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Nov
16

(COMMON SUFFIXES)

Prefix Meaning Examples
re- again or back restructure, revisit, reappear, rebuild, refinance
dis- reverses the meaning of the verb disappear, disallow, disarm, disconnect, discontinue
over- too much overbook, oversleep, overwork
un- reverses the meaning of the verb unbend, uncouple, unfasten
mis- badly or wrongly mislead, misinform, misidentify
out- more or better than others outperform, outbid
be- make or cause befriend, belittle
co- together co-exist, co-operate, co-own
de- do the opposite of devalue, deselect
fore- earlier, before foreclose, foresee
inter- between interact, intermix, interface
pre- before pre-expose, prejudge, pretest
sub- under/below subcontract, subdivide
trans- across, over transform, transcribe, transplant
under- not enough underfund, undersell, undervalue, underdevelop

(COMMON PREFFIXES)

Prefix Meaning of Prefix Words Formed Using the Prefix
re again replay, resend, replace
hyper over hyperactive, hypersensitive, hyperventilate
un not unclear, unsure, undecided
tri three triangle, tricycle, triweekly
pre before prepay, prepackage, predate
mis wrong misconduct, misspell, misunderstand
sub below subway, substandard, submarine

ante
bi
equi
hypo
neo
poly
semi


before
two
equal
under
new
many
half

(COMMON ROOTS)

Root Meaning Examples
anthro man anthropology
aqua water aquatic, aquarium
arch ruler monarch, anarchy
astro star astronomy, astronaut
bene good beneficial, benevolent
bibl book bibliography
bio life biology, biography
cap, cep, ceive take capture, accept, receive
chrom color chromatic, monochrome
chron time chronology, sychronize
circum around circumference
clud, clus close include, seclusion
corp body corpse, corporation
cred believe credible, credence
cycl round unicycle, encyclopedia
demo people democracy, demographics
dict say dictionary, predict
dom home domestic, domicile
duc lead deduction, introduce
fact, fect make manufacture, effect
fer carry transfer, inference
flect, flex bend reflect, flexible
fort strong fortress, effort
frac, frag break fragment, fracture
frat brother fraternity
gen birth, race generation, genetic
geo earth geography, geode
gram, graph write telegram, photography
gress move progress, aggressive
leg law legal, legitimate
ject
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Nov
09

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Nov
09

A Crazy Night at the Library

One night something really live happened at the library. The characters in the stories started runing from their books!

harry climbed into Charlotte’s Web and started playing with Wilbur the Pig! larry wandered into an encyclopedia and ended up lost in las acacias!

The craziest part was when esteban wandered into harry potter and said, “sasha, I don’t think we’re in panama any more.”

Then un poin walked in and said, “ooo yess!!! Everybody back in place!”

The characters ran around the room. Just in time! The students in grade twelve grade came in to get books for their reports, but it was safe. All the characters were back in the books where they belonged.

Oct
26

Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German American biologist.

Blobel was born in Waltersdorf (Niegosławice) in the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. He graduated at the University of Tübingen in 1960 and received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967. He was appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1986.

Blobel was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that newly synthesized proteins contain “address tags” which direct them to the proper location within the cell. This is known as protein targeting.

Blobel is also well-known for his direct and active support for the rebuilding of Dresden in Germany, becoming, in 1994, the founder and president of the nonprofit “Friends of Dresden, Inc.” He donated all of the Nobel award money to the restoration of Dresden, in particular for the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche (completed in 2005) and the building of a new synagogue.

As of 2003, Blobel works at the Rockefeller University, New York City. Blobel lives in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with his wife and three English setters. He is also on the board of directors for Nestlé.

Oct
19

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, also known as Gabo (born March 6, 1927 in Aracataca, Magdalena) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, editor, publisher, political activist, and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Gabriel García Márquez was born in the town of Aracataca, Magdalena. His parents left him to be reared by his grandparents. After starting his early education at a boarding school in Barranquilla, García Márquez at the age of 16 was awarded a scholarship to a secondary school for gifted students called the Liceo Nacional in Zipaquirá which he attended until he was 18.

García Márquez’s first major work was The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Relato de un náufrago), which he wrote as a newspaper series in 1955. The book told the true story of a shipwreck by exposing the fact that the existence of contraband aboard a Colombian Navy vessel had contributed to the tragedy due to overweight

García Márquez began his career as a reporter and editor for regional newspapers — El Heraldo in Barranquilla and El Universal in Cartagena. It was during this time that he became an active member of the informal group of writers and journalists known as the Barranquilla Group, an association that provided great motivation and inspiration for his literary career. García Márquez then worked as a foreign correspondent in Caracas, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, India, and New York City.

Sep
21

1. Dan enjoys reading science fiction.
2. Cheryl suggested seeing a movie after work.
3. I miss working in the travel industry. Maybe I can get my old job back.
4. Where did you learn to speak Spanish? Was it in Spain or in Latin America?
5. Do you mind helping me translate this letter?
6. He asked to talk to the store manager.
7. You’ve never mentioned living in Japan before. How long did you live there?
8. If he keeps coming to work late, he’s going to get fired!
9. Debbie plans to study abroad next year.
10. I agreed to help Jack wash his car.

Sep
21

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The Republic of South Africa (Afrikaans: Die Republiek van Suid-Afrika) is the country at the southern tip of Africa. It borders the Atlantic and Indian oceans and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho, an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, and, due to its having the largest economy in Africa, is widely regarded as the most socially, economically and infrastructurally developed country on the continent.

South Africa has experienced a different history from other nations in Africa because of early immigration from Europe and the strategic importance of the Cape Sea Route. European immigration began shortly after the Dutch East India Company founded a station at what would become Cape Town, in 1652 CE. The closure of the Suez Canal during the Six-Day War exemplified its significance to East-West trade. The country’s relatively developed infrastructure made its mineral wealth available and important to Western interests, particularly throughout the late nineteenth century and, with international competition and rivalry, during the Cold War. South Africa is ethnically diverse, with the largest Caucasian, Indian, and racially mixed communities in Africa. Black South Africans, who speak nine officially recognised languages, and many more dialects, account for slightly less than 80% of the population.

Racial strife between the white minority and the black majority has played a large part in South Africa’s history and politics, culminating in apartheid, which was instituted in 1948 by the National Party (although segregation existed before that time). The laws that defined apartheid began to be repealed or abolished by the National Party in 1990, after a long and sometimes violent struggle (including economic sanctions from the international community) by the Black majority as well as many White, Coloured, and Indian South Africans.

Several philosophies and ideologies have developed in South Africa, including ubuntu (the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity) and Jan Smuts holism.

Regular elections have been held for almost a century; but the majority of South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994.

South Africa is often called the “Rainbow Nation”, a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later adopted by then President Nelson Mandela. Mandela used the term “Rainbow Nation” as a metaphor to describe the country’s newly developing multicultural diversity after segregationist apartheid ideology. The country’s socially progressive policies are rare in Africa,[citation needed] for example, by 2007, the country had joined Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, and parts of the United States in legalising samesexmarriage.

South Africa contains some of the oldest and most beautiful archaeological sites in Africa. Extensive fossil remains at the Sterkfontein, Kromdraai and Makapansgat caves suggest that various australopithecines existed in South Africa from about three million years ago. These were succeeded by various species of Homo, including Homo habilis, Homo erectus and modern man, Homo sapiens. Bantu-speaking peoples, iron-using agriculturists and herdsmen, moved south of the Limpopo River into modern-day South Africa by the fourth or fifth century (the Bantu expansion) displacing the original Khoi and San speakers. They slowly moved south and the earliest ironworks in modern-day KwaZulu-Natal Province are believed to date from around 1050. The southernmost group was the Xhosa people, whose language incorporates certain linguistic traits from the earlier Khoi and San people, reaching the Fish River, in today’s Eastern Cape Province. These Iron Age populations displaced earlier hunter-gatherer peoples as they migrated.

Sep
21

Page 259:

What moods are created y the following settings?

– A Dark castle: Mood of fear

A Sunny beach: Mood of fun

– High mountains peaks: Mood of calm and peacefully
– A tempest at sea: Mood of fear and danger

2. Where is Harlem located?

Is located in Manhattan, New York City, in USA


3. How where American affected by the Great Depression?
Americans faces severe economic problems, many people who still had jobs worked fewer hours for less pay
4. What happened to those who still had jobs?

Who still had jobs worked fewer hours for less pay.
5. Which population inhabited Harlem?

In Harlem inhabited primarily by African Americans.
6. Page 260: Which VERB is repeated 4 times?

The verb that is repeat 4 times is Remember
7. In stanza 1, which adjective is repeated 3 times?

The adjective that’s repeat is Old
8. In stanza 2: What are 2 problems denounced in this stanza?

. When the man at the corner store says sugar’s gone up another two cents, and bread one.

. They remember the job that they never had, and they can’t have now
9. What is the cause, according to the poem? Is it the only cause?

Well, the problem of the poem is that the Africans Americans can’t get a job because they were colored.
10. Read The Death of the ball turret gunner, page287: Give 3 visual elements of the poem, elements you can visualize:
. From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State

In this element he expressed when he has to be in the ball turret gunner, he thought that his mother was sleeping while he was in the air.

. And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze

He remember when he was in the belly of his mother, and I think that he felt scare and fear of the safety of his mother after his dead.

. Six miles from the earth, loosed form its dream of life

Sep
14

**Simple present ,Present continuous*** 1. Every Monday, Sally (drive) drives her kids to football practice.
2. Usually, I (work) work as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) am studying French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.
3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) is sleeping.
4. Don’t forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) is raining.
5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) is always raining.
6. I’m sorry I can’t hear what you (say) are saying because everybody (talk) is talking so loudly. 7. Justin (write, currently) is currently writing a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished.
8. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?Denise: Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t. I (go) am going to a movie tonight with some friends.
9. The business cards (be, normally ) are normally printed by a company in New York. Their prices (be) are inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.
10. This delicious chocolate (be) is made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.

Sep
14

**Simlple present ,present continuous*** : Today (be) is the second day of my trek around Mount Annapurna.
I am exhausted and my legs (shake) are shaking ; I just hope I am able to complete the trek.
My feet (kill, really) are really killing me and my toes (bleed) are bleeding, but I (want, still) still want to continue.Nepal is a fascinating country, but I have a great deal to learn.
Everything (be) is so different, and I (try) am trying to adapt to the new way of life here.
I (learn) am learning a little bit of the language to make communication easier; unfortunately, I (learn, not) don’t learn foreign languages quickly.
Although I (understand, not) don’t understand much yet, I believe that I (improve, gradually) am gradually improving.I (travel, currently) am currently traveling with Liam, a student from Leeds University in England. He (be) is a nice guy, but impatient.
He (walk, always) is always walking ahead of me and (complain) complaining that I am too slow. I (do) am doing my best to keep up with him, but he is younger and stronger than I am.
Maybe, I am just feeling sorry for myself because I am getting old.Right now, Liam (sit) is sitting with the owner of the inn.
They (discuss) are discussing the differences between life in England and life in Nepal. I (know, not) don’t know the real name of the owner, but everybody (call, just) just calls him Tam.
Tam (speak) speaks English very well and he (try) is trying to teach Liam some words in Nepali. Every time Tam (say) says a new word, Liam (try) tries to repeat it.
Unfortunately, Liam (seem, also) also seems to have difficulty learning foreign languages. I just hope we don’t get lost and have to ask for directions.