ROOM 219

virtual extension of the ESL classroom

On Neighbors

1: Why is it important to have a good relashionship with one’s neighbors?
2: Which quote do you agree with? Why? Support your answer with evidence from your personal experience.

One: “A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing”
Hesiod quotes (Greek poets, “the father of Greek didactic poetry”, 700bc)

Two: “I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: It is because they envy the things their neighbors have. But it is useless. It is like chasing the wind…It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind.”
( Ecclesiastes quotes from

Three: “Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man really; a man uncertain, puzzled and in the dark like ourselves”
(Willa Sibert Cather quotes from

October 27, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized



    Comment by sm5 | December 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. “The good samaritan” is a good title to the story, because the stiry tells how a good neightbor help another neightbor.
    this is seen when ray said “i mane a u-turn, drove bachk to where he was still sitting, turned around again, and pulled up behind him”.
    “The Good Samaritan” is a good title for the story, because it reflects its main theme – how a good neightbor does the right thing and helps another neightbor.
    Rey, the protagonist, is upset because Mr. Sanchez always promises rewards for help, but never keeps his word. When the boy sees his neighbor stranded with a flat tire he makes up his mind to do his “one good deed for today” similar to what the Samaritan of the Bible did for a man in distress. Rey does it because it is the right hting to do, not because he wants any rewards.

    Comment by 1ms | November 2, 2010 | Reply

  3. Because one day you may need help. you can ja had friend you know yhe you gat sonone the you know the is good

    Comment by 4Jp | October 28, 2010 | Reply

  4. is good to have one relation sheap whit the neighbors because you can have more friends and you can do things whit their’s

    Comment by 4MM | October 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. 1. Because sometime you have something, or you sad, or you need help something, you can ask your neighbors… The neighbors will help you, and I have some neighbors very kind, they help me something I need.

    2. I agree with number 2 because that right, you don’t they envy the things their neighbors have, why they don’t do that and envy with neighbors. If they do they can same neighbors and can have more.

    Comment by 1QD | October 28, 2010 | Reply

  6. i think that is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors, because you can help each other, be there when you need someon and to support you.

    Comment by 1ms | October 28, 2010 | Reply

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