Monday, May 6, 2013

Parts of the body, bones and organs

New English lesson overview, "Parts of the body" posted on the youtube video bar on the right hand column of this blog.  For more information on my English video lessons you can follow this link:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Passive Voice

Here is the structure of the Passive Voice: subject + auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past participle).

After you have finished reading the structure read the short story, "Haunted House" and try to work out what the constructions in bold and italics mean. 

Sometimes a modal verb can be used before the auxiliary verb: subject + modal verb (could)+ auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past participle) 
We use the passive when:
  •  we want to make the active object more important
  •  we do not know the active subject 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Model of Learning Objectives

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Friday, April 19, 2013

New Lesson Posted to English - Idioms - When and How to Use Idioms

This is a four part video series on, "When and How to Use Idioms." You will see and hear idioms in all sorts of speaking and writing, in this series you will learn when and how. This series includes an overview, details and descriptions, examples of idioms and exercises presented by a native English teacher.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Who knows the difference between who's and whose?

Who knows the difference between who's and whose?  
Who's is a contraction of who is or, less commonly, who has.
Who's watching TV?
Do you know who's going to speak?
Who's ready to go?
Who's in the kitchen?
Who's this?
Who's already eaten?

Whose is the possessive of who or, somewhat controversially, which.
Whose book is this?
Do you know whose car this is?
I know a woman whose kids study there.
Whose side are you on?
An idea whose time has come.
The Bottom Line
The trouble here is due to the apostrophe, which on 99% of English words indicates possession, but on this one simply indicates a contraction. If you can replace the word with who is or who has, use who's. If not, use whose.  

You can find this lesson and more free English lessons at e Learn English - online language learning with Laura K. Lawless