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Noun Ajective Verb Forms

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A noun can be a person, thing or place: 'I live in a house.'

A verb shows an action, It is a 'doing' word: 'I play tennis with my brother.'

An adjective is used to decribe or give us more information about a noun: 'A big dog.'

London Riots and Clean Up

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Before they started appearing in court, most people _1_ London's rioters and looters were unemployed young people with no hope and no future.

Yet among those arrested _2_ a graphic designer, a postal employee, a dental assistant, a teaching aide, a forklift driver and a youth worker.

Articles: A, An, The

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How much do you remember about when to use the articles, 'the, an, a'?

Read this letter from me and try and decide which article you need in each gap.

Some of the gaps don't need an article at all; can you work out which ones these are?

Lesson by Caroline

My Many Jobs!

I've had lots of different jobs and careers in my life and I'd like to tell you about some of them.

I got my first job when I was thirteen, as _1_ dog walker.

Past Perfect Continuous

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This tense is also called Past Perfect Progressive.

It is simple to form; easy to confuse!

Here are a few example sentences

Relative Clauses

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We form Relative Clauses by using relative pronouns and relative pronouns to join two clauses together.

Relative Pronouns

Who

Who is a subject or object pronoun for people.

"Have you met the man who works with me?"

Whose

Whose is a possessive for people animals and things.

Lend or Borrow

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These two verbs cause a great amount of confusion!

Do you know how to use them?

Remember these helpful tips:

You borrow something from somebody. In other words, you take something from someone for a limited time.

You lend something to somebody. In other words, you give something to someone for a limited time.

Prepositions of Time Quiz

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A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

Some prepositions tell you about time.

For example:

"Many shops close on Sundays."
"It snows during the winter."

Present Perfect for Life Experiences

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We use the present perfect to talk about experiences we have had in our lifetime.

We use the present perfect when talking about an action happened at some point in the past. The date or time that it happened is not important. The focus is on the action, not when. The important thing is that it happened in the past and is now completed (finished).

For example:

I have visited South Africa.

Adverbs of Time

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Adverbs are words that tell you more about verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

Many adverbs end in ly. You make these adverbs by adding ly to adjectives.

Some adverbs and adverb phrases answer the question "when?" They are called adverbs of time.

For example:

"I am going to my new school tomorrow."

Prepositions Quiz

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A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

For example:

Many shops open on Saturdays.

It rains during the autumn.

Choose correct prepositions in the sentences below:

Lesson by Amanda, Cape Town English language school