Tuesday, May 17, 2011

7/8 Final Listening Exam. (Number Three)

"Cubist Dragon" by Rose Peng

The teacher will supply the test booklet and the Scantron card for this test. Please, don't write on the test booklet. Write on the Scantron card only. Choose one answer, marking a, b, c, or d, whichever you think is correct. If you want to change an answer, erase the first one completely. When you're finished, return the test booklet and the Scantron card to the teacher. The teacher will correct your Scantron card and give you your results.



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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Reported Speech: Lessons and Exercises

Max Ernst, "Phases of the Moon", 1946
Reported Speech, Lesson 7: Jennifer explains the difference between direct quotes and reported speech.
Reported Speech, Lesson 8. Jennifer explains how reference words change in reported speech.
Reported Speech, Lesson 9. In this lesson, Jennifer explains that the rule of sequence of tenses (changing tenses in reported speech) doesn't have to be followed if the reported statement is 1. a general truth 2. an immediate reporting 3. informal speech 4. if "say" is in present, present perfect, or future.
Reported Speech, Lesson 10. Jennifer explains how verbs "shift back" when they are used in reported speech. This "shift" is called "The rule of sequence of tenses."
Reported Speech, Lesson 11. Jennifer continues to explain how verbs "shift back" in reported speech. Modals, she will explain, "shift back" to their past forms. (but be careful with "must", it has no past form. So, you have to say, "had to"
Reported Speech, Lesson 12. In this lesson, Jennifer explains that verb tenses change when your report real conditionals, but not when you report unreal conditionals.
Reported Speech, Lesson 13. Jennifer explains how to report yes/no questions. You must use "if" or "whether" and follow the rule for noun clauses as well as the rule of sequence of tenses.
Reported Speech, Lesson 14. Jennifer tells how to report questions that begin with question words.
Reported Speech, Lesson 16. In this lesson, Jennifer explains how to use the infinitive to report imperative statements.
Reported Speech Practice. This is a very complete and challenging grammar exercise for reported speech. It is practice using "the rule of sequence of tenses.

The following is good conversation practice: Try them with a partner dialogues