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The Kristy Corner Handouts and Videos

One of my favourite pass times is creating handouts and videos that answer my students' questions. Questions can be about anything English-related - grammar, spelling, pronunciation or Canadian culture in general. Feel free to email me if you don't find your answers in the handouts or videos below.

Handouts

These are printable PDFs.

Grammar

Conditional Sentences - sentences about wishes or conditions

Confusing Adjectives - when to use not/no, too, very and other adjectives

Future Tenses - writing or talking about tomorrow, next week/month/year

Inversion - Asking questions

Narrative Tenses - Expressions and grammar for telling a story

Passive Construction - Focusing on the object of a sentence

Relative Pronouns - mine, yours, theirs, those, etc.

Spoken Tags - Different ways to ask questions

The Subjunctive - a formal tense used to write or speak about possibilities

Present and Past Tenses - speaking or writing about the present, past and future

The Verb "To Be" - is, are, was, were

Pronunciation

General Pronunciation Rules - vowels, consonants and word stress

Letter Sounds - individual letter sounds

Linking - joining letter and word sounds to improve fluency

Silent Letters - letters that make no sound

Tongue Twisters   - silly phrases to practice vowels and consonant sounds

Word Stress - emphasizing the important words in a sentence

Spelling

ABLE or IBLE? - Incredible or incredable? Dependable or dependible? Find out here.

Plurals - How to spell an object when there is more than one

Spelling Rules - Even with Spell Check around, it is good to know some rules

Vocabulary

Coffee Shop Questions - You're in Tim Hortons or Starbucks. What do you say?

More Coffee Shop Vocabulary - Drinks, sandwiches and more.

Writing

Essay Writing Guide - Every student's nightmare...simplified. I hope.

Writing an Essay - More on writing essays

Writing Summaries - A good practice when reading

 

 

 

 

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