The Imperative

imperative1You can use the imperative to give direct commands, instructions, or advice.  For instance, your teacher may tell you to “sit down” or “be quiet” or “open your book” or “raise your hand”.  These are all examples of the imperative.

So, what are you waiting for?  Go practice!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJbWW2kbRhM

www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/imperative/menu.php

http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/ig/Basic-English/Imperative.htm

Prepositions of Time & Place

timePrepositions of time and place include words such as: in, on, at, to, since, for, from, above, below, behind, under, over, near, and between…to name just a few.

These prepositions are necessary to help describe the relationship between the other words in a sentence when expressing notions of time or establishing locations. 

http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bleasypreps.htm

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/594/01/

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4jIC5HLBdM

Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

conjunction-junctionAsk anyone who grew up in the United States during the 70s and 80s about Conjunction Junction, and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about!  As children we grew up watching cartoons that taught us common grammar rules and Conjunction Junction was one of the most popular ones…teaching us how to use “and/but/or” correctly.  So, check out the video and then practice your conjunctions to see how well you can hook up words, phrases, and clauses!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkO87mkgcNo

www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/lefg1_conjunctions.html

www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/lefg1_conjunctions2.html

www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/english-subordinating-conjunctions1.html

www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/english-subordinating-conjunctions2.html

Practice Listening While Watching Movies

moviesHere is a really cool link that has short movie clips you can watch and then answer questions about each scene.  This type of practice is great for your English because it teaches you listening comprehension, proper pronunciation, and common expressions.  Some of them are more difficult than others, but you can watch the movie clips over and over again until you get all the questions right!

www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/index.html