Pretest #1A -- Academic Words.
approach, conduct, authority,
available, benefit, concept, consist, evidence, positive, context, involve,
structure, feature, factor, significant, occur, method, aspect, require,
guest teacher's 1)__________________ to teaching didn't really work for
this class. First of all, the class didn't have much 2)______________________.
His style seemed to 3)____________________ of telling random stories, for
example, about the time she was "jacked" by thugs, and explaining 4)____________________(s)
we already understood. Secondly, he wasted a 5)____________________ amount
of time demonstrating his "superpower" of learning all of our names.
That was somewhat impressive, but I didn't really see the 6)____________________
of using almost half an hour of class time for it. He even made us sing
some gospel song that 7)_________________(ed) cheese.
He also didn't show much 8)___________________
or classroom management. For example, he didn't stop misbehavior when it
9)___________________(ed), and didn't have a 10)_______________________
for 11)_____________________(ing) us to pay attention. He didn't
use the help that was 12)_____________________, and I didn't see
any 13)_____________________ that he was following Mr. Coward's lesson
However, there were some good
14)_____________________(s) to his teaching. First, he was funny.
Even though his stories didn't have much to do with English, they were
funny. For example, one story 15)_____________________(ed) his friend breaking
a window trying to kill a spider with her shoe. Secondly, he was friendly,
and treated everyone with respect. If you gave a wrong answer, he still
gave you some sort of 16)_________________________ response, like "That's
close, but..." Lastly, if you were paying attention, he did a good job
of explaining 17)_________________________ vocabulary words by giving examples
and what 18)_________________________ to use them in.
In conclusion, though, the negative
19)_______________________(s) outweighed the positive ones. Even though
he was friendly and funny, he talked too much, wasted too much time, and
didn't 20)____________________ class like he was in charge.