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Methodist College English Summer Holiday Assignments (07-08) Form One N ame: Clas s

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1. Longman Express Summer Holiday Exercise Book S1-S2

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2. Reading Reports - Choose at least three books (except class readers, e.g. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) from the recommended authors or titles below if you are not assigned any. - Most of the books listed are available from the school library. You are advised to either borrow them from the libraries (school or public) or purchase them on your own. - Complete any THREE reports from the templates provided. - The school library will be open on the following dates:  23-25 June, 10 July, 11 July & from 8 August onwards Recommended list for English (S1) Recommended Oscar Wilde 7. Roald Dahl 8. Charles Dickens 9. Hans Andersen 10. R. L. Stine 11. Robert Louis Stevenson Authors Francesca Simon Jeromy Strong Megan McDonald Philip Pullman Dav Pilkey

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Must Read Fiction 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Titles of the Books Horrid Henry (series) Goosebumps (series) Five Tales The Centerville Ghost The Picture of Dorian Gray Firework Maker's Daughter My Sister's Got a Spoon Up Her Nose! Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Esio Trot Authors Francesca Simon R. L. Stine Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Philip Pullman Jeremy Strong Roald Dahl Roald Dahl

10. Judy Moody 11. A to Z Mysteries (series) 12. Adventure Box

Megan McDonald Ron Ray

- All assignments are to be submitted on 1 September, 2008. Title of the book: Auth or:

Who? Please choose one character from the book: Why?

Word requirement: (F.1 – not less than 80 words, F.2 – not less than 120 words, F.3 – not less than 160 words)

Mark: Title of the book: Auth or:

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Who did what to whom for what reason with what result where?
Read a book with plenty of action and write it up as a detective’s case study.

DETECTIVE GAME

CASE STUDY Who? (The protagonists, main characters, villains, victims, heroines, heroes)

WHAT happened? To whom? WHEN? HOW?

WHERE? Place; location; country? Did it have any influence on what happened?

WHY? For what reason? Motives? Causes? Explanations? Evidence? Factors? (F.1 not less than 50 words, F.2 not less than 80 words, F.3 not less than 100 words)

So? With what result? Conclusion? What happened in the end? OK?

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Title of the book: Auth or:

Plot structure worksheet
Work out the plot structure with the fiction you’ve read. A. List the important events in your fiction.

B.

Plot the events onto the diagram below: 3. Climax

2. Rising Action

4. Falling Action

1. Exposition 5. Resolution

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Title of the book: Auth or:

Chapter-by-Chapter Synopsis ************************************* Task: After you have read a chapter, recall what the chapter is about in not more than 40 words.

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Title of the book: Auth or:

Word requirement:

(F.1 – not less than 80 words, F.2 – not less than 120 words, F.3 – not less than 160 words)

What do you think the author was trying to say to you?

Did the author, through the story, manage to tell you anything about yourself that you had not thought about before?

What sort of person do you think the author must be to write a book like this?
young/ old/ kid/ nice/ caring/ friendly/ understanding/ lonely/ miserable/ unhappy/ sensitive/ knows what young people think an feel/ out of touch/ full of laughter

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