In one word, what do you think makes a public place appealing?
Public places should have interesting and fun activities to do. Public places should be well-maintained and safe. Public places should be colorful and visually appealing.
Making Public Places Appealing
What public places do you enjoy visiting and why?
What can you do to help make your local public places more attractive and inviting?
What Makes A Public Place Appealing?
1. Reading Following ideas. 2. Vocabulary Using the dictionary: verb complements 4. Grammar Passive voice to focus information 5. Writing Connecting information 6. Critical Thinking. Analyzing Verb tense to understand a text Unit Objective: Read an article from The New York Times about the design of public spaces. Gather information and ideas to write an analysis of a public place and suggest how it may be improved.
Ex. B (p.127)
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Work together in pairs: What strategies have you implemented to help you better understand and follow ideas while reading? (p.128)
Ex. A&B (p.129-130)
What is the definition of referent?
- A type of punctuation mark
- A type of verb tense
- The thing that a word or phrase stands for
Why is understanding referents important in communication?
- Because it helps ensure clear and accurate communication
- Because it makes language more difficult to learn
- Because it adds complexity and confusion to language use
(p. 130). 4 Minutes
1. Who is Frank Gehry and what is his approach to architecture? 2. What is the Stata Center at MIT, and how was it designed with modern students and faculty in mind? 3. What is the "student street" in the Stata Center, and how is it used by students, teachers, and visitors? 4. How has the shift towards nomadic lifestyles affected demand for traditional enclosed spaces like offices and classrooms? 5. According to William Mitchell, what is the biggest change in architecture in this century? 6. What are third places, and why did sociologist Ray Oldenburg believe they were important? 7. Why did Starbucks become a prominent example of a third place, and how has it adapted to changing needs? 8. What other types of businesses have started offering more comfortable and flexible workspaces?
The New Oases (p.131) 7 Minutes.
(p. 138). 4 Minutes
Ex. C (p.142)
Ex. F (p.144)
Using the dictionary: verb complements
Verb complements are words or phrases that complete the meaning of a verb. Verb complements are words, phrases, or clauses that follow the verb to add more information
What are verb complements?
Ex. A&B (p.148)
What is passive voice used for?
1. The passive voice is used to emphasize what happened, not who did it. 2. In a passive sentence, the subject receives the action instead of performing it. 3. You can omit the doer (agent) in a passive sentence if it’s not important. 5. The word “by” usually introduces the agent in a passive sentence.
Using Passive Voice to Emphasize Information
Ex. A&B (p.150)
How would you describe writing that connects information?
Connecting information helps to create a cohesive, logical train of thought. Transitions can be used to connect ideas, paragraphs, and even entire essays. Using connecting information correctly allows for a more enjoyable reading experience.
Connecting Information in Writing
Coherence: the quality of being logically or aesthetically ordered and connected. Transition: a process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. Style: a distinctive or characteristic manner of expression in writing.
What is the purpose of using transitional words in writing?
- To improve the flow and connection between ideas
- To add extra words to reach a word count
- To make your writing sound more formal
What is the difference between a transition word and phrase?
- A transition word is one word while a phrase has two or more words.
- A transition phrase is one word while a word has two or more phrases.
Which sentence below includes an example of transitional phrase?
- She went to the store. She bought some milk.
- I am hungry. I will eat soon.
- In addition to that, I forgot my phone at home.
Ex. A,B&C (p.152-154)
B (p.133) D (p.136) F&G (p.137) B (p.141) D&E (p.143) C (151)