2. Blog Review Assignment: a paragraph to introduce Coming to America by Eddie Murphy,
and another paragraph to recommend the movie to your friends. by Dec.31st
3. Inside Reading-3 Unit 8 Psychology Reading-1 Child Prodigies
prodigy [prɒdɪdʒi] a person, esp a child, of unusual or marvelous talents; genius
- Skim the text and Write the main idea of the text in one sentence.
Child prodigies, children with exceptional abilities, pose challenges to their parents and the society because of their exceptional and extraordinary talents.
- Read-> Identify the topic/subject of each paragraph-> Reading Comprehension
4. Open Forum Chapter 7 Language and Communication
Web-Talk about Language Change
Words/Expressions - gradual ; slow, steady, step-by-step - come about to take place; happen
- dumb down to make/become less intellectual, simpler, or less sophisticated:
- deteriorate [dɪˈtɪəriəreɪt] to make/become worse or lower in quality, value, character; depreciate, decay, degenerate, decline, undermine: my health ~ rapidly. ~ing weather conditions. The discussion ~d into an argument.
- corrupt (v) - to become/cause to become dishonest/disloyal; pollute, degrade, impair -> corruption; bribery, fraud
- to alter (a text, manuscript, etc) from the original
(adj) guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked, dishonest, unethical: a ~ judge.
- have a natural tendency to degeneration
degenerate fall below a normal/desirable level in physical, mental, moral qualities; deteriorate: The moral ~d.
- to diminish in quality, especially from a former state of coherence, balance, integrity,
tendency to do sth: have a ~ to talk too much about … to/towards sth: have natural ~ towards caution.
=> ☆ Integrated Speaking [90 sec]
Do you think a language change corrupts or deteriorates its culture, or it’s simply a natural process?