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For this assignment I would like you to compare and contrast the text «How the West Was Won» from your textbook Headway (pp. 90-91) with «As long as grass grows» from the Howard Zinn book, A Young People’s History of the United States. Try to point out any similarites and differences. Do you notice any connections? The length should be 300-400 words.
In addition I would like you to select and define 20 vocabulary words from the Zinn text. (In English).
Due date: May 5 through 9.
Read the short story «Marionettes, Inc.» by Ray Bradbury.
1) Find 30 words that are new to you and provide their definitions (as they are used in the story). Choose 10 verbs, 10 nouns, and 10 adjectives. Make it interesting (if possible)!
2) Write an essay commenting on the following themes as they relate to the story (400-500 words).
Here is the list of the texts you need to read again for the next exam. Some have been worked in class as listenings, so I am uploading them for you in writing.
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a) The Selfish Jean.
b) The High Price of Abuse.
c) Segregation in the USA. (blog)
d) Progeria (blog)
e) The Origins of Words – The Latin Touch. (blog)
f) Daedalus and Icarus.
g) One language, one behaviour. (blog)
h) 100 Candles…
First, read the article and listen to the story from NPR.
Next, write definitions for these words.
doom, gloom, dire, grim, hubris, drought, overwhelming, consensus, yield (crop yields), to starve, ingenuity
Then provide your own thoughtful answers to the following questions. Please write complete sentences and strive for clarity.
This assignment should be no longer than a page (approx. 250-300 words). It will be due after Semana Santa but you can give it to me sooner if you want to.
1. ‘I would like to go out for dinner’, Leah said to Brian.
2. ‘I left my books here yesterday’, David said.
3. ‘I can’t help you’, Anna said.
4. ‘Could you please order a taxi?’, Helen asked Jim.
5. ‘How much money have you got, Andrew?’, Paul said.
6. ‘Did anyone try to call an ambulance?, she asked.
7. ‘What have you prepared for our meeting?, she asked him.
8. ‘Which hotel do you think is best?’, she enquired.
9. ‘Are you going to work now?’, she wanted to know.
10. ‘Whose book is this?’, she enquired.
11. ‘Give me an answer soon, please’, the manager said.
12. ‘Put these clothes into the cupboard’, she said to me.
13. ‘Sit down and be quiet’, the teacher told the class.
14. ‘Where will you be next Sunday at four o’clock?’, he asked.
15. ‘Can you let me use your car, please?’, Jane asked her mother.
16. ‘How about going to see a film?’, she said.
17. ‘Would you like to join us for supper?’, we asked our guests.
18. ‘Let’s not make a decision right now’, Annette suggested.
19. ‘Have you ever visited the Louvre in Paris?’, he wanted to know.
20. ‘When did you start acting, Melissa?, Peter said.
21. ‘Can we leave tonight or tomorrow morning?’, she wondered.
22. ‘Please, let’s not argue any more’, he begged.
23. ‘We will also apply for a grant’, the volunteers added.
24. ‘Let’s order pizza instead of Chinese food’, Dan said.
25. ‘What’s the time?’, she said.
26. ‘I might come to the party’, Judy said.
27. ‘You shouldn’t play with matches’, the teacher told the pupil.
28. ‘Let’s go to see Blade Runner‘, David suggested
29. ‘The telephone bill must also be paid this month’, she added.
30. ‘How can we find out?’, Mary told us.
31. ‘Students have to hand in library books’, the librarian said.
32. ‘Who assassinated John F. Kennedy?, he asked.
33. ‘Let’s not fight over this!’, she said.
34. ‘My plane will arrive at seven o’clock tomorrow’, she told me.
35. ‘Let’s take a taxi!’, she said.
36. ‘Did you hear the news last night?’, he asked.
37. ‘Will you let me stay out late tonight?’, Andrew asked his mother.
38. ‘Where can we eat?’, Mary wanted to know.
39. ‘The castle will be closed to visitors tomorrow’, the guide said.
40. ‘I have to go out now’, Peter said to his mother.
As you know the best way to learn is to practise, so let’s practise.