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Nov 2, 2009, 02:22 PM
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Review Questions for “Student of the Week” 10/26 -11/01
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Review Questions for OoSoOSwtJenna class

Can you read the 26 letters of the Alphabet and name all the main vowels and semi-vowels sounds? Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz << >> vowels: a e i o u and sometimes w & y
Can you pronounce 5 short vowels sound and 5 long vowel sounds? (2pts)

According to the Phonics rules of short vowels, can you tell me the four rules/patterns to identify when a word contain a short vowel sound? In addition, please give at least 3 words example for each rule.

(1) C-V-C = short sound = van, shun, cap, hat, cot, pot, pit, bench, straps
(2) V-C = short sound = it, at, is
(3) C-C-V-C-C = , (4) V - C - V = short

What are cardinal, ordinal, and nominal numbers? Give example at least 2 to 3 examples of each. (4pts.)
Pronunciation: Can you pronounce è have, has, had, say, says, said, give, gave, gone and identify the phonetic sounds to each word. (5pts.)
In the word “what” and “was”, how many ways can these words be pronounced? (3pts.) what [(hwŏt, hwŭt, wŏt, wŭt; hwət, wət when unstressed)] / was [(wŭz, wŏz; wəz when unstressed)]
What is a heteronym word? Please give at least four examples including meaning and put it in a sentence.(4pts.) http://tienganh.net/ese/6111/
For 2pts. Can you read: man men main will well wall.
Please read the following words, identify the odd sound, and decode the phonetic sound to each word. (6pts.) dear bear wear pear << >> clown town flown down
Pronunciation: What is an r-controlled vowel (2pts.)? How many r-controlled sounds are there and can you give example of at least two words for each sound (6pts.)?(1) The r-controlled vowels are combinations of a vowel sound with the r sound where the r causes a change in the pronunciation of the vowel. (2) There are four different r-controlled vowels in American English Pronunciation. ir, er, ur (schwa + r); ar sound; or, ore sound; air, are sound. Reading(2pts.): "Learning earlyin the morning can be fairly hard work."

Review question for Dailynews- class

For 3pts. What major characteristics about the main character Jing-Mei, a daughter to a Chinese immigrant mother, are revealed in the short story Two Kinds by Amy Tan?

Describe the relationship between Jing-Mei and her mother. Why does Jing-Mei resist efforts by her mother to develop her talents in order to become a child prodigy? Please use the text to support your argument.

Why do you think the mother is so forceful and adamant in developing Jing-Mei’s talent? Use the text to support your argument.

From the perspective of culture, what general differences concerning the nature of first- and second-generation immigrants are presented in the story? If possible, please use examples from the story.

Jing-Mei’s mother scolded her: “Only two kinds of daughters. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind…” Which one of these two kinds (son or daughter) are you?

In your opinion, what is the best way to help a child develop their talent and potential without hindering their development?

Two literary techniques that Amy Tan utilized effectively in Two Kinds are dialogue and symbolism.

Define dialogue and why was it so effective and important in this particular story?
The piano was an important symbol, what did it represent in the eyes of Jing-Mei and her mother?
Is the piano considered a “universal symbol? And why?

Review for TieuThoBuiDoi class

For 3pts. Read: The bond of friendship is everlasting
True friends never say good-bye
There is pure truth between us
That will never die

For 3pts Read: The miles between will be rough
So carry the memories with you
Because the power of friendship
Will always carry you through

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