We are studying Charles Dickens - 'A Christmas Carol' your task in the run up to the Christmas Holidays is to create a revision guide. Also attached is a study guide, any activities completed can be uploaded or brought in for marking.
What Impression do we get about Jonah Smith’s life?
Jonah Smith had spent most of his life growing up on a Manchester housing estate. Life was tough for Jonah: his mother was addicted to alcohol and he didn’t know his father. As a teenager, Jonah worked in his local corner shop to make enough money to at least feed himself. What little he had left he gave to his mother to try and keep the house running.
His mother never used the money for running the house. Jonah knew exactly what she used it for; it was obvious from the pile of cans that he would have to trample over each morning on his was to school.
Jonah decided very early on in life that he wanted to be good at something. He knew he didn’t want to be like his mother – though he loved her, he could see that her life had descended into chaos.
Jonah worked hard at school, he wasn’t always successful, but none of his reports could fault his hard work and endeavour. Jonah found that he was good at RE. This was an additional problem for him because he knew this was not a subject many of his friends took seriously. However, he found it interesting and liked learning about people from other cultures.
One particular religion excited Jonah: he was fascinated by Buddhism. On the internet, Jonah found some information about the Dalai Lama. Having read about his life story, Jonah resolved that this would be his purpose: he wanted to go to Tibet to see where the Dalai Lama lived.
Thereafter, Jonah worked extra shifts whenever he could in order to save money. He worked even harder at school to make sure that he got the best grades that he could in order to give him the best chance of getting a better job so he could save even more money.
1. ‘Cosmetic surgery is wrong.’
2. ‘All police officers should bear arms.’
3. ‘Smoking should be made illegal.’
4. ‘Space exploration is a waste of money.’
LO: To write with technical accuracy of punctuation
Target: My sentences use the full range of punctuation and are consistently accurate.
HOW TO USE SEMICOLONS
The semicolon is a hugely powerful punctuation mark. Getting it right will help you move up the levels and impress your teachers. Correct use will allow you to express your ideas and opinions more precisely. The good news is that it is simple and easy to use and should take you no more than a few minutes to master.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I NEED A SEMICOLON?
Use a semi-colon
to link two separate sentences that are closely related
The children came home today; they had been away for a week.
in a list that already contains lots of commas
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Jamie Oliver Meatballs and Spaghetti
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Hi guys (.) welcome to ministry of food (.) er we’re gonna make some beautiful meatballs with spaghetti and tomato sauce so whether you’re passing it on at home or passing it on at the workplace I wanna give you a clear demonstration of how to do it and basically make sure you’re gonna make a brilliant job of it (.) so we’ve got lovely ingredients here (.) we’ve got some minced beef we’ve got some Jacobs cream crackers (.) I’ll explain those later (.) an egg some rosemary some (.) mustard some oregano (1) spaghetti but you can use any pasta you like really (.) a little parmesan cheese (.) literally (.) that much (.) couple of tins of tomatoes (.) some garlic (.) onion and chillies (.) and some basil (.) so real time (1) let’s get our mincemeat into a bowl here (1) I’m gonna put in this bowl er about a tablespoon of oregano (1) you want about a teaspoon of mustard (.) that’s gonna give you good flavour (1) then we’re gonna crack (1) one egg into your burger (2) and then some rosemary (.) rosemary and beef best friends you can get this just about everywhere you can get this in the supermarkets you’ll find this growing everywhere as well er if you haven’t got it in your own garden it’s quite good to plant some cause it just goes on an on for ages (.) er when you slice it put your hand on the knife so it’s safe and just rock it up and down like this (3) erm so that goes straight in there (1) I need breadcrumbs in this recipe to make it stick together bind together so to make it work every time(.) literally half a pack of these crackers (.) put it into a tea towel (.) like this (1) just pulling (1) the tea towel like that so it’s like(.) a little parcel and then just bash the hell out of it