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Connectors *

Enter Here to read about a rather laaaarge list of connectors and useful expressions to link sentences in the english language.

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Narrative Verb Forms *

The following Link includes a presentation of the 3 Verb Forms we worked this current term, with a few exercises for each.

Reading Assignment

Edgar Allan Poe Analysis of a selection of his stories The Cask of Amontillado(A Story of Revenge) <Nathalie, Richard, Angela R> A Descent into the Maelstrom(Man vs Nature) {Fabrizio, Luciano, Raynell} The Gold Bug(A search for pirate treasure) {Odett, Gaby... Continue Reading →

Prepositions

The following Link contains the presentation worked in class for the Prepositions of Time and Place: prepositions Complete the exercise with the correct prepositions. Photos: I got these photos my friend Jane. These photos were taken her boyfriend, who is... Continue Reading →

Present Perfect Simple

The following links contain both presentations made on the Present Perfect Simple tense, in comparison with both Present Perfect Continuous and Past Simple verb tenses. present-perfect-simple-vs present-perfect-simple Exercises: Positive Sentences Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or... Continue Reading →

Modals: Can & Could

The following link contains a PowerPoint presentation with grammar information on the correct uses of the Modals Can & Could, and some fill-the-gap exercises to practice the given grammar lessons in class. Modals Can & Could: Grammar and Exercises

PAST SIMPLE

The Simple Past Tense, often just called the Past Tense, is easy to use in English. If you already know how to use the Present Tense, then the Past Tense will be easy. In general, the Past Tense is used... Continue Reading →

GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES

1. A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing." The gerund form of the verb "read" is "reading." You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence. Examples: Reading... Continue Reading →

CONDITIONALS – II

Second Conditional: When we are thinking about a situation in the present or future that is hypothetical, unlikely or impossible, we use: If + Past Simple, ...Would + Verb We use a past verb though are imagining the present or... Continue Reading →

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