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1 Teaching ESL Reading GSL520 Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Saint Michael’s College Summer 2012 Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 1 Image Source Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu

2 Contents Emotional Words 1 Contextual Words 2 Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu Image Source 2

3 Emotional Words Strong Words Weak Words Ambiguous Words Assertive Words e.g. always never only definitely, etc Uncertainty e. g. almost seem appear perhaps likely possible, etc e. g. apparently Somewhat seemingly appear ostensible Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu3

4 Exercise 1 4 Read the following paragraph and answer the question: The identity of the Beowulf poet is also uncertain. He apparently was a Christian who loved the pagan heroic tradition of his ancestors and blended the values of the pagan hero with the Christian values of his own country and time. Because he wrote in the Anglian dialect, he probably was either a monk in a monastery or a poet in an Anglo-Saxon court located north of the Thames River. Text Source: Educational Testing Service (ETS). (2009). The Official Guide to the TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM, Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill

5 Key: B 5 Why does the author of this passage use the word “apparently” in paragraph 5? A. He is not certain that the author of Beowulf was a Christian B. He is mentioning facts that are obvious to the readers C. He is giving an example from a historical reference D. He is introducing evidence about the author of Beowulf Question:

6 Causal Relation- ship Compare & Contrast Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu Source: Google Image 4

7 Compare & Contrast Comparison Contrast Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu5 Compared with like/alike, in the same way/manner, resemble, likewise, similarity, etc Unlike on the other hand, as opposed to, different from, on the contrary, instead of, rather than

8 Causal Relationship Cause Effect Purpose Because Since On account of Due to Result from Contribute to In that Given Owing to Thanks to Thus Hence Therefore (ergo) Lead to Result in Accordingly As a result/ Consequently The outcome is… in _______ to with a ______ to in an ______ to Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu6

9 9 Exercise 2 Read the following paragraph and answer the question: With the advent of projection, the viewer's relationship with the image was no longer private, as it had been with earlier peepshow devices, which was a similar machine that reproduced motion by means of successive images on individual photographic cards instead of on strips of celluloid. It suddenly became public. At the same time, the image that the spectator looked at expanded from the minuscule peepshow dimensions of 1 or 2 inches (in height) to the life- size proportions of 6 or 9 feet. Text Source: Educational Testing Service (ETS). (2009). The Official Guide to the TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM, Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill

10 10 Question: Which of the following is mentioned in the paragraph as one of the ways the Mutoscope differed from the Kinetoscope? A: Sound and motion were simultaneously produced in the Mutoscope. B: More than one person could view the images at the same time with the Mutoscope. C: The Mutoscope was a less sophisticated earlier prototype of the Kinetoscope. D: A different type of material was used to produce the images used in the Mutocope. Key: B

11 Recommended Learning Materials Reading  The Economist The Economist  Huffingtonpost Huffingtonpost  The New Yorker The New Yorker Dictionaries  Lingoes Lingoes  Merriam- Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms Merriam- Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms For more information: please visit my wiki >>>>>>>> Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu9

12 See You in Next Class 12 Image Source Background Source Li Li (lli2@smcvt.edu) 10 June 2012lli2@smcvt.edu


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