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1 Unit 2 A Class Act

2 Warming up Exercises 1 . Share you high school experience with the class 2. Tell the story of a teacher who impressed you with his or her kindness

3 … time were tough, money was short, anxiety was rife and the pawnshop was familiar destination for many familiar, including mine. Life was hard. Everyone was short of money. They were caught up in endless worries. Many families often went to the pawnshop to pawn the things they had for a little money, and the family was no exception.

4 Yet I could not have asked for more enterprising and optimistic parents. However, I had the most adaptable and optimistic parents in the world

5 While Mom had scrimped and saved to obtain most of the gear, I still didn ’ t have the prescribed blue blazer and hat band. Though Mom had tried to spend as little money as possible in order to buy some the clothes required by the school, she still couldn ’ t afford the blue blazer and hat band.

6 A speed limit was introduced to try to avoid the need for fuel rationing. During the war, no one was allowed more than their ration of food, clothing and fuel. We ’ ve had more than our ration of problems recently. My children would watch television all day long, but I ration it.

7 Despite my attempts at explaining why I couldn ’ t comply … Even though I tried my best to explain why I was unable to meet the school ’ s clothing requirements …

8 My punishment also extended to being barred from the gym team to not taking part in the weekly ballroom dancing classes, which I adored. My punishment did not end there. I was not allowed to join the gym team or to attend the weekly ballroom dancing classes, which I loved very much.

9 The incident led to him being barred from playing for England. The government has acted to bar this kind of tobacco. A lack of formal education is no bar to becoming rich. She has one son and she adores him. I absolutely adore chocolate.

10 However, in my 12 year-old mind I had no choice but to see the punishment through … However, I was only a 12-year-old girl. I thought I had no alternative but to go through the punishment.

11 He was a prisoner of war for five years, but his courage saw him through. We ’ ll see you through until you finish your college education. I saw the project through and then resigned.

12 I was beside myself with excitement; my imagination fuelled by glamorous shots of the popular Hollywood temptresses. I was extremely excited when I imagined my self in attractive pictures like those of popular actresses in Hollywood.

13 He was beside himself with excitement when his father fuelled resentment within the company. The chairman ’ s speech fuelled speculation that he is about to resign.

14 She had no hint of the torment I faced. She had no idea at all what kind of suffering I had to endure in school.

15 The family said they had endured years of torment at the hands of the neighbors. He spent the night in torment, trying to decide what was the best thing to do. The camera focused on a group of women whose faces were tormented with grief.

16 Heavy-hearted, I dragged myself to school … I walked slowly and unwillingly to school with a very sad feeling.

17 She had to drag her child away from the toy shop. I really had to drag myself out of bed this morning. All that stress at work had begun to drag him down. He ’ s always dragging violence into the conversation. You never tell me how you feel --- I always have to drag it out of you.

18 I wondered for umpteenth time why the unfeeling teacher couldn ’ t look past my clothes for once … … I wondered, like what had happened many, many times before, why the unsympathetic teacher couldn't overlook my clothes for once …

19 I consoled myself that I could at least lose myself in Charles Dickens ’ A Tale of Two Cities for a while at the back of the class to recover and regain my composure. I cheered myself up by thinking that I could at least escape form the everyday reality into the fantasy world of A Tale of Two Cities recreated by Charles Dickens for a while at the back of the class to calm myself down and to get back my self-control.

20 He tried to console her, but she kept saying it was all her own fault. I tried to console her with a box of chocolates. I was consoling Liz on having broken up with her boyfriend. You may feel nervous but don ’ t lose your composure in front of her. She looked remarkably composed throughout the funeral.

21 … I had always tried my hardest not to show how miserable I was at being singled out time after time. I had always tried my best to hide my miserable feeling when I was picked out by the teachers as a target of criticism and humiliation again and again.

22 Jamie was thrilled when the teacher singled out his poem and asked him to read it out. She singled him our as being a good person for the job.

23 And then she came out with the most welcome sentence I had ever heard at that mean- spirited place. And then suddenly she uttered the most agreeable sentence I had ever heard at that dishonorable school.

24 You do come out with some good ideas sometimes! I asked one innocent question and he came out with all this abuse!

25 I am only sorry that I shall have the pleasure of looking at you for just one lesson and not the entire day. I only regret that I can enjoy looking at you for just one lesson and not the whole day.

26 The graceful skaters are a pleasure to watch. Our host pleasured us with his company. The hiker paused, pleasuring in the sounds of the forest.

27 "my shoulders rose back to their full height" (Paragraph 16) I straightened my shoulders so that I sat upright. Notice this is the sign of the author regaining her confidence.

28 "I floated through the rest of the day buoyed by the warmth... "(Paragraph 16) I spent the rest of the day in high spirits feeling happier and more confident because of the warming sentence...

29 The block of ice that was my young heart thawed instantly... My young heart was filled with warmth immediately. The sun came out and thawed the ice. The report shows that relations between the two enemies may be thawing. There are signs of a thaw in relations between the two countries.

30 .. English Literature was her forte... She was good at English Literature. His forte is after-dinner speeches. I'm afraid singing isn't one of my fortes.


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