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E Answer the following questions in your notebook . 1 . Complete the sentence . According to Richard Lederer , it is good to use short words because … . ( lines 1-6 ) 2 . What does the author mean when he writes , “ Big words can make the way dark for those who read what you write and hear what you say” ? ( lines 7-8 ) Choose a . or b . a . When you use big words , it is difficult for the reader to understand . b . Big words are frightening to the reader . 3 . Which two of the following are correct ? a . Small words can express almost everything we need to say . b . You should never use long words . c . Short words are not common in English . d . The first four paragraphs of this text are made up of short words . 4 . Did the author find it difficult to write the first four paragraphs ? Copy a phrase or sentence that helped you answer . ( lines 28-33 ) 5 . Do you agree with the author ? Why or why not ? F Lederer compares short words to many things . Choose the two comparisons you like the best and explain why you do . G With a partner , discuss whether you agree with Richard Lederer . Before you begin , make a list in your notebook of points for and against using simple language . WORDS A Complete the following sentences in your notebook to show you understand the meaning of the words in bold . 1 . At dawn , I like to … . 2 . When I am swift , I … . 3 . If I let someone down , I … . 4 . When I charm someone , I … . 5 . When someone sets me a task , I … . B Sometimes the same word can be used as a noun or as a verb . In which of the following sentences is the word in bold a noun ? In which sentences is it a verb ? 1 . For some people , a bee sting can be very dangerous . 2 . Shampoo can sting your eyes . 3 . My sport shoes glow in the dark . 4 . The sudden glow of the light blinded him .

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