NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHEET IN ENGLISH IV NAME: _________________________________ Year and Section: _____________ Date: ______________ A.

PRE-READING The essay is entitled "Reach for Your Dream." What do you think is the essay about? Give three questions which you expect the essay to answer. 1. _________________________________ 2. _________________________________ 3. _________________________________ B. Reading the Text Read the essay silently. Reach for Your Dream by David D. Moore
1. Have you ever dreamed of sailing

man without a dream is a man who is dead. 5. All dreams, however, like every great and noble aspiration which has flashed in the human mind, are difficult to achieve. Pietro Metasio, an 18th century author and dreamer wrote: "Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other." Two opposing, but mysteriously interrelated human emotions are fear and courage. How many of us have been swept under by fear only to find within ourselves a source of courage beyond our own comprehension?
6. Is it not the fear of the unknown, of our

around the world — alone? Or, have you dreamed of running for high political office, writing a best selling novel, snow-mobiling to the North Pole, finding a cure for cancer, building your own Aframe in the woods, or even of climbing Mt. Everest, winning a Grand Prix road race, or being awarded a Nobel Prize? accomplish any of these difficult tasks, or any of a thousand others the human mind can dream — then, you are alive. You are a feeling, thinking human being, an individual who is spiritually, emotionally and physically alive, for dreams are the deepest expression of creative potential within the human spirit. creation of an idea which develops within a courageous human mind; and. it is like a seed. If a seed is carefully planted at the appointed time in fertile soil,-and nurtured with proper amounts of water and sunlight, it will spring to life and flower to maturity. So it is with the dreams of men. All men who have sucked the breath of life have carried a dream in their minds and hearts, but most dreams have fallen too early or too late in the season of life or on sterile minds and cold hearts, or most often have through discouragement or fear. promise. A man in pursuit of a dream is a roan who is alive. A man who has achieved a dream is a man who has experienced life; and, conversely, a

2. If you have ever dreamed or aspired to

own ability and competence, which creates challenge and tests our willingness to say, I can? And, is it not that ensuing drive to meet the test which generates courage, which, in turn, is our source of strength to conquer fear and meet challenge? These two elements are always present in any great dream or aspiration. If, however, fear suffocates our dreams we surely will fail; if courage sterilizes fear we will die; but, if a proper mixture permeates our quest we will succeed. It therefore takes courage to dream, for successful dreamers are not weak men, nor are they fools.

3. What is a dream? A dream is the

7. What was the stimulating dream, and what were the obstacles John Steinbeck overcame to write his epic novel, "The Grapes of Wrath?" How deep the devotion, and how splendid the dream of Martin Luther King and Dag Hammarskjold? How magnificent the dream of Thomas Jefferson as he penned the Declaration, or that of Thomas Paine as he struck "Common Sense?" And, how bold is the dream of Henry Kissinger as he roams the world in search of peace? All these dreams produced a courage in these men far surpassing their own fears, indeed, even the fear for their own lives.
8. Remarkable accomplishments? Yes, but

4. A man with a dream is a man with

they all began as a seed, an idea, a dream — a dream not any different than any of ours. Any of us can achieve our dreams if we only have the will. James Alien, the early twentieth century

American novelist has written: "You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration." Are we any different than those courageous voyagers who have gone before us? If one has the capacity to dream, then he has the ability to achieve that dream. Henry David Thoreau says, "if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
9. Consider how bleak the world would be

light in a fog-shrouded world of apathy and discouragement, and the dream in some cases must be more important than your very life.
13.Dream and feel the thrust of life!

if Aristotle refused to inquire, Galileo refused to observe, Columbus refused to sail, Rembrant refused to paint, Luther refused to question, or Patrick Henry refused to speak. What if Mozart refused to compose, Lincoln refused to act. Weight refused to believe, and Von Braun feared to dream.

"Let Us Choose Life," says the famous Barbara Ward. What is life if we fear to dream, or create, or hope, or love? Without these antidotes to the poison of apathy we are spiritually and emotionally dead. Life, then, becomes empty, unbearable, senseless, and sterile. Ambassador George Keenan has said, "It is not important that life be long, only that it has purpose and meaning." world — those who question and search and care and love will need his special kind of courage, for as Hemingway has clearly perceived, "If people bring so much courage to this world, the world has to kill them to break them. The world breaks every one and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break, it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially." but never the dream. Inquire into the life of those who have sought to share a new dream with the world. Did they not crucify Jesus, stone Copernicus, poison Socrates, persecute Galileo, degrade Darwin, and kill Lincoln? Did they not imprison Thoreau, ridicule Goddard, excommunicate Luther, humiliate Voltaire, and discredit Lawrence? For those who find the courage to think new thoughts, depart from the norm, or attempt to design a better world, the price will be great, as will be the rewards.

14.Those who choose to dream of a better


world needs each of our dreams, and desperately. Do you have an idea to cure disease — Lister did? Do you have an idea that will feed the starving millions — Borlaug did? Do you have an idea to create happiness for millions — Disney did? Do you have an idea to fight illiteracy and ignorance — Gutenberg did? Do you have an idea about mankind — Darwin did? Do you have an idea for a more workable economy — Keynes did? Do you hi;ve an idea for humanity — Schweitzer did? Do you have an idea for a story — Tolstoy did? Do you have an idea for a great adventure — Armstrong lid? Do you have an idea for a painting — Michelangelo did? These individuals knew well the meaning of Darwin's insight: "A man who dares waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life." an idea for a symphony, a better way to motivate students, a cure for cancer, a powerful novel, or an answer for poverty? Hive you had an idea for a new source of power, a non-polluting engine, eliminating discrimination, or even world peace? John Kennedy, shortly before his death, said: "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death." your dream is greater than your fear and equal to your courage. Often, the dream must be your guiding

15.The world may kill the dreamers,

11.What are your dreams? Do you have

16. Only those able to overcome fear and difficulties will experience the full and splendid delight of human existence. Reach for your dream, if you dare, and you will grasp the most profound insight of all — the power and unlimited potential of the human spirit. Comprehending the Text Fill the blanks with the word or phrase that best complete the sentence. Encircle the letter that corresponds to your choice. 1. The essay is mainly about _______. a. the meaning of a dream b. reaching for a dream

12.Success can only be achieved if

c. the fear of a dream d. the uselessness of dreams 2. According to the author, the only persons who do not dream are a. dead c. fearful b. alive d. directionless 3. The qualities associated most likely with dreams are a. love and desire b. ambition and drive c. peace and enjoyment d. fear and courage 4. The essay states that a dream starts with ______ a. a plan c. an idea b. a seed d. a challenge 5. To make his definition concrete, the author likens a dream to a a. seed c. heart b. Dower d. challenge 6. The writer asserts that all great achievements began as _____. a. challenges c. acts of courage b. objects of fear d. dreams 7. The essay emphasizes the point that to have a meaningful and full existence, we have to_______. a. be contented with our dreams b. courageously pursue our dreams c. keep on dreaming and wait d. meet challenges 8. By enumerating famous names, the writer drives home the point that the civilization we have and the life we now enjoy we owe to________________ a. scientists c. philosophers b. artists d. dreamers 9. The primary purpose of the writer is to ______. a. explain dreams b. name famous persons c. give the importance of dreams d. inspire readers to .follow their dreams to reality 10. To support his statements or arguments, the writer gives many a. definitions c. examples b. comparisons d. quotations Discuss the following questions:

1. What is the essay about? 2. Why does the writer compare a dream to a seed? Do you agree? 3. What do fear and courage contribute to the fulfillment of a dream? 4. Name one person mentioned in the essay. Tell about his/her dream and achievement. 5. What is the most important thing you must have to achieve your dream?

Extracting and Organizing Information 1. Read the part that tells about the importance of dreams. 2. Read the paragraph that shows that one can kill a dreamer, but not a dream. 3. Read the paragraph that challenges us to reach fro our dream. GRAMMAR: Sentence vs. Fragments A. Write S on the blank if the word-group is a complete sentence. Write F if it is a fragment or not a complete sentence. _____ 1. The people were dreaming of freedom_____ 2. The people dreaming of freedom _____ 3. When they dreamed of freedom _____ 4. The people won their freedom after years of struggle. _____ 5. Without good leadership, their dream will not come true. _____ 6. Freedom is worth fighting for _____ 7. Without the people's help and guidance _____ 8. The old woman walking slowly into the dimly-lighted room. _____ 9. No person in this world can buy happiness. _____10. The princess wore a gown of black velvet. B. Indicate whether the fragment is a phrase (P) or a clause (C). Write P or C on the blank _____ I. by writers imbued with the spirit of romanticism _____ 2. one t f the most controversial times in literature and art _____ 3. among the foremost writers of the new romantic school _____ 4. whose poetic drama remains one of the great plays of the Western world. _____ 5. with its sense of mystery and the preternatural _____ 6. that the romantic writers could seem self-centered

_____ 7. the democratic spirit prevailing in the social and political worlds _____ 8. where realism, naturalism, and symbolism became predominant .____ 9. where poetry abounds in the rich, sensuous images of color and sound. _____10. remembering their specific calling as persons apart C. Put the words and phrases in their proper order so that you produce grammatical sentences 1. messages from gods to be supposed Your sentence: ______________________________ 2. this part of our mind the subconscious we call dreams were


the average person two hours

dreams a night

Your sentence: ______________________________ 10. one nightmare have had most people at least

Your sentence: ______________________________

Your sentence: ______________________________ 3. is active the mind during sleep unconscious

Your sentence: ______________________________ 4. of the mind in the working Sigmund Freud was interested

Your sentence: ______________________________ 5. dreams disturbances guard us and other from noises

Your sentence: ______________________________ 6. from vary person to person dreams

Your sentence: ______________________________ 7. We into deeper sleep after a dream sink

Your sentence: ______________________________ 8. cannot remember very often we our dreams

Your sentence: ______________________________

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