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People

PHYSICAL FEATURES PERSONALITY IDIOSYNCRACIES/HABITS MOVEMENTS


(APPEARANCE)
gentle always looking under his bed rushed out
before going to sleep jumped out

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INCREASING WORD POWER (WORD LEVEL)

Choose adjectives from below to replace the adjectives underlined:

Adjectives commonly used for PEOPLE Adjectives commonly used for SITUATIONS

marvellous pleasant
shrewd chaotic
warm hazardous
mean moving
confirmed restful

1. The traffic in the city is very bad. ………………………………………

2. Afrer tea, we took a nice stroll to the lake. ………………………………………

3. The film was really good. I cried and cried. ………………………………………

4. Whitney Houston is a fantastic performer. who captivates her audience. ………………………………………

5. Saiful and Aziz have become terrific friends. ………………………………………

6. The Mathematics teacher was really bad. He’d make us stay in class if we make mistakes. ………………………………………

7. Driving in a heavy storm is awful- you can hardly see and may go off the road. ………………………………………

8. “Get away from the city,” the doctor ordered. “Have a good holiday by the sea.” ………………………………………

9. My uncle , who is a good judge of character, can always tell when a person tells a lie. ………………………………………

10. You shouldn’t believe everything he says. He’s a terrific liar. ………………………………………

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Mother Theresa was born in August 1910 to well-to-do Albanian parents in Skopje in the former Yugoslavia. At 18, deeply religious, knowing that
she wanted to help the poor, she went to the Sisters of Lorettto Abey in Dublin, where she studied English. The same year , 1928, she was sent to Darjeeling,
Culcutta as teacher and later as principal.

On the other side of a high concrete wall, guarding the convent’s lawns and uniformed schoolgirls, is the Mhoti Jeel slum of mud
lane and wooden shacks. Mother’s Theresa’s room overlooked the slum. She saw the dirt, the ragged children, the open sewers, the disease and the hunger
of the city. After school,
she would often go among the slum-dwellers, bringing them medicine, bandages and food. On a train journey to Darjeeling in 1946 she heard her
second call from God, “It was quite clear. I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. It took the nun with the
powerful will only two years to get permission to leave the Indian Roman Catholic fold and become a ‘free’ nun. She took intensive if rudimentary medical
training in Patna, in north eastern India, and returned to the slum of Culcutta.

He first school was a bare patch of ground, where she wrote the Bengali letters in the dirt with a stick for five or six children. The
slum families took notice, than some tables appeared, then benches and a blackboard. And more children. She was joined in Culcutta in 1949 by a former
student from Loretto, Subashini Das, 19, who took the name of Agnes. Subashini Das, is still number two in the Missionaries of Charity. The others came.
They lived on the top floor of a large house offered by a Bengali Christian. They begged for food and medicine for the poor, fo spare land and shacks for
dispensaries.
In 1950, Mother Theresa began the Missionaries of Charity. It is an organisation that believes in serving the poor anywhere in the
world. Visiting London the winter of 1970, Mother Theresa found old, homeless men sleeping in Trafalgar Square. In Convent Garden, a drug addict fell at
her feet dying of an overdose of drugs. Her heart went out to these people. She offered f9000 in Southall, west of London When the owner heard from
friends of Mother Theresa’s purpose in buying the house, she loved the price.

“This still leaves us with a huge problem, raising f6000,” said Ann Blackie, a member of Mother Theresa’s organisation. Mother
Theresa went around the country and carried, as usual, her old knitting bag with wooden handles. Donations poured in. On her return to London, she handed
the bag to John Blaikie, Ann’s husband. He counted the notes and coins. When he had finished counting, he took a single f5 note from his pocket and added
it to the collection. Putting all the money on the table, he said to Mother Theresa, “Here’s your f6000 to buy your house.”

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Prominent Personalities

NAME: NAME:
AGE: AGE:
DESIGNATION: DESIGNATION:
ACHIEVEMENTS/CONTRIBUTIONS: ACHIEVEMENTS/CONTRIBUTIONS:

1. 1.

2. 2.

3. 3.

4. 4.

5. 5.

What do you admire most about these personalities and why?

VOCABULARY: MASTER LIST

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Vocabulary 
used in describing
people

BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY


Work in groups. Look through the holiday brochures/pamphlets on places and buildings. List out words/phrases that you find to describe the following:
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NATURE e.g.s mountains, waterfall, rivers etc. BUILDINGS e.g.s monuments

crystal clear water majestic mosque

When you are writing a descriptive essay or story, details are important. Can you write details for each of the following paragraphs describing a night market?

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MAIN IDEA SUPPORTING DETAILS

NOISY PLACE

CROWDED

COLOURFUL

DIFFERENT SMELLS

FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE

MIND-MAPPING

With your group members think of the important elements you need to consider when you describe an event. e/g.s a big walk, the National Day, Sea Games etc.
Write brief notes in the space provided.

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PRE-WRITING STAGE

Your school is holding a fund-raising walk next month. As the chairman of the organising committee the money made from the walk will go to a charity of your
choice. Write an article for the school newsletter. In your article you will:

- tell your schoolmates about the details of the walk -tell them which charity you have chosen and why
- persuade them to support the activity
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Write your article using the materials given above.

POINTS ELABORATION/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. Details of the walk- when? where? duration? prizes?

who will officiate? sponsors?

2. a) Which charity?

b) Why?

3. Why your schoolmates should support?

PARAGRAPH-WRITING

A topic sentence is ….

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How can I
elaborate/expand a
topic sentence?

The following are jumbled up essay titles. Can you sort them out into the following categories?

Someone in my family deserves an award My next door neighbour The day I lost my temper
The day I felt very proud Homework My perfect home
My dream car Describe how you spent last weekend Boys should learn to cook My mother
Shopping
It is said that travel broadens the mind. What is your opinion? A lucky escape
Small families are happier families. Do you agree? Do money and possessions bring
Write a story that ends: “….we looked at each other and smiled” happiness? Write a story about an unexpected failure.
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NARRATIVE ARGUMENTATIVE DESCRIPTIVE

TOPIC VOCABULARY

1. To introduce the list of advantages and disadvantages/viewpoints 2. To continue your argument(s)


Furthermore, In addition
Firstly/ In the first place/ The first advantage or disadvantage is that…

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3. To emphasise 4. To give examples to support your arguments

Without question/ Unquestionably/ Undoubtedly/ Undeniably For example

5. To give an opposing point or opinion 6. To make conclusions

On the other hand Therefore/ As a result

PROS AND CONS


Complete the following graphic organiser:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of students participating in sports?

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Paragraph 1 : Pro Topic Sentence

Specific Support

Specific Support

Paragraph 2 : Pro Topic Sentence

Specific Support

Specific Support

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PROS AND CONS
Paragraph 3 : Con Topic Sentence

Specific Support

Specific Support

Paragraph 4 : Con Topic Sentence

Specific Support

Specific Support

Concluding Paragraph Reword thesis

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