Narrative tenses
Inversion
"A Weighty Matter"
Storytelling
1st trimester
100

Right/ Wrong?

When he entered the room, she has already finished dinner.

Wrong 

100

Right/ Wrong? 

Seldom do I go to school.

Right

100

Peter ______ a lot of weight last year. 

gained/ put on

100

What is not true about the lead: 

a) it begins the story 

b) it gives all the necessary background information

c) it should engage the reader

b (exposition)

100

Think of the childer. Is it appeal to: 

a) ethos

b) pathos

c) logos

b) pathos 

200

Bob ________ (play) the piano when the accident happened.

was playing

200

Right/ Wrong? 

Not until did he arrive, he understood he had forgotten his keys. 

Wrong

200

Word transformation:

He was ____ (bliss) unaware of the problem. 

blissfully

200

Read the definition. What is it? 

Descriptions of sensory details (how things look or smell): 

a) conflict

b) plot

c) exposition

d) scene

d) scene

200

Is this a fact or opinion? 

High taxes negatively affect the economy. 

opinion

300

I ______ (play) football for 3 hours yesterday.

played

300

Correct the mistake: 

Oh my, this is a big box!

Correct 

300

Correct the spelling mistake.

the consern esceleted

the concern escalated

300

What do we call the element of the story which creates tension and drama and escalates as the plot thickens?

conflict

300

–°orrect the punctuation. 

1) Bob was the person, who won the lottery. 

2) Salmon, which can all swim against the stream of a river, taste good. 

3) Boys, who are tall, often play basketball.

1) Bob was the person who won the lottery. 

2) Salmon, which can all swim against the stream of a river, taste good. 

3) Boys who are tall often play basketball.

400

By the time Masha _______ (finish) university, she ________ (work) as a consultant for 5 years.

finished/ had been working

400

Put the words in the correct order to form a sentence with Inversion. 

did/dance/the bananas/the monkey/arrived/Not until. 

Not until the bananas arrived, did the monkey dance.

400

Replace the CAPITALIZED word with a synonym from our Quizlets. 

I was CONFUSED when I saw his new haircut!

bewildered

400

Look at the CAPITALIZED phrase. What do we call this literary device? 

He is AS STRONG AS AN OX.

simile

400

Identify the assumption. 

Lidia cheated because she got an A for the test. 

The only way Lidia can get an A is by cheating. 

500

Find all the mistakes: 

As a kid I would be overweight so I would often visit the doctor. By the time I turned 15 I was to the doctor 115 times. I lost weight since I finished school. 

used to be overweight/ had been to the doctor/ have lost weight 

500

Complete sentence 2 so it means the same as sentence 1. 

I bought my girlfriend a Macbook and a trip to Madagascar. 

Not only ...

Not only did I buy my girlfriend a Macbook but also a trip to Madagascar. 

500

Correct all the spelling mistakes: 

I began to think of my agmentation not as fat but as the statiness of a bont vivan.


I began to think of my augmentation not as fat but as the stateliness of a bon vivant


500

Look at the tenses used in this extract. What happened to the tenses? Why did the author do it? What do we call this device? 

I came into the bar and saw a horse. So I go, "Yo, why is there a horse in a bar?". And the horse goes, "It's none of your concern". 

They went from Past to Present. This brings the reader closer to the action. This is called a Tense Shift. 

500

What can be inferred from the sentence below? 

Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, it is in fact a genuine scientific enterprise, for it uses scientific methods such as controlled experiments and statistical tests of clearly stated hypotheses to examine the questions it raises.

(A) If a field of study can conclusively answer the questions it raises, then it is a genuine science.

(B) Since parapsychology uses scientific methods, it will produce credible results.

(C) Any enterprise that does not use controlled experiments and statistical tests is not genuine science.

(D) Any field of study that employs scientific methods is a genuine scientific enterprise.

(E) Since parapsychology raises clearly statable questions, they can be tested in controlled experiments.


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