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Basic Sentence Structure

Basic Sentence Structure
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ESL Grammar | Common Sense Teaching ESL You don’t have to be a grammar expert to help your students with the grammar in their writing. During the week of Jan. 15-19, each day, I was interviewed online at LINCS about teaching grammar. You can read the discussion at this link: LINCS grammar discussion , The topics were: Jan. 15: Inductive teaching Jan. 16: Importance of grammar terminology Jan. 17: Ear-learners Jan. 18: Leading students to finding grammar mistakes Jan. 19: The connection between reading and learning grammar Each day, I mentioned handout exercises related to that days topic, and I made these available in this posting below. To see the handouts and read more information about the topics, please read below. Reading every chance you get. An international student, Emily, was really struggling with the grammar in her writing assignments. At the end of the Fall term, she passed my class and then took English Comp (English 101) during the Winter term. I had a chance to talk to her about her remarkable turn-around.

Adverbs of frequency Teaching adverbs of frequency has to consist of several steps. First, the students have to learn the words. If they do not know the words it is useless to teach them the grammar. Adverbs of frequency – vocabulary As I write above, it is neccessary to teach the vocabulary first. adverbs_of_frequency_worksheetadverbs_of_frequency_key Adverbs of frequency – grammar Once you are sure that the students know the words you should teach the grammar. Adverbs of Frequency practise And now if you have an interactive whiteboard at school you can try the following games and activities. Adverbs of frequency – full screen quiz ADVERT: If you would like to try out any more activities, there are several interactive and print activities at British Council site on adverbs of frequency. Do you like this post?

Ending with a Preposition Advice on Visiting Athens Read the Paragraphs (with terminal prepositions) When traveling to a city such as Athens, Greece you may find yourself wandering through its streets and not knowing where you are going to. The old part of Athens, called "the Plaka", has a number of little streets leading in and out. Half the time you won't know the direction you are walking in. Fortunately, Athens has a lot of little kiosks called "peripteros" with vendors to help you out. You can even find such things as a deck of cards, a toothbrush, aspirin, or hand-sanitizer to clean your hands with. Most locals (Greeks living in the Plaka) are happy to help you find your way provided that you have a map to point to. kiosk (N) – a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, information or security center make out (verbal idiom) – interpret or understand I can't make out his handwriting. provided that – as long as; under the condition that Match Maker

Asking Questions Delay ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 10 Minutes This amusing speaking activity is useful for teaching question and answer structures. The aim is to delay the answer to a question until the next question is asked. Students work in pairs. Delay.PDF Exclusive The Right Answer ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes This fun ESL speaking task helps students to master yes/no questions with the verb to be and do as well as short answers with auxiliaries. The Right Answer.PDF Free Information Line Up ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes In this enjoyable teaching activity, students have to line up in teams as quickly as possible according to a series of instructions. Information Line Up.PDF Exclusive Guess the Word ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes Here is a fun activity that helps students practice asking questions using a variety of question words. Guess the Word.PDF Free Opening Statements Opening Statements.PDF Exclusive Questions for Me

Information Questions (#3) with Auxiliary Verbs, by Dennis Oliver - Free English Grammar Lessons If the sentence has an auxiliary verb and if the "Wh-"question asks about words that are after the subject,the form is Wh + first auxiliary + subject + rest of the verb +other words? Examples: Bill will ??? The party was held ??? The party is being held at ???' I've found ???. Nancy can speak ??? Jae-Hoon has lived in ??? You have been eating ???. Lucinda has gone ???. He had worked ??? Yasuhiro can run ??? The twins will celebrate their ??? They have been working ???. You would gone ??? They might have been being punished ???. Special Notes: Forming Questions Worksheets Question forming is often difficult for foreign language speakers due to the mandatory word order inversion in English questions. This is especially true for Spanish speaking students, where word order inversion is uncommon. In each question, students are presented with a group of words. The object is to put these words in the correct order to form a syntactically correct question. Practice involves rewriting sentences. Below you'll find our forming questions worksheets. Beginning Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level

Demonstrative Adjectives Buy this poster Learn what demonstrative adjectives are and how to use them with a helpful infographic. What is a Demonstrative Adjective? Demonstrative adjectives are used to indicate specific people, places and things (nouns). <a href=" src= alt="" /></a> [Infographic provided by <a href=" To download high resolution poster please click here This and That This pair of adjectives can be used for any singular noun and indicates distance from the speaker. “This child is looking for her mother.” “I enjoy visiting this city.” “Take this cookie to your boss.” “That child looks lost.” “I will visit that city in the summer.” “I was going to take that cookie you ate to my boss.”These and Those This pair is like the first but is reserved for plural nouns. “These children can’t find their mother.”

REEP Grammar Favorites Make grammar come alive with these activities and games. Enjoy! Word Order Scramble Submitted by: Trish McLaurin Focus: simple sentence word order Levels: 100-250 Materials: large index cards, tape or magnets Steps: Elicit nouns and verbs from class and write them on index cards (or have the students write the words on the cards). Don't Blame Me! Focus: simple past statements, negative statements, and questions Levels: 400-450 Materials: Index cards. Hand half of the class a question card. Write A Menu Submitted by: Trish McLaurin Focus: abbreviated passive, past participle as adjective Levels: 450 plus Materials: assorted menus from area restaurants Students review menus to identify abbreviated passive (roasted chicken, sauteed in butter) Groups then write their own menu using those and other words Back to Top Discovery Grammar 1 Submitted by: Trish McLaurin Have students get in small groups. Possible rules the students could come up with: -Write two things you want to compare. Steps:

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