Successful writing. Lesson one.


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  • *read the next two slides first before getting into the book
  • *have a students read page two, stop at the exercise and do it as a class, keep reading and then get them to work in pairs on the classroom activities on page 2 & 3
  • *give the class these words as a guideline for activity 1 and 2 on page 4
  • *do the exercise on page 4 as a class, the exercises on page 5 with a partner
  • *read the conversation on page five and discuss what the misunderstanding is within the conversation *get them to work in pairs for the activity on page 6 and take it up together as a class
  • Successful writing. Lesson one.

    1. 1. Successful Writing Welcome!
    2. 2. Unit 1 <ul><li>Denotative Meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Connotative Meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Affective and Collacative Meanings </li></ul><ul><li>False Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Verb Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Writing a simple note </li></ul>
    3. 3. Denotation and Connotation <ul><li>Denotation: this refers to the literal and primary meaning of a word—the definition that you would find in the dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Connotation: this refers to a commonly understood subjective cultural and/or emotional association that some word or phrase carries, in addition to the word or phrase's explicit or literal meaning , which is its denotation . </li></ul>
    4. 4. Connotation <ul><li>A connotation is frequently described as either positive or negative, with regards to its pleasing or displeasing emotional connection. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, a stubborn person may be described as being either strong-willed or pig-headed ; although these have the same literal meaning ( stubborn ), strong-willed connotes admiration for the level of someone's will (a positive connotation), while pig-headed connotes frustration in dealing with someone (a negative connotation). </li></ul>
    5. 5. Denotation and Connotation <ul><li>Exercises on page 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Activities on page 2 & 3 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Attitude <ul><li>You can tell more about a sentence through the attitude that is being used </li></ul><ul><li>Words can be similar in denotative meanings but different in affective meanings (meanings that reveal different attitudes of the writer) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Classroom Activity <ul><li>Single woman *bizarre </li></ul><ul><li>Fossil *resolute </li></ul><ul><li>Unique *senior citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Stubborn *spinster </li></ul><ul><li>Lick one’s boots </li></ul><ul><li>Praise </li></ul><ul><li>Flatter </li></ul>
    8. 8. Collocation <ul><li>Collocation: the arrangement of words in a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed combination of words </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise: Fill in the blanks on page 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Work on the exercise on page 5 with a partner </li></ul>
    9. 9. False Friends <ul><li>False Friends are pair of words that are similar in appearance or pronunciation but different in meaning </li></ul><ul><li>We learn about false friends to avoid confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Read conversation on page 5 & discuss </li></ul><ul><li>Activity on page 6 together </li></ul>
    10. 10. Homework <ul><li>Write a correct story using the false friends found on page 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Homework will be submitted next class </li></ul>