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: Unit 8 Love and Friendship / Write and Produce Write and Produce General Writing Practical Writing Write and apply Ex. 17 Write and correct Ex. 18 Write and improve Ex. 19 Write and apply Ex. 20 Write and correct Ex. 21 Slide 2 If we want to write clearly, we must learn how to punctuate correctly. In fact, every mark of punctuation carries some meaning and gives hints to the readers. An incorrect punctuation mark can often change the meaning of a sentence and cause misunderstanding. Some students tend to use the full stop everywhere in their writing. For example, "The mother loved her children very much. She worked hard. And she saved money for them. But they don't quite understand. The mother is very sad. And that is too bad.? This really sounds terrible. A good writer is always careful about the punctuation. We can be good, too. Now let's start! General Writing Punctuation : Unit 8 Love and Friendship / Write and Produce. General Writing Slide 3 Ex. 17 Punctuate the following sentences. 1. Lovers walk hand in hand in the park paying no attention to people around. Lovers walk hand in hand in the park, paying no attention to people around. 2. The worker was very tired from his work and he couldnt go on without a good sleep. The worker was very tired from his work. (;) he couldnt go on without a good sleep. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and apply Ex. 17 Slide 4 3. Xiao Ling is a good student although he failed chemistry and barely passed mathematics. Xiao Ling is a good student, although he failed chemistry and barely passed mathematics. 4. Not all highly educated people enjoy traveling but many world travelers are well educated. Not all highly educated people enjoy traveling, but many world travelers are well educated. Ex. 17 Punctuate the following sentences. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and apply Ex. 17 Slide 5 5. The new worker quit after a week surely the pressure was too great for him. The new worker quit after a week; surely, the pressure was too great for him. 6. She had three articles published in three popular magazines TV Guide Readers Digest and Womans Day. She had three articles published in three popular magazines: TV Guide, Readers Digest, and Womans Day. Ex. 17 Punctuate the following sentences. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and apply Ex. 17 Slide 6 6. She had three articles published in three popular magazines TV Guide Readers Digest and Womans Day. She had three articles published in three popular magazines: TV Guide, Readers Digest, and Womans Day. 7. One of my friends asked What did they mean when they said We wont buy the story. One of my friends asked, What did they mean? when they said, We wont buy the story? Ex. 17 Punctuate the following sentences. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and apply Ex. 17 Slide 7 8. Finish the report by Thursday said the manager If you finish early you can take Friday off. Finish the report by Thursday, said the manager. If you finish early, you can take Friday off. Ex. 17 Punctuate the following sentences. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and apply Ex. 17 Slide 8 1. Oh Dear, what are you doing on the roof? Oh Dear! What (what) are you doing on the roof? 2. The editor told me what I wanted to hear, my article had been accepted. The editor told me what I wanted to hear my article had been accepted. Ex. 18 Correct the mistakes in punctuation. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and correct Ex. 18 Slide 9 3. The Smiths new house is not far from the railway station. The Smiths new house is not far from the railway station. 4. I realized at once that something was wrong I was not, however, the only person who was concerned. I realized at once that something was wrong; I was not, however, the only person who was concerned. Ex. 18 Correct the mistakes in punctuation. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and correct Ex. 18 Slide 10 5. To be or not to be, that is the question.... Hamlet. To be or not to be, that is the question. Hamlet 6. The bell was about to ring, the students closed their books and every one watched the clock anxiously. The bell was about to ring, the students closed their books, and every one watched the clock anxiously. Ex. 18 Correct the mistakes in punctuation. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and correct Ex. 18 Slide 11 From the first day that I entered college, I knew exactly which career I was destined for -- the practice of medicine. I wanted to become a doctor, mostly because of my unique family background. Growing up in a family with eight brothers and sisters, it seemed that someone always needed my help, either physically, or emotionally. As a big brother to so many younger brothers and sisters. I learned that helping others in need is more than simply a career choice; I feel that it is my moral responsibility. Ex. 19 Read the following passage carefully and make the necessary corrections in punctuation. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and improve Ex. 19 Slide 12 Because I am able to help I feel happy to help those in need. This has led me to serve my fellow students and citizens in many ways: as senior class president and a member of our student council, and as a volunteer in the community and at local hospitals. Each week, despite my busy coursework and research, I manage to help patients with what I have learned. The hearty smiles from those I have helped always encourage me to devote my time and energy for others happiness. Ex. 19 Read the following passage carefully and make the necessary corrections in punctuation. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and improve Ex. 19 Slide 13 From the first day that I entered college, I knew exactly which career I was destined forthe practice of medicine. I wanted to become a doctor mostly because of my unique family background. Growing up in a family with eight brothers and sisters, it seemed that someone always needed my help, either physically or emotionally. As a big brother to so many younger brothers and sisters, I learned that helping others in need is more than simply a career choice; I feel that it is my moral responsibility. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and improve Ex. 19 Ex. 19 Read the following passage carefully and make the necessary corrections in punctuation. Slide 14 Because I am able to help, I feel happy to help those in need. This has led me to serve my fellow students and citizens in many ways: as senior class president and a member of our student council, and as a volunteer in the community and at local hospitals. Each week, despite my busy coursework and research, I manage to help patients with what I have learned. The hearty smiles from those I have helped always encourage me to devote my time and energy for others happiness. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / General Writing / Write and improve Ex. 19 Ex. 19 Read the following passage carefully and make the necessary corrections in punctuation. Slide 15 The following is a typical wedding invitation card. Notice that it very clearly states who is getting married, where and when, and how and when to reply. The letters RSVP indicate that a reply is expected. Practical Writing Invitations Invitation card:Sample 1 : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / Practical Writing / Write and apply Ex. 20 Slide 16 Task 1 Using the above card as a sample, write a wedding invitation card for a future wedding between two of your friends. Make it realistic by using correct names of people and places. But the wedding does not have to be in a church, it may be in a restaurant or a hotel instead. Using the above card as a sample, write a wedding invitation card for a future wedding between two of your friends. Make it realistic by using correct names of people and places. But the wedding does not have to be in a church, it may be in a restaurant or a hotel instead. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / Practical Writing / Write and apply Ex. 20 Slide 17 The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of Wang Fang and Zhang Jun 3:30 p.m. Saturday the eighth of October Golden Sun Hotel 188 Zhongshan Road Changsha, Hunan Reception follows in hotel ballroom RSVP by September 20th on enclosed card : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / Practical Writing / Write and apply Ex. 20 Slide 18 Invitation letter: A sample invitation letter to an Alumni gathering. Notice that all the key facts the alumni must know to decide whether to attend the reunion are included, and that its very clear what they should do next if they decide to attend. They know who is invited to the reunion, who else is welcome, when the event will occur, how long it will last, how much it will cost, when and how to reply, and how to ask any further questions they may have. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / Practical Writing / Write and apply Ex. 20 Slide 19 Sample 1 5th REUNION OF THE CLASS OF 1992 Dear Classmates: Time certainly flies! It has now been five years since we graduated. As members of the Reunion Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to our Fifth Reunion the first weekend of June of the current year. You and your spouse (if you have one by now as we do) are cordially invited to join us on the campus and celebrate our friendships and successes. : Unit 8 / Write and Produce / Practical Writing / Write and apply Ex. 20 Slide 20 Free housing is available in the dormitories, but if you would prefer off-campus housing, or if you have children, inexpensive housing is also available at the Happy Valley Hotel. The only cost for those living on campus will be for the meals and the entertainments. The food provided includes dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. The entertainments include a folk music concert on Friday evening and a dance on Saturday evening to the lively

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