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VOCABULARY: The following is a list of all the words from WL1 to WL 10 with meaning in brief as well as a sentence for reference on its usage. Inquisitive – wanting to know – The inquisitive young man peeped through the window to see who was arguing in the street. Erroneous – false – The policeman soon found that the man’s information was erroneous. Sanction – approve – “Who sanctioned that budget?” asked the board member. Evacuate – leave – The bomb scare caused us to evacuate the building. Deft – skilful – The deft painter had again produced a masterpiece. Abhor – hate – I abhor liars and cheaters. Ambiguous – unclear – The plot of the movie remained quite ambiguous even after the first hour. Gratitude – thanks – She showed her gratitude by preparing this feast for us. Interrogate – to ask questions – I was interrogated by Detective Haley. Versatile – having many uses – This particular model of SUV is very versatile. Incentive – a motivating factor – What incentive does this new job offer? Copious – a large amount – Copious amounts of blood were all over the floor at the butcher’s shop. Garrulous – talkative – She was kept out of the club because of her garrulous nature. Solace – comfort – The sentencing of the murderer to death provided some solace to the victim’s mother. Impartial – not taking sides – The referee was impartial for the entire match. Perennial – occurring again and again/seasonal – The perennial dry season usually begins in March. Succumb – to give in – The bandit eventually succumbed to a gunshot wound and died. Robust – strong and sturdy – The robust slave seemed to be able to lift twice as much cargo.
Gesticulate – to express with movement – The policeman gesticulated to stop with his hands. Eminent – standing out above others – The eminent Prime Minister’s speech was the best. Censure – to rebuke – The irresponsible journalist was censured for his inconsiderate article. Multifarious – varied – Multifarious noises were heard while passing the farm. Nefarious – extremely wicked – The nefarious terrorist was ready to attack even the children. Ambivalent – uncertain/debatable – Henry remained ambivalent about our decision. Succulent – tasty/juicy – Thomas mouth dropped when he saw the succulent mangoes on the tree. Authentic – genuine – Are those authentic Gucci jeans? Opulent – rich – Donald Trump’s hotel is surely one of the most opulent in America. Coerce – to force – He was coerced into signing a confession. Pertinacious – stubborn – The pertinacious boy went into the cave against the advice of his father. Erudite – scholarly – The erudite professor gave a brilliant description of the volcano. Affable – friendly – The affable dog licked the stranger’s foot. Conspicuous – noticeable – Around Carnival, many women sport conspicuous colors in their hair. Savory – tasty/wholesome – The savory shrimp made for a fantastic appetizer. Palisade – fence – Leaning on the palisade is not allowed. Mien – dignified conduct – La Toya’s mien was the key to her promotion at work. Endeavour – to try/effort – All our endeavours to stop the riot was in vain. Grotesque – very ugly – The Hunchback of Notre Dame had a grotesque figure. Beseech – to beg – I beseech you to stop smoking marijuana. Melancholy – very sad – His melancholy expression depressed his friends. Inexplicable – without an explanation – It inexplicable why anyone should want to kill such an affable man. Desipient – foolish – Only a desipient person would want to buy that mask.
Accede – to yield or agree – Though I wanted to go to the concert. Castigate – punish harshly – The rapist was castigated for such wicked actions. Vivacious – lively – The vivacious boy was ready to play another game of soccer. no one expected Tom to be so resilient. Boorish – ill-mannered – Thierry’s guest at the wedding reception was very boorish when they served the food. Auspicious – bright/promising – The opening of the new hospital was quite an auspicious occasion. Belligerent – aggressive – The badger is still one of the most belligerent animals. Luminary – wise/a wise person – Luminaries are gathered at the convention to debate new ideas on agriculture. Presumptuous – assuming – The presumptuous man was ready to boast about his achievement before receiving it. Dilapidated – ruined – The dilapidated house needed repairs to the walls and the roof. Manoeuvre – a skilful move – The general’s final manoeuvre is what won him the battle. I acceded to my father’s request to stay home. . Ostentatious – showy/flashy – His ostentatious jewelry made him a target for thieves. Amoral – lacking morals – A prostitute would be considered amoral by many people. Extroverted – having much outer expression – The tour guide was an extroverted man. Diminutive – tiny – The diminutive stature of the footballer made his opponent think he was not a threat. Cajole – to sweet-talk – They are trying to cajole me into buying them lunch. Resilient – rebounds or recovers steadily – After such a beating. Fanatical – obsessed – A fanatical groupie threw herself over the rope to get Michael Jackson’s attention. Impudent – rude – The impudent student was sent to the dean’s office.Spurious – false – He apologized for his spurious report in the newspaper.
_____________________________________________________________________________ _ A noun is a word used to name a person. My first teacher was Miss Crawford. place. nouns become possessive by adding a combination of an apostrophe and the letter "s. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ The verb is the most important part of the sentence. In early October." You can form the possessive case of a singular noun that ends in "s" by adding an apostrophe alone. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions. or states of being. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn. In each of the following sentences. Here the compound verb "will plant" describes an action that will take place in the future. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ . events.PARTS OF SPEECH REVIEW We looked at the Noun. The highlighted words in the following sentences are all nouns: Late last year our neighbours bought a goat. The miner's face was covered in coal dust. thing. and abstract idea. the verb "was" (the simple past tense of "is") identifies a particular person. animal. Adjective. The verb "bites" describes the action Dracula takes. Most nouns change their form to indicate number by adding "-s" or "-es". Adverb and Conjunction in detail while briefly touching on the Verb. Giselle will plant twenty tulip bulbs. In this sentence. Portia White was an opera singer. The bus' seats are very uncomfortable. the verb or compound verb is highlighted: Dracula bites his victims on the neck. Usually.
the adverb "quickly" modifies the verb "made" and indicates in what manner (or how fast) the clothing was constructed. The back room was filled with large.An adjective modifies a noun by describing. for. The seamstress quickly made the clothes. a phrase. another adverb. Many stores have already begun to play irritating Christmas music. or clauses. yellow insects. or degree and answers questions such as "how. the adverb "unfortunately" modifies the entire sentence. identifying. words. They are: and. so. Some adverbs can be identified by the "ly" suffix." "where. nor. the highlighted words are adjectives: The truck-shaped balloon floated in the sky. In this sentence. In this sentence the adverb "boldly" modifies the adjective "spoken. The small boat floated over the dark sea. an adjective." "when. Here the adverb "more" modifies the adverb "efficiently. The boldly spoken words would return to haunt the rebel. Mrs. A battered music box sat on the mahogany table. cause. the bank closed at three today. . Morrison papered her kitchen walls with hideous wall paper. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ An adverb can modify a verb. phrases. time. 7 COORDINATING/PURE: connects words. In this example. or a clause. but." We urged him to dial the number more efficiently. or clauses. place. In the following examples. or quantifying words. An adverb can be found in various places within the sentence. An adverb indicates manner. An adjective usually precedes the noun which it modifies." "how much". yet. or." Unfortunately. Conjunctions are often used as transitions. There are two kinds of conjunctions. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ A conjunction is a word that connects phrases.
besides. if. Other conjunctions such as: hence. moreover. consequently are examples of what are called SUBORDINATING: introduces subordinate clauses and connects them with the main clause. I'm still broke. THE ROYAL ORDER OF ADJECTIVES Determine Observatio Physical Description r n Size a an beautiful expensive longstemme d short big square old Shape Age old antiqu e Colo r Italian silver touring car mirror Origin Materia Qualifie Noun l r four gorgeous red silk roses her our those black English wooden hat hair sheepdog boxes . because. although. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ THE ROYAL ORDER OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS We also looked at the way in which adjectives and adverbs should be used. therefore. since. Although I work hard. though. however. People who live in glass houses don't like children to play catch in front of their houses. The following examples show the use of subordinating conjunctions.For example: We came to the party but soon left.
enthusiastically in the pool every morning before dawn Dad walks Tashonda naps impatiently into town in her room every afternoon before supper every morning before lunch. Alliteration The repetition of an initial consonant sound. Also Known As: head rhyme. Examples: • "You'll never put a better bit of butter on your knife. THE 6 FIGURES OF SPEECH 1. initial rhyme." (Advertising slogan for Country Life butter) . In actual practice. to get a newspaper. it would be highly unusual to have a string of adverbial modifiers beyond two or three (at the most). of course.that several some dilapidated little enormou s delicious young America n Thai hunting cabin basketba players ll food THE ROYAL ORDER OF ADVERBS Verb Beth swims Manner Place Frequency Time Purpose to keep in shape. front rhyme.
Examples: • "Good coffee is like friendship: rich and warm and strong. the hope of a millworker's son who dares to defy the odds." (James Joyce. Simile A stated comparison (usually formed with "like" or "as") between two fundamentally dissimilar things that have certain qualities in common." (Slogan of the Wall Street Journal) 2. Anaphora A rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the start of successive clauses. we shall fight on the seas and oceans. 2004) • 3. we shall fight on the landing grounds. the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him. we shall fight in France. we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. speech to the House of Commons. "The Boarding House") ." (Barack Obama. the hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores. the hope of a young naval lieutenant bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta.• “The daily diary of the American dream. Examples: • "We shall go on to the end. too. "The Audacity of Hope. whatever the cost may be." (slogan of Pan-American Coffee Bureau) • "She dealt with moral problems as a cleaver deals with meat." July 27. we shall never surrender. we shall defend our Island. we shall fight in the fields and in the streets." (Winston Churchill. we shall fight in the hills. 1940) "It's the hope of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs. June 4. we shall fight on the beaches.
Personification A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstraction is endowed with human qualities or abilities." (Cynthia Ozick. Examples: • “My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill. Metaphor A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common." (Richard Selzer. Onomatopoeia . the knife lies spent. "The Lonely Hunter") • “The streets were a furnace. The knife rests. There are 13 metaphor classes. Examples: • The wind stood up and gave a shout. On the table. "Rosa") 5. the bloody meal smear-dried upon its flanks. a verb such as “is” is required." (William Sharp. "The Knife") 6. the sun an executioner. on its side. He whistled on his fingers and Kicked the withered leaves about And thumped the branches with his hand • "The operation is over. Therefore instead of using a preposition.4.
That. the verb should agree with the closer subject: Either the actors or the director is at fault. your verb will agree with the first noun to the left of the verb. In order to find out if your subject and verb agree. complement and adverbial. Subjects: actors. of course. Occasionally. A statement begins with the subject and the verb. For example: Over the hills lies a big oak tree.The formation or use of words (such as hiss or murmur) that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. verb. a sentence has the subject after the verb instead of before it. they are considered plural: Tom and Jane are going home. director Verb: is Either the director or the actors are at fault. Most likely. Examples: Pow! Bang! Snip! SENTENCES Sentence structure The parts of a sentence are the subject. If subjects are joined by or or nor. a verb must agree in number with its subject. is the basic principle of subject-verb agreement. you need to be able to identify the subject of your sentence. If subjects are joined by and. In the any tense. object. .
3 SUBJECT VERB COMPLEMENT This piano is heavy. It can also come after verbs like to appear.A phrase is simply a group of words however more important is the clause which is a part of a sentence that contains its own subject and verb but is not the complete sentence. to get. When searching for clauses in sentences. each. What can be confusing is that some clauses could stand alone as sentences. 5 SUBJECT VERB OBJECT OBJECT It’s giving me a headache. somebody. look for verbs and their subjects. 1 SUBJECT VERB My arms are aching. actors Verb: are Indefinite pronouns (someone. either one. everyone. A phrase is a group of words that cannot function as a sentence. _____________________________________________________________________________ _ We covered the four sentence types in detail as well as phrases and clauses. 4 SUBJECT VERB ADVERBIAL It is on my foot. Their house is nearby. Independent Clauses .Subjects: director. 2 SUBJECT VERB OBJECT My arms need a rest. or anyone) are considered singular and need singular verbs although they convey plural meaning: Anyone who wants to pursue higher education has to pass entrance exams There are five main structures which we can use to make a simple statement. to become. The complement often comes after the verb “to be”.
Adverb Clauses An adverb clause (not “adverbial”) acts as an adverb and indicates the time. Look for either commas or conjunctions to identify dependent clauses. whom. The independent clause is a short sentence. with the ability to stand alone as a sentence. If you can replace the clause with “it.” and “principal” clause. Dependent Clauses A dependent clause.” adds information to the sentence by acting as an adjective. whose. An independent clause has a subject and verb. that an independent clause is a simple sentence. Adjective Clauses An adjective clause acts as an adjective. Charles went to dinner after he changed clothes. Noun Clauses A noun clause is a clause acting as a noun. Charles went to dinner. manner. Often. It is the primary clause because it contains the simple subject and simple predicate of the full sentence. sometimes as the subject of a sentence. a dependent clause is introduced by a subordinate conjunction.” “main. or degree of an action. the relative pronouns who. Use an adjective clause when an adjective or two will not suffice. or noun. which. The writer who wins the award must deliver an acceptance speech. Adverb clauses often begin with subordinate conjunctions. Frequently. He bought the house once he saw the roof-top greenhouse. modifying a noun or pronoun. It can be accepted therefore. which was her favorite. The book. has a blue cover.An independent clause is also known as a “primary.” you have identified a noun clause. and that attach adjective clauses to their antecedents. or “subordinate clause. Martha told us that her book is missing. adverb. .
you must write using paragraphs. You MUST NOT write using note form. It is a mystery to me. that is. Compound Sentences A compound sentence is a sentence formed by two or more independent clauses. Wendy plans to attend college. (There is no choice here. anything you write will not be assessed. In this section. Tom is at home and his sister is at work however they will both be attending the party later this evening. The paper 2 directions state that in this section you must write in "continuous prose". Also. CXC ENGLISH PAPER2: Consists of 4 sections and takes 2 & ½ Hours Section one (1): Summary writing This section is made up of one compulsory question. Section two (2): Reading comprehension This section consists of two compulsory short answer reading comprehension questions.) You will be given a passage or report and asked to write a summary of it. or do I just need good night's sleep? Complex Sentences A complex sentence is formed with one independent clause and one dependent I am going to the house because I want to see her. Use a comma to separate long independent clauses joined by pure conjunctions. you have to write a summary of a given passage or report. you have to answer the only question in this section. (Again . Compound-Complex Sentence Finally these sentences are formed with at least 2 independent clauses and 1 dependent clause. after the allotted number of words.How he thinks is a mystery to me. Place the comma before the conjunction. but she needs to earn better grades. Am I going crazy.
The paper 2 exam states that your answer in this section should be approximately 400-450 words in length and you must write in standard english. Important things to look for: • • • The writer’s purpose and theme i. Many times you may have to read and re-read a passage or poem or chart or even an advertisement to pull out the answer you are looking for. These are the bits of information that are most relevant to the writer’s theme. You must answer all the questions on each reading passage. The paper 2 exam states that your answer in this section should be approximately 250-300 words in length and you must write in Standard English. although you may use dialect in conversations.and a descriptive essay. you have to answer both of the questions in this section). The literary devices. the general idea that the passage is meant to convey. similes. Section four (4): Persuasive writing This section is made up of two persuasive essay questions. . THE FOUR ASPECTS OF PAPER 2 1. Reading Comprehension The purpose of this exercise is to test your ability to interpret. metaphors. They include two short story essays .(You must choose one question to answer). Your answer is usually required to be in the form of either an informal letter to a friend. Section three (3): Short story writing This section is made up of three questions.one with a picture and one without . Main ideas and supporting details. adverbs etc. are the ways he paints the picture for the reader. It calls on your power to read and extract relevant information as well as to make inferences and draw conclusions. Each question is made up of a reading passage and 7-8 questions on the passage. a formal letter to an official. presentation or an essay. a speech. personification.e.there is no choice here. (You must choose one question to answer).
Not everything will be obvious and so you will have to sometimes come up with an answer that the writer wanted you to think about.• Draw conclusions i. to invent a fictional story or even one based on your experience. Short Story Writing Short Story writing tests your expressive ability of your imagination or how you would say exactly what you think. Themes – The central idea around which the story is based. Abortion. Persuasive Writing This part of Paper 2 will test your ability to reason and how much factual information you know about a certain topic. Conclusion – This is where you summarize what you learnt or what happened to the character. and mood of the story. Gender. Words used in context . Character – This concerns how well you describe and develop each person in the story. The main parts of the Short Story: • • • The Title – This helps the reader anticipate what the story is about. Also it could be around a moral – “Never Judge a book by its cover” or “The race is not for the swift”. grammar and vocabulary. Voice – Whether or not you are speaking in 1st or 3rd person. This story will also tell the examiner about your level of punctuation. Popular topics include: Domestic Violence. Climax – This is the high point of the story where you build the reader’s anticipation to the outcome of your story. These include something like Greed or Hatred or Love. School Administration. • 2. Voice must be maintained throughout the piece.e.as such explain the meaning of a word he uses in the passage. In lieu of a moral it could also center on conflict development which is a situational scene like Cause and Effect or Problem and Solution. make an educated guess or read between the lines. in a limited number of words. Your descriptive ability will be under scrutiny.e. Setting – This involves how well you set up a background i. You are required. Here the exam is . the time. Adoption. Plot – The body and development of the story. Also it will reveal how cohesive your thinking is by how logically you connect your ideas. spelling. place. • • • • • 3. Corporal and Capital Punishment and Parenting.
(ii) Sometimes also provides pertinent background information about the author of the source or about the text to be summarized. the main idea. it is the main point of your source. This means that the writer must use details that the reader can expect to read about after reading the main idea sentence. A summary essay should be organized so that others can understand the source and evaluate your comprehension of it. The introduction should not offer your own opinions or evaluation of the text you are summarizing. This sentence tells the reader about what aspect of argument you are about to bring to the fore. Reasons in logical order from strongest to weakest and most times 3 will suffice. This thesis statement is not your main point. Contains a one-sentence thesis statement that sums up the main point of the source. A conclusion which sums up your ideas and ultimately why you fell the way you do about the topic. . This is best achieved by the use of paragraphs. It is a one-sentence summary of the entire text that your essay summarizes.looking for your knowledge about everyday social topics and how you would support your opinion or refute another. though. Reasons should not be mixed up but separated. 2. 4. Also introduces the text to be summarized: (i) Gives the title of the source (following the citation guidelines of whatever style sheet you are using). Ideas in a paragraph must be developed logically. The persuasive passage should have: • • • • • • A thesis statement – A statement which tells the reader your opinion immediately. (ii) Provides the name of the author of the source. Usually. Facts or even personal experiences to validate your opinion. A topic sentence for each idea. These details are also called the paragraph's development. you have to write this statement rather than quote it from the source text.The following format works well: a. The introduction (usually one paragraph)-1. In summary writing you are required to pick out the most important information from each sentence in the paragraph. or gives more information about. Summary Writing Each of the details in the paragraph expands.
c. Not all perfumes are found in the flowers. but it is unquestionable that the garden planted with scented flowers offers the added bonus of fragrance in addition to form and color. leaves. such as citrus. 3. 2. When you have summarized the source text. The body of a summary essay (one or more paragraphs): This paraphrases and condenses the original piece. you are simply repeating what the source text says. and leaves. Do not include your own ideas. bark. stalks and sometimes in the seeds. form and color. Summary passage: Adding sweet-smelling flowers to a garden is something many gardeners may skip. and although its appreciation is not new. Include important data but omit minor points. yet. metaphors. Include one or more of the author’s examples or illustrations (these will bring your summary to life). are often the most distinctive and intense in scent. illustrations. gum or oils. One can become too caught up in visual flower aspects such as color or composition. Fragrance is subjective. This is the dimension of fragrance. fragrant flowers are lightly colored or white. be sure that you-1. or interpretations. in fewer words and in your own words. . Generally. In your summary. It has been said that smell is the sense that is most memorable and that none of the other senses is more subtle in its suggestions or more reminiscent of a certain time. Do not add your own concluding paragraph Summary Writing Example Original passage: There is a fourth dimension to any garden that may often be overlooked. some more colorful plants may hide their lovely smell in less obvious places. The purpose of a flower's fragrance is thought to be that of an attractant to nectar-feeding insects. stems. like in their roots. Scents may also be found in roots. it seems to have been cast aside to make room for texture. Although brilliantly colored flowers are not usually fragrant. magnolia and gardenia. however. Flowers that are thick in texture. there are exceptions.b. Most aromatic flowers are mainly white. Look upon yourself as a summarizing machine. your summary essay is finished. But the fact that you are using your own words does not mean that you are including your own ideas. There is customarily no conclusion to a summary essay. and opinions of it diverse. Yet adding beautiful smelling flowers just as important for those gardeners who are looking to have an allaround "memorable" flower display.
. The galvanized door screeched and swung with the wind . Contemplating another night of fighting and screaming and running.Short Story Example: CXC 2001 Award winning essay by Vanessa Chee of St Joseph's Convent. I had to believe that God was good. Even the light that streamed in seemed reluctant to enter.. and dead animals clung even to my clothes. protruding out above the galvanized door. I closed my eyes and stifled a scream. wrapping around my lungs so that I could barely breathe. I did not want to live here. Perhaps they had been bought with the real intention of one day building a home. Every day I prayed that he would never return. I had no one else. The beams of sunlight were not rays of hope. Perhaps they had been bought with no real purpose. the sinews and tired etchings of the wood told a story of their own. the stench of poverty and despair went deep inside me. Jagged edges of wood were everywhere. Write a story based on the picture As my bare feet trudged through the sludge of human and animal waste. I took a good long look at the pathetic shack I had called home for all of my sixteen years on this wretched earth. projecting out and above the four square holes that were supposed to be windows. feces. Surely God had created me for a purpose other than to enjoy the destitution of poverty or appreciate the squalor that surrounded me. Would he be returning with another man? Another ogling lusting buffoon who would try to touch me . I was barren even of tears to shed. they were merely citizens under the law of physics which governed them. yet another night of knowing the weight of .my welcome home. now they remained as simply bricks. The putrid stench of garbage. a foundation that was never built. The shack was wooden. a terrible stench permeated the air. God never seemed to hear my prayers. that He was on my side. My father would be returning soon. the cruel symbol of a broken dream. Broken bricks of concrete lay on the ground with no real purpose. who would start ripping at the little cloth I wore? Would he flash the money and bring rum as payment to my father? That was the moment I made my decision. The light only drew attention to the deep darkness that lay everywhere. demanding that they illuminate the damp dirt that formed the floor of my home.
I washed him as best as I could with the river water that lay nearby. breath-taking glassy black eyes. luscious pink lips. wiping away the surface dirt and donning my only other item of clothing. I said. I went to the corner of the shack where the angel of my life. because of fear of being caught. "wake up. it seemed nauseating at this moment or was it the fact that the walls of the room seemed to be closing in on me. I wondered what he was thinking. the numbing feeling of guilt stealthily creeping up my spine. the room had been painted. Edwina. my four year old brother. "It's okay. The desire in his eyes drew me in. you know physical contact at school is forbidden. contemplating that made me decide to leave. I then cleaned myself. "Come on Susan! There is no one here. and curly dark hair. "What was wrong with me?" I thought. My eyes admiringly drank him in from head to toe. "I trust you. "Zack. The only thing that had held me back was the single promise I had made to my dying mother . with bare feet." CXC award winning answer by Grace-Ann Collins of Ardenne High School. "I wish they would. Together we walked. His tiny hand squeezed mine tightly. My mind drifted to two hours earlier that day in my classroom. We're leaving." CXC 2007 short story question: Write a short story in which you use the words. Zack was expertly molded in every way possible and yet still I found it so hard to indulge in anything with him physically. I gently touched his shoulders. Why can't you just this once kiss me?" My boyfriend Zack pleaded desperately with me getting more agitated with each second that was added to his wait. He awakened instantly. along the gravel of the road that led to life. "Nathan"." .my father's blows. lay sleeping. If I was caught I could not bear to face their anger and disappointment. and my parents have a lot to do with my not doing anything with you." His unquestioning response indicated that he knew my meaning. The dingy brown." I thought. He was tall. I sat in my western looking living room on the cowboy patterned sofa.to take care of him to make sure that my father and my brother did not starve. We packed our few things and left. His caramel brown skin seemed to seep all over him. with full. Jamaica: Beads of sweat slowly trickled down my face. This was it now. It rang again. shaking from head to toe. Life seemed less complex then. "The phone rang once and stopped. I held my brother's hand and smiled. like a fisherman reeling in his catch. a simple black dress." he whispered quietly.
clad in a grey suit with a repulsive tie. all my nerves spiraled my body into an unhealthy vibration. I just asked you if you'd kiss me. and knotted into a terrible bow." The phone rang once and stopped. and I promise we won't get caught. as I was on the verge of surrendering to him. The voice which kept calling my name seemed to be transforming into that of a male's. Like an alarm clock.. "I know.. almost arresting the air which tried in vain to enter my body. A hand tenderly rested on my shoulder and gently shook it. As though sensing my wavering in thought. "I was . I don't think we should do that just yet." he started. we've been ... "What are you doing?!!" A loud... We got up from our desks and walked towards the door. It rang again.. and you totally zoned out for about five minutes. I'm sure this one time wouldn't hurt. "Susan! Susan!." I started to say. "Answer the phone!!" my mother bellowed from the kitchen.. I hadn't expected this response. I was however interrupted by Mr. . but I'm not ready. "Thank God it was just a daydream"."I know Susan. I could taste the breakfast I had eaten that morning re-entering my mouth.. "Susan. Susan!" My mind seemed to be playing tricks on me. "Susan!!" "Huh!!" I replied completely out of touch with everything. praying for the Lord to restore my sense of judgment. My stomach... the two of you. My mind was jogged back to reality. Zack leaned over unto my chair and placed his nose directly on mine. It was Mr Forbes. My heart hammered against my ribcage. I have a funny feeling about the outcome. The school bell was ringing uncontrollably. I respect that" he replied... and to my surprise I was staring right into Zack's face.” "But Susan. Aren't you going to answer me?" "Oh. are you OK?" I turned to look at my enquirer. I turned reluctantly to face a tall.. and shakily pressed my lips against his." I looked up at him questioningly. I froze. "OK. Forbes. "Susan. I leaned in towards him. dark man... "Head home now. but we've been together for three months. and wait for me to call your parents.. our school Principal. This was it now. The phone kept ringing." I interrupted. The scent of flower scented soap softly caressed my nostrils mixed with the baby powder smell it seemed of his youthful perfection. accusing male voice came crashing between Zack and me. "I'll wait" quite to my surprise. rotated 360 degrees. "Huuuhhh!!" I was finally able to breathe. "Susan James and Zachary Elliott?!! This is totally unbelievable!" the voice continued. I thought. staring angrily at me.
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