Lesson: Making Comparisons


Strong and weak forms

Pre-Task

  1. Students check the most common adjectives to use when giving comparisons using comparatives and superlatives using a quizlet set.
  2. Students are sent a picture of how superlatives and comparatives are made
  3. Students watch a video about how superlatives and comparatives are made
    1. Comparatives Grammar Animation
    2. Superlative Grammar Animation
  4. Students play a  bingo once, the bingo is made up of adjectives, comparatives and superlatives.
  5. Students answer quizzes online about comparatives and superlatives.
    1. Quiz
  6. Students are given a file so they can make comparison with their partners

Task 

Talk about your a topic of your choice but make sure that you use comparatives and superlatives.

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Teaching Pronunciation: Making Words


Pronunciation

List of words  that you can make with those fourteen phonetic symbols. Can you think of the phonetic transcription for each one of them?

Cake Know Phone Stay
Caught Line Photo Steak
Coast Neck Pie Step
Coat Night Post Take
Corn No Psych Talk
Count North Rice Tape
Cow Noun Saint Taste
Eight Now Say Taught
Faint Open Sent Thigh
Faith Out Set Think
Fake Own Skate Thorn
Fence Pain Sky Tie
Fight Paint South Tight
Fine Paw Spoke Town
Fount Pen Sport Type
Knight Pet Stain Walk

Literary Movements: Post-Modernism


American-Psycho-5

Definition

Postmodern literature is a form of literature which is marked, both stylistically and ideologically, by a reliance on such literary conventions as fragmentation, paradox, unreliable narrators, often unrealistic and downright impossible plots, games, parody, paranoia, dark humor and authorial self-reference. Postmodern authors tend to reject outright meanings in their novels, stories and poems, and, instead, highlight and celebrate the possibility of multiple meanings, or a complete lack of meaning, within a single literary work.

Characteristics

  1. Pastiche: The taking of various ideas from previous writings and literary styles and pasting them together to make new styles.
  2. Intertextuality: The acknowledgment of previous literary works within another literary work.
  3. Metafiction: The act of writing about writing or making readers aware of the fictional nature of the very fiction they’re reading.
  4. Temporal Distortion: The use of non-linear timelines and narrative techniques in a story.
  5. Minimalism: The use of characters and events which are decidedly common and non-exceptional characters.
  6. Maximalism: Disorganized, lengthy, highly detailed writing.
  7. Magical Realism: The introduction of impossible or unrealistic events into a narrative that is otherwise realistic.
  8. Faction: The mixing of actual historical events with fictional events without clearly defining what is factual and what is fictional.
  9. Reader Involvement: Often through direct address to the reader and the open acknowledgment of the fictional nature of the events being described

Authors

Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages.He was at first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed satirist, whose trademark technique, as a writer, is the expression of extreme acts and opinions in an affectless style. Ellis employs a technique of linking novels with common, recurring characters.

Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century