LINKERS AND CONNECTORS

PURPOSE EXAMPLES RESULT So Consequently / As a result / Therefore So / Such (a) ……….. that It was late, so I decided to take a taxi home. His wife left him. As a result, he became very depressed. The storm was so terrible that the roofs were ripped off. He was such a handsome man that she fell in love immediately. CAUSE AND REASON Because / Since / As Because of / Due to Since we arrived late, all the best seats had been taken. We were unable to go by train because of the rail strike. CONTRAST Although…

Video lessons

See: video.about.com/esl/ESL-Dialogue–Introductions.htm There are fragments of  lessons on working off lexico-grammatic materiales on different themes.

Adverbs easily confused

1. hard — It’s raining hard. You should work hard at your English. 1. hardly — I’m afraid I have hardly any money. I was so tired that I could hardly move. 2. late — Better do things late than never. John came too late. 2. lately — What have you been doing lately? Have you seen him lately? 3. high – How high can you jump? I can throw a ball high into the sky. 3. highly — She speaks highly of her teachers. We think very highly of him. 4. near — We live near London. He was…

Be-adverbs – Frequency Worksheet

Example 1:Ayana: Where’s Julie? Bob: Oh, she’s usually late. Ayana: Who’s first?Bob: Not you! You’re always first! Example 2:Steve: How was your day?Kim: Ugh, I’m so tired, and my eyes hurt from looking at the computer all day. Steve: You often complain about your eyes. Why don’t you take more breaks at work? I take breaks every hour and my eyes are usually fine. Example 3: Carl: Let’s have a barbecue! Deb: Okay, let’s do it at my house. Carl: But it’s always your house! For negatives, we usually use always, usually and often. Example 4: Seth: What’s wrong? Alice:…

Exercises: conjunctions

1. For each of the following sentences, paying attention to the structure of the sentence, fill in the blank with either the conjunction or the preposition given in brackets. For example: _______ my warning, they went ahead with their plan. (Although, Despite) Despite my warning, they went ahead with their plan. ________ the sun was shining, the water was cold. (Although, Despite) Although the sun was shining, the water was cold. The price of oranges is high, __________ frost damage. (because, because of) The price of oranges is high, because of frost damage. (because, because of) I went to see…

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