Punctuation exercise 11

Here’s the text we worked with to practice punctuation. Compare with the one I gave you and correct where needed. If you have any questions, leave a comment.

Roberto is a famous singer. He started singing when he was 5 years old, and his parents decided to sign him up in a music school. When he was 15, he participated in a famous contest and won the first prize. Since then, he has been doing concerts all around the world.   He was born in Italy, but he has lived everywhere around the world.  He speaks English, French, German, Greek besides his native language, and he is now learning Croatian because he is going to launch his last album “Zaluđen” (Infatuated) in that country. His parents live in France since his father is French and as Roberto has become so famous, they preferred to move there. Roberto has no brothers or sisters, but Giancarlo, the guitarist of his band, also an only child, grew up so close that they consider each other’s brother.   Roberto has married twice and has two children both from his first marriage. He is now married to Antonella Zorzi the famous international model. They are planning to adopt since due to Antonella’s eating disorders, she is unable to have babies. Roberto had always wanted to have children and his dream came true with his first wife, Fleur Roux. Unfortunately, because of Roberto’s constant tours, they divorced two years ago. Roberto’s children Adrienne and Antoine live with their mother in the USA. It has been known that Antoine is following his father’s steps and he is playing in a band. Despite his multiple occupations, Roberto doesn’t forget about his children and takes them with him on tours in December and July.   Roberto recently told this magazine that when he turns fifty, he will retire. First, he will travel around the world. Then, he is going to open a music academy where he will prepare new talents. When he was young, many kids his age didn’t have the same opportunities he had. His parents had had faith in him, so he is going to have faith in others like him. By the time Roberto retires from his career, he will have sold about fifty million copies of his albums.

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MODEST PROPOSAL

Dear grade 11 students,

Here’s the space I told you where you could use to ask and answer questions about “The Modest Proposal”.

Only pertinent questions and answers will be approved. In case the answers are not satisfactory, I will provide them.

BY THE WAY, HERE’S AN ARTICLE THAT CAN BE HELPFUL!

http://www.lagrange.edu/resources/images/graphics/fyi/dec11/jaredlovin.pdf

Reported speech 9A

Hi dear grade 9A girls,

Below you will find PDF files 1 and 2 that explain the tense and expression changes. Read them and then answer the questions. Questions and people responsible to answer them are below.

ONLY UNTIL ALL THE GIRLS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUESTION REPLY, YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC.

PDF 1 REPORTED SPEECH NOTES

PDF 2 REPORTED SPEECH TENSE CHANGES

Decide whether the following statements are true or false. Explain why in either case. 

  1. The direct statement Carlos said “We have been very busy” can be reportedCarlos said we’d be very busy.
  2. The direct statementGloria said “My dad would go to the movies if he liked them” can be reported Gloria said her dad will go to the movies if he likes them.
  3. When Carl went to England, he said,“We are having a great time here this weekend”. This statement can be reported Carl said they were having a great time here this weekend.
  4. The weather forecaster said, “It might rain in the evening”. Her statement can be reportedThe weather forecaster said it might rain in the evening.
  5. The direct statementLuz said, “We must find a solution.”can’t be reported Luz said they must find a solution.
Student Question
CAMARGO GONZÁLEZ, DULCE ANA MARÍA 1
CURREA ALONSO, KATIA PATRICIA 1
FLOREZ ORREGO, JULIANA 1
GAMA GUTIERREZ, VALENTINA 1
GAMBOA MAHECHA, LAURA ALEJANDRA 2
GOMEZ ACOSTA, MARIA JOSE 2
GUERRERO LEÓN, SARA JULIANA 2
JIMENEZ MONSALVE, MARIA DE LA O 2
LÓPEZ FARFÁN, LUISA DANIELA 3
LÓPEZ PÉREZ, PAOLA ALEJANDRA 3
MACALLISTER ORTIZ, MARÍA ANDREA 3
NEIRA LOPEZ, MARIANA 3
PARADA GARCÍA, VALERIA 4
PLASCENCIA VILLABONA, DANIELA 4
RINCON BERNARD, VALENTINA 4
SALCEDO MARENTES, VALENTINA 4
SALCEDO TORRES, MARIA CAMILA 5
SILVA ARIZA, ANA VALENTINA 5
VARGAS SUÁREZ, MARÍA JOSÉ 5
VELASCO BORDA, JULIANA MARGARITA 5

Reported speech 9B

Hi dear grade 9B girls,

Below you will find PDF file 1 and 2 that explain the tense and expression changes. Read them and then answer the questions. Questions and people responsible to answer them are below.

ONLY UNTIL ALL THE GIRLS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUESTION REPLY, YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC.

PDF 1 REPORTED SPEECH NOTES

PDF 2 REPORTED SPEECH TENSE CHANGES

Decide whether the following statements are true or false. Explain why in either case. 

  1. The direct statement Carlos said “We have been very busy” can be reported Carlos said we’d be very busy.
  2. The direct statement Gloria said “My dad would go to the movies if he liked them” can be reported Gloria said her dad will go to the movies if he likes them.
  3. When Carl went to England, he said, “We are having a great time here this weekend”. This statement can be reported Carl said they were having a great time here this weekend.
  4. The weather forecaster said, “It might rain in the evening”. Her statement can be reportedThe weather forecaster said it might rain in the evening.
  5. The direct statement Luz said, “We must find a solution.”can’t be reported Luz said they must find a solution.
Student Question
ÁLVAREZ ARBOLEDA, MARÍA PAULA 1
AMADOR CUENCA, JULIANA 1
ARENAS BUSTOS, VALENTINA 1
BEDOYA MALAGÓN, ANA MARÍA 1
BURGOS PAVAJEAU, MARIANELLA 2
CADAVID FORERO, VALENTINA 2
CORREDOR JARAMILLO, SOFIA 2
ESPARZA INFANTE, VALENTINA ANDREA 2
HARB JARAMILLO, SOPHIA 3
HERNANDEZ CARDOZO, MELISSA ANDREA 3
HERNANDEZ TORRES, INGRID VANESSA 3
LIZCANO LÓPEZ, NATALIA 3
MARIN ARAGON, SOFIA 4
MIRANDA AREVALO, LAURA SOFIA 4
MORALES NARVAEZ, ISABELLA 4
MORENO DIAZ, ALEJANDRA 4
MORENO ROMERO, MARIA JOSE 5
PARRA TORRES, MELISSA 5
RIVEROS SIERRA, LAURA GABRIELA 5
TRIANA BRIGANTE, VALENTINA 5

FCE PREPARATION EXERCISES

Hello grade 9 ladies,

Here you will find a few links where you practice for the First Certificate Exam.

When you click on the link below, you will see this:

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As soon as you finish the first part (see pic below), go to the second, then the third and so on until you do all 7.

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YOU CAN “SEE” OR “CHECK” THE ANSWERS. THIS IS FOR YOU TO LEARN. DON’T “SEE” THE ANSWERS UNLESS YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW.

Click on the link below and begin taking the test.

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_reading.html

Critical comment grade 11

Hi grade 11 ladies,

These are the directions for the critical comment you started writing in class last week.

Write a 300-500- word critical comment paragraph about the article “The satirical verses”.

Find the article here.

Here’s the structure your critical comment paragraph should be based on.

Introduce the work being analyzed. Include both bibliographical information and more in-depth information.

  • Specify the title of the work, the type of work it is, the author’s name, and the field or genre the work addresses.
  • Include information about the context in which the article was written.
  • Clearly state the author’s purpose or thesis.
  • The overall introduction should only consume roughly 10 percent of your paper’s total length.

Include your own thesis. Your thesis should be a brief statement that summarizes your overall evaluation of the work being critiqued.

  • A thesis that is both positive and negative is common for a critical review, but it can also be strictly positive or strictly negative.
  • Note that your thesis statement is technically part of your introduction.

Summarize the work. Quickly sum up the key points the author of the original article mentioned in his or her defense.

  • You can provide a limited number of examples, but be brief. Overall, the summary should take up no more than one-third of your paper’s body. Less is usually preferred.
  • You can also briefly describe how the text is organized.

Break into your critique. The critical analysis itself should form the majority of the body and should conform to the guidelines mentioned.

  • The analysis plus the summary should form roughly 80 percent of the overall paper.
  • Each separate idea should be addressed separately.

Conclude with your final judgment. In your concluding sentence, clearly restate your thesis or overall opinion of the analyzed work.

  • You should also use this space to briefly present recommendation on how the analyzed work could be improved. Improvements can include ideas, appeals, and research approach.
  • The conclusion should only take up about 10 percent of the overall paper.

TAKEN AND ADAPTED FROM WIKIHOW: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Critical-Analysis

COMMA USE VIDEO

Here’s a video with the PowerPoint presentation of comma use we saw in class.