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Intermediate Grammar Lessons

  • Teaching the verb tense system - This section explains the verb tense/aspect system using an easy-to-understand method that typically has my students correctly using all 12 tenses in a written discourse with only about 2 weeks of lessons and practices.


  • Teaching gerunds and infinitives - Gerunds and infinitives are used everywhere in English and this section explains how to they are used as subjects, subject complements, and objects [direct and preposition]. This section also contains a set of day-by-day lesson plans complete with ideas for practices and downloadable handouts.


  • Teaching the passive verb tense system - This section builds on the active verb tense system lesson with a focus on explaining the structure of a passive sentence as well as the formulas for all 12 passive verb tenses. It also addresses some problematic issues like passives with objects of a preposition and indirect objects.


  • Teaching adverb clauses - This section builds on the lesson What is a clause? with a focus on explaining the structure of an adverb clause sentence as well as meanings, usage, and special issues found with the most commonly used adverb clause subordinators. It also includes a discussion on the differences between adverb clause subordinators and their preposition counterparts. This section concludes with a set of lesson plans and practices.


  • Teaching conditionals - This section builds on the lesson What is a clause? with a focus on explaining the structure of the four main types of conditional sentences as well as meanings, usage, and special issues found with them. Each section concludes with a set of lesson plans for practices.



There will be more content coming shortly such as how to teach past and present modals...

 

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