English Beginners Course Lesson 8
This English tutorial is focusing on some examples of possessive pronouns, pronouns that demonstrate ownership.
1/ Sentence Practice
Good morning, today is Monday and we have a meeting!
We are here to listen to Peter. Susan from human resources is here. John from accounts is here as well.
Hello, Hello, Good morning.
What time is it? – It’s early, it’s not late.
Peter hasn’t a jacket, the manager is at the table, he has a jacket.
The manager has a problem.
We have a problem, she hasn’t. The problem isn’t hers.
Has he any business? – No, he hasn’t any business. She has some business
Have they any clients? – Yes, they have some clients but they haven’t any new clients yet.
When is your appointment? – My appointment is soon. When is yours?
My appointment is not today, it is on Monday.
It is in the morning, it’s not in the afternoon.
What day is it today? It is Friday.
Is it the afternoon yet? No, it is still the morning.
2/ Vocabulary Practice
- A meeting – meetings
- A manager- managers
- A colleague – colleagues
- A pen – pens
- To talk
- To sit
- To explain
- A business – businesses
- A client – clients
- A window – windows
- An office – offices
- A desk – desks
- A jacket – jackets
- A shirt – shirts
- A neighbour -neighbours
- A holiday – holidays
- To listen
- Human resources
- A problem – problems
- An appointment – appointments
- In the morning
- In the afternoon
- Good morning!
- What time is it?
3/ Possessive pronouns:
A possessive pronoun replaces a possessive adjective + noun. Possessive pronouns enable us to avoid repeating information that is already given or clear.
* This car is my car, not your car. > this sounds repetitive
* This car is mine, not yours. > this sound more natural
Please note that “its”, the possessive pronoun, is not commonly used.
Subject personal pronouns > Possessive determiners / Possessive adjectives > Possessive pronouns
I am > my > mine
You are > your > yours
He is > his > his
She is > her > hers
It is > its > x (“its” not used)
We are > our > ours
You are > your > yours
They are > their > theirs
I am William. > My name is William > What is your name? – Mine is William.
You are his sister. > Your brother is William. > Where is your classroom? Yours is here.
He has a lesson. > His lesson is on Monday. > His is on Thursday.
She has three colleagues. > Her colleagues are Fred, Sandra, and Harry. > Hers are Ted and Fiona.
It has three classrooms. > Its classrooms are big. > Whose is this? This is its. (not commonly used)
We have a dog. > Our dog is called Max. > And you? Ours is called Otto.
You have two pets. > Your pets are nice. > Yours too!
They have holidays now. > Their holidays are now. > And the neighbours? Theirs are next week.
Possessive pronouns also answer the question: Whose?
Whose car is this? – It is mine.
Whose pets are these? – They are his.
English Speaking Practise
4/ Questions and Answers
What day is it today?
Today is Monday.
What do we have today?
Today we have a meeting.
Who is at the meeting?
John and Frank are at the meeting.
Has Peter a jacket?
No, he has not a jacket.
Is it early?
No, it is late.
Is it the afternoon?
No, it is the evening.
Have you any clients yet?
No, I haven’t any clients yet.
When is your appointment?
My appointment is tomorrow morning.
Are you sure your appointment is in the morning?
No, I am not sure it is in the morning.
Who is at the table?
The manager is at the table.
English Lesson 8 recap with Julia
Hi guys! Welcome back!
Let’s do the recap of lesson eight together! We have lots of new words, lots of vocabulary. So I’d like to do a lot of pronunciation with you today again!
So let’s start off with the business vocabulary!
The word “business“: sometimes I hear my students mispronounce this word. They say things like “business” (mispronounced).
So please try and repeat the correct pronunciation: “business” /BIZ-NIS/
We have the word “meeting”
Let’s do a quick review also of the days of the week!
I gave you advice in our previous video on how to pronounce the three difficult ones. Do you remember?
Wednesday has a silent “D”. So we say “Wednesday”
“Tuesday” sounds like “chewing-gum”, “chew” > “Tuesday”
And “Thursday” sounds like “thirsty” > “Thursday“.
So let’s repeat the three words: “Wednesday“, “Tuesday” and “Thursday“.
There’s another sound that we worked on together: the /dj/ sound.
Do you remember we saw it in the words: “job“, “judge” and “engineer“?
Do you remember the /dj/ sound?
I didn’t want you mispronouncing “job“?
Today we have two new words that contain that sound /dj/.
The words are “manager“: my manager
There is a nice strong consonant sound there. Repeat after me: “manager” and “jacket“.
So repeat the list with me:
manager, jacket, job, judge, engineer
Finally some random words from the text! Pronounce with me!
yet, still, day, today, morning, afternoon
Well done! That’s it for today!
I’ll see you! Bye-bye!
Exercises Lesson 8