(In your essay, you'll go on to answer it.)
(X.J. Kennedy et al., The Bedford Reader. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000)
* Examples of Introductory Paragraphs in Essays
- "Bill Clinton loves to shop. On a March day in an elegant crafts store in Lima, the Peruvian capital, he hunted for presents for his...
_____ 3. What does Bob mean when he says, “You see, the West is a pretty big proposition, and I
kept hustling around over it pretty lively”?
A. He often got lost.
D. Living in the West wasn’t much fun.
B. He moved around a lot.
E. Towns are...
The Elements of Style
This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student...
Book review of The Little prince
The day i came upon with The Little prince was anything but by chance.i was strolling slowly in a bookstore when i found The Little Pricess lying on the best---seller bookshelves. i flicked casually though as the drawing of a little boy with golden hair, a scarf...
Showing and Telling:
“I was this far away when the mailman threw his bag at me and started
running. All I could see were legs and
letters . . .”
he essays you write and the stories you tell come alive when you use description, narration, and example...
a support typically fitting under the armpit for use by the disabled in walking
3. invariably (adverb)
According to the stories and the posters themselves, polio was invariably something that happened to kids in other towns. (P. 59)
on every occasion
PART FIVE: READINGS FOR WRITERS
Note: Suggested answers are provided here for the comprehension questions and the discussion questions that follow each of the seventeen reading selections. Numbers of relevant paragraphs from the selection follow reading comprehension answers and are shown in parentheses...
distinguished between good talk shows and bad talk shows, she assumes that they all are trying to harm people.
In the opening paragraph Mrs. Imber-Black uses an anecdotal story to create a portrait of how many people deal with their problems. She has a patient come to her for therapy and in the first...
How to Write a Book Review
‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens
A book I read recently and enjoyed was ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens. It is a classic romance set in pre-industrialised rural England.
Type of book: romance, thriller, drama, crime, horror, science fiction, classic...
• Our narrator (Dr. John Watson) sets out in the first paragraph to identify these things about Holmes: (1) he's a coldly rational guy; (2) because of this, he's also no ladies man; but (3) he really, really admires this one woman, Irene Adler.
• After Watson's marriage (to Mary Morstan...
2. Rewrite the opening in a different style – eg as a conversation, chat-show interview, TV news report
3. Write about someone you know, admire, dislike and write the opening of their biography
4. Write about a moment in your own life as if you were the biographer: “At this stage Geoffrey...
first in both paragraphs?
c Look at the three introductory paragraphs below and choose
which one you think is best for the essay. Compare with a
partner, and discuss why you think it is the best, and why
the other two are less suitable. Then do the same with the
the Wild. Double Day: New York, 1996.”
“1. Getting Ready to Read”
Answer the 3 Questions…Half Page each
“2. Introducing Key Concepts”
Story 1 | Story 2 | Story 3 |
My view | Her view | My view | Her view | My view | His view |
Spoiled | Heart Broken | Educated | Amused | Obsessed | Hurt |
was ‘present’ throughout the text. However, this is his father’s story. He is grateful to many people who were instrumental and influential in his life, but he has left them out of this account because it was not his (Raimond’s) story. Readers can easily see the consciously narrow range of focus in this...
submerged. (Top and Left)
The log was partly submerged. (Bottom andRight)
This is consistant throughout the text.]
I. ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE
1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's.
2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use...
QUESTIONS FOR HERODOTUS’ THE HISTORIES
I. Who is Herodotus’s intended audience? Why was it written?
A. His intended audience was the Greeks.
B. It was written to tell the story of the Pelopensisan War
C. Written to cover the conquests of Cyrus as he takes over much of the known world by ruling...
Paragraph 1 THE PINK SHEEP Many years ago, a special gift came to me in an interesting way. When I was a small boy, I enjoyed playing in my garden. One day, I found a hole in the wall of my garden. It was near the ground, so I could not see through the hole, but I knew that behind the hole was my neighbour’s...
Section 2 |
Section two (2) is made up of forty (40) multiple choice reading comprehension questions based on your understanding of four (4) or five (5) passages. At least ONEof the passages will be poetry. In this section, you will be tested on the following skills: Section Two (2) Skills |