In your last lesson you were asked to produce a description of our new assistant teacher, Taylor Ault.
Some of you did quite well, but your writing can be improved.
Here follows a text written by Taylor that will help you organize your descriptions into distinct paragraphs.
Read Taylor’s description and answer the following questions:
- How many paragraphs is her text divided into?
- Can you think of a heading for each paragraph?
- Are the paragraphs organized according to a certain order?
- Are there any words you do not understand?
- Does every paragraph deal with the same period in Taylor’s life?
- Can you explain the changes in verb tenses?
- Did you know how to spell correctly the names of places and people?
Hello! My name is Taylor Ault. I am 24 years old and am from Stratford, Connecticut. Connecticut is a small state in the North East corner of the United States and borders New York. I would describe myself as having blonde hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. I think that I am adventurous, youthful, optimistic, loving, and a good friend.
I have two parents who still live in Connecticut. In addition to my parents, I also have two cats (Noel and Emma) and one dog (Bailey) at home. My younger sister, Victoria, is 22 years old and goes to university in New York. Even though I love Mallorca, I still miss my pets and family sometimes!
At the age of 18, in 2004, I left Connecticut and went to Princeton University for four years. Princeton is located in the state of New Jersey. At Princeton I studied Art History. When I wasn’t working, I played soccer and spent time with my friends.
When I graduated from Princeton in 2008, I worked for a program called AmeriCorps. During my time with AmeriCorps, I taught young children how to read and write in an after school program. When I finished working for AmeriCorps, I decided to come to Spain. Last year I taught at IES Mossen Alcover in Manacor and at CP Na Penyal in Cala Millor. I lived in Manacor and spent lots of time playing tennis, reading books, and learning all about the island. I loved Mallorca so much, that I decided to come back for a second year. This year I live in Palma and teach at IES Ramon Llull.
In the future I would like to be a lawyer in the United States. I hope to work for a museum in New York or Boston. However, right now, I am very excited to be working at Ramon Llull! I think I will have a great year with the amazing students here!
Homework for Monday 18th October:
Copy Taylor’s model in your notebook.Answer the questions in your notebook too. Post to the blog the mark you got in your writing about Taylor and the aspects you need to improve.