Unit 2, Lesson 4 Green Team 4.21.14
Vocabulary Unit 2
24. arbitrary(adjective) • unreasonable or unsupported • synonyms: capricious, inconsistent, irrational
25. oblivious (adjective) • unmindful or unaware; forgetful • synonyms: blind, inattentive
26. volatile (adjective) • evaporating rapidly; tending or threatening to erupt in violence, explosive • synonyms: erratic, fickle
27. allege (verb) • to assert without proof • synonyms: charge, declare
28. personage (noun) • a person of distinction or importance • synonyms: celebrity, dignitary
29. precursor (noun) • a person or thing that precedes, as in a job or method • synonyms: forerunner, harbinger
30. demagogue (noun) • an orator or political leader who gains power by arousing people’s emotions and prejudices • synonyms: agitator, firebrand, hothead, inciter
Writing Multiple Choice Unit 2
Review: Sentence Corrections • She runs effortlessly during her races and she always seems nervous while practicing. • She runs effortlessly during her races and • She runs effortlessly during her races, but • She runs with much effort during her races • She runs effortlessly. During her races • She runs effortlessly during her races also
Review: Sentence Corrections B is correct There are two clauses. The first is in direct opposition to the second, so the coordinating conjunction but is needed.
Review: Sentence Corrections 2. Trekking into the deep, inactive crater, we suddenly realized that all outside sound blocked by the dense rock walls of the volcano. • blocked by the dense rock walls • blocked as a result of the dense rock walls • was blocked by the dense rock walls • was blocking the dense rock walls • was going to be blocking the dense and rocky walls
Review: Sentence Corrections C is correct The subject sound lacks a verb. The word blocked is not a verb; it is being used as an adjective. We need a choice that includes was blocked. D and E use was but make a mess of the sentence. Remember, SAT will prefer sentences that are more concise.
Review: Sentence Corrections • One of the great literary artists of the 19thcentury was Gustave Flaubert known for his obsession with the writer’s craft. • century was Gustave Flaubert known for his obsession with the writer’s craft • century, Gustave Flaubert’s obsession with the writer’s craft was well known • century, Gustave Flaubert was known for his obsession with the writer’s craft • century, Gustave Flaubert, known for his obsession with the writer’s craft • century was Gustave Flaubert: known for his obsession with the writer’s craft
Review: Sentence Corrections C is correct This sentence fragment is best corrected by moving the verb was and inserting a comma after the introductory phrase describing Flaubert.
Sentence & Paragraph Corrections • Complete Paragraph Corrections #1, #2 and #3 in your Kaplan Practice Packet. • General Organization • Revising Sentences • Combining Sentences • Practice by completing the Paragraph Correction Quiz.
Reading: Long Passages Unit 2
Reading Practice • Annotate the passage by Louisa May Alcott • Turn to pages 565-566 in your book and answer questions 15-26.