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Unit 8

Chapter 1

Relative Pronouns (p. 460)

I read the book which was on the table.
I saw the man who gave you the book.
I see the place where the book was.
I was there at the time when the book was taken.
I saw the man whose book was on the table.

Relative Word in Clauses as Complements (p.470)

I know who writes poetry.

Relative Word in Clauses as Subjects (p. 479)

What he wanted is difficult to say.

Nonrestrictive Clauses (p. 474)

John, who had never tried skating, fell on the ice.

I. Exchanges

A: It's easy for me to speak English.
B: Well, what is easy for you may not be easy for someone else.

A: Do you know what this is?
B: No, but I think we can find someone who can tell us.

A: What's an employment agency?
B: It's a place where people go when they need a job.

A: I don't know how often to take this medicine.
B: Isn't that written on the package?
A: Yes, but I can't read what the pharmacist wrote.

II. Proverbs

A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient.

Practice what you preach.

III. Writing

A. Complete the following with relative clauses.

ex. I don't like men.
I don't like men who think women are stupid.

  1. I don't like policemen.
  2. Students respect teachers.
  3. I like places.
  4. Principals get angry at teachers.
  5. I don't do well on examinations.

B. Following the guidelines given below, write a different ending to the Comprehensive Reading in this Unit. Do not use more than 250 words.

Title : Arrest the Police!
Introduction : The worker who telephoned the police returned — the other workman still quarreling with policeman — resisting arrest
Development : More police arrived — workmen told them that the first policeman was a student — new policemen threatened to arrest the first one — asked for his identity card — the first policeman said that workers were students — workers had to prove identity
Conclusion : Discovered the truth — they were victims of a hoax.

IV. Reading

Old Age Assistance

Old age can be a difficult time, especially for one who lives alone. Often an old person is trapped in a big city apartment, and doesn't know where to turn for help.

Take Mr. Tonkins, for example. He is an 82 year old man who lives alone in an old neighborhood in San Francisco. He has no close relatives , and his friends have long since moved away. His only income is a small social security check, which barely covers the rent. He is entitled to additional welfare money, but doesn't know who to talk to about signing up. He is entitled to free medical care, but doesn't know where or how to fill out an application.

What Mr. Tonkins needs is a visiting social worker who can show him how to get assistance. He should be visited periodically to make sure that he is getting all he is entitled to.