Possessive pronouns explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 8

English Beginners Course Lesson 8

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Hi students welcome back to your A1 English course. In today’s lesson lesson
8 we are going to discover together the possessive pronouns. Now this is great
because it’s actually going to refer to something we saw already during I think
it’s lesson 5 when we discovered the possessive adjectives or possessive
determiners. And now we’re looking at the pronoun so that’s a very exciting new
grammar point. And for pronunciation I recommend that you look at both the
possessive determiners or possessive adjectives and the possessive pronoun.
Because it’s a little different than my- mine their- theirs so pronunciation is
very important- It will help you pronounce them correctly if you work on
pronunciation and it would also help you memorize the details of each word okay
so that’s the grammar point. So do spend some time first of all on
the dialogue and the vocabulary just to work on your everyday conversation. The
grammar will then appear just to give you more examples more understanding of
the grammar point of today. The questions and answers it’s just another little
roleplay the two characters talk about the topic more or less it’s just a
pretext to practice speaking. And then I will coincide with you again for the
recap of today’s lesson. Okay now I’m going to let you study if that any point
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This English tutorial is focusing on some examples of possessive pronouns, pronouns that demonstrate ownership.


possessive pronouns, pronouns that demonstrate ownership
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 everybody!

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.

English Vocabulary

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
  • Accounts
  • A problem – problems
  • An appointment – appointments
  • In the morning
  • In the afternoon
  • Good morning!
  • Today
  • Everybody
  • What time is it?
  • Early
  • Late
  • Some
  • Any
  • New
  • Soon
  • Yet
  • Still

English Grammar

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/

Repeat: “business

We have the word “meeting

appointment, appointment

Human Resources



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!


The Verb to be in English Beginners Course Lesson 1.
The verb to be in negative form English Beginners Course Lesson 2
Verb to be questions English Beginners Course Lesson 3
What why how when where who in English Beginners course lesson 4
Possessive adjectives explained English Beginners course Lesson 5.
Explaining Adjectives and adverbs in English Beginners course Lesson 6
Some any every exercise explained in our English Beginners Course 7.
Possessive pronouns explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 8
The modal verb can explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 9.
Positive present simple explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 10
Questions in the negative form explained in English Beginners Course 11.
Countable nouns vs uncountable nouns explained in English Beginners 12.
Positive form of present simple explained in English Beginners Course 13.
Present simple tense explained in English Beginners Course Lesson 14
The form of present continuous explained in English Beginners Course 15.

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Exercises Lesson 8

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice

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