Mastering confused words

This lesson, we will build our confidence with commonly confused words and homophones that often cause misconceptions. We will try to master some of the rules to help you write with maximum accuracy.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a counterargument?

1/5

Q2.Link the rhetorical appeals to their purpose
ethos (the appeal ethics)
logos (the appeal to logic)
pathos (the appeal to emotions)

2/5

Q3.Why might you consider the counterargument when writing persuasively?
demonstrate the writer’s credibility and judgement
show awareness of evidence
avoid ignorant sweeping statements to make the argument seem more reasonable
allows you to reject or refute opposing views, challenging what your reader might be thinking
to confuse your reader
to help you decide what you think

3/5

Q4.Match the key word to the definition.
how the attitude of a writer comes across through their language choices
the writer speaking directly to (or at) the reader through words such as “you”
certain word choices are made to evoke an emotional response.
a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer.
using visually descriptive or figurative language such as simile, metaphor or personification

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Q5.What should you do to respond to a counterargument?
subtly suggest the counterargument is wrong
use rhetoric to convince the reader
acknowledge the counterargument
write "THIS IDEA IS WRONG" in capital letters.
restate your viewpoint
offer evidence that the counterargument is weak
call your opponent's idea stupid

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a counterargument?

1/5

Q2.Link the rhetorical appeals to their purpose
ethos (the appeal ethics)
logos (the appeal to logic)
pathos (the appeal to emotions)

2/5

Q3.Why might you consider the counterargument when writing persuasively?
demonstrate the writer’s credibility and judgement
show awareness of evidence
avoid ignorant sweeping statements to make the argument seem more reasonable
allows you to reject or refute opposing views, challenging what your reader might be thinking
to confuse your reader
to help you decide what you think

3/5

Q4.Match the key word to the definition.
how the attitude of a writer comes across through their language choices
the writer speaking directly to (or at) the reader through words such as “you”
certain word choices are made to evoke an emotional response.
a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer.
using visually descriptive or figurative language such as simile, metaphor or personification

4/5

Q5.What should you do to respond to a counterargument?
subtly suggest the counterargument is wrong
use rhetoric to convince the reader
acknowledge the counterargument
write "THIS IDEA IS WRONG" in capital letters.
restate your viewpoint
offer evidence that the counterargument is weak
call your opponent's idea stupid

5/5

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Mastering confused words: Quiz

Thank you for your focus today. Complete the quiz below to check your understanding.

Q1.It's or its?
____ nearly bedtime.
My family has _____ moments of madness.
The chicken has escaped from _____ coop.

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Q2.There, their or they're?
I think I left my homework over _________.
I never read magazines when ___________ full of celebrity gossip.
My sisters have just made ___________ hundredth online video.

2/5

Q3.Practice or practise?
I am going to be late for football ______________.
I need to get home to ____________ my spellings.
Do you have time to ____________ our lines for the play?

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Q4.Affect or effect?
Carbon dioxide emissions have a major _____________ on global warming.
When analysing language, you should think about the ___________ on the reader.
Have you ever thought about how your choices ___________ your future?

4/5

Q5.Imply or infer?
From his tone of voice, we can _________ that he was angry.
I used reassuring words to _________ that everything will be fine.

5/5

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Mastering confused words: Quiz

Thank you for your focus today. Complete the quiz below to check your understanding.

Q1.It's or its?
____ nearly bedtime.
My family has _____ moments of madness.
The chicken has escaped from _____ coop.

1/5

Q2.There, their or they're?
I think I left my homework over _________.
I never read magazines when ___________ full of celebrity gossip.
My sisters have just made ___________ hundredth online video.

2/5

Q3.Practice or practise?
I am going to be late for football ______________.
I need to get home to ____________ my spellings.
Do you have time to ____________ our lines for the play?

3/5

Q4.Affect or effect?
Carbon dioxide emissions have a major _____________ on global warming.
When analysing language, you should think about the ___________ on the reader.
Have you ever thought about how your choices ___________ your future?

4/5

Q5.Imply or infer?
From his tone of voice, we can _________ that he was angry.
I used reassuring words to _________ that everything will be fine.

5/5

Lesson summary: Mastering confused words

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