze me and poison
me to death I woke up it was all a terrible nightmare it was St. valentines
day and I was safe. the end by john k
Michael's Holiday Adventure
Hi my name is Michael. I'm here to tell a true story. It all happened
when Christmas was close. We were going to go to Austria to a small
village called Lech for skiing. We stayed in a hotel called the
Gothard Hotel. Once we checked in we went to rent skies and ski
boots. They had to measure our feet. When we had that done we walked
back to the hotel and went to bed. The next day we went to the ski
service and got our boots and skies. Then we walked to the ski school
where we met our teacher Martin Zimmerman. The first day it was
hard to remember everything we learned the other three years but
we got the hang of it in the end. We ate our lunch up on the mountain
in a restaurant. I can still remember that my sister had Germcnoodle.
It was a pudding type of thing except it was white, brown and had
custard all around it. I had Kiesershmann it was a pancake/omelette
sort of food. I also had a food called Snitsil. It was kind of like
a flat fishfinger but instead it was full of either pork or lamb.
My sister went snowboarding and she hurt Her foot really bad so
my mum had to stay behind and take care of her. On the t.v were
mostly German channels except two, which were American. CNBC and
CNN were the two American Channels. They mostly had the news on.
They also had a weather channel for Lech and Zurs the village nearby.
On the last night we went to Zurs to go to a festival. We met Santa
Clause there but he didn't speak any English he only spoke German.
We had a great time in Lech. When we were home in Dublin airport
the luggage was very slow and there were a lot of people too, We
met Santa Clause at Dublin airport as well. He gave me two lollies
and a badge. So if you're ever in Lech and you're staying in the
Gothard Hotel tell them Michael sent you.
THE END by Michael W.
|Lech, Austria on the left and Gran
|FOURTH CLASS TRAVEL STORIES
| MY TRIP TO POLAND
To get to Osno we flew to Berlin in Germany and it took 2 hours
to cross the border. When we got there we stayed in my aunt's hous4e
for 2 days. After that we went to Bogdaniec and that is where my
granny and grandad lives. We stayed in my uncle's housew close to
my grandparents. It started snowing on the 24 of Decmber and for
the next 2 weeks it was snowing and we went sledging every day.
On the 26 it was my grann's and grandad's 50 anniversary. We went
to a restaurant and had a meal there and that was the same restaurant
that my mum and dad their wedding reception. On the New Year we
went to Osno to see the fireworks display. It was the first time
I saw so many fireworks. There was a rope tied from one tree to
another and there was little volcanoes thatdropped a lot of sparkles
tied on to the rope. They also had bangers that were noisy and when
someone put one into a dusbin and closed the lid the lid blew open.
Some people had screamers and some hed jumping jacks. When we were
coming home there was a big queue of people at the passport control.
We went to Berlin and flew home.
THE END . BY AARON C.
| MY TRIP TO AMERICA
On June 17th my family and I went to America. We went from Dublin
and we changed planes it took us twelve hours to get there. When
we got there my Auntie was waiting for us. She took us to her house
and we played with my cousins. My cousins and I went swimming and
after that we played baseball and also basketball. The next day
we went shopping. A few days after that we went to six flags and
we had great fun.
BY BRIAN T.
Images of Australia photographed by David and his family while
there recently - see report below.
MY HOLIDAY IN AUSTRALIA
Hello my name is David and I'm going to tell you about my holiday
in Australia. We left Castlebar on the 8th of December to go to
Dublin. We stayed in a hotel and that was beside the airport. The
next morning when we were in the airport we met S-Club 7. Later
that day we flew to London and we had to wait a few hours until
our 13-hour plane trip to Singapore. The plane we went on was a
really nice one because you had your own TV with a Nintendo. When
we were in Singapore-airport we lost our bags. So we spent the first
day buying new clothes to wear. On the second day we went sightseeing
and then went to the airport and waited. 8 hours later we were in
Sydney airport. To our surprise our bags were there. It was in the
high 30s when we got a taxi to our hotel. The hotel was brilliant
and every room had a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a balcony.
But the best thing of all was the hotel was right beside a beach.
We went to the beach a lot of the time. One of the days a man called
Ray who works in the fire service in Sydney brought us up the mountains
to see the three sisters (which are mountains) and other mountains
as well. One of the days we went to the Olympic stadium and swam
in the Olympic swimming pool. A woman gave us a tour of the stadium.
We went down to the track and stood on the podium and stuff like
that. Did you know but apparently they are turning the stadium into
a rugby stadium. The pool was packed with people. We went out by
boat that went under the Harbour Bridge and came home by train.
We went under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the Sydney Opera
House. One of the other days we went to the top of the AMP tower
and then we went to a place where we saw the biggest Christmas Tree
in the world. It was strange seeing all the Christmas decorations
when it was so hot. After a week we flew to Cairns and then we went
to our hotel that was set in a rainforest which looked like a jungle.
The hotel had three swimming pools and tennis courts. The bad thing
was that it the middle of the rainy season but that didn't stop
us. On the first day we went to a place called Kuranda. A man gave
us a tour of Kuranda and first he let us buy stuff in the shops
there. Then he brought us to wild Life Park and we had lunch there.
We were going to go back to the bus station on the famous Sky-Rail
but there was a big power storm so we had to take the bus back to
the hotel. On the second day we did water sports such as parasailing,
jet skiing and tube sailing. On the third day we went to the Barrier
Reef. We took a boat called Quicksilver to a building in the middle
of the reef. When we got there we went for a practice swim and then
we had lunch. My brother Alan went scuba diving and the rest of
us went snorkeling. My brother and I went on a special course. We
saw lots of strange looking fish and at the end we saw a shark.
The day was over and we went back to the hotel. The next day we
just chilled out at the hotel and went to all the swimming pools.
The next day we went to town looking at shops and we lost our backpack.
That evening we went for pizza. The next day we flew to Adelaide.
On that flight we had to stop at Brisbane and then at Melbourne.
We met our cousins at the airport and they brought us to their house
beside a beach. One of the days we went to a wildlife park and there
we saw Kangaroos, Koala Bears, Snakes, Tasmanian Devils, EMU's and
all types of birds. On two occasions we went to an indoor snow park
where we went tobogganing and ice-skating. On two occasions we went
to the swimming pool where we dived of a three-meter diving board.
We also played water polo. My cousins live near a carnival and in
that carnival there is a massive water slide. We went on that slide
a lot of the time. At night we slept in a tent but the bad thing
was that there was a lot of mosquitoes that kept biting you. For
Christmas we had a nice dinner and gave presents to each other.
We had a lot of visitors including a woman from France. Our cousins
brought us to the massive shopping center. It was new years eve
and we went to the carnival to see the fireworks. We had great fun
on all the rides. At the end of the holiday we had watched about
30 videos because we had a TV in the tent at night. Before you knew
it, it was time to go. We said goodbye at the airport and we headed
home. The plane trip seemed to be shorter than the first. We were
in Dublin at 9.00am. When we went outside it was freezing. We got
our car and then we rang our aunt Terri and she had a big dinner
waiting for us
MY HOLIDAY IN MANCHESTER
When I went to granda studios in manchester, I saw very interesting
sites.The first thing I saw was the cobblestones. They where so
uneven. I will never forget the corner shop on cornataion street
and the garage. I then went to another studio it was Blind Date.We
went to London and to the gates of number ten Downing Street. And
I went to a Manchester game, Manchester v Aston Villa. Iwas up for
Aston villa. But Man united won 2-1.