The Best Funny Videos To Help Teach Grammar – Help Me Find More Earlier today, I posted Weird Al Weird Al Yankovic’s new funny video teaching grammar (I’ve also posted it below). Then, Heather Wolpert-Gawron showed me another funny one, that’s also posted below. I figured there have got to be more out there, so I invite readers to contribute the ones you know about — I’ll post them here and, of course, give you full credit. These can certainly be useful in the classroom! Chana at GCFLearnFree shared their fun and corny videos that are probably more categorized as easily confused words than grammar-related, but I’m still adding the series to this list. You can see them all here. Here’s one of them, and I have the video set as a playlist so you can automatically see them all, too… Reader Cindy Conser suggested this nice video collection from Shmoop would be a good addition to The Best Funny Videos To Help Teach Grammar. This next video shows Sherlock teacher grammar to a murderer. Related Videos: More Fun & Corny Grammar Videos July 17, 2014 In "grammar"
Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude Spoken language has been neglected and marginalized for much of our history on account of its perceived inferiority in comparison to written language. Written language was historically regarded as the language of the ‘learned,’ given that few people could read or write. It also had permanence (written records can be preserved for hundreds of years, and it is only recently that speech recordings became an achievable technology for most of us), and it was thought to be of a higher standard and quality (often summed up as having “better” or more “correct” grammar). We all know that languages differ with respect to their grammar – we have all tried to learn another language only to be baffled not just by new vocabulary but also by the order and other quirks of how that language organizes its vocabulary – but what can and what does actually vary? The person who pioneered the idea of a ‘language universal’ is Joseph Greenberg.
SVOMPT - word order in English SVOMPT rule is one of the most important rules in English. If students learn to follow this rule, their English will improve dramatically, and they will be understood. Once a student knows some words and follows the SVOMPT rule, we can say that he/she can speak English. I love Darren Crown’s explanation of the origin of the SVOMPT word order. In his humorous book “Angličtina na rovinu” he writes that English was first used by a primitive tribe whose members did not want to use their brain too much and thus they created a word order which is always the same – Subject, Verb, Object, adverbs of Manner, adverbs of Place and adverbs of Time. So let´s stop looking for some complicated explanations and let´s think like the primitive barbarians and stick with the SVOMPT word order. SVOMPT – games and quizzes At the moment you feel you understand the grammar it is time to put your knowledge into practice. If you want to play the quiz on the full screen, click on the button below.
A Brief History of National Grammar Day National Grammar Day, which is celebrated on March 4, was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, the author of Things That Make Us [Sic] and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). Former President George W. Bush sent a letter commemorating the day in its inaugural year. In an interview with Grammarly last year, Martha explained that she founded the day because she wanted to help her students with their grammar in a lively and positive way. As the National Grammar Day website states, “Language is something to be celebrated, and March 4 is the perfect day to do it. It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!” Some people celebrate National Grammar Day with blog posts and lessons dedicated to the subject. At Grammarly, we treat every day like it’s National Grammar Day by helping you to perfect your writing all year round.
Grammar - Basic sentence structure Basic Sentence Structure There are five basic patterns around which most English sentences are built.* They are as follows: At the heart of every English sentence is the Subject-Verb relationship. The following sentences are examples of the S-V pattern. Note: Any action verb can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-O pattern. Note: Only transitive action verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adj pattern. Note: Only linking verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adv pattern: The following sentences are examples of the S-V-N pattern. *Other, less common structures are dealt with in another unit. Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences! Are You Ready To Learn About Sentence Structure? Thank goodness for sentences and sentence structure. Sentences are nice little packages of words that come together to express complete thoughts. Without sentences, we'd probably all be walking around like a bunch of babbling idiots. :) On this page, you're going to learn about simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences. I'm also going to show you how to diagram those things because sentence diagramming is super-duper helpful when it comes to SEEING a sentence's structure. Quick Refresher In order to be a complete sentence, a group of words needs to contain a subject and a verb, and it needs to express a complete thought. If a group of words is missing any of that information, it's probably a sentence fragment. If you have a group of words containing two or more independent clauses that are not properly punctuated, it's probably a run-on sentence. The Four Sentence Structures I kicked the ball. Psst!
English Sentence Structure: 4 Types of English Sentences Simple Sentence A simple sentence contains one independent clause. What’s an “independent clause”? Examples of simple sentences: I‘m happy.Robert doesn’t eat meat.My brother and I went to the mall last night.This new laptop computer has already crashed twice. Notice that a “simple sentence” isn’t necessarily short. Compound Sentence A compound sentence has two independent clauses joined by a linking word (and, but, or, so, yet, however). Each independent clause could be a sentence by itself, but we connect them with a linking word: I‘m happy, but my kids are always complaining.Robert doesn’t eat meat, so Barbara made a special vegetarian dish for him.My brother and I went to the mall last night, but we didn’t buy anything.This new laptop computer has already crashed twice, and I have no idea why. Note that each sentence has TWO subjects and TWO verb phrases. Complex Sentence A complex sentence has one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. Compound-Complex Sentence
Games for Learning English, Vocabulary, Grammar Games, Activities, ESL US State Department Creates Illustrations Depicting Differences Between British And American English People in America and the UK both speak English, and while most words remain the same there are a few differences that could potentially create a misunderstanding. To help English speakers from all over the world better communicate, the US State Department created these useful illustrations that highlight key differences between British and American English. English originated as early as the mid-5th century, and has since been brought to a number of countries. Over the years many changes and adaptations have taken place, creating unique discrepancies in the English language all around the world. Here are some of the main differences between British and American English, we bet you find at least a few that truly surprise you! 1. americanenglish.state.gov 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
BATTLESHIP: IRREGULAR VERBS Much to learn, you still have. – Joda. Despite the evidence that the number of irregular verbs is declining in the English language, there is no danger they will disappear, and the struggle will continue. There are many attempts to find a shortcut in learning irregular verbs, yet with all the options and “magic tricks” available, learning these verbs requires much memorization, drilling and practice. Today I will show how I use the Battleship game to drill and practise irregular verbs in a fun way. Before the game: Each player will need two 10×10 grids – one with irregular verbs in each square, and one blank grid. Click the Grids to download them. The players then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows, horizontally or vertically. Each player’s fleet consists of the following ships: 1 aircraft carrier – 5 squares 1 battleship – 4 squares 1 cruiser – 3 squares 2 destroyers – 2 squares each 2 submarines – 1 square each How to play: some more games with irregular verbs from Engames.
Verb Cards A: ask, add, answer, arrrive B: blow, break, brush, bake, buy, bring, build, borrow, bathe, bite C:color, care, carry, chase, clean, catch, cut, crawl, clap, climb, comb, cry, close, cross, count, cook, cough, collect, choose, change D: draw, drink, dance, drive, drop, dream E: eat, enjoy F: feed, follow G: grow, give, grill,go H: hide, help, hold, hop, hug, hurt I/J: invite, imagine, iron, jump T: talk, touch, throw, taste U: use W: wash, watch, write, walk, wait, wear, wake up, wave, work Y: yawn, yell
10 English Phrasal Verbs about Socializing – Espresso English Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course ask (someone) over If you ask someone over, you invite the person to your house or apartment: “My roommates and I are going to ask our English teacher over for lunch.” ask (someone) out If you ask someone out, you invite the person to go out for a romantic encounter: “Bill asked me out, but I turned him down (said no). come over When a person comes over, they arrive at your house or apartment: “Why don’t you come over to my place after class? bring over To bring something over is to bring an object to the other person’s house or apartment: “I’ll bring over my DVD collection so that we can watch some movies.” have (someone) over Have over is the general word for having people visit your house/apartment: “We’re having about 15 people over for Thanksgiving dinner.” pop in / stop in / stop by These phrasal verbs mean to enter a place for a short period of time: “I just stopped by to say hi – I need to go in about ten minutes.” drop in Drop in means to visit unexpectedly:
Because, but, or & so! - Kittys engelskoppgaver Det er viktig å lære elevene å bygge ut de engelske setningene! Nederst på denne siden kan du finne oppgaver som tar for seg setninger med: Because + I like/I don't likeBut + I like/I don't likeBut + I can/I can'tSo (He is very kind, so everybody likes him.)Or (Do you have any brothers or sisters? + either/or) Disse oppgavearkene synes jeg er supre å bruke for å utvikle skriftspråket til elevene ytterligere. Her kommer det en del tanker/tips rundt disse oppgavearkene. Hvis du synes det blir for mye å lese så kan du gå rett til oppgavearkene nederst på siden :-D Tanker & tips: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages har som sikkert de fleste vet utviklet en felles europeisk skala for fremmedspråkslæring. Skalaen er delt inn i nivåene A1, A2, B1, B2, C2 & C3. En elev som begynner på 5. trinn er ofte på nivå A1 eller A2 når det gjelder det skriftlige. Hvordan skal vi så videreutvikle det engelske skriftspråket til elevene? Her ser du noen av punktene hentet fra en A2-sjekkliste: