University of Palestine (2008) English Proficiency (1)
Welcome to the New Academic Year! Instructor: Miss Mona Jebril M.Sc. Educational Studies Higher Education (Oxford University) _____________________ B.A. English Language and Literature (Al Azhar University)
Why is English important in today’s modern world? • What do you think is the problem of learning English in Gaza? • How can we develop a better learning of English in this course?
The Four English Language Skills Listening Speaking Reading Writing
How Can We Improve Our Language Skills? • Listening to English (cassettes, radio, T.V. • Listening to the teacher speaking English • Listening to each other Listening Speaking • Practise at class • Practise with colleagues • Talk with native speakers when possible • Learn some language patterns, etc. • Read newspapers, magazines, text book, questions, etc. • Learn new vocabulary • and always consult a dictionary for pronunciation Reading Writing • ‘Practice makes perfect’ • Learn new strategies and techniques • Revise grammar, vocabulary &punctuation
New HeadwayEnglish CourseJohn and Liz Soars (Intermediate)
Grammar Spot Verb Classes • Verbs 3. Full Verbs: (e.g. run, play, write, etc.) • Auxiliary verbs • (e.g. do, be, have) 2.Modal Auxiliary Verbs:(e.g. must, should, can, will, would.) (Used to form sentences, questions, and negatives) (helping verbs, but have meaning in their own)
Grammar Spot Verb Classes Be, have, and do can also be used as full verbs with their own meanings. See below: Do Do
Tenses and Auxiliary verbs 1. Be + Verb+ ing = continuous form
Tenses and Auxiliary verbs 2. Be + Past participle= Passive form
Tenses and Auxiliary verbs Have + past participle = perfect form Present perfect= before now/ Past perfect= before sometime in the past
Tenses and Auxiliary Verbs To make negative add (n’t) to the auxiliary verb. If there is no auxiliary use don’t, doesn’t, didn’t
Tenses and Auxiliary Verbs To make a question, invert the subject and the auxiliary verb. (If there is no auxiliary verb, use do, does, did. )
Tenses and Auxiliary Verbs There is usually no do, does, did in the subject question.
Look at the auxiliary! • We are learning English. • English is spoken all over the world. • I don’t like maths. • Do you smoke? • Why didn’t you come to the party? • I haven’t had anything to eat today. • What does your father do? ---------- (prepare a quiz for your colleagues)
Short answers Short answers are very common in spoken English. We use short answers after yes/no question. To make a short answer repeat the auxiliary. If there is no auxiliary, use do/does/did.
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