Writing_Juniors_ICS_Unit3

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Welcome to English Writing Unit 3: Description of a place Semester 1 – 2011
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Unit Objectives Be familiar with some of the common writing techniques used in description Know how to select concrete sensory details and arrange them effectively Be able to write descriptive essays based on your purpose, audience and
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Unit Summary (page 33) Points to remember about description: 1. Descriptive details are chosen on the basis of the writer’s knowledge of the subject, his purpose, the target audience and the dominant impression he has of the subject. 2. Description relies heavily on concrete sensory details.
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Unit Summary (page 33) Points to remember about description: 3. Usually one sense is relied on more than the others, but all the other relevant senses should also be appealed to. 4. Too much concrete sensory details can be dull or overwhelming to the reader therefore it is important to strike a good
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Unit Summary (page 34) Points to remember about description: 5. The thesis for a descriptive essay can be stated or implied. If stated it presents what the writer intends to describe and what the writer’s impression of the subject is. 6. Descriptive details can be arranged in
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‘The Sounds of the City’ (pages 24-26) Let’s read ‘The Sounds of the City’. Make note of any new vocabulary and let me know if there is any vocabulary you don’t understand. You can work together to answer the questions on page 27 (Task 2). Please speak in English.
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Answers page 27 1. The subject is the sounds of New York City and specifically Manhattan. The impression is that NYC is a city of sounds. The diverse sounds and action make NYC a vibrant and lively place as it’s often referred to ‘the city that never
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Answers page 27 2. The writer arranges his descriptive details in chronological order, by listing what he hears from one moment to the next.
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Answers page 27 3. All these sounds tell meaningful stories of the city. Every sound reveals a certain feature or aspect of the city.
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Answers page 27 4.1. “Thin strains of music, usually the firm beat of rock ’n’ roll or the frenzied outbursts of the discotheque, rise from ground level.” (Paragraph 3)
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Answers page 27 4.2. “A bottle shatters against concrete.” (Paragraph 4) 4.3. “The whine of a police siren slices through the night, moving ever closer, until an eerie Doppler effect brings it to a guttural halt.” (Paragraph 4)
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Answers page 27 4.4. “Metallic jaws on sanitation trucks gulp and masticate the residue of daily living, then digest it with a satisfied groan of gears.” (Paragraph 9) 4.5. “The growl of buses, so scattered and distant at night, becomes a demanding part of the traffic bedlam.” (Paragraph 9)
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