GUIDE FOR READING
Put your upper teeth on your lower lip. Blow out air between your lip and teeth. You have produced /f/.
Listen and repeat /f/
Learning other forms of a word can help you expand your vocabulary. There’s a lot of fun in learning new words and you’ll discover a store of treasures with those.
As you read the story entitled “MacDo” you’ll encounter the words in the box. The following will be define on the page where it first appears. Preview the list before you read.
BUILD GRAMMAR SKILLS
In the story “MacDo,” Merlinda C. Bobis expresses words with different emotions. These words are examples of interjection. Interjection can express delight, joy, disgust, pain, impatience, surprise, sorrow, wonder, and so on. They are not grammatically related to other words in the sentence. An interjection is generally set off from the rest of the sentence by an exclamatory point. An entire sentence, however, may be exclamatory. If the sentence is exclamatory, the interjection is followed by a comma and the exclamation point is put at the end of the sentence.
Ah! You finally came. (Ah is an interjection.)
Ah, there she goes again! (The entire sentence is an exclamatory.)
The table below shows some interjections with examples.
Ah, that feels great.
Ah, now I understand.
Ah well, that can’t be helped.
Ah! I made it!
Expressing grief of pity
Alas, she’s gone now!
Dear! Is it painful?
Dear me! What a surprise!
Asking for repetition
It’s hot today. Eh? I said it’s hot today.
What do you think of that, eh?
Let’s go, eh?
Sacramento is the capital of…er…California.
Hello, Linda. How are you today?
Hello! My cell phone’s gone!
Hey! Look at him!
Expressing surprise, joy, etc.
Hey! Look at him!
Hi! What’s the latest?
Expressing hesitation, doubt, or disagreement
Hmm. I’m not so sure.
Oh! You came!
Oh! I’ve got a toothache.
Oh, please say yes!
Ouch! That hurts!
Uh.. I don’t know the answer to that.
Shall we go? Uh-huh.
Thirty-six divided by 6 is… um…6
Well, I’ll never!
Introducing a remark
Well, what did she say?
LITERATURE AND YOUR LIFE
In the world we live in, we face many problems and challenges. One of the major problems is poverty. Have your family ever experienced poverty? If not, you’re lucky. But for some, poverty is really a big problem. And, they might have sacrifice something in their lives. As you read the story about the sacrifices done by the two sisters, you may be reminded of a heart-breaking moments that you’ve experienced in your real-life.
BACKGROUND FOR UNDERSTANDING
Sisters work hard to be able to sustain themselves. But there is not enough money so they skimp and deny themselves of proper food and healthy living conditions. As a consequence, the younger sister gets sick. LITERARY FOCUS
The plot tells the main events of any type of narrative devised and presented by the writer as by interrelated sequence. It points but what happens first, the conflicts, resolutions, rising action, climax, falling action, and what happens at the end.
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