Instruction on Essay & Grammar

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Slide 1 - Video

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What different meanings does "spring" have?
A
season after autumn & to feel alive
B
different name for a chicken & cooking spoon
C
place where water comes to surface & type of soup
D
season after winter & a sudden jump upwards

Slide 2 - Quiz

How do you feel about going back to school?
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Slide 3 - Poll

How many pages have you read in your English book during your holidays?
0100

Slide 4 - Poll

The Grammar part of your essay
The following assignment has to be part of your essay:

1. Highlight 2 examples in your essay where the noun refers to a group and agrees with the verb. If you haven't used such a combination in your essay, come up with your own example and put it underneath your essay. 
  • Example: The committee usually raise their hands to vote ‚Äėyes‚Äô. 
‚Äč 

Slide 5 - Slide

More examples
Rule: A verb has to agree with its subject‚Äč
  • Many people live in Asia‚Äč
  • Many leading members of the opposition party have criticised the delay.‚Äč
  • Displayed on the board were the exam results. ‚Äč
For measurement or quantity we use a singular verb: ‚Äč
  • Three hours seems a long time.‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč

Slide 6 - Slide

Which verb is correct: Police believe/believes the crime rate in Bilthoven is rather low.
A
believes
B
believe

Slide 7 - Quiz

Three centimetres was/were all that separated the first two runners in the marathon. ‚Äč
A
was
B
were

Slide 8 - Quiz

The Grammar part of your essay
The following assignments have to be part of your essay:
2. Find an irregular use of a/an. 
  • Example: A university, a European, an MP (member of parliament)
3. Find a sentence with "any" used because of a negative word in the sentence.
  • Example: He is denied any type of justice.‚Äč
4. Find an example of a countable-noun sentence and an example of an uncountable-noun sentence. 
  • Example Uncountable: a large/considerable/substantial amount of milk. 
  • Example Countable: a large/considerable/substantial number of books. 
5. Find a sentence with an if-clause. 

  • Example:If I had known you like chocolate, I would have brought you some. ‚Äč

Slide 9 - Slide


Which is correct:
A:If you start studying now, you will pass this test.‚Äč
B: If you would start studying now, you will pass this test.

A
A is correct
B
B is correct

Slide 10 - Quiz

Which is correct:
A: I like very little sugar in my tea.
B: I like very few sugar in my tea.
A
little
B
few

Slide 11 - Quiz

Which is correct?
A: We are with a considerable amount of people here.
B: We are with a considerable number of people here.
A
amount
B
number

Slide 12 - Quiz

Which is correct?
A: I am reluctant to do any sports
B: I am reluctant to do some sports
A
any, because of the negative word reluctant
B
some, because of the negative word reluctant

Slide 13 - Quiz

Which one is NOT correct?
A
A European
B
An FBI agent
C
A MP (member of parliament)
D
A NATO general

Slide 14 - Quiz

Reminder essay
IF YOU WANT TO HAND IN A DRAFT OF YOUR ESSAY, YOU HAVE TO HAND THIS IN VIA EMAIL 1 WEEK BEFORE THE DEADLINE. 

GOOD LUCK!

Slide 15 - Slide