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Focus on Grammar. Review Session. Pronouns: Say the pronoun for each noun. Turki He Amal She Ms. Wilder She The students They People They My book It My family it. Remember: Pronouns and verbs must agree!. She do (homework) She does her homework. They do (homework)

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focus on grammar

Focus on Grammar

Review Session

pronouns say the pronoun for each noun
Pronouns: Say the pronoun for each noun
  • Turki
  • He
  • Amal
  • She
  • Ms. Wilder
  • She
  • The students
  • They
  • People
  • They
  • My book
  • It
  • My family
  • it
remember pronouns and verbs must agree
Remember: Pronouns and verbs must agree!
  • She do (homework)
  • She does her homework.
  • They do (homework)
  • They do their homework.
  • I do (homework)
  • I do my homework.
remember pronouns and verbs must agree1
Remember: Pronouns and verbs must agree!
  • People be (happy)
  • They are happy.
  • My family be (big)
  • It is big.
  • People be (busy)
  • They are busy.
there is there are
There is/ There are
  • There is/ there are is used to state that something exists.
what s in a room
What’s in a room?
  • Talk with your partners. Tell them what you see in this room. Use there is/there are.
adjectives for describing people
Adjectives for Describing people
  • A man with no hair
  • Bald
  • The opposite of short…
  • Tall
  • Used to describe how many years someone is
  • _____ years old.
  • Dark color of eyes
  • Brown
  • Length of something
  • Long/short – for things not height.
nouns for describing people s appearance
Nouns for describing people’s appearance
  • Glasses
  • Hair
  • Beard
  • Man/Woman
  • T-shirt
  • Neighbor
  • Business woman/man
  • Scar
  • Earring
be have

Be is used with adjectives. Have is used with nouns. Complete these sentences:

She ______ a blue t-shirt.

  • Has

He _____ bald.

  • Is

She _____ gold earrings.

  • Has

He ______ a beard.

  • Has

She ______ 21 years old

  • is
trying it
Trying it

Partner a: Describe a friend to your partner. Include some nouns and some adjectives.

Partner b: Listen to the description. Can you imagine the person they are describing, or do you need more information? Do the verbs seem to match the nouns/adjectives?

present continuous vs simple past
Present Continuous vs. Simple Past
  • Simple past: habits, facts and routines
  • Present Continuous (present progressive): NOW, or general now
on holiday
On Holiday

Directions: Use the words below and write a post card to a friend about your holiday in Paris, France. You must use all these verbs, and include both simple present and present progressive.


  • Have
  • Go
  • Take
  • Enjoy
  • Listen
  • Stay
  • Show
  • Go
  • Love

To make a yes/no question form your sentence like this:

Do/Does + subject + base verb+ object or complement

Example: Mary goes shopping becomes:

Does Mary go shopping.

Questions: Two people are talking about their husbands. Change the following statements to questions. (p. 5)
  • Jim helps with the kids.
  • Steve washes the dirty dishes.
  • Steve does not do the ironing.
  • Jim never goes out to dinner with me.
  • Steve often talks about things with you?.
Questions: Two people are talking about their husbands. Change the following statements to questions. (p. 5)
  • Jim helps with the kids.
  • Does Jim help with the kids?
  • Steve washes the dirty dishes.
  • Does Steve wash the dirty dishes?
  • Steve does not do the ironing.
  • Does Steve do the ironing?
  • Jim never goes out to dinner with me.
  • Does Jim ever go out to dinner with you?
  • Steve often talks about things with you?.
  • Does Steve talk about things with you?
questions ask your partner about what he she does after school use do does in your questions
Questions: Ask your partner about what he/she does after school. Use do/does in your questions.
  • Example:

Partner 1:Do you play video games after school?

Partner 2: Yes, I do.

Partner 1: Do you eat snacks after school?

Partner 2: No, I wait for dinner.

*NOTICE: The answers for partner 2 can only be Yes or No.

no vs not
No vs. Not
  • When can we use notin a sentence?
  • When can we use no in a sentence?

Discuss with your partner.

not 1 use with adjectives
NOT: 1.) Use with adjectives

Example 1: I am nothappy.

How do we know that happy is an adjective?

Because it describes a noun. In this case the noun isI.

Example 2: He is nottall.

What is tall describing here?

Tall describes he.

not 2 use with a adjective noun
Not 2.) use with (a + adjective + noun)
  • When there is an (a +adjective + noun) we use not.
  • Example: I am not a happy camper.
  • Without the adjective we would still use not.
  • Example: I am nota camper.
not 2 a adjective noun
Not 2.) a + adjective + noun

MORE examples

  • Example: She is nota bad student.


  • Example: She is nota (bad) student.
  • She is not a student.

*With or without the adjective we still use notwith (a + [adjective] + noun), however the meaning of the two sentences is very different.

not 3 is not verb
NOT 3.) is + NOT + verb
  • When the negative is followed by a verb, use not. This will usually be an –ing verb

Example 1: He is not studying.

Example 2: She is notsleeping

Example 3: They arenot leaving.

Example 4: We aren’t meeting at the café, we are meeting at the movie theater.

no 1 no noun
NO 1.) no + noun
  • The negative no should be used when describing a general nouns, plural nouns, or any non-count noun. Nois used with no article (no an, an, the…). “no means no article”


  • There are nochildren here.
  • There is no coffee available.
  • I am nofool.
  • Is the word children plural or singular? Is the word coffee count or non-count. Is fool a noun or an adjective?
no 2 no adjective noun
NO 2.) NO + adjective + noun

When there is no article, but there is an adjective + a general, plural, or non-count noun, use NO.

Example 1: I have no small pets. * notice that pets is plural, so there is no article. (So we use not.)

Example 2: I have noclean clothes to wear. I need to do the laundry.


Now, write these phrases into your notes with the correct negative. Fill in the blank with no or not.

  • She’s got _____free time this week.
  • He’s ______ studying very hard this week
  • He is ______ interesting.
  • They are ______ feeling very well.
  • She’s ______ very patient with her friends.
  • He is _____ a very mean person.
  • We are _______ very lazy people.
  • I have _______ unintelligent friends.
  • They do _____ know my teacher.
describe yourself
Describe yourself

Directions: Describe yourself to your partner using the negative. You can also use the positive, but make sure to practice using no and not.

count vs uncountable nouns
Count Vs. Uncountable Nouns
  • Some words are countable, and some words are not countable.


practice p 8
Practice (p. 8)

Directions: Now draw a chart on your paper just like the example. Make one column countable and one column uncountable.

Put these words into the right column on your paper:

countable vs uncountable
Countable vs. Uncountable
  • Some words can be used with uncountable nouns and some can only be used with countable. Do you know which of these words can go with countable nouns?
  • Some
  • Many
  • Much
  • A
  • Several
  • One, two three….
countable vs uncountable1
Countable vs. Uncountable
  • Let’s see…
  • There issome luggage by the window. (uncountable)
    • There aresome suitcases by the window. (countable)
  • I have many shirts. (countable ONLY)
  • There is too muchfurniture to move today. (uncountable ONLY)
  • I have a blue chair. (countable ONLY)
  • We have several largechairs in that room. (countable (ONLY)
  • One, two three…. (countable ONLY)
shopping spree
Shopping Spree!

You just won a shopping spree! What will you buy with your free money? Tell your partner.

Example: I will buy some designer clothes. I will buy a video game. I will buy some furniture.

simple past tense
Simple past tense

Directions: Talk with your partner.

  • How is the simple past tense formed with regular verbs?
  • How is the simple past formed with irregular verbs?
  • Now complete the irregular verbs worksheet.
prepositions of time
Prepositions of time

Directions: Fill in the blank.

  • I can be there ____ 3:00 p.m.
  • The receptionist called me ____ the morning.
  • She has an appointment _____ February.
  • He has an appointment ______ the end of February.
  • She went to the doctor ____ September 3rd, 2011.
  • I had a snack ____ midnight.
prepositions of time1
Prepositions of time


  • at
  • in
  • in
  • at
  • on
  • at
prepositions of time and location
Prepositions of Time and location
  • Turn to p. 14 in your books.
  • Compare your answers to the homework with your partner.
  • Complete “Checking together”
  • Activity- see handout.