Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Assignment for October 5

Choose ONE of the practices given on pages 23-24. Follow the guidelines.

Type your work and submit the printed copy in class. Use an A4 paper. Double-spaced.


Activity 16, pp. 22-23

Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy. It is famous for cities such as Florence, Siena, and Pisa. The Appenine Hills are in Tuscany. The Tuscany is also famous for wine making. For example, Chianti and Montalcino wines are very popular and tasty. Tuscany has so many interesting places to see. It is a wonderful place to visit!


Activity 15, pp. 21-22

  1. X (incorrect capitalization). Burundi is in Africa.
  2. X (missing verb be) Canada is bigger than the United States.
  3. X (incorrect punctuation)A popular city in Florida is Miami.
  4. C
  5. X (subject missing)He visits the Mayan ruins in Central America every year!
  6. X (Verb missing)Bolivia has no seaports.
  7. C
  8. X (Missing verb 'be')Austria and Hungary are in Europe
  9. X (subject missing)The United States is between Mexico and Canada.
  10. X (subject missing)The population of Thailand is about 30,000,000


Activity 14, p.20

  1. Caroline Jimenez works...
  2. She works...
  3. ...she attends...
  4. Caroline wakes up...
  5. She starts...
  6. She works...
  7. Her lunch break is...
  8. Caroline likes...
  9. She enjoys...
  10. She loves...
  11. Anderson Supermarket is...


Activity 13, p 19

Tuna salad (is) easy to make. The ingredients (are) simple and cheap. Two ingredients (are) tuna fish and mayonnaise. I also (use) onions, salt, and pepper. First, I (cut) up the onions. Then I (add) the tuna fish and the mayonnaise. Finally, I (add) some salt and a lot of pepper. Tuna salad (is) my favorite food!


Activity 12, page 18, Subject

  1. Tuna salad
  2. The ingredients
  3. Two ingredients
  4. I
  5. I
  6. I
  7. I
  8. Tuna Salad


Activity 11, page 18, Sentence or Fragment

  1. S
  2. F
  3. F
  4. S
  5. F
  6. F
  7. S
  8. F
  9. S
  10. S

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Activity 19 Journal Writing

Answer #5, p. 29

Write about your experience learning English. Why are you studying English? How do you feel about English? What is easy for you to understand in English? what are some difficulties you have in English?

Use an A4 paper. Double-spaced. Include the date, September ___, 2006. Write in paragraph form. Submit a printed copy of this assignment.


Activity 6, p11-12

2. What city is the White House in? The White House is in Washington, D.C.
3. What country is the Nile River in? The Nile River is in Egypt.
4. What city is the Eiffel Tower in? The Eiffel tower is in Paris.
5. What is the biggest city in Mexico? Mexico City is the biggest city in Mexico. (or) The biggest city in Mexico is Mexico City.
6. Where are the Andes Mountains? The Andes Mountains are in South America.
7. What is the capital of Saudi Arabia? Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.
8. What is the biggest province in Canada? Quebec is the biggest province in Canada.


Answers to Activity 1, p5

2. There are only four people.
3. I have two parents.
4. Jose is my father's name. OR My father's name is Jose.
5. My mother's name is Karina. OR Karina is my mother's name.
6. I have one brother.
7. His name is Andy.
8. I love my family very much.



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