2019-09-23 Writing: adjectives, connotations
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- Greg Malivuk
- http://www.pastebin.com/u/gmalivuk - Notes from all classes
- “tidy” and “neat” are more or less the same
- “cluttered” and “messy” are more or less the same
- cozy = small and warm (comfortable and safe)
- connotation = the “feeling” that a word gives (positive, negative, or neutral)
- - If I don’t like a room without much space, I might call it “small” or “cramped”
- - If I like it and being small makes it feel warm and safe, I’d call it “cozy”.
- relaxed / lazy - could describe the same personality
- curious / nosy - someone who wants to know about what other people are doing
- Do you think the words are positive (+), negative (-), or neutral (0)
- Childlike, Youthful, Childish, Young + + - 0
- Disabled, Crippled, Handicapped, Retarded 0 - - -
- Relaxed, Laid-back, Lackadaisical, Easygoing 0 + - +
- Slim, Skinny, Slender, Thin + - + 0
- Cheap, Frugal, Miserly, Economical - 0 - 0/+
- Adolescent, Immature, Juvenile, Innocent 0 - - +
- Inquisitive, Interested, Curious, Prying 0 + +/0 -
- Confident, Secure, Proud, Egotistical + + + -
- Lovely, Knockout, Beautiful, Stunning + - + +
- Talkative, Conversational, Chatty, Jabbering 0 0 + -
- http://www.learnersdictionary.com - Good dictionary for English learners. (A translator isn’t good for connotations, because the word in your language might have a very different connotation than in English.)
- euphemism = word with a neutral or positive connotation, to talk about something with a more negative connotation (e.g. “restroom”, “pass away”, “sleep with”)
- p. 108 - What kind of person lives in this room?
- How can you describe it to me?
- It has a messy bed under the window.
- The curtain is open.
- The laptop is open.
- The whiteboard is dirty.
- The books on the bookshelves are not very organized.
- The pillow on the bed is messy.
- There are socks on the chair and the floor.
- There is a soccer ball in front of the chair.
- There are notes on the board.
- Space Order - ordering the information based on location
- p. 110 - Do you understand all the space orders listed? Can you think of any other space orders?
- - clockwise / counterclockwise
- Homework: read p. 111 and answer the questions about the paragraph, then do p. 112 practice 2A
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