While on the topic, I would like to elaborate on the idea of ‘Word Maps’. Please try to write more than just the definition for new words you encounter. You should be including example uses of the word and adding additional uses you encounter in your day-to-day life.
So, for example, if a student sees the verb ‘sap’ in one of their readings, they should note both the definition and use:
‘sapped the morale of the army’
‘sapping demand globally’
When you next go to review your vocabulary log, you will be reminded of how you saw the word in use.
What new words have you encountered this week? In what context were they used? Please reply to this post with your thoughts.
You purchased electronic equipment online and found it damaged when it arrived. Write a letter of complaint to the manager of the online company. In your letter:
describe the product
describe the damage
explain what you want to happen as a result of this incident
I am writing to you regarding damaged goods I have received from your company.
You see, while perusing your website last week, I came across an external data drive that I felt could help me backup the hard drives of a few old computers I have in my office. You can imagine my surprise when the product arrived with a large crack in the outer casing, exposing the inner wiring. I imagine his must have happened during transit as this crack is way too obvious to have been missed by the packaging department of your company. The product code is AA44-57 and I am attaching a copy of my receipt to this letter for your reference.
I think it goes without saying that I am expecting you to reissue a working data drive to me. Please let me know where and how to send the damaged goods back to you. I also expect you to pay for the postage of this return.