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  1. 1. ENGLISHENGLISHENGLISHENGLISH Marcy_cb21 6666 Module 56 A DepEd-BEAM Distance Learning Program supported by the Australian Agency for International Development TALKING / WRITING ABOUT TOPICS OF INTEREST USING VARIETY OF SENTENCES
  2. 2. 69 Hello Learner. Did you have fun doing your activities about direct and indirect discourse? Now we are going to do some talking and writing activities. Get ready! This module gives us activities on talking and writing about topics of interest. In this module, we will be having a review on the variety of sentences. We will also learn how to arrange ideas in a paragraph. A. Tell whether each sentence is simple, compound, or complex. __________ 1. I am the guardian of your health. __________ 2. I am constantly on the lookout for ways of preventing diseases because I believe that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” __________ 3. I teach boys and girls to read and write and it is my responsibility to see to it that they learn to love their country. __________ 4. I hope to become a peace officer in the community. __________ 5. You think of me when you are sick and in need of medical advice but curing the sick is only a part of my mission. To the Learner Let’s Try This Let’s Learn This
  3. 3. 70 B. Arrange the following sentences in paragraph form. Choose the order in which you will arrange the ideas before you begin writing. - I, too, feel sad if the news you receive is bad. - My work is to deliver your mail from the post office. - I sometimes look very tired with the heavy bag on my back, but I am happy when I bring you good news or a much-awaited letter. 1.______________________________________________________________ 2._________________________________________________________________ 3._________________________________________________________________ __________________________. How did you find the activities? Were you able to do the activities correctly? Look at the answers below. Do we have the same answers? A. 1. simple 2. complex 3. compound 4. simple 5. compound B. 1. My work is to deliver your mail from the post office. 2. I, too, feel sad if the news you receive is bad. 3. I sometimes look very tired with the heavy bag on my back, but I am happy when I bring you good news or a much-awaited letter. If your answers in A and B are all correct, you already mastered the kinds of sentences according to structure. You also remembered one of the ways of arranging ideas in a paragraph-from general to specific. If you did not get all the correct answers in A, you must read and study the following ideas in Let’s Study This. You will also learn the other ways of arranging ideas in a paragraph.
  4. 4. 71 Go back to the correct answers of Let’s Try This B. Which sentence is simple? Which sentence is compound? Which sentence is complex? Sentence 1 is a simple sentence. It conveys only one idea. Sentence 2 is a compound sentence. It conveys two ideas connected my the word but. Compound sentences are joined by connectors and , or, or but. Sentence 3 is a complex sentence. It is made up of one independent clause and one dependent clause joined by the word if. A clause is a group of words with a verb and its subject. The Independent Clause expresses a complete thought. The Dependent Clause depends on the independent clause for meaning. It does not express a complete thought and it cannot stand by itself. All dependent clauses are introduced by connectors like because whenever it while although so before when so that after however unless though nevertheless in order that How about the arrangement of the paragraph? How were the sentences arranged? - The sentences were arranged from general to specific. It started with the sentence telling what his work is. The second and the third paragraphs tells us the details of his work-how he feels when he delivers good or bad news. Here are the ways of arranging ideas in a paragraph. 1. Time Order 2. Place Order 3. From general to specific or from specific to general 4. From the most important to the least important or vice versa 5. From the outcome to the events that led to the outcome Are you now ready to do the following activities? Let’s Study This
  5. 5. 72 A. Arrange the following sentences in paragraph form. Decide on the order in which you will arrange the ideas before you begin writing. - If you have a great thumb, you will be successful in my line of work. - In an agricultural country like ours, my role is an important one. - These are the fruits of my labor. - My work is to supply you with rice, corn, vegetables and other products of the farm. - Because of me, your table is usually full of nourishing food. 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.___________________________________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________________________________ 4.___________________________________________________________________ 5.___________________________________________________________________ ____________. B. Write a five-sentence paragraph about the picture using variety of sentences according to structure. Decide on the order in which you will arrange your ideas before you begin writing. Let’s Do This
  6. 6. 73 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.___________________________________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________________________________ 4.___________________________________________________________________ 5.___________________________________________________________________ ______________. For letter A, refer to the Answer Key for the correct answers. For letter B, let your teacher check your work. How did you find the activities? Were all your answers correct? Do the next activity. Tell us the life of your mother by writing a five-sentence paragraph. Use the time order in arranging the paragraph. Use variety of sentences. 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.___________________________________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________________________________ 4.___________________________________________________________________ 5.___________________________________________________________________ __________________. Finished? Let your teacher check your work. Let’s Do More
  7. 7. 74 Your aim in writing your paragraph will determine what arrangement you would want to use. In relating a person’s life, you may use a time order arrangement. In explaining something, arrange details from the most important to the less important or vice-versa. In narrating an experience, start with an outcome followed by the events that led to the outcome. You can use variety of sentences in talking or writing about topics of interests. The following are the kinds of sentences according to structure: 1. Simple Sentence- it conveys one idea. A simple sentence can have the following: - one subject and one predicate - two subjects and one predicate - one subject and two predicates - two subjects and two predicates 2. Compound Sentence- conveys two ideas connected by the words and, or, or but. 3. Complex Sentence- it is made up of one independent clause and one or more dependent clause. Below is a picture of a garden. Write a five-sentence paragraph about it using simple, compound, and complex sentences. Arrange the ideas from general to specific. Let’s Test Ourselves Let’s Remember This
  8. 8. 75 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.___________________________________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________________________________ 4.___________________________________________________________________ 5.___________________________________________________________________ __________________. How did you find this writing activity? Let your teacher check your work. Here’s another writing exercise for you to do. Using what you have learned about writing paragraphs, write a brief paragraph about one of the following topics on a clean sheet of paper. Use variety of sentences according to structure. 1. your favorite teacher 2. an unforgettable experience 3. your best friend 4. your pet 5. your school _______________________________________________________________. ____________________________________________________________________. ____________________________________________________________________. ____________________________________________________________________. ____________________________________________________________________. Finished? Let your teacher check your work. Let’s Enrich Ourselves
  9. 9. 76 Let’s Do This A. In an agricultural country like ours, my role is an important one. If you have a great thumb, you will be successful in my line of work. My work is to supply you with rice, corn, vegetables and other products of the farm. These are the fruits of my labor. Because of me, your table is usually full of nourishing food. B. Answers may vary. Let your teacher check your answers. Let’s Do More Answers may vary. Let your teacher check your answers. Let’s Test Ourselves Answers may vary. Let your teacher check your answers. Let’s Enrich Ourselves Answers may vary. Let your teacher check your answers. Answer Key

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