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Learning grammar on your own. Beyond the grammar book  Grammar can be learnt in a non-informal way, learning it gradually through reading and listening.

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1 Learning grammar on your own

2 Beyond the grammar book  Grammar can be learnt in a non-informal way, learning it gradually through reading and listening. It is essential to read in English to ‘enter’ the English way of expression  Try to memorize short texts which contain grammatical structures you want to learn  If there is a grammatical structure you find difficult, try to learn it visually – cover the fridge in coloured grammar  Does your grandmother live in Bucharest?  Compare English structures with Romanian ones  Songs often contain useful grammatical structures

3 Angels – Robbie Williams  I sit and wait Does an angel contemplate my fate And do they know The places where we go When we’re grey and old ‘cos I’ve been told That salvation lets their wings unfold So when I’m lying in my bed Thoughts running through my head And I feel that love is dead I’m loving angels instead and through it all……………..  she offers me protection A lot of love and affection Whether I’m right or wrong  And down the waterfall……………. Wherever it may take me I know that life won’t break me When I come to call She won’t forsake me I’m loving angels instead……………. When I’m feeling weak  And my pain walks down a one-way street……………….. I look above and I know I’ll always be blessed with love And as the feeling grows She brings flesh to my bones When love is dead I’m loving angels instead

4 Learning Grammar activity – suggestionlook at  Beginners –  Verb ‘to be’  Forming questions with the verb ‘to be’  Possessive adjectives  Plurals  Install Headway Elementary Interactive CD-ROM

5 Verb – to be to be or not to be that is the question  I am – I’m  You are – you’re  He is – he’s  She is – she’s  It is – it’s  We are – we’re  You are – you’re  They are – they’re

6  I’m Ruth  I’m English  I’m 47  I’m a teacher  I’m not married  And you?

7 To form a question with the verb ‘to be’, invert verb and subject  Are you happy? Yes, I am  Are you Italian No, I’m not  Are you married? No, I’m not  Are you from Catania? Yes, I am  Is he happy? No, he isn’t  Is she married? Yes, she is  Are they American? Yes, they are

8 Negative form of the verb ‘to be’  I’m not married  You’re not happy / you aren’t happy  He isn’t rich/he’s not rich  She isn’t 21/she’s not 21  It isn’t French/it’s not French  You aren’t/you’re not in room 21  We aren’t English/we’re not English  They aren’t/they’re not from Catania

9 Possessive adjectives  My -  Your –  His –  Her –  Our –  Your –  Their –

10  My name’s Angela  What’s (what is) your name?  I have a daughter (figlia). Her name’s Roberta  I have a son (figlio). His name’s Joseph  I have two brothers. Their names are Simeon and Jacob  And your family?  Husband –  Wife –  Sister –  Brother –  Mother –  Father –  Son –  Daughter -


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