English Spoken and Written Volume 2

English Spoken and Written Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...again the third paragraph. Name it. IV. What do the nouns traitor and treachery THE DEFENSE OF THERMOPYLAE 135 mean? Who was helped by treachery? How? Read again the fourth paragraph. Name it. V. Did Leonidas give up when he saw that he could not hold the pass? Why could he not hold it? What does this paragraph teach about the Spartans? Sometimes men speak of "Spartan courage." Can you think what that means? Read again the last paragraph of the story. Give it a title. To The Teacher.--Pupils should be given practice in finding paragraph topics until they can do it readily. Let them make topical outlines of suitable selections to be found in their readers. 124 Oral Exercise.--Tell the story of the defense of Thermopylae. Use these titles or topics as an outline of the whole story: --1. Time; place; Xerxes. 2. Thermopylae, the gateway to Greece. 3. Xerxes tries three times to take the pass. 4. Treachery helps the Persians. 5. Leonidas and the last fight. Leonidas and his Spartan Three Hundred lost the pass, they lost their lives, but they won everlasting glory. Word Study Repeat aloud. Use in interesting sentences: --He drives. He drove. He has driven. They are swept. They were swept. They have been swept. They are beaten. They were beaten. They have been beaten. Pronounce: Thermopylae, Leonidas, Xerxes. 125 STUDY OF A PLAN Notice that the first paragraph in the story on page 133, names one of the important persons of the story, Xerxes, the King; the time of the story, many years ago; the place, Greece; and why Xerxes was there, to invade the country. The second paragraph explains about the pass of Thermopylae, introduces Leonidas, and thus prepares us for the story. We speak of this part as the introduction.-Notice that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878930
  • 9781236878939