In our first of ten IELTS grammar lessons, we will learn about parts of speech. Why is this important? Throughout this course, we will learn many important grammar lessons. However, at the very foundation of these is parts of speech. You need to know what a verb, adjective, noun, or preposition is, otherwise this course will confuse you.
Today’s video is about 10 minutes long, and there are some homework tasks to be completed. You can find them below.
Homework & Further Reading for Lesson 1
Please download and complete the tasks in this PDF document.
Here are the answers to the homework assignments.
You can also read more about parts of speech here. I have an article that’s about learning difficult vocabulary, which is closely related.
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I’m glad to hear that.
I have some questions about the homework exercises of lesson 6 (clauses).
– In task 3, sentence 1, you place a comma between father and who: but why? I did not do that because I assumed ‘I gave a present to my father’ is the independent clause, while ‘who lives in Germany’ is the dependent clause.
– In task 3, sentence 4 and 6, there are also placed comma’s, but I thought the information given is essential en thus no comma’s are needed (without the information you don’t know which computer or which storm)?
1) It is a matter of essential vs non-essential relative clauses. Because this is non-essential (ie the information is not required to know who my father is), I must use a comma.
2) In those sentences, I would assume the person listening (because they are from a conversation) would know what the computer and storm are. The inserted clauses simple add extra information.
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