Word File Sentence Patterns Expansion Writing Practice
I. the prefix en- The prefix en- is added to words to form verbs that describe the process of putting someone/something into a particular state, condition, or place. endanger enlarge enable … encourage ensure enrich
II. acronyms CD: compact disc DIY: do it yourself VIP: very important person DJ: disc/disk jockey ATM: automatic teller machine MRT: the Mass Rapid Transit WTO: the World Trade Organization UFO: unidentified flying object Back
Expansion I. Create Your Own Baby II. Help ! I am in danger! III. Animals in Danger IV. To Clone or Not to Clone
To clone or not to clone, that is a question. IV.
To Clone or Not to Clone? How do you feel about human cloning? Human cloning has been a complex issue for many years, and has many sides to understand. Do you think human cloning can bring benefit to people? Do you think human beings cant be cloned? Choose a side and have a class discussion.
Its unfair to the clone to grow up in a totally different environment with the expectation of being a scientific genius. To Clone or Not to Clone? Opinion Reasons ForReasons Against We can clone historical dead figures, like Albert Einstein and hope that he is as intelligent as the original one. We can clone babies for infertile couples if they want children. Possessing the same genetic makeup as the donor, the clone would lose his own human dignity and uniqueness. No Way!
To Clone or Not to Clone? Cloning can help improve the human race. The society would break into two classes and those who are created naturally are likely to be excluded from society. Opinion Reasons ForReasons Against We can use the organs of the clone to help those who need transplant. The cloned would be raised to maturity only to be used as spare parts for a non-clone. Absolutely!
Now you have better understanding of human cloning. To sum up, To clone or not to clone, thats still a question.
A. Colons 1. Use a colon before a list of items. e.g.: The following items may be needed at camp: flashlights and suntan lotion.
2. Use a colon to introduce an example or explanation related to something just mentioned. e.g.: The subjects of many proverbs are animals. Here are some: When the cats away, the mice will play. Let sleeping dogs lie.
B. Semicolons 1. Use a semicolon between independent clauses not joined by a conjunction. e.g.: Red with rage describes anger; in the pink means to be in good health.
2. Use a semicolon between independent clauses linked with a transitional expression. e.g.: The man who traveled to Auckland instead of Oakland didnt feel like laughing; however, even that misunderstanding turned out all right in the end.
C. Quotation Marks 1. Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation a persons words. e.g.: You hiccup. Your friend jumps and yells, Boo!
2. Use quotation marks around the titles of articles, poems, short stories, etc. e.g.: Mothers Hands, Gathering Leaves.
Exercise: Add the necessary punctuation marks. 1. Our teacher asked us to read Robert Frosts poem The Minor Bird. 2. She found terrible conditions in the British hospital the buildings were full of fleas and rats. ;
3. I enjoy the following hobbies reading and jogging. 4. Well, the man later said, I always wanted to see New Zealand. :
5. Susan did a beautiful dive in that meet however she didnt win any medals. 6. Mr. Smith leaves for work at 7 30 every morning and returns at 5 35 every evening., : :
7. Help! he yelled. 8. John finished his senior high school last year now he is a college student. ;
9. Can we help? asked the coach. : 10. Some suggestions that may help improve your memory are set realistic goals, stay mentally active, and read more.