Grammar 2: English in Everyday Life: Chapter 2: Prepositions (“Problems & Solutions”); Chapter 4: Possessives (“Food & Things”); Chapter 5: Indirect Objects (“The Family”)
Who It’s For: Beginning Teachers, Helpers, & Language Learners Expanding Simple Sentences with (Non-Verb) Elements
Why It’s Useful: Aimed at instructors / students familiar with forms of be and base verbs, these assorted excerpts draw attention to prepositions used in place / time expressions and phrasal verbs; possessive forms that are nouns, pronouns, and adjectives; and pronouns; and indirect objects in full sentences. Use them for “breaks from core grammar” or for review.
What You’ll Do:
 Practice the most familiar prepositions, with page 31 of Chapter 4, Part Four: —in, at, on, to, from, for—in expressions of place and time—as well as in common phrasal verbs such as look at and listen to.
 Introduce, practice, and/or review how to “Express Possession.” on Pages 51 to 53 of Chapter 2, Part One: Possessive Forms. In the Strip Story “This is our new house” + its Exercises, you’ll get and make sentences with possessive nouns, pronouns, and adjectives (Examples: That’s Edgar and Maria’s room. It’s theirs. But these aren’t their clothes.)
 On page 80 of Part Four: Practice Indirect Objects in “Describing Family Activities” with the most common verbs (bring, give, make, tell, etc.) that generate questions and statements with direct and/or indirect objects before other elements.