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TESOL Videos - TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - TEFL Video Journal - Linda, Part 4
In the fourth part of her TEFL review video journal of her TEFL course with ITTT Linda talks about her experience of studying unit 4. This grammar based unit is the first that covers the tense system of the English language. The unit focuses on the present tenses and Linda feels that while grammar can be quite boring to study, this unit does a great job in explaining how the tenses can cause problems for learners of English by pointing out issues that do not occur to native speakers of the language.
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Modal auxiliary verbs: The modal are: can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, must, have to, have got to, need to, neednâ€™t and ought to. They are used before other verbs to add meaning to the main verb. Express different ideas: 1. Obligation 2.Possibility / probability 3.Permission / prohibition 4.Ability 5.Advice Modal verbs donâ€™t change in form according to person and are followed by a verb in its base form. Passive voice There are two voices used in English: 1.Active 2.Passive Its main form: auxiliary verb â€œbeâ€ + past participle. relative clauses A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb. 3 categories of clauses: 1.Independent clause: is a complete sentence. Contains the main subject and verb of a sentence. 2.Dependent clause: not a complete sentence. It must be connected to an independent clause. 3.Relative clause: is a dependent clause that modifies a noun. Describes, identifies or gives further information about a noun. Also known as an adjective clause. Phrasal verbs Also known as multi-word verbs, consist of a verb plus one or two particles (preposition, adverb and they operate as one item). Three types: 1.Intransitive 2.Transitive separable 3.Transitive inseparable I did find this unit harder, and even more with the phrasal verbs.