Basic English Grammar Meeting 8


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Basic English Grammar Meeting 8

  1. 1. Basic English Grammar ForEnglish Language Learners Meeting #8 Hery Yanto TheEnglish 3.0 Series, Summer 2012 July 11, 2012
  2. 2. Part I English and OpenLearning Movement
  3. 3. The World is Open?Photo used from The World is Open by Curtis
  4. 4. Learn More, Study Less?Photo used from Scott H Young
  5. 5. The Learning Revolution?Photo used from
  6. 6. Example #1: KHAN ACADEMYPhoto used from khanacademy
  7. 7. Example #2: The Wiki Era, Blogging, & Micro Blogging Blogger, Wordpress, LiveJournal, Twitter, etc.Photo used from my-free-encyclopedia, wikihow, wikispaces
  8. 8. Example #3: MIT & Harvard Open CoursePhotos used from MIT and Harvard
  9. 9. Example #4: Massive Open Online Course PARTICIPATORY ENGAGING DISTRIBUTEDWatch the YouTube Video
  10. 10. Scott Young TedTalkWatch the YouTube Video
  11. 11. Other Examples: Open Content & Online Sharing O Cloud Storage O Slide Sharing O Free Animation & Viral Video O Open & Free Software O Free Webinar O Free Online Conferences O Free Online CoursesPhoto used from BEG and OEDb
  12. 12. Questions?O What function of English?O What is the future of our education?O Do we still need school/university?O How do we position our self in this situation? Photo used from blogtravelpod
  14. 14. Noun Phrases A nounA noun Modifiers phrase An accomplished paper The old, broken, stinky pillow The authentic English
  15. 15. Verb Phrases The A verbA verb helping phrase verb should have arrived began to clap can help
  16. 16. Types of Verbal PhrasesO Participial phrases – Function as adjectives O Insulted by the class instructor, Lucy dropped the class.O Gerund phrases – Function as nouns O Working out twice a week will help you feel better.O Infinitive phrases – Function as adverbs, adjectives, or nouns O To finish his dissertation is his great ambition this semester. O He made many efforts to finish his dissertation. O He want to finish his dissertation this semester.
  17. 17. Appositive PhrasesO Appositives rename nouns or pronouns and appear right after the word they rename. O Barack Obama, the President of U.S., went to Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991. O Minouk Lim, a Korean artist, will collaborate with Minneapolis-based choreographer Emily Johnson on a performance called “Firecliff 3.”
  18. 18. Absolute Phrase (Source: Definition: A group of words that modifies an independent clause as a whole.O An absolute is made up of a noun and its modifiers. It may precede, follow, or interrupt the main clause: O Their slender bodies sleek and black against the orange sky, the storks circled high above us. O The storks circled high above us, their slender bodies sleek and black against the orange sky. O The storks, their slender bodies sleek and black against the orange sky, circled high above us.O An absolute allows us to move from a description of a whole person, place, or thing to one aspect or part.
  19. 19. Independent & Dependent Clause (Source: Purdue AOWL)
  20. 20. Adjective Clauses(Source: ChomChomp)
  21. 21. Adverb Clauses(Source: Univ. of Victoria)
  22. 22. Types of Adverb Clause(Source: Univ. of Victoria)
  23. 23. Noun Clauses (Source: Noun clauses are clauses that function as nouns.O Noun clauses, like nouns, can be used as either subjects or objects. O I like what he said. Noun clause: ... what he said = object O What he bought was awful: Noun clause: What he bought ... = subject
  24. 24. Independent ExercisesO Go to our textbook supplement website to take the practice tests O Pretest – Phrases and Clauses O Practice Exercises – Phrases and Clauses O Posttest – Phrases and Clauses The textbook supplement learning material: CATALYST: A Tool for Writing and Research 2nd Edition, McGrawHill
  25. 25. Closing NotesO Send an email to the facilitator for enrolling to the course. Write your full name and your country of origin. For example: Ahmad Faisal, Nigeria.O The facilitator email address is Star to learn from the course website: http://basicenglishgrammar.weebly.comO Help us to improve the lesson/course by filling out a survey here: BEG Survey