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Medardo Fula, Colombia, ESOL Writing I

Colombia is located in the north of South America. Its official language is Spanish due to the Hispanic culture introduced by the Spanish through the coasts of Colombia five hundred years ago. This country has two oceans: the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the north. It is divided into thirty two departments and each department has its own food, folklore, and tradition. Amazon rainforest and amazing plains cover a vast area of this country. Colombia has a mountain range which extends from south to north for more than one thousand miles. The smoothest and the most refined coffee in the world is produced in the Colombian mountains.

Dolores Morales, Mexico, ESOL Writing I

Santiago de Querétaro is the capital and the largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. People from all over the world visit this attractive city every year. Some people would say that it looks like little Spain. It has very pleasant weather. Queretaro is recognized as the best quality life style, the safest, and the most dynamic city in Mexico. Querétaro has seen an outstanding industrial and economic development since the mid-1990s.

Sussan Baltazary, Guatemala, ESOL Writing I

Guatemala is a great country. It’s known as “the land of eternal spring” because the temperature is relatively mild most of the year in the country. Guatemala is a small country in Central America whose diverse culture is the product of both its Mayan heritage and Spanish influence during the colonial period. Although 25 different languages are spoken in this country, the official language is Spanish. A third of the 13 million inhabitants are indigenous and speak more than two dozen Mayan dialects.

Cristina Ramos, Mexico, ESOL Writing I

I was born in H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. When I was little, my grandmother took me with her to live in Mante, Tamaulipas. It is a small town full of peace and calmness. Mexico has an excellent weather. This country is surrounded by tropical rainforests, cloud forests, pine-oak forests and deserts and various species of animals: Jaguars, bears and deer. While you are walking on paths, you can observe changes in vegetation. From April to October, forest valleys, mountains, waterfalls, streams and pools of water give everybody great pleasure. Visitors can also enjoy zip-lining, rappelling and climbing besides having fresh made omelets and homemade tortillas made by the locals. Mexico is an incredible country!

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Vasti Tapia, Mexico, ESOL Writing I

Mexico is a beautiful and diverse country with many things to offer its tourists, whether they go to visit the local beaches or pre-Hispanic historical buildings. There are many archeological sites and rich culture of the Maya, Olmec, Tarascan and Aztec civilizations as well as plenty of National Parks which extend from deserts to mountain forests. Mexico has a variety of beautiful waterfalls; two of the most popular are Tamil and Agua. The most important cities in Mexico are Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Morelia, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and Merida.

Maria Munoz, Venezuela, ESOL Writing I

Venezuela is a beautiful country. It is geographically located on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela has borders with the Caribbean Sea in the north and the North Atlantic Ocean in the east. The capital of Venezuela is Caracas. A variety of natural attractions such as tropical beaches, islands, forests, and deserts can be seen in this beautiful country. The world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall called “Kerepakupai Meru” (Angel Falls) is also in Venezuela.

Lina Orozco, Colombia, ESOL Writing I

Colombia is a beautiful country located in the northwestern region of South America. The most popular Colombian music genres are Joropo, Cumbia, and Salsa. Everybody knows how to dance “Cumbia” in Colombia. Some typical Colombian foods are Empanadas and Arepas. The temperature is very variable there. During the day, it is usually hot and sunny, but during the evening, due to lots of breezes, it is just a little chilly. An important public holiday is “the Little Candles' Day” and it is celebrated on December 7. Everybody puts a large number of lighted candles outside their houses.

Tania Del Valle Sotillo II, Venezuela, ESOL Writing I

Venezuela is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America. Its capital is Caracas. The economy is primarily based on the extraction and refining of oil and other minerals. It has the largest oil reserves worldwide. Venezuela is one of the 10 most biodiverse countries on the planet, yet it is one of the leaders of deforestation due to economic and political factors. Each year, roughly 287,600 hectares of forest are permanently destroyed and other areas are degraded by mining, oil extraction, and logging. Venezuela is divided into 23 states and is subdivided into 335 municipalities; these are subdivided into over one thousand parishes.

Alma Veronica Nolasco, El Salvador, ESOL Writing I

I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. San Salvador is the capital and the most densely populated city of the country. Spanish is the official language of El Salvador. El Salvador’s most important agricultural products are coffee, corn, sugar, rice and cotton. Some popular traditional foods are Pupusas and Tortillas. Pupusas can be from corn or rice flour which are filled with cheese, refried beans, or pork. My country is also located in a tropical place, so it is always warm. Many mountains and volcanoes can be seen in this beautiful country, too.

Inmer Velasquez, Guatemala, ESOL Integrated Skills I

Guatemala is a peaceful country without violence where everyone lives as he can and wants. Its nature is totally beyond beautiful. It has many agricultural products, such as corn, coffee, beans, rice, bananas, coriander, and carrots. Half of the population of Guatemala is directly descended from the Mayans and many still retain their customs. You can combine a visit to Guatemala with a trip to Honduras to see more ruins or just relax on the beach. Northern Guatemala is full of Mayan ruins. If that’s what you want – you won’t be disappointed. It is rare to see wild animals in Guatemala.

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