March 6th

床前明月光 疑是地上霜 举头望明月 低头思故乡

Before the bed, the moonlight is suspected to be the frost on the ground, and the head is looking at the moon.

The original meaning is :the moon ahead the bed, looks like the frost on the floor. Look up the moon, look down and miss the hometown.

March 1st

Language has a power to make author’s persuasion skills level up. According to the article the author states that “The aforementioned studies provide compelling evidence that a speaker’s language power shapes audience members’ impressions of the speaker. Turning now to the focal outcome of the present study, we review research on the relationship between language power and persuasion.” which show the readers that language power can infuluence audiences undertanding on persuasion speeches or artists.

 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/15765962

Feb 27th

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences using either a comma and a
coordinating conjunction or a semicolon, a conjunctive adverb, and a comma. Add
or delete words as necessary.
1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family, but Most
of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé
Kardashian.
2. Bruce Jenner was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in
the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics and his sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and
Brody, have also appeared on their own reality shows.
3. The Kardashians’ father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for
representing O. J. Simpson and his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.
4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and resulting
Playboy appearance, however the Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.
5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians and Spin- off shows feature
Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.
6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous, but They are a loving family.
7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, and Kris, the mother, holds the family
together.
8. Kim’s $ 10 million wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen
by an estimated 10.5 million viewers, but the marriage lasted only 72 days.

February 25th

  1. This visual is about protecting animals. Whether the animal is every where or almost extinct. There is a slogan on the picture says: “ WOULD YOU CARE MORE IF I WAS A PANDA” to persuade people to care about those animals that on our environment, but not only those small group animals. And also in the picture, there are sharks and one of them has a panda head. Which means those animals like shark are also need our protection like panda.

source: WWF

Go to the dog

Have you seen their house lately? It’s really gone to the dogs.

It’s true that it has become run-down and in serious need of repair, but I’m sure that it can be fixed up to look like new.

For the bird

They went to a poetry reading, but they got bored and restless. As far as they were concerned, it was for the birds! They left during an intermission because they found the reading totally uninteresting and meaningless

Turn someone off

How was your date with Marty last night ?

Well, it started of OK, but he really turned me off when we went for a snack after the movies.

Did he say or do something to annoy you?

Frankly, he disgusted me when he tried to talk with his mouth full.

I don’t blame you . That would have really bothered me too.

 

out of the woods

Although Eric was well on his way to recovering from his bout with pneumonia, he was still not out of the woods. The doctors told him that he would have to take it easy and avoid exposure to cold, since he was not out of danger and difficulty yet.

Eating someone

Hey, Alice. What’s been eating you lately ? Don’t you realize how rude and irritable you’ve become?

I know. I’m really sorry for the way I’ve been acting.

Well, why don’t you tell me what has been bothering and upsetting you and maybe we can work your problem out together.

I’ll admit that it would help to talk to someone about it.

 

 

 

 

Feb 20th

Exercise: Correcting Sentence Fragment and Run-on Sentence Mistakes

Passage 1:

A man from the city came to visit a small farm, and he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree and then the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full. After that, he would start again with another pig.
The man from the city was pretty puzzled, and he watched for quiet a while, finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waist of time! You could save a whole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree, and let the pigs eat them from the ground!” The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”

Passage 2:

A young man was waiting in line at the bank, and developed a loud case of hiccups; got worse and worse. By the time he got to the teller’s window, but he couldn’t hardly talk. Handing the teller his check to cash.
The teller was tapping numbers into the computer, then looking up and frowning. “I can’t cash your check,” she said.
The man was shocked. “Why not?” he asked.
“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”
“It can’t be!” cryed the man. “Youve got to be kidding!”
“You are right. I am,” she smiled. She started counting out his cash. “You will notice that your hiccups are gone, though!”

 

Source: M. S. Samston (2005)

 

Feb. 11th

the video is about a boy who is from China who learns English by traveling around. He went to the England when he was in middle school and the went to New York Whalen he was in high school. He learned English while he was traveling. His video has a clear structure. The title is Learn English as I Travel. When he was recording the video, the background is very messy. Making the video looks bad.

February 8th Free writing

I’d like to write about my hometown. Firstly i want to show the map of my hometown on the audio essay and introduce specialities of my home town. For example, foods and panda and what place is good to view. And history is also good to introduce. Some basic information for example, population and area of the city is good to introduce to audiences.

The second topic I want to write is writing about an event. When I was in high school, during the spring festival I get involved into spring festival parade in the city. I was one of the member of our lion dancing team. I learned how to do lion dancing and spend all afternoon to give people the lion dancing show on the street.

Challenges: This was my first time doing lion dancing. I need to practice a lot after school with my friend.

  • Outline: Introduce spring festival.
  • Introducing lion dancing
  • how I get involved into the team
  • How did we practice after school
  • The proformance during the parade.
  • Challenges: Tired, Harfd, Less time for homework
  • Learned about my culture and hard working.

My story is really about the spring festival parade.

Jan6th in class writing

During the recording, I might have some pause when I am speaking. So before recording the essay, I should write it down at first and then record. And practice before recording. To give myself a clear structure of the essay. This essay can help writer to introduce the topic to the audience more easily and it is interesting and easy for audience to understand through the picture and the voice.

I am still thinking about my topic of the essay.

Question: The topic of the essay is about academic study or just introduce a daily life.

https://spark.adobe.com/video/TAZWu0eQqqwQC