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Reflexive Pronouns for Upper-Intermediate students

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When you look in a mirror you see your own reflection, i.e. you see yourself. 'Yourself' is an example of a reflexive pronoun. Just as a mirror reflects your image, so does a reflexive pronoun reflect the subject pronoun!

Reflexive pronouns are used in two different ways:

Articles - Beginner Level

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Use a, an and the in the sentences below:

Lesson by Adele, EC Cape Town

When to use a, an, some, any

Possessive Adjectives (Elementary/Pre- Intermediate)

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Adjective

An adjective is a word which give us more information about a nonun. Car is a noun, big is an adjective.

"That is a big car."

Possessive Adjective

My is an adjective. In this sentence, It shows who the cars belong to.

"That is my car."

In the news: Haiti Earthquake / Level: High Intermediate

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Have you been following the news out of Haiti using English-speaking media. Here's some of the vocabulary that's being used. What are your thoughts on the earthquake. Do they happen in your country?

Reading for information and comparing

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The famous sitcom and now movie "Sex and the City" makes use of so many comparisons, people in New York are always comparing their clothes, bodies, houses, salaries etc.... etc... ! Read about the different characters from the movie and complete the comparative and superlative gap fill.

"Are you free on Saturday?" - Hobbies

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When we meet someone for the first time we often ask them, "What do you do in your free time?" or, "What do you do in your spare time?" Both of these questions are asking, "What is your hobby?"

How many of these hobbies do you know? Match each hobby to its definition.

Are any of these your hobby? Have you tried them? What do you think about them? What do you do in your spare time?

In the news: Europe's Cold, Cold Winter!

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Some of the coldest weather for years has been sweeping across Europe recenty. It has been causing problems for millions all over the continent. Have you been following the reports on English media? Let's see how well you know the language that's being used in the news to cover this story.

Here in Malta we're grateful that we've had none of the snow or cold. In fact, we're having a mild winter!

Wherever you are at the moment, be careful and take care.

Has the cold weather been affecting you? Let us know how the weather is in your part of the world.

 

Comparative and superlative adjectives - Low-Intermediate

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The Comparative

When comparing two objects or activities we often add -er to the adjective + “than”, e.g. higher than.

The Superlative

When comparing one with many the order is: the + adjective + -est, e.g. the highest.

Most / The Most

Do or Make - Which one for household chores?

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Do

DO suggests an action of some kind and has a very strong connection with work.  Therefore almost all household chores use the verb “do”.  The exception is "make the beds". 

Make

MAKE gives the idea of constructing something with your hands and creating something that wasn’t there before.  In the home you use “make” with cooking for eg.  make a cup of tea, make a cake, make a sandwich, make supper.

Reading for information - Superlative chart - Elementary level

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Choices, choices, choices...superlatives are great for these! Practice your superlatives by looking at the information table below and completing the sentences.

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