In this skill, you'll learn how to talk about states (adjectives), being somebody (predicates), and other acts of speech and thought. Examples:
I am/feel good.
The book is heavy.
I speak English.
I am a teacher.
I am at school.
In this skill, you'll learn how to say something exists or shows possession. Examples:
there's a tree / there was a tree
there are trees / there were trees
He has a car.
He has a sister.
A car has four wheels.
In this skill, you'll learn how to discuss to and from locations.
from work into school
out of school onto a stage
off of a stage
This skill includes a large number of verbs that change the state of an object. These verbs also act upon or request other people to do an action.
Close a door [shut]
Increase the volume [up].
Spend money [up].
This skill includes verbs of motion and other actions.
I go to work every day.
I eat an apple every day.
In this skill, you'll learn how to discuss quantities and amounts.
There are 5 books on the table.
The book costs $50.
This is a lot of money.
Now let's take everything you've learned so far and practice how to say them in the negative.
don't/doesn't do (verb negation)
never do (adverb negation)
do nothing (object negation)
In this skill, you'll start adding nuances of meanings to our sentences such as potentiality and ability.
I can/will do
I could/should/would do
I may/must/might do
I need/have/supposed to do
In this skill, we add nuances of time and compare the time between events.
about to do
In this skill, you'll add arguments to the verb including whole clauses.
give to somebody
He and I do it together
We see/meet each other (I - with him, he - with me)
In this skill, you'll add causative nuances of attempt and avoidance.
try/fail to do
succeed at doing
make/have somebody do something
In this skill, you'll learn nuances of time such as experience, and the starting and stopping of actions.
do one thing after/before another
do something again and again
do something while doing something else
doing something when something happened
to have done something before
In this skill, you'll learn various nuances of evidentiality such as apparent and supposedly, and things that you've heard or seen.
It was supposed to have happened.
It seems to have happened.
It must have happened
Many actions are done for a reason, a purpose, or in spite of something, which you'll learn here. These generally tend to be longer sentences.whether or not something happened the reason why something happened because something happened