UNIT V: WRITING

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Film Review:

Paragraph 1: Recommendation
Paragraph 2: The summary of the plot
Paragraph 3: Author's opinion
Paragraph 4: Technical evaluation

Remember to include the following :

1. The title of the film.

2. The producer.

3. Date of the production of the film.

4. Genre of the film.

5. Director and actors

6. Duration.

7. The story of the film/book


8. Your evaluation/opinion.

…………….(Title of the film)……………… is one of the films that attracted my attention. It was produced by………….. (name of the producer)………………. in (date of production)…………... It is a …………(genre e.g. an action / detective / story / drama / humour / thriller / sci-fi / comedy / adventure / western, etc.)………………… film. The castings are the famous ……….(names of actors/actresses)……………………….



During (1h30 / 2 hours / 45 minutes etc.) …………….(Name of the film)…………………… evolves around ………………. (give a brief summary of the film)…………………….. 


To sum it up, I really ………………….(you opinion/evaluation)………… because it (justify your opinion)……………..

UNIT V: GRAMMAR ANALYSIS

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Grammar Analysis: Past Continuous:


  Form: to be (in the past simple: was/were)+v+ing

 Spelling rules:

 Silent "e", drop the "e"+ing:

Become
Take
Have
Practice
Becoming
Taking
Having
Practicing
Exceptions:

Singe
Dye
Age
Shoe
Singeing
Dyeing
Ageing
Shoeing

 Short verbs: 1 vowel+1 consonant: 2 vowels


Swim
Dig
Sit
Swimming
Digging
Sitting
Exceptions: verbs ending in: “x” and “w

Fix
Box
Snow
Fixing
Boxing
Snowing
   

 Short verbs: 1 vowel+2 consonants: no change

Help
Talk
Work
Helping
Talking
Working


 Short verbs: 2 vowel+1 consonant: no change

Look
Eat
Heat
Looking
Eating
Heating
Exceptions:

Dial
Fuel
Dialling
Fuelling


 Long verbs: When the last consonant is stressed, the last letter is doubled

Upset /ʌpˈset/
Admit /ədˈmɪt/
Deter /dɪˈtɜːr/
Forget /fəˈɡet/
Upsetting
Admitting
Deterring
forgetting

 Long verbs: When the first consonant is stressed, the last letter is not doubled: no change

enter /ˈen.tər/
budget /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/
Whisper /ˈwɪs.pər/
Visit /ˈvɪz.ɪt/
Benefit /ˈben.ɪ.fɪt/
Entering
Budgeting
Whispering
Visiting
Benefiting
Exceptions:

Travel /ˈtræv.əl/
Label /ˈleɪ.bəl/
Travelling
Labelling


 Verbs ending in "c"+k+ing:

Picnic
Traffic
Mimic
Picnicking
Trafficking
Mimicking

 Verbs ending in "ie", change "ie" into "y"+ing:

Die
Lie
Dying
Lying


 Use:



Indicate a precise time in the past:


 Last night at 9 p.m. she was chatting with her friend.


 At midnight, we were still driving through the desert.



 Yesterday at this time, I was sitting at my desk at work




A long action (past continuous), interrupted by a short action (past simple): when=while 

 I was watching TV when the light went off.


 When the light went off, I was watching TV.

 

 While/When 
I was watching TV, the light went off. 


 The light went off while/when I was watching TV .





Simultaneity/Simultaneousness: Two long actions in the past: while=as


 She was reading while her brother was drawing.


 My friends were playing football while I was waiting in the locker room.


 While/As they were having dinner, their neighbours were flying to Paris.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. (Albert Einstein)

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Once you stop learning, you start dying. (Albert Einstein)

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