ENGLIGH – I GRAMMAR REVIEW # 1(Adopted from Workbook 1 & 2 prepared by the team headedBy Mrs. Virginia S. Maningo, HT-IIII)Copied w/ permission by: Allan C. Labad-English Teacher/SPED Coor.I – READING COMPREHENSION: BIOGRAPHY
BETTER TO BE FEARED THAN LOVE, SAYS
FORMER SINGAPORE LEADER
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kwan
believes that it is better for a
to be feared thanlove. “If nonody is afraid of me, I am meaningless,” said the
The former Singaporean
also believes that it is not necessary to tell everything to the
at alltime. “My
is to persuade my
to the right
. And sometimes, it may be necessary not to tell them allthe
because it will scare them.”
says also that he has “never been concerned or obsessed with
He believes that a
who is concerned with his popularity is a weak
is credited with developing
from a mere British trading
into one of the world’srichest
who studied in
rEsigned and turnedover his
Prime Minister Go
. At present,
in the Singaporean
English Workbook (Macabenta)
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
1.What kind of leader is Lee Kwan Yew?2.What are some of the beliefs of Lee Kwan Yew?3.Why is it not good for a leader to tell everything to his people according to Lee Kwan Yew?4.Do you agree with the beliefs of Mr. Yew? Why?5.How many years did Lee Kwan Yew governed Singapore?
FOCUS ON FORM: NOUNS
are names of persons, places, things, ideas, or state of being. Everything that can be seen by our naked eyes is noun.
are the specific names of nouns and start with a capital letter while
refer to gneral names of nouns and start with a small letter.
Nouns like father or mother, rooster or hen, indicate whether the person or animal is male or female. Thissex distinction in nouns is called gender of which there are four categories:1.Nouns which denote males belong to the masculine gender.Actorkingstag2.Nouns which denote females belong to the fiminine gender.Mistresswifehena.The feminine gender may be formed from the masculine by adding –ess.God-goddessheir-heiresspriest-priestessLion-lionessemperor – empressgiant-giantessb.Gender may also be expressed by the addition of certain words connoting the masculine or feminine before the noun.Boy friendmale cousinlady doctor c.Gender may be expressed by a different word.Sir – madambull- cowdog –bitch3.Nouns that refer to objects without life are in the neuter gender.Barangayvintasealand4.Nouns which can be either masculine or feminine belong to the common gender.Babychildhelper With regards to nouns in this category, there sometimes are for living thing – three words, onemasculine, one feminine, and one for common gender.MasculineFeminineCommomFathermotherparentBrothersistersiblingStallionmarehorseBoarsowpig
SOMETHING TO DO
the opposite gender of the underlined noun:
There was no priest in the parish.
No emperor ruled the Philippines.3.A king ruled the kingdom.
The sons of the rulers were considered freemen.