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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Social Network for Punctuating Adverbial Clauses

A plethora of punctuation

My advanced students are talking about personality types. We are working with the book World Pass, and they have to be able to punctuate adverbial clauses. Easy? Not at all for this rambunctious group of teens. I prepared an activity to get their attention, and provide them with some more practice. It worked allright, eventhough some complained that it was difficult to undesrstand the movie scene.
They are getting there...

Activity type - Practice
Language focus - Punctuating adverbial clauses
Level - Advanced
Time 25 minutes
Materials - Powerpoint presentattion, movie scene
Web2.o - Blogger

What personality type are you?
Peaceful
Driven
Easygoing
Assertive
Unpredictable
Nurturing
Systematic
Refined
Introspective
Watch the movie segment and choose the correct sentences about it.

The girl decided to break up when she realized he was not easygoing.
Although she was very systematic, she couldn’t pass her exam.
He didn’t get a high score, eventhough he was very driven.
She decided to break up, since he was too assertive.
She decided to leave the restaurant so that she could spend more time with him.
Because he was studious and driven, he was not popular with the girls in school.

PracticePunctuate these sentences

The girl decided to break up when she realized he was not easygoing
when she realized he was not easygoing the girl decided to break up
Although she was very systematicshe couldn’t pass her exam.
She couldn’t pass her exam although she was very systematic.
She decided to break up since he was too assertive.
She decided to leave the restaurant so that she could spend more time with him.
He was not popular with the girls in school because he was studious and driven.

Write more sentences about a different movie scene to challenge your partner.
Use adverbial clauses. Post the link to the scene and your sentences on blogger.




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