The stereotypes Amir has are - Polish men are tough steelworkers and that the women cook lots of cabbage. Amir never met someone Polish until this old woman whose garden plot borders his. Amir and the old woman speak quite often. He noticed somenting. When her hundreds of seedlings start to sprout she refuses to thin them so she takes out the weak ones and gives the strong ones a chance to grow. The old woman told Amir she cannot bear to do the thinning because it reminds her too closely of her concentration camp, where the prisoners were inspected each morning and divided into two lines - the healthy to live and the others to die. Amir realises how useless the stereotypes he heard about Poles are because she allowed him to see her rich culture and unique perspective that she comes from. He no longer saw her as a Pole but rather a living human being which is unique in her own right.
1. I believe the correct answer is: “A trip to
the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life.”
Topic sentence is the sentence that summarizes the
main idea of a paragraph, which is in this case a relaxing escape from
pressure. The topic sentence is usually at the beginning of the paragraph
(first sentence, or first and second), but can be found anywhere in the text.
2. I believe the correct answer is: “You should
always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach.”
In this paragraph the emphasis is on the escape from
the pressure and stress of the everyday life, with given examples and
explanation of how and why does relaxing on ocean helps. According to that, the
last sentence can be easily eliminated, as it is advice of how to take care of
your skin in the sun, not on how to relax.
3. A cliché is a stereotyped expression, sentence or
phrase with which is usually expressed the popular or common thought or idea. Cliché
is a term also used for the phrases that have lost originality, ingenuity, and
impact by long overuse. For example, “Cat got your tongue?” or “Read between
4. Does it matter? – No, a rose by any other name
would smell as sweet.
In the second sentence a cliché sentence is “a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet”. This is the sentence from William
Shakespeare’s drama “Romeo and Juliet” which means that no matter what you call
it, it won’t change its identity.
5. The two types of prewriting might be: freewriting
The prewriting is the first stage of the writing
process, which is usually followed by drafting, revision, editing and
publishing. There are few types of prewriting in which are most common
freewriting and brainstorming. Freewriting is the process that helps you
identify the subjects in which you are interested. Even if you know your
interests subconsciously, you may not be able to identify them consciously, and
using the freewriting you can bring your interests into consciousness by
writing about them. When freewriting you should set your timer and during that
time write anything that comes to your mind about the topic. Brainstorming is a
good technique to use when you know a general subject, but don't exactly know
what aspect of the subject you want to pursue. Brainstorming is like a
stream-of-consciousness technique in which you rapidly record all ideas related
to a general subject.
your house, your room or yourself can be a great stress reliever. Scientists
have found that daily tasks such as cleaning can be used as a way of meditation
and stress management technique. If you incorporate mindfulness into your
cleaning, the work can actually be a form of meditation, leaving you more
relaxed after you finish. As a stress reliever, cleaning can be used extra exercise.
Running up and down the stairs, carrying items from room to room, and scrubbing
windows and floors can burn calories, release endorphins, and help you blow off
7. The job training programs are valuable to both
employers and potential employees. Job training programs are methods used for preparing
an employee to perform a task. Employees are provided with information about
the tasks they should do, and demonstration of its performance. This is the
great way and for the employees to imitate the demonstration and subsequent
feedback. Also, job training programs pay their employees in training for the
work they have done, as opposed to volunteering. These programs provide the
opportunity to learn, earn and be noticed by possible employers. As they are a
great opportunity for the employees, job training programs are good opportunity
for employers as well. This way, employers have better insight in the work of
potential employees as they can see their performance before they officially
hire them. Also, many business operators feel that effective job training makes
an important contribution to their company's success.