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  1. Task-based Writing ---Focus on Summary Writing of an argumentative essay

  2. Procedures in writing a 150-word essay : Step1. Choose a good title S tep2. Write a good summary Step3. Write the Body of the essay in 2 or 3 paragraphs.

  3. How to write the summary of an argumentative essay? Step1. Read the text and understand it. S tep2. Circle the Key Words representing the topic of a paragraph or underline the Topic Sentences. Step3. Link all the ideas into complete sentences. How?

  4. Comment on students’ work

  5. Comment on Your writing: 1.no title 2.不分段 3.词性不正确: success/succeed/successful failure / fail/unsuccessful 4.写作中未思考变性和变态。 5. 作文中有意思空缺。 6.直接照抄原文句子。

  6. The search of key words or sentences: Where does success come from? Like many things in this world, it comes from its opposite: failure. If you did your best, and you still in failure, should you be disappointed? No. Even in failure, success can be found. Failure is a great teacher, and in your greatest failures, you will find your greatest lessons. Every time you fail, you learn something new. Each failure brings you closer to the success you seek because it teaches you what not to do.

  7. Failure is part of the journey to success. Expect it. Embrace it. Why should you resist your great teacher? Every time you fail, grow. In fact, in the entire scheme of your life, failure is more important than success. Think all of the lessons you’ve learned from mistakes. If you look at them objectively, you will be grateful for your failures. Because of everything you have done wrong in the past, you know what to do right in the future. Whenever you fail, enjoy it! Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?” Be grateful for the opportunity to learn. One of the greatest lessons failure can teach you is what you don’t want. When you know what you don’t want, just look at the opposite, and you know what you do want.

  8. key words and sentences: It(success) comes from its opposite: failure. Failure is a great teacher in your great failures learn something new Each failure brings you closer to the success Failure is part of the journey to success. your great teacher learnedfrom mistakes learn from teach

  9. Two Possible Versions: Failures are unavoidable in the road to success. However, we should learn from them because the lessons they teach us will lead us to success.(25words) Success comes from failure. Failure brings you closer to success because it teaches you what not to do. Therefore, learning something from failures you meet and you will finally succeed.(30words)

  10. Strategies in linking all the ideas in complete sentences. In order not to be accused of copying sentences from the text. We have to: • omit(省略) some words of the sentence. • use some synonyms(同义词) to replace some original words. • find out the logic relations between different ideas and connect them into compound sentences.

  11. Practice the Strategies:

  12. Cheating is when a person acts dishonestly on purpose. For kids, cheating may happen at school, at home, or while playing a sport. At school, in addition to cheating on a test, a kid might cheat by stealing someone else’s idea for a science project or by copying a book report off the Internet and turning it in as if it’s his or her original work. Copping someone else’s words and saying they’re yours is a type of cheating.

  13. Cheating can happen in a lot of different ways. Some students are doing it by sneaking answers (夹带答案) to a test, and it’s also cheating to break the rules of a game or a contest or to pretend something is yours when it isn’t. When people cheat, it’s not fair to other people, like the kids who studied for a test or who were the true winners of a game or contest. It’s tempting (诱惑人的) to cheat because it makes difficult things seem easy, like getting all the right answers on the test. But it doesn’t solve the problem of not knowing the material and it won’t help on the next test---unless the person cheats again.

  14. A Reference Version Cheating often happens among kids in many different ways. However, it is not only bad for the cheaters as it can’t solve the problem but also unfair to other honest people.(31 words) of being ignorant(无知)

  15. Steps in Writing a Good Summary 1.Read the text and understand it. 2. Circle the Key Words representing the topic of a paragraph or underline the Topic Sentences. 3.Link all the ideas into complete sentences. 1) omit(省略) some words of the sentence. 2) use some synonyms(同义词) to replace some original words. 3) find out the logic relations between different ideas and connect them into compound sentences.

  16. Homework: • Continue to write your essay. • 做30期英语周报的核心单词,常用词组和阅读语法梳理

  17. Thank you!