ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY ENGLISH

STUDY AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                

This Program covers the essentials of English and focuses on improvement of reading, writing and understanding.  The Program will increase technical and practical proficiency, and starts by explaining the different types of English words, the importance of sentences and paragraphs,  what they do and how they should be put together, and teaches how to improve English usage, knowledge and communication.  The Program deals with what needs to be known for success in Examinations, and for progress to more complex and professional English studies.

SUMMARY OF MAJOR TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • English words, the Alphabet, capital and small letters, vowels, consonants, syllables; singular, plural.
  • Parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions; gender.
  • Sentences: subjects, objects, word order, compound sentences.
  • Statements, questions, commands.
  • Verbs, finite forms, action.
  • Verb tenses – present, future, past; simple, continuous, perfect; conjugation.
  • Pronouns: why and when used; objects, subjects; potential errors; position and meaning in sentences.
  • Adjectives: uses and types, articles, colours, numbers.
  • Adverbs: uses, position, qualifying words.
  • Punctuating sentences: full stops, commas, colons; question, exclamation, quotation marks; dashes.
  • English dictionaries; spelling, accents, meanings; vocabulary; suffixes, prefixes; word confusion.
  • Positive and negative sentences and questions; ‘not’ and abbreviations.
  • Changing sentence tenses.
  • Sentences and paragraphs; passive and active, short and long.
  • Dialogue: direct and indirect speech.
  • Making written English interesting; writing stories and about events.
  • Comprehension, understanding written passages of text, the context of written English, answering questions.
  • Letter writing: social, business and private letters; their aims, layout, structure, content and features.

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