ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10: The Essay
Writing about Vocabulary in our Lives
Demonstrating the Essay:
On October 23, the
teacher will, with the assistance of the class, write a full essay on
Vocabulary in our Lives. Plan to attend this demonstration on writing
The essay will include ideas from the student homework. Be sure to
bring yours along!
See the teacher sample essay,
Broadening Your Vocabulary
In last week’s class, we touched on a number of
points about vocabulary in our lives. This week, we will discuss these
ideas further. From our discussions, we will decide on some possible
essay topics to use for writing.
How do we learn vocabulary
best? Outline an effective method you have used successfully.
What is the effect of TV
on our ability to read and write? What is the ratio between reading and
TV in your group?
Are we reading enough? How
many books are found in our own homes? What do we like to read?
Is it possible to
translate complicated ideas from one language to another exactly? If
not, give examples of difficult to translate ideas from your own
How much does personality
influence success at learning a new language? What personalities are
From our discussions, we
will produce a number of potential essay topics.
Choose one of the topics
and write about 500 to 750 words on it. Do not worry about organization
or format. Put down interesting ideas, facts, examples on paper to share
in next week’s class.
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