Friday, March 14, 2008

Transitive Verbs, Intransitive Verbs, & Linking Verbs

Hi Class,

Please complete the interactive practice at

http://grammar.uoregon.edu/verbs/Verbquiz1/Iquizv.html

The above practice helps you to understand the difference between Transitive, Intransitive, and Linking verbs.

Please let me know if you get more than four (4) incorrect items.

Thanks!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vocabulary & Synonyms - Watch the Video by TED

Hi Class,

Below is a video by TED showing the amazing talk, by Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain researcher telling the story of her own stroke as it happened!

Notice that the brain researcher used many vocabulary words that are similar to those included in the two reading articles of Unit 1/ chapter 5 in EfS. However, those words were used in different contexts or situations than those of readings 1 & 2, which makes it interesting to us to see how synonyms work, and how contexts are important. Also, pay attention on how the left sphere of the brain is responsible for language learning.

Please watch the video and then post your comments to your blogs.

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