A Cozy Introduction to Grammar and Creativity
Lesson 3: Exercises
DIRECTIONS: Write down anything interesting that you heard.
This is what I call a creative listening activity, something else we ask students to explore on their own in our study notes.
Clearly, this won’t be subject to grading. It’s simply a way to note what caught your ear, even if you don’t have a notebook yet.
Click “Start Exercise” below, jot down whatever struck you as interesting, and then click “Finish Exercise.”
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Now ask yourself the following questions:
1) What keeps all these different parts together?
2) In what ways is a building similar to a language?
3) How do the different parts of language stay together?
These are just a few questions to get you thinking about the structure of language, in preparation for Lesson 5 in which Marie will tell you about the two parts of every complete sentence.
But first, I have one more writing and life tip that I want to share with you.
Remember, anything you find interesting is worth noting, whether formal or colloquial or something in between!
Don't forget, you can always do this or any other exercise again. It's good for stretching the muscles of your imagination!Don't forget, you can always do this or any other exercise again. It's good for stretching the muscles of your imagination!
There are many possible answers, so don't worry about getting this one incorrect!