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Alvin Serrano
Universidad del Turabo
ENGL 245
Activities during class:

Pre Test

PLAY: Active or Passive voice
A: Diana enters the room, were Amy is seated.
D: Hey!
C: Good morning, Diana. How can you have so much energy on a Saturday in the
morning?
A: Amy is stunned by Diana’s energy.
D: Because I drank 5 hour energy of course.
A: Diana pulls out her drink.
C: Oh! That makes a lot of sense.
A: Their exchange was being listened to by the other students.

Q1. The boy ate the apple.
subject
predicate
Q2.

The boy ate the apple.
subject
predicatea

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Q3.

Q4.

Q5.

Q6.

Q7.

I need help with this math problem.
subject
predicate
Next week my grandmother is coming from Korea.
subject
predicate
My favourite month is May.
subject
predicate
May is my favourite
month.
subject
predicate
Our homeroom is having a pizza party
tomorrow.
subject
predicate

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Q8. Football is played in every country in the world.
subject
predicate
Q9.
Yasmin yawned.
subject
predicate
Q10.
My expensive new watch has stopped.
subject
predicate
Q11.
Sitting on the roof of my house was a huge black bird.
subject
predicate
Q12.
After dinner I like to have a little sleep in front of the television.
subject
predicate
Q13. I always bring my dictionary to class.
subject
predicate
Q14.
You have a vocabulary test tomorrow.
subject
Predicate
Q15. My friend and I went shopping.
subject
predicate
Q16.
At the weekend my mother works at a sports club.
subject
predicate
Q17.
Both my parents have to work at the weekend.
subject
predicate

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Q18. On the way from school to Frankfurt yesterday afternoon bus number 21 crashed
into a parked car.
Subject
Predicate
Q19.
A student and the bus driver were
injured in the crash.
subject
predicate
Q20. In the ESL lesson tomorrow you will have a
vocabulary test.
subject
predicate
Q21. On Saturday mornings my friends and I play football
in the park.
subject
predicate
Q22. The ozone hole over Antarctica is getting larger every year.
subject
predicate
Q23.
The old hotel in the town center is going to be knocked down to make way for a
new shopping center.
subject
predicate
Q24.
After doing his homework John went to bed.
subject
predicate
Q25. A glacier is a river of ice moving slowly down a mountain.
subject
predicate
Q26. Of all the months in the year May is my favourite.
subject
predicate

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Q27.

In most English sentences the subject comes before the predicate.
subject
predicate
Q28. Occasionally the predicate comes before the subject.
subject
predicate
Q29. Waiting by the school gate in the rain was my mother.
subject
predicate
Q30. In this quiz you have been tested on your knowledge of subject and predicate.
subject
Predicate

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Alvin Serrano
Universidad del Turabo
ENGL 245
Workshop 2
Activities during class
Modal Verbs
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

They might be away for the weekend but I’m not sure.
You may leave now if you wish.
Could you open the window a bit, please?
He could be from Seffield, judging by his accent.
Can you swim?
Listen, please. You may not speak during class.
They can’t still be out!
You couldn’t smoke on the bus.
With luck, tomorrow could be a cooler day.

Pre Test
Alvin Serrano
University of Turabo
ENGL 245

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1. Using the internet resources indicated, review the topics for today. Define the
following terms:
a. Grammar: express how words are use in a language.
b. Parts of Speech: classification of words according their place and functions in the
sentence.
c. Sentence: one or more words that express and statement; compound by subject and
predicate.
2. Complete and hand in quizzes.
Q1.

The boy ate the apple.
subject
predicate

Q2.

The boy ate the apple.
subject
predicatea

Q3.

I need help with this math problem.
subject
predicate

Q4.

Next week my grandmother is coming from Korea.
subject
predicate

Q5.

My favourite month is May.
subject
predicate

Q6.

May is my favourite month.
subject
predicate

Q7.

Our homeroom is having a pizza party tomorrow.
subject
predicate

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Q8. Football is played in every country in the world.
subject
predicate
Q9.

Yasmin yawned.
subject
predicate

Q10.

My expensive new watch has stopped.
subject
predicate

Q11.

Sitting on the roof of my house was a huge black bird.
subject
predicate

Q12.

After dinner I like to have a little sleep in front of the television.
subject
predicate

Q13.

I always bring my dictionary to class.
subject
predicate

Q14.

You have a vocabulary test tomorrow.
subject
Predicate

Q15. My friend and I went shopping.
subject
predicate
Q16.

At the weekend my mother works at a sports club.
subject
predicate

Q17.

Both my parents have to work at the weekend.
subject
predicate

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Q18. On the way from school to Frankfurt yesterday afternoon bus number 21 crashed
into a parked car.
Subject
Predicate
Q19.

A student and the bus driver were injured in the crash.
subject
predicate

Q20. In the ESL lesson tomorrow you will have a vocabulary test.
subject
predicate
Q21. On Saturday mornings my friends and I play football in the park.
subject
predicate
Q22. The ozone hole over Antarctica is getting larger every year.
subject
predicate
Q23.

The old hotel in the town center is going to be knocked down to make way for a
new shopping center.
subject
predicate

Q24.

After doing his homework John went to bed.
subject
predicate

Q25.

A glacier is a river of ice moving slowly down a mountain.
subject
predicate

Q26.

Of all the months in the year May is my favourite.
subject
predicate

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Q27.

In most English sentences the subject comes before the predicate.
subject
predicate

Q28.

Occasionally the predicate comes before the subject.
subject
predicate

Q29. Waiting by the school gate in the rain was my mother.
subject
predicate
Q30. In this quiz you have been tested on your knowledge of subject and predicate.
subject
Predicate

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c. Decide what parts of speech should be used to complete the sentences. Then
click the dropdown menu
to see the answer.
1. These kids

it hard to express themselves.
verb

2.

people are impervious to criticism.
adjective

3. The police tried to

the mob.
verb

4. It was very

of you to be so tactless.
adjective

5. The work was so

that they got bored.
adjective

6. It's difficult to make a

.
noun

7. The Prime Minister received a

vote of confidence.
adjective

8. The proposal was rejected because it was

.
adjective

9. If you should lose your checkbook,

the bank immediately.
verb

10. You're under no

to buy anything.
noun

3. Complete the pre-test in Appendix A
Appendix A
Ice Breaking Activity
Complete the sentences
1. If you were a noun, you would be: proper.
2. If you were a verb, you would be: living.
3. If you were an adjective, you would be: beautiful.
4. If you were an adjective, you would be: happily.
5. If you were a conjunction, you would be: so.
6. If you were a preposition, you would be: in front.
7. If you were a pronoun, you would be: she.
8. If you were a complete sentence, your sentence will be: The beautiful Diana is living
happily in front of the beach and she is enjoying it.

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Pre- test: Circle each of the following parts of speech in each sentence.
A. Find the NOUN(s) in each sentence.
1. Please put these new books in the bookcase over there.
2. A computer can store and retrieve information.
3. Does Tim live in a house or in an apartment?
4. Ms. Enriquez believes wealth cannot buy happiness.
5. Her loyalty and honesty made her a great friend.
B. Find the VERB in each sentence.
1. Joey ran to the store.
2. The boxer is strong.
3. The teacher helped the student with her homework.
4. Thick clouds cover the planet Venus.
5. Inside the classroom was a happy teacher.
C. Find the PRONOUN in each sentence.
1. A spotted coat helps the leopard hide from its prey.
2. Snow covered the ballpark earlier, but it melted.
3. Ken came by and picked up his basketball before supper.
4. Many artists built their studios in old warehouses.
D. Find the ADJECTIVE(s) in each sentence.
1. The huge crowd appeared excited and restless.
2. Two old prospectors and a weary mule trudged across the desert.
3. The loyal fans cheered their team in the game.
4. Our European guests were weary after the long trip.
E. Find the PREPOSITION(s) in each sentence.
1. The library will hold the book until tomorrow.
2. The messenger for the company stopped several times along the route.
3. The meeting of the Security Council took place at ten o’clock in a private area of the
building.
4. The prompter sat behind the scenery with a small flashlight.
5. The elephants lumbered past us toward the water hole.

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F. CHECK UP ON PARTS OF SPEECH Directions: Identify the underlined words as
noun (N), pronoun (PN), verb (V), adjective (ADJ), adverb (ADV), preposition (P), or
conjunction (C).
i.

Paul Anderson was proclaimed the world-champion weight-lifter.

ii.

V by lifting 1175 pounds.
He established this record

iii.

The records indicateCthat the first fight with boxing gloves was fought in 1818

ADJ

V

in France.

C

ADJ

iv.

No man
P alive today could have been present at that time.

v.

He had
do that he went home early.
N so much to P

vi.

Not wanting
his host.
C to be rude, heCmade hisVapologies to
ADV

vii.

“Ordinarily, I would not leaveADV
so soon, but INhave soCmuch to do,” he told his

viii.

host.ADV
C
The understanding was between the guest and his host.

ix.
x.

In 1876, R. Barnes
of Chicago led
PNwith an average of .403.
V
P the National League
In the 1957 World Series, Lew Burdette won three games, two of which were
shutouts.
N

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V
V

C

N

PN

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Proofreading Exercise: A Fluke of Luck
The following paragraph contains five errors in subject-verb agreement. Identify and
correct the faulty verb forms.
The sheep-liver fluke is a parasitic flatworm with a very complex life cycle. The fluke
starts life by hatching inside a snail. The fluke is then ejected from the snail in a ball of
slime. These balls of slime are eaten by ants. The fluke digs its way through the ant's
body until it reaches the ant's brain. There, the fluke takes control of the ant by
manipulating its nerves, thus turning the ant into its personal robot. Under the
command of the fluke, the ant climbs to the top of a blade of grass. If the fluke is in
luck, the ant is eaten by a passing sheep. From the sheep's stomach, the fluke work its
way home--to the liver.

Alvin Serrano, Diana Sánchez, Amy Marti

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