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FIVE POINT - YOD ALEPH

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WELCOME TO FIVE POINT YOD ALEPH

You will be preparing for Module E this year.
You will do Bagrut Module E at the beginning of next year together with your Oral Bagrut.
Some of you will do Modules C and D at the end of this year.
 
We will be concentrating on READING, WRITING AND TALKING IN CORRECT ENGLISH AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL.
 
READING
Reading includes different texts from newpapers, stories and books, internet articles, magazines, technical papers on various subjects, etc.  You must be able to answer Reading Comprehension questions on these matters.
 
WRITING
Writing includes Sentences, Paragraphs, Compositions of different types and Letters, both formal and informal, Assignments, Book Reports and Projects.
 
TALKING
Talking or Communicating in English is an important part of your Bagrut.  You must be able to hold a conversation, ask and answer questions, talk about different subjects, present you project work.
 
LITERATURE
We will be studying different forms of Literature in English; plays, stories, essays and poems.
 
 
 
To help you prepare for your Bagrut in English:-
 
1.  Please purchase the newspaper Jerusalem Post on Friday morning.  Use this newspaper to improve your reading and to enrich your vocabulary.  Try and read 20 minutes a day, every day, seven days a week from now until the Bagrut.
 
Find a friend and discuss in English what you have read in the newspaper. 
 
2.  Watch the news in English - CNN, BBC, Fox News, Sky News.   Discuss what you hear with a friend.
 
3.  READING FOR PLEASURE:- Read a story in English, make sure it is easy enough so that you can enjoy the reading.  If it is too difficult you will spoil the enjoyment.
 
4.  Use your English books and start writing short paragraphs on all different subjects.  The more you write the better you will become. 

FIRST QUIZ - GRAMMAR

BOOK REPORTS
 
You should have completed your first book report and it should be handed in as part of your portfolio. 
 
The length of your book report should be no less than one page, no more than two.
 
Ideas for book reports:-
 
Your opinion of the book and/or your recommendation of it.
 
A letter to the author.
 
A short description of the main characters and a dramatic scene.
 
How the author develops the story.
 
Three exciting, dramatic, moving, comic or tragic scenes from the book - describe them and explain how they affected you.

This teaches you how to summarize a paragraph and gives you an exercise to check your summarizing skills.

HOW TO WRITE A SUMMARY:

The first sentence of the first paragraph of your summary should state the author's name, the title of the article and the author's purpose in writing.

Use the present tense when writing about someone else's work.

Write one sentence only for every idea that the author has written.

First find the:

main point - What is the most important thing that the author wants the reader to know about the topic?

....then the supporting point(s) - What two or three important facts does the author use to convince the reader about the main idea? If the author gives contrasting ideas
 (advantages and disadvantages of something, or comparing points of view), make sure you write down important facts for both points of view.

..... and then finally the conclusion

Use connectors
(eg. because, although, in addition, moreover) to help join the ideas together.

Check your spelling and grammar.

Now practice your summarizing skills:
Go to the Famous People Site (http://history1900s.about.com/library/misc/blpeople.htm)
 and choose one famous figure to read about.
Make a short summary about this person.

Write your summary on a page and hand it in to your teacher.

LOVE LIFE AND LOVE LEARNING - BOTH ARE PRECIOUS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BELIEVE IN YOUR ABILITY AND NEVER GIVE UP
GRAB HOLD OF AN IDEA AND FLY WITH IT
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