Free English Course Online 8

Free English Course Online 8

Today’s Focus:

  • Vocabulary related to Offices
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Question Word: Whose?

1/ Vocabulary Practice

  • Monday
  • table
  • meeting
  • manager
  • colleague
  • a pen
  • to talk
  • to sit
  • to explain
  • Business
  • Clients
  • window
  • office
  • Desk
  • jacket
  • shirt
  • neighbours
  • holidays
  • to listen
  • human ressources
  • Accounts
  • problem
  • appointment
  • in the morning
  • yet
  • still
  • any
  • some

 

2/ Grammar Practice

Possessive pronouns:
A possessive pronoun replaces a possessive adjective + noun.Possessive pronouns enable us to avoid repeating information that is already given or clear.
i.e.
* 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.e.
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?

i.e.

Whose car is this? –  It is mine.

Whose pets are these? – They are his.

 

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.e.

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.

3/ Sentence Practice

  1. Good morning, today is Monday and we have a meeting.
  2. We are here to listen to Peter. Susan from human resources is here. John from accounts is here as well.
  3. Hello everybody. Hello, Hello, Good morning.
  4. What time is it? It’s early, it’s not late.
  5.  Peter hasn’t a jacket, the manager is at the table, he has a jacket.
  6. The manager has a problem.
  7. We have a problem, she hasn’t. The problem isn’t hers.
  8. Has he any business? No, he hasn’t any business. She has some business
  9. Have they any clients? Yes, they have some clients but they haven’t any new clients yet.
  10. When is your appointment? My appointment is soon. When is yours?
  11. My appointment is not today, it is on Monday.
  12. It is in the morning, it’s not in the afternoon.
  13. What day is it today? It is Friday.
  14. Is it the afternoon yet? No, it is still the morning.

 

4/ Practice Quiz

Complete the quizzes below.

  1. Today’s words: 
  2. Today’s grammar: 
  3. Today’s sentences: 

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