English Grammar

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An on-line programme designed for individuals who want to polish their spoken and written English. It covers 30 lessons using the Structural Approach conducted over Skype. Individuals will be able to study at their own pace. The Structural Approach is a simple and proven way to learn English.

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  • 1. ENGLISH GRAMMAR 330 lessons to improve basic command of the English language

2. Grammar may be defined as the study of how a language works. Without a good grasp of grammar, one can never go far in mastering the English language. 3. The study of grammar enables one to understand and apply the words given to convey a meaning clearly in the form of sentences. 4. Thus, spoken and written English consist of words which are combined into sentences to express a clear meaning. 5. A word plays a different role according to the context of the sentence. EXAMPLE: We drink water. (noun) They water the plants. (verb) This is a water pipe. (adjective) 6. In the three examples, the word water plays different roles in three different contexts. Their respective roles are indicated in brackets. 7. Hence, the study of grammar will explain how and why a word plays different roles in sentences. This will make learning English much simpler. 8. OBJECTIVES A participant will be able to form original and meaningful English sentences. 9. OBJECTIVES An understanding of basic sentence structure as to how sentences are composed is also covered. 10. OBJECTIVES Word formation is covered to enhance the participants stock of words. 11. CONTENT NOUNS Definition Number Singular and Plural Possession Forming Nouns 12. CONTENT ADJECTIVES Definition Descriptive Adjectives Adjectives of Number 13. CONTENT ADJECTIVES Demonstrative Adjectives Articles Forming Adjectives 14. CONTENT VERBS Definition Verbs in the Third Person Verbs of Incomplete Predication Verbs made up of more than one word 15. CONTENT VERBS Auxiliary and Principal Verbs Subject and Predicate Agreement Forming Verbs 16. CONTENT PRONOUNS Personal Pronouns Possessive Pronouns Relative Pronouns 17. CONTENT ADVERBS Definition Adverbs of Time, Place and Manner Position of Adverbs Forming Adverbs 18. CONTENT PREPOSITION Definition Prepositions of Time Prepositions of Place Prepositions of Direction 19. CONTENT CONJUNCTION Definition The 4 types of conjunctions 20. CONTENT INTERJECTIONS Definition Usage 21. CONTENT PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES The addition of a single letter or syllable at the beginning or end of a word. 22. CONTENT SYNONYMS Words of similar meaning. 23. CONTENT ANTONYMS Words of opposite meaning. 24. CONTENT HOMONYMS Some words are said alike but are different in meaning. 25. CONTENT PUNCTUATION The study and proper usage of the punctuation marks for better writing. 26. METHODOLOGY The method adopted in this programme is that of The Structural Approach. We never realise that we are using structural English in our daily lives. 27. METHODOLOGY If there is no structure, we will present our materials in an unorganised and unintelligent way. 28. Knowledge of different sentence patterns allows us to comprehend and apply the various structures habitually in our spoken and written English. This will lessen the tendency to make mistakes. 29. Hence, this programme enables one to recognise the role of words in a sentence. 30. Knowledge thus gained will empower one to control the language to convey ones thoughts and feelings to others effortlessly and confidently. 31. This is the true gist of communication. 32. LOGOS ENGLISH SERVICES www.logos-englishservices.com