Unit 1 FIRST.PERSON NARRATION
Unit 2 7HIRD.PERSON NARRATION
Unit 3 DESCRIPTION OF A PLACE
Unit 4 DESCRIPTION OF A,PERSON
Unit 5 0NTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE:DESCRIBING SCENIC SPOTS
Unit 6 EXPOSIxION BY EXAMPLE AND DEFINITION
Unit 7 EXPOSITIONrJBY PROCESS AND CAUSE.EFFECT
Unit 8 EXPOSITION BY DIVlSION.CLASSIFICATION AND COMPARISON.CONTRAST
Unit 9 COHESIVE DEVICES(1):LOGICAL AND GRAMMATICAL COHESION
Unit 10 COHESIVE DEVICES(2):LEXlCAL COHESION
Unit 11 ARGUMENTATION(1)
Unit 12 ARGUMENTATION(2)
Unit 13 ARGUMENTAT.oN(3)
Unit 14 SYNOPSIS
Unit 15 BOOK REPORT
Unit 16 FORMAL LETTERS
Unit 17 TERM PAPER
Unit 18 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION:REGISTER VARIATION AND THOUGHT PATTERNS
My first experience with a carnival ride was a Fen-is wheel at a local fair. Looking at that loom-ing monstrosity spinning the life out of its sardine-caged occupants, I was dumbstruck. It washuge, smoky, noisy and not a little intimidating. Ever since that initial impression became fossil-ized in my imagination many years ago, these rides have reminded me of mythical beasts, amazingdinosaurs carrying off their screaming passengers like sacrificial virgins. Even the droning sound of their engines brings to mind the great roar of a fire-breathing dragon with smoke spewing from itsexhaust-pipe nostrils.
The first ride on one of these fantastic beasts gave me an instant rash of adrenaline. Asthe death-defying ride started, a lump in my throat pulsed like a dislodged heart ready to walk the plank. As the ride gained speed, the resistance to gravity built up against my body until I was unable to move. An almost imperceptible pause as the wheel reached the top of its climb allowed my body to relax in a brief state of normalcy. Then there was an assault of stomach-turning weightlessness as the machine continued its rotation and I descended back toward the earth. A cymbal-like crashvibrated through the air as the wheel reached bottom, and much to my surprise I began to rise again.
Each new rotation gave me more confidence in the churning machine. Every ascent left meelated that I had survived the previous death-defying fall. When another nerve-wracking climb failed to follow the last exhilarating descent and the ride was over, I knew I was hooked. Physically and emotionally drained, I followed my fellow passengers down the clanging metal steps to reach the safety of my former footing. I had been spared, but only to have the opportunity to ride again.