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2019-09-23 Writing: adjectives, connotations

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  1. Greg Malivuk
  2. gmalivuk@staffordhouse.com
  3. http://www.pastebin.com/u/gmalivuk - Notes from all classes
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  5. “tidy” and “neat” are more or less the same
  6. “cluttered” and “messy” are more or less the same
  7. cozy = small and warm (comfortable and safe)
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  9. connotation = the “feeling” that a word gives (positive, negative, or neutral)
  10. - If I don’t like a room without much space, I might call it “small” or “cramped”
  11. - If I like it and being small makes it feel warm and safe, I’d call it “cozy”.
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  13. positive/negative
  14. relaxed / lazy - could describe the same personality
  15. curious / nosy - someone who wants to know about what other people are doing
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  17. https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-connotative-words.html
  18. Do you think the words are positive (+), negative (-), or neutral (0)
  19. Childlike, Youthful, Childish, Young            + + - 0
  20. Disabled, Crippled, Handicapped, Retarded       0 - - -
  21. Relaxed, Laid-back, Lackadaisical, Easygoing        0 + - +
  22. Slim, Skinny, Slender, Thin             + - + 0
  23. Cheap, Frugal, Miserly, Economical          - 0 - 0/+
  24. Adolescent, Immature, Juvenile, Innocent        0 - - +
  25. Inquisitive, Interested, Curious, Prying            0 + +/0 -
  26. Confident, Secure, Proud, Egotistical           + + + -
  27. Lovely, Knockout, Beautiful, Stunning           + - + +
  28. Talkative, Conversational, Chatty, Jabbering        0 0 + -
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  30. 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.)
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  32. euphemism = word with a neutral or positive connotation, to talk about something with a more negative connotation (e.g. “restroom”, “pass away”, “sleep with”)
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  34. p. 108 - What kind of person lives in this room?
  35. How can you describe it to me?
  36. It has a messy bed under the window.
  37. The curtain is open.
  38. The laptop is open.
  39. The whiteboard is dirty.
  40. The books on the bookshelves are not very organized.
  41. The pillow on the bed is messy.
  42. There are socks on the chair and the floor.
  43. There is a soccer ball in front of the chair.
  44. There are notes on the board.
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  46. Space Order - ordering the information based on location
  47. p. 110 - Do you understand all the space orders listed? Can you think of any other space orders?
  48. - clockwise / counterclockwise
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  50. Homework: read p. 111 and answer the questions about the paragraph, then do p. 112 practice 2A
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