Part One of Chapter 1 (“Meeting People”) of WorkLife English Grammar 5: Language & Culture in Depth
Who It’s For: (Self) Teachers & Helpers at Intermediate to Advanced Learning Levels
Why It’s Useful: At higher levels, most English grammar instruction begins with review and contrast of verb tenses. Predictably in “Making Small Talk,” the Present Time Frame comes first. Here’s a compact summary of Simple Present uses of be + other verbs—and the Present Continuous.
What You’ll Do:
1. As a “pre-test,” correct the errors in the speech balloon of the opener “A Funny Experience.” Considering the info in the Grammar Boxes, do and check Exercises A-L on pages 10-14. Describe the differences in contrasting sentence structures.
2. Continue (using the segment as a tool in) reviewing Verb-Tense Forms & Uses in other time frames.