Practical English for High Schools

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Dodge Lewis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...an impression of cheerfulness. 4. Write out in one or two paragraphs the best description you gave orally. 70. THE OUTLINE FOR A STORY Many writers, particularly those of little experience, start to tell a story without a definite idea of what they are going to say. One who begins in this way will be successful only by accident. On the other hand, a writer who plans definitely the setting, the characterization, and the plot of his story will be much more likely to produce an interesting tale. He will choose details that show feeling and develop suspense, and will omit those that do not help along his story. In other words, an outline will help greatly. In writing the story, " Cordelia's Adventure with the Burglar," an outline like the following might have been used: The situation: A dismal night. Cordelia alone in a farmhouse. Return of her parents delayed. Cordelia's feelings. The plot development: Arrival of a stranger. His story. The stranger's request to see the heirlooms. Cordelia's falsehood. Her effort to save the jewels. Her parents' return. Capturing the burglar. Who he was. Practice 1. Write a brief outline for a story from your own experience or from observation. In telling such a story it is usually possible to follow the time order of the events. Tell the story so that it will interest the class. The following list may be suggestive: A noise at night. Getting the wrong suitcase in My first day in school. a journey. My most thrilling experience. A Halloween adventure. A storm, and what it did. The rescue. My first business experience. A birthday experience. A Christmas present for. A misunderstanding. A surprise party. The ghost of Willow Glen. An imaginary experience in The haunted house. battle. The fairy's party. A moving...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...an impression of cheerfulness. 4. Write out in one or two paragraphs the best description you gave orally. 70. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217531873

ISBN - 13:9780217531870

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