Monday, April 15, 2013

Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Today we learned about three different sentence types: (1) simple, (2) complex, and (3) compound sentences.  In this video, Jennifer Lebedev reviews these three types and adds one more: (4) compound-complex.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Past Progressive

Today we learned how to use the past progressive (also called the past continuous) tense. Here's a very nice video that shows you many examples of this tense. It's about seven minutes long.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Song: Send in the Clowns

This is one of my favorite songs. It was written by Steven Sondheim and sung by Judy Collins. Sondheim wrote the song for the musical play A Little Night Music. The words describe how two people in love are not free to get married. You can use it to review questions--or just enjoy it!

Note: "ought to" means "should."

Monday, April 1, 2013

001 Grammar Review: Present and Past Tenses

Jennifer Lebedev has some more advanced videos about verb tenses. Can you understand these?

  1. Overview (7 minutes)

2. Simple Present (12 minutes)

3. Present Progressive (17 minutes)

4. Simple Past and Past Progressive Part 1 (13 minutes). We haven't studied the past progressive yet, so let Jennifer introduce this tense to you.

5. Simple Past and Past Progressive Part 2 (9 minutes)