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Pronunciation: ER

Directions: Practice by saying the word pairs and example sentences, then speak the words from this reading.

Word Pairsfur-fear, her-here, burr-beer, girl-gear, sir-sear

Example sentence:Were girls hurrying her further?

Examples from this reading:Require -

 

Reading

Directions: Read the following passage carefully.

 

  1. Read the entire passage quickly and generate questions using the graphic organizer below.
  2. Read the passage again more carefully and try to answer your questions.

Thick Questions
Big questions that you need to THINK and SEARCH to find the answers to.
EXAMPLES:
Why does the author think that…?
What would happen if …?
Why does…?

Thin Questions
Smaller questions that you can find the answer to RIGHT IN THE TEXT.
EXAMPLES:
What…?
Who…?
When…?
Where…?

Questions

Possible Answers

Questions

Possible Answers

       
       
       

 

A pilots union contends United Air Lines is paying to remove extra cockpit security gates on its new Boeing 787 planes.

The allegation by the Air Line Pilots Association was reported Tuesday by the Associated Press but was not confirmed by the airline.

All airlines beefed up cockpit doors after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The 787 planes include an extra folding security gate that prevents passengers from entering the cockpit even when the metal security door is opened so pilots can leave the cockpit to use the restroom or rest in bunks.

Federal rules do not require airlines to install the extra metal gates but a letter from the union to the airline says United is paying to remove the gates, according to the Associated Press.

"It makes no logical sense for a safety and security conscious airline with the history of United to pay for the removal of this device that further protects the flight deck from those with hostile intent," the letter dated Monday said.

The secondary metal gate is just one component of flight security, according to United spokeswoman Christen David, who said the combination of security measures can vary on different planes.

She declined to discuss the barriers in detail, but told the Associated Press "we are thorough in carrying out our security responsibilities for every flight. The safety and security of our employees and customers are our top priorities."

Question 1: Suggest a different title for this text. Why do you think that this would make a good title?

 

Question 2: If you could interview the person who wrote this text what two questions would you want to ask? Explain why each question is important.

 

Question 3: Write 3-5 sentences summarizing the text.

 

Question 4: What is the tone of this text?

 

Question 5: What is the purpose of this text?




Focus on Grammar

Words that describe actions are called adverbs. In the sentence "Bob eats quickly", the adverb quicklydescribes how Bob eats.
What are the adverbs in the sentence(s) below?

   Directions: Identify how the adverbsis used in the sentence(s) below

  1. The secondary metal gate is just one component of flight security, according to United spokeswoman Christen David, who said the combination of security measures can vary on different planes.She declined to discuss the barriers in detail, but told the Associated Press we are thorough in carrying out our security responsibilities for every flight.

 

Word Roots & Stems

Rule: The prefix en-(sometimes spelled em-, in-or ) adds "in" to the meaning of a word.
Be careful! There is another prefix with the same spelling which means "not".

Directions: Identify the word that ends with en- in each sentence and write it on the line.

  1. Federal rules do not require airlines to install the extra metal gates but a letter from the union to the airline says United is paying to remove the gates, according to the Associated Press.

 

  1. Federal rules do not require airlines to install the extra metal gates but a letter from the union to the airline says United is paying to remove the gates, according to the Associated Press.

 

  1. The safety and security of our employees and customers are our top priorities.

 

Directions: Fill in the blanks below, just as in the models.

enjoy

en + joy

I hope you enjoy the show!

encourage

____________

________________________________________________

embrace

em + brace

She embraced her children before she left.

endanger

______________

________________________________________________

enslave

____________

________________________________________________

 

Vocabulary Practice

FILL IN THE BLANK

Directions: Use the word bank to identify the word that best completes the sentence.

 

conscious

logical

metal

sense

hostile

declined

intent

require

allegation

prevents

even

component

install

priorities

can

     
  1. The chef will _______________ a new stove in the restaurant.
  2. His interest in video games _______________ as his interest in girls increased.
  3. We _______________ that the following regulations be adopted .
  4. The crowd was _______________ to the president.
  5. She bought a new _______________ for her stereo.
  6. He loves all animals, _______________ snakes!
  7. I _______________ read and write in English.
  8. Good health is my _______________.
  9. I need a cup of coffee to become fully _______________ in the morning.
  10. His _______________ was to surprise her, not scare her!
  11. The police never proved the _______________ that he killed her.
  12. There was a _______________ of sadness when he smiled and congratulated the groom.
  13. Iron, tin and gold are _______________s that can be found in the earth.
  14. The teacher told the students to fill in the blank spaces to make _______________ sentences.
  15. The locked door _______________ her from going in.

Vocabulary Practice

MATCHING

Directions: Write the letter of word that matches the definition on the line. If it helps, feel free to also draw a line between the definition and the matching word.

  1. conscious
  2. logical
  3. metal
  4. sense
  5. hostile
  6. declined
  7. intent
  8. require
  9. allegation
  10. prevents
  11. even
  12. component
  13. install
  14. priorities
  15. can

  • _______ To connect, set up or prepare something for use.

  • _______ Become less.

  • _______ to demand, to need, to call for

  • _______ Unfriendly, angry; against someone or something.

  • _______ A part.

  • _______ Surprisingly

  • _______ Have the ability to do something.

  • _______ Something very important.

  • _______ With an active mind.

  • _______ The reason for doing something.

  • _______ A statement made without proof.

  • _______ Meaning or feeling from voice or action but not words.

  • _______ An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard and heavy.

  • _______ Reasonable.

  • _______ Stop something from happening.

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