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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'LEVIGATE' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word levigate. This word is used as a verb and refers to the action of reducing a material to powder or a smooth paste. The word originates from the Latin 'levis' meaning 'smooth'.
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This unit covers the use of modals, phrasal verbs and passive voice. Modals add meaning to the main verb and express the following ideas: obligation, possibility/probability, permission/prohibition, ability, and advice, as well as different degrees of formality. The two voices used in English are, the active and passive voice. With active voice the focus is on the agent and with passive voice, the agent is less important. It is important to note that transitive verbs are only used in the passive voice. There are three types of relative clauses. An independent clause can stand on its own as a complete sentence. A dependent clause is not a complete sentence, and can only be used with an independent clause. Relative clauses are a dependent clause that modifies a noun, usually to describe, identify, or give further information regarding the noun. If the relative clause is essential, it provides necessary information need for the sentence. When the relative clause is non-essential, it is information that can be taken out the sentence without changing the meaning. It also important to know that non-essential relative clauses require commas, both before the relative pronoun, and at the end of the clause. Phrasal verbs contain a verb and one or two particles. The three types of phrasal verbs are: Intransitive, transitive separable, and transitive inseparable. When teaching phrasal verbs, you should think about presenting them as vocabulary. Once students are familiar with them, they should be included in uncontrolled practice and conversation so that students will start using them naturally.