Lesson 17 Knowledge Rating Scale Vocabulary Word I’ve never heard this word before. I’ve heard this word, but I don’t know what it means. I know this word…it has something to do with… I know the meaning of this word. assume complex focus initial pursue Vocabulary Vocabulary Word Definition Part of Speech Synonym Antony m assume to think that something is true, although you do not have definite proof consisting of many different parts, often difficult to understand to put attention on one thing, idea, or person verb accept, expect doubt adjective complicated, compound clear, simple initial happening at the beginning adjective first final, last pursue to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a period of time verb persevere give up, stop complex focus noun Examples Word assume Example I am going to assume that all of you are here to learn. I do not know for certain if this is true, but I will believe this to be true. Can you think of something you assumed to be true? complex The model is complex with many different parts. It is my goal for each person to understand everything about the model, even though it may be difficult. Have you ever had a complex problem to solve at work or home? focus Our focus today will be on the requirements to fulfill the GED test. These requirements will be the main topic today in class. Do you think it is important to focus in order to learn? initial This is the initial class of level 2 reading and language of ABS. This is the beginning class of this level. What is an initial step you can take to be ready for the GED test? pursue I have many plans for my life. Someone suggested that I focus on meeting one goal at a time. I decided that the first goal I will pursue is obtaining my GED. What is something you want to pursue? Fill in the Blank assume complex focus initial pursue 1. The police officers continued to _______________ a speeding sports car down the highway. 2. I need to _____________ on my studies. 3. To solve a ______________ problem, you need to examine each part. 4. The ____________ step to driving a car is to obtain a driver’s license. 5. Sometimes we _______________ things that are not true. Sentence Completion 1. One thing I like to focus on is completing my _______________________________. 2. One dream I would like to pursue is ______________________________________. 3. I assume that gas prices will ____________________________________________. 4. The initial step to boiling water is to ______________________________________. 5. A complex problem has many ___________________________________________. Yes, No, Why? 1. Will you focus on pursuing your dreams? 2. Do you think your initial reaction to things changes over time? 3. Do you assume that employees would view not wearing jewelry as a complex problem? Read and Respond “Breaking The Sound Barrier” – Jane Ervin: Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter: Book 4, page 7 1. What is the main focus of the initial paragraph? 2. When an airplane pursues the speed of sound, what happens? 3. Is it assumed that a sonic boom can damage buildings?