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Sentence Structure Games

Sentence Structure Games

for_s Learning English - Home The Parts of Speech 101 Most people claim to be befuddled by English grammar. I’m not surprised; it can get pretty complicated. But I think a bigger problem is the way grammar is taught–if it’s taught at all.We make it too difficult too fast. The basic concepts of grammar are not hard to understand, really. I’ve talked about it before. The first key is to separate grammar from usage. I like to think of grammar in terms of four inter-related parts I call the grammar zones. Think of it this way: every one of the hundreds of thousands of words you will use in your lifetime fits into one of just eight categories. Step one in grammar is learning the eight basic functions of words called the parts of speech. A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Pronouns are substitute words. Do you understand how pronouns work? Verbs are the heartbeat of language. Verbs can be changed to indicate time. Another way of thinking about it is that verbs show what people and things do in a sentence. Easy, right?

for_share_1385802387986 Anglais en ligne » Niveaux B1 et B2 NIVEAUX B1 ET B2 (utilisateurs indépendants): Sur le site de l’Université de Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), vous trouverez des exercices vous permettant de travailler la compréhension de l’écrit. Plusieurs niveaux vous sont proposés: - Lower Intermediate - Intermediate Le New York Times propose des exercices en ligne à partir du contenu de ses articles, dans une section intitulée « The Learning Network »: - Daily News Quiz (QCM interactif sur l’actualité du jour, avec liens vers les articles correspondants) - Word of the Day (apprendre un nouveau mot par jour, ses définitions et la façon dont il est utilisé dans le New York Times du jour) - Student Crossword Archive (les mots croisés thématiques du New York Times, en version interactive et simplifiée) - Fill-in (retrouver ou replacer les mots manquants de l’article tiré du New York Times) - 6 Q’s About the News (répondez à 6 questions sur un sujet donné et vérifiez vos réponses en lisant l’article correspondant) podenglishlessonplans.doc

Diagramming Sentences The Basics of Sentence Diagramming (Part Two) 30 sentence diagrams introducing possessive nouns objective complements adverbial objectives adverb clauses adjective clauses noun clauses participles gerunds infinitive phrases compound-complex sentences . . . and more Examples: Sentence 31: The parents ate the cake, and the children ate the cookies. Sentence 51: She earned a promotion by completing her projects promptly. Grammatical Terms and Diagramming Symbols Click on a page to enlarge it. . . . from "absolute phrase" to "complementary infinitive" . . . from "complex sentence" to "finite verb" . . . from "future tense" to nominative absolute" . . . from "noun" to "phrasal verb" . . . from "phrase" to "relative pronoun" . . . from "retained object" to "voice" English Grammar and Usage Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Expletives,

Film-english This EFL lesson is designed around Head Over Heels an Oscar-nominated puppet animation directed by Timothy Reckart. Students practise using idiomatic expressions, watch a short film and talk about love and relationships. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Exercise on body idioms, watching a short film and speaking Topic: Love and relationships Language: Idiomatic expressions related to parts of the body and relationships. Materials: Short film, body idioms worksheet and relationship questions Downloadable materials: head over heels lesson instructions body idioms worksheet realtionship questions Step 1 Write the following sentence on the board: “I always get butterflies in my stomach when I have to speak in public.” Ask your students if they can understand the idiomatic expression “to have butterflies in one’s stomach.” Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 “John’s madly in love with his new girlfriend; he’s head over heels” Step 5 Step 6 Step 7

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