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Unit 7

Chapter 2

so, too, either, neither (p. 484)

John likes coffee and so does Jim.
John likes coffee and Jim does, too.

Frank doesn't like coffee, and neither does Jack.
Frank doesn't like coffee, and Jack doesn't, either.

Neither Frank nor Jack like coffee.
Either John or Jim like coffee.

I. Activity

The Comprehensive Reading in this Unit states that:

"Neither sentences nor words by themselves entirely convey meaning."

If you had to teach your students to read and understand the English word "cough", give at least five ways that you could do it.

II. Exchanges

A: The meeting is only for PTA members?
B: Yes. Teachers don't have to come and principals don't either.
A: But I think we should go anyway.
B: So do I.

A: Serving coffee would be nice.
B: But neither Ms. Park nor Ms. Shin like coffee.

A: The students don't like the book and neither do the teachers.
B: Then why are you using it?
A: It's all we've got.

A: Students like school picnics and so do the teachers.
B: Really. They give everyone a chance to play together.

III. Quotations

If we taught children to speak, they'd never learn.

- William Hull

When I use a word, it means just what I want it to mean - neither more nor less.

IV. Writing

A. Based only on the first paragraph of the Comprehensive Reading, circle the following inferences that are ACCURATE and cross out the ones that are INACCURATE.

  1. Businessmen talk about predictable things and teachers do, too.
  2. Neither thinking nor learning is fascinating.
  3. For learning about each other, Koreans depend on language and Americans do, too.
  4. It is interesting to think about how we learn about others.
  5. Topics of conversation aren't predictable and neither are people.
  6. Businessmen get together and so do teachers.
  7. Talking to people is a good way to learn about them.
  8. For learning about others, Americans don't depend on language and Koreans don't either.

B. After you have decided which sentences should be circled and which ones should be crossed out, arrange the circled ones in an order that corresponds with the order in the first paragraph of the Comprehensive Reading.