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English 2: Essay Writing


ENA2B 2014

Welcome to your second English course at TES. In this course we will read A Man for All Seasons. We will also advance in grammar and vocabulary and begin writing exercises. You are expected to do the reading and exercises on time and be prepared for each class.

We will use Vocabulary Level D, Units 6-10

Grammar p. 131- 170


Grade for E2

Your grade for E2 is based on the following:

Participation in class (exercises, discussions) and reading assignments (quizzes) 20%
written work 20 % (descriptive essay, narrative, screne analysis)
vocabulary quizzes 20%
Final exam 40%


Reading Schedule of A Man for All Seasons

Friday 10.10 p. 1-20
Friday 24.10 p. 21-46 (end of Act 1)
Friday 31.10 Act 2 p. 47-73
Friday 7.11 p. 74-99 (until the end)
There will be a short quiz each Friday to check that you have understood the text.


Drama Analysis


ENA2B 2014

1.10 Wed single: introducing course and A Man For All Seasons + King Henry briefly.
2.10 Thurs double: Introducing Descriptive writing and doing some descriptive writing assignments.
3.10 Friday double:presentations
8.10 Wed single: Quiz 6, Grammar p. 131-143
9.10 Thurs double: Presentations ( Jiines, Lauri) and start the play, until page 9
10.10 Fri double Daniel, Cecilia: presentations. Quiz on first 20 pages of play
22.10 Wed single: Quiz 7, p. 144-151 (stop at ex 96) discussed necessary relative clauses
23.10 Thurs double: do a descriptive essay on a person. Discuss show don't tell.
24.10 Fri double: Discuss play one hour; second hour Quiz on play p 21-46
29.10 Wed single: Quiz 8, takeaway p 151, ex. 34, 35
30.10 Thurs double, Work on Narrative
31.10 Fri double Quiz on play up to page 57 (bottom), watch until minute 36 in the middle of the scene with the King and More
5.11 Wed single: Quiz 9, p, 153-164
6.11 Thurs double p. 57-74
7.11 Fri double Quiz on play p. 57- 81
12.11 Wed single: Quiz 10 p. 164-170 and grammar review
13.11 Thurs double (Finish the play) p. 81-99
18.11 Exam week begins

Assignment 1: Descriptive paragraph

Your assignment: Describe a person. Find someone you know well or someone you are around enough to observe his or her appearance and actions (the way he or she walks, stands and sits; his or her body language and mannerisms). Listen to the person and record some characteristic dialogue. Your goal is to create a verbal portrait so that someone who has not met this person would recognize him or her from your description. Focus your description with a dominant impression, such as sloppy, well groomed, athletic, lazy, talkative, shy, funny, or angry.
Write 300 words


Assignment 2: narrative essay

Writing the Narrative Essay:

Write a story of about 400 words.
A few things to remember when writing a narrative essay:
Narratives are generally written in the first person, that is, using I. However, third person (he, she, or it) can also be used.
Narratives rely on concrete, sensory details to convey their point. These details should create a unified, forceful effect, a dominant impression.
Narratives, as stories, should include these story conventions: a plot, including setting and characters; a climax; and an ending (resolution).