Assent vs Ascent - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'assent' and 'ascent'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. Let's take a look at the two words individually. 'Assent' is a noun and describes an agreement or an approval of something. He nodded his assent and she continued. As you can see in the example, 'assent' indicates that he is agreeing. We could also say 'He nodded in agreement and she continued.' While the word 'ascent' is also used as a noun, it has a very different meaning. It refers to the action of rising or climbing up, for example: My legs were tired after I took the ascent to the cabin on the ridge. We could also say 'My legs were tired from the climb to the cabin on the ridge'.


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Looking back on unit 3 I learned that it is important to break up the class lessons into 3 sub-parts. First you Engage the students, then you introduce a new topic, \"the study phase\" . Finally, you activate the new material. This is accomplished with many different styles, (\"Boomerang\" or straight arrow\" plan) and with various activities and games.I have found learning about the ESA stages very helpful, I feel some teachers are too direct and too full on, I like that you should try and get as much information from your students at the start as you then know what you're working with. Plus I am a big believer of encouragement and giving confidence to the students in order for them to grow and excel.


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