Alex: The life of a child is a book written by the American sportswriter and novelist Frank Deford in 1983. He used to write more for sports magazines but this book is a story mainly personal and intimate because it tells the story of her lovely daughter, Alexandra.
In January of 1980, Alexandra Deford died to losing the battle against cystic fibrosis, illness which causes a bad infection that damaged the lungs and respiratory tracts. Three years later after her death, Deford published this intimated memoir with a journal writing style to tell the story of her daughter, not only her battle against the illness but everything about her.
His truthfulness creates an opportunity for the target audience not only to learn what the disease is but to experience this harsh experience through his own experience. Deford exposes every part of her story in this book, including the illness of Alex, how this affected his marriage caused by their own individual guilt and resentment against his wife.
This book is a tribute to her beautiful daughter, to the greatest warrior she knew.
What is Odysseus doing while his men slaughter Helios' cattle in Book XII?
Use this homophone pair in one sentence: attendance, attendants
Tina and Liz wanted to become flight attendants, but their attendance at the course was not enough for them to pass.
Homophones are words that present the same pronunciation, but different spellings and meanings. When we use a pair of homophones in a sentence, it is the context and the words around each homophone that will show the difference. For instance, it's and its are homophones, but have entirely different uses:
- The cat is running because it's raining, and its fur is all wet.
The reason why the pair attendance and attendants can be considered homophones is the fact that many people tend to pronounce the last "t" in attendants quickly and softly, almost as if it doesn't exist. So the sound represented by the letter "s" is more distinguishable, which makes it sound the same as attendance. A sentence with the pair would be:
- Tina and Liz wanted to become flight attendants, but their attendance at the course was not enough for them to pass.
Which of the following is NOT a strategy for reading literature? A. reading ahead
B. choosing a topic
C. asking questions
D. making predictions
Choosing a topic is not a strategy for reading literature because you can read whatever you want, there is not a better topic to read. Whereas, all the other options give you tips about how to improve your reading in order to better understant the text and read it faster.
What nonverbal communication technique usually communicates best your honesty about your message? A. Good posture
B. Body movement
C. Eye contact
D. Hand gestures
The correct answer to this question is:
C. Eye contact
In a conversation, the easiest way to spot an honest person with his words is by his eye contact. It is the main indicator of his integrity as per rules of proper conversation is concerned.