Lesson AWF-4

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Lesson goals

Understand how to create participle clauses, how they can show cause and effect, reasons and event order, and use it in your own writing.

Lesson activities

Basic: 1984 warm-up

Intermediate: participle clauses lecture

Advanced: 2084 writing exercise

Basic activity: 1984

Read the excerpts from George Orwell's 1984.

What parts of the future do you think this excerpt predicted?

Watch the introduction to 1984 and look at the vocabulary from the excerpts.

Totalitarianism - totalitarism, läran om diktaturer

Dilapidated - förfallen

Pep rallies - pep-möten

Propaganda - propaganda

Dreary - trist

Thought-Police - tankepolis

Yearning - längtan

Ministry of Love - kärleksdepartementet

Excerpt 1 from 1984 (Orwell, 1948)

The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons—a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting—three hundred million people all with the same face.

Excerpt 2 from 1984 (Orwell, 1948)

Day and night the telescreens bruised your ears with statistics proving that people today had more food, more clothes, better houses, better recreations—that they lived longer, worked shorter hours, were bigger, healthier, stronger, happier, more intelligent, better educated, than the people of fifty years ago.

Intermediate activity: participle clauses

L5-3 Scientific language

Participle clauses writing exercise

AWF-4 participle clauses worksheet

Advanced activity: 2084

Write a short statement where you predict the future in 2084

Time for the activity: ~20-30 minutes

  1. Write between 100-200 words on how you think the world (or a part of it) will be in 2084.

  2. Areas to consider:

    • Robotics or AI

    • Modifications to crops, people, reproduction or medicine

    • Social interaction or communication.

  3. At least three sentences must include participle clauses.

  4. Once done, submit the text to Unikum.


Study the Quizlet.

Exit ticket

I think the future in 2084 will be ...