This is an out line of what we covered. I had more details, we worked on many examples and other things as they came up.
I asked about Monday’s class. What they did.
We reviewed the basics of what we have long been doing: (for new student)
- Simple present, past and future
- Progressive past, present and future – stressed only To Be changes for the tense. To Be + -ing of verb.
- Regular and irregular verbs – need to start presenting irregular verbs!
- To Like: it needs an object. You should never say “I like.” – even in conversation when we know what you are referring to. You like something, someone, or at the least use ” it”.
We continued Comparative and Superlative.
- Must have at least two things, or more, to compare
- Using “than”
- Examples as a class, including -y to -ier as in tiniest
- You can only have one, “the best” “the shortest” “the nicest”
- Using “the”
- Examples as a class, including, -y to -iest
(New student brought this up. Excellent!). Noted that most long, multi-syllable, words do not follow this format. Instead they use words like:
- Some, many, more than, much more than, the most
The subject controls the verb/action/does something, something/someone receives the action.
- He hit my dog. (Not!) Have examples of hit: hit song, hit a car, hit the ball, hit the mark, etc.
- She threw a ball.
- They play games.
Objects of Prepositions
- At, with, to
- Not sure what I did here – notes are vague. Let’s make something up…
- She played with him. She talked to him.
- The dog barked at a squirrel.
- When they receive the verb action, including with prepositions (see above).
- me, you, him, her, it, us, them, you
- I like her.
- She hit him. (A lot of violence today! Hit is easiest to demonstrate.)
They liked this class a lot.
- Create online exercises for Comparative and Superlative – done.
- Remember to prepare Irregular Verbs – some learning, portable practice, format. Cards? Online cards? Both?