How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~

 

1) Talk about the examples.

 

2) As a class, in groups, or in pairs talk about their meanings from your experience.

 

3) Select and answer any of the questions in your own way.

 

4) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Endeavor to create a discussion.

      

Some Useful Words for Basic Speaking ~ Synonyms and Antonyms

 

Synonym = words that have a similar (syno) meaning = big, large, huge or tiny, little, small

 

Antonym = words that have an opposite (anto) meaning… look above… can you see it? Yes.

 

Ex 1:  benevolent (adjective) = qualities of a person who helps others or shows goodwill

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) Why are people benevolent to strangers?

Because they feel good when they help less fortunate people.

 

A2) Who do you think was the most benevolent person in history?

It could have been my parents. All things considered.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

caring, compassionate, generous

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

cruel, hateful, mean

 

A3) Why do animals sometimes appear cruel?

It’s usually because they are hungry, but they fear intruders.

 

A4) Why are people mean?

They must have some bad memories or an illness.

 

Ex 2:  melancholy (noun) = a feeing of constant sadness

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) What makes people melancholy these days?

Maybe they don’t have money or lost someone they loved.

 

A2) Who do you think was the most melancholy person in history?

It could have been Edgar Allen Poe. But I have doubts.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

gloomy, moody, somber

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

bright, cheerful, joyful

 

A3) Why do young  animals sometimes appear joyful?

It could be because they are playing to learn fighting.

 

A4) Why are some people joyful?

They must have some good memories and are in good health.

 

Ex 3: Opulence (noun) = luxury, abundance, excess

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) What do you think of the opulence of celebrities?

a) It’s OK. Maybe we also would like to be on ‘The Red Carpet’…

b) It’s OK. Maybe we would also like to be on ‘The Red Carpet’...

 

A2) Do you think the opulence of weddings has value?

It’s an outdated tradition. It’s better to have a small event.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

lavishness, riches, extravagance

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

frugality, poverty,  deficiency

 

A3) Are/Were your grandparents frugal?

Often. That was just because of their frugal upbringings.

 

A4) Why don’t we (as a global community) end poverty?

The truth may be simple and stupid: Many people will cheat to win

 

Ex 4:  Renaissance  (noun) = period of renewal  (14th to 17th c. Europe)

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) Why are you being benevolent to strangers?

Because he was sitting on the sidewalk and had no money.

 

A2) Who do you think was the most benevolent person in history?

It could have been my parents. All things considered.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

caring, compassionate, generous

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

cruel, hateful, mean

 

A3) Why do animals sometimes appear cruel?

It’s usually because they are hungry, but they fear intruders.

 

A4) Why are people mean?

They must have some bad memories or sickness.

 

Ex 5:  Umbrella (noun) = something that protects people from the rain

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) How often do you lose your umbrella?

In the last ten years… maybe ten times.

 

A2) Do people in your family bother you about losing things in public?

No. I never lose things… my children are another story.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

covering, protection, raingear

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

parasol, sunblock, sunbath

 

A3) Why do animals sometimes appear cruel?

It’s usually because they are hungry, but they fear intruders.

 

A4) Why are people mean?

They must have some bad memories or sickness.

 

Ex 6:  benevolent (adjective) = qualities of a person who helps others or shows goodwill

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) Why are you being benevolent to strangers?

Because he was sitting on the sidewalk and had no money.

 

A2) Who do you think was the most benevolent person in history?

It could have been my parents. All things considered.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

caring, compassionate, generous

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

cruel, hateful, mean

 

A3) Why do animals sometimes appear cruel?

It’s usually because they are hungry, but they fear intruders.

 

A4) Why are people mean?

They must have some sickness of mind or body.

 

Ex 7:  benevolent (adjective) = qualities of a person who helps others or shows goodwill

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) Why are you being benevolent to strangers?

Because he was sitting on the sidewalk and had no money.

 

A2) Who do you think was the most benevolent person in history?

It could have been my parents. All things considered.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

caring, compassionate, generous

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

cruel, hateful, mean

 

A3) Why do animals sometimes appear cruel?

It’s usually because they are hungry, but they fear intruders.

 

A4) Why are people mean?

They must have some sickness of mind or body.

 

Ex 8:  benevolent (adjective) = qualities of a person who helps others or shows goodwill

 

Sentences: Q and A Examples: Make your own answers (and questions)

 

A1) Why are you being benevolent to strangers?

Because he was sitting on the sidewalk and had no money.

 

A2) Who do you think was the most benevolent person in history?

It could have been my parents. All things considered.

 

Synonyms (words with similar meanings):

caring, compassionate, generous

Antonyms (words with opposite meanings):

cruel, hateful, mean

 

A3) Why do animals sometimes appear cruel?

It’s usually because they are hungry, but they fear intruders.

 

A4) Why are people mean?

They must have some sickness of mind or body.

 

 

 

Honor your mistakes, they will lead to learning...

Through this learning, more mistakes will be made…

Through this process, mistakes are no longer mistakes…

They become the act of learning.

 

TLW

 

                          

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