Hello dear students!
I hope you enjoyed friday’s class. Although we didn’t have enough time to finish Unit 1, we did cover the most important topics to review from it.
Here is the link to the presentation, CONARE Level 10 Week 1, you will notice we are missing on reviewing Verb patterns, we will get to them on Friday.
Before I forget… I didn’t mention this in class because I wanted to be sure first… This coming Friday 28th I will be on a field trip with my children from the school were I work during the day, it should end at 4:20pm which means that I will probably have to run from Tres Ríos to get to the TEC on time, so let’s make it to start at 6:00pm just in case. I’m sorry if this creates any inconveniente but I could not get out of this previous engagement. (Please confirm you read this message when you send me your homework e-mail)
Now, on to what we last saw in class.
Here are the evaluation and schedule charts:
|Participation||10%||5% In-Class Participation||5% Oral Quiz
|Listening Quiz||10%||Week 3|
|Written Quiz||10%||Week 5|
|Final Test||60%||Week 8|
|Week||Unit||Date||HW Due Date||Quiz|
|1||1 A-D||October 21st||–||–|
|2||2 A-B||October 28th||Homework 1||–|
|3||2 C-D||November 4th||Homework 2||Listening Quiz|
|4||3 A-B||November 11th||Homework 3||–|
|5||3 C-D||November 18th||Homework 4||Written Quiz|
|6||4 A-B||November 25th||–||Oral Quiz|
|7||4 C-D||December 2nd||Homework 5||–|
|8||December 9th Final Test|
|Simple||To talk about things that are repeated, permanent or completed.|
|Continuous||To talk about things that are in progress, temporary or unfinished.|
|Perfect||To talk about things that connect two different time periods (past and present, etc.)|
|Passive||To focus on what happens to somebody or something rather than who or what does the action.|
Action and State Verbs
Actions like play, run, hit, read, learn, change.
States like remember, love, like, need, want.
Note: We don’t usually use state verbs in continuous verb forms.
- Be + verb + ing = Continuous verb form
- Have + past participle = Perfect verb form
- Be + past participle = Passive verb form
For the simple form (present or past) we use do to make questions and negatives.
Past participles (just like present participles) can be used as adjectives or used to form verb tenses.
Examples with the verb “whispered”
Adjective: The whispered word.
To form a verb tense: The message was whispered.
Note: Past participles usually end with -ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n.
Modal verbs can also be used as auxiliaries. They are: will, would, can, could, may, might, shall, should, ought to, must and have to.
Modal verbs are different from the auxiliaries be, do and have because they have their own meanings.
- A contraction is a combination of two or more words.
- In a contraction, an apostrophe (’) takes the place of missing letters.
- There are affirmative contractions, negative contractions modal auxiliary verb contractions, and several other random contractions.
Examples of common contraction auxiliaries: am, are, is, have, has, had, will and would.
Some negative contractions are: don’t, wasn’t, won’t, etc.
Here is an example list of Contractions.
Verb Patterns (to review next friday)
Verb patterns are when we use two verbs together, the form of the second verb usually depends on the first verb.
There are several different types of patterns. When you learn a new verb, you need to learn the verb pattern.
Unfortunately, some verbs have more than one possible pattern! Sometimes, if a verb has two patterns, each pattern can have a different meaning or use.
|Verb + to + verb (includes verb + object + to + verb)|
|Verb + preposition + verb + ing|
|Verb + object + verb|
|Verb + verb + ing|
|Verb + verb|
Go to this link: Verb Forms Jeopardy Game and play with only one team, in the end it asks you if you wish to print a certificate, go ahead and save the PDF and send it to my e-mail.
Go to this link: Auxiliaries with modals, complete the practice and send a screenshot of your results to my e-mail.
Complete this Contractions Online Quiz and send me a screenshot of your result.
And that’s all for this week, be good and I’ll see you at 6pm next class.
See you on friday,
Prof. Maria J. Chaves
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Vicerrectoría de Docencia
Unidad Ejecutora: Escuela de Ciencias del Lenguaje
Programa CONARE-Fortalecimiento del Inglés (PFI)