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English Skills

English Skills

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Learning English Skills
Basic English - Essential Lessons forBeginning English Learners
These Basic English lessons provide the most important learning points for beginninglevel English learners. Use these 25 short lessons to study for tests, review basic Englishessentials, or check your understanding of the basics.1.When to Use 'Any' or 'Some' 2.Use of 'In' / 'On' / 'To' / 'At' 3.Articles - 'The' / 'A' / 'An' 4.Uses of 'Like' 5.Past Tense Irregular Verbs (Went, Put etc.)6.Pronouns (He, Him, Their, Ours etc.)7.Prepositions of Time - In / At / On8.Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infinitive (Playing -vs- to play)9.Present Simple10.Modal Form Basics (should, may, can)11.Future Forms - Going to / Will12.Countries and Languages - Names and Adjectives (England, English, French, Italy etc.)13.Countable and Uncountable Expressions with Nouns (Much, Many, A few, A lotof)14.Count and Non-Count Nouns - Understanding Nouns (baseballs, juice, etc..)15.Comparative Forms in English (Hot - Hotter, Good - Better, etc..)16.Superlative Forms - Understanding the English Superlative Form (cold - thecoldest, bad - the worst, etc.)17.Time Expressions and Tenses (now, ago, since, etc.)18.Adverbs of Frequency - Rules for Use (usually, sometimes, never, etc.)19.Imperative Form20.Adverb or Adjective - Which should I use? (good or well, careful or carefully, etc.)21.Present Perfect Tense22.Past Simple Tense23.Present Continuous Tense24.Present Simple vs. Present Continuous (He watches TV or He is watching TV)25.Past Simple or Present Perfect (I have gone or I went)Muhammad Fahim KhanPage I12/17/2009
 
Learning English Skills
When to Use Any or Some
Use "some" in positive sentences. We use some for both countable anduncountable nouns.
Example: I have some friends.
Use "any" in negative sentences or questions. We use any for both countable anduncountable nouns.
Example: Do you have any cheese? - He doesn't have any friends in Chicago.
Use "some" in questions when offering or requesting something that is there.
Example: Would you like some bread? (offer) - Could I have some water?(request)
Use "any" in negative sentences or questions. We use any for both countable anduncountable nouns.
Example: Do you have any cheese? - He doesn't have any friends in Chicago.
Use "some" words - somebody, someone, somewhere and something - in positivesentences.
Example: He lives somewhere near here.
Use "any" words - anybody, anyone, anywhere and anything - in negativesentences or questions.
Example: Do you know anything about that boy? - She doesn't haveanywhere to go.
English Prepositions - Use of In / On / To / At 
INUse 'in' with spaces:
in a room / in a building
in a garden / in a park Use 'in' with bodies of water:
in the water 
in the sea
in a river Use 'in' with lines:
in a row / in a line
in a queueATUse 'at' with places:
at the bus-stop
at the door Muhammad Fahim KhanPage II12/17/2009
 
Learning English Skills
at the cinema
at the end of the streetONUse 'on' with surfaces:
on the ceiling / on the wall / on the floor 
on the tableUse 'on' with small islands:
I stayed on Maui.Use 'on' with directions:
on the left
on the right
straight onTOUse 'to' with movement from one place to another:
I went to school.
Did you go to work?
Let's go to the shopping mall.DO NOT Use 'to' with 'home'
English Articles - The / A / An
A = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects)with consonants
She has a dog. I work in a factory.
An = indefinite article (not a specific object, one of a number of the same objects)with vowels (a,e,i,o,u)
Can I have an apple?She is an English teacher.
The = definite article (a specific object that both the person speaking and thelistener know)
The car over there is fast.The teacher is very good, isn't he?
The first time you speak of something use "a or an", the next time you repeat thatobject use "the".
 I live in a house. The house is quite old and has four bedrooms. I ate in a Chinese restaurant. The restaurant was very good.
DO NOT use an article with countries, states, counties or provinces, lakes andmountains except when the country is a collection of states such as "The UnitedStates".Muhammad Fahim KhanPage III12/17/2009

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