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Mar 13, 2012

Hi guys. Today we’re going to talk about the language that we use in the classroom, including some common phrases, mistakes that people make, and words which refer to grammar.

First of all, here are some questions that you can/should ask in the English classroom:

What does X mean?  What means X?  What is the meaning of X?

How do you spell/write X?

How do you pronounce X?   What is the pronunciation of X?

Now, here’s some other useful language:

I’ve finished.   I haven’t finished.   I finished

I don’t know anything.   I don’t know nothing.

I can’t do the number 1.

I’m on the letter a.

Here are some aspects of English that you can talk about:

fluency   accuracy   pronunciation   grammar   vocabulary

And finally, here are some words which we use to talk about English:

phrase- a group of 2 or more words

clause- a group of words which include a verb. E.g.- I love you because you’re wonderful.

sentence- a complete group of words that includes a full-stop. E.g. They can’t do it anymore.

tense- the ‘time’ of the verb, for example present simple, present continuous e.t.c.

subject- the person or thing which ‘performs’ the action. E.g. We are improving.

direct object- the person or thing which ‘receives’ the action. E.g. I don’t speak English.

indirect object- the person or thing which is affected by the action, but not directly. E.g.- I went to France.

infinitive- the to form of the verb. E.g. to eat. However, many teachers and books use it to mean the verb without to. E.g. eat

bare infinitive- the verb without to E.g. eat

past participle- the form used with perfects and passives. E.g. I have eaten.

present participle- the form used with continuous tenses. E.g. I am eating.

gerund- has the same form as the present participle but is used differently. E.g. Eating is important for your health.

Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow!

Good luck with your English!

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