This is a must-have grammar course for literally everyone who uses academic English. This course will not only help establish a solid foundation for your iBT TOEFL studies, but it will also help you in your future academic life.
Those who want to learn grammar for academic English skills as well as those who relearn or horn your grammar knowledge for TOEFL iBT tests will benefit from this course.
This is pre-recorded lecture series can not only provide you with the explanation about grammar rules but also provide you with HOW to use your grammar knowledge in academic reading and writing.
Once you sign up for this course, you can see all the lectures in your personal account. However, you will not have an access to the the next video until you complete the previous one. Once you complete them all, you can access all the lectures for one year and study whenever and wherever you want.
Karen’s core teaching philosophy is “Assessment for Learning”. So, you will be given a variety of quizzes to check your understanding on what you have learned, helping you identify your learning needs.
After each lecture, you can download handouts for review what you have learned. Also, you will be given more practice materials to expand your knowledge and skills by practicing more with the most authentic materials handpicked or handmade by Karen.
What is a “real” sentence for skimming?
Ignore this for now!
: adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions
Find a verb!
Verb forms v1 v2 v3 v4 v5
What is “it”?
Find a real meaning of “it”
: it as a subject, an object, and a dummy
Is this a verb?
Participles, gerunds, and to-infinitives
Is this a verb, again?
Passive forms of v4 v5
Is this a sentence?
Noun, adjective, and adverb clauses
Is this a sentence, again?
Relative clauses, participle clauses
Subjective vs. Conditional
If you see “if”, check out a verb form, first!
If you know it, you can spot it!
So, what is parsing, again?
Complement v2 v5
What is “what”?
Preposition + relative clauses
It is ,(comma) that matters
: their past tense forms and meanings
It WAS a sentence
: with + participle
They are all jumbled up!!
: inverted sentences
Antonym is not a foe, but a friend!
: comparative & subjunctive for inference
What about synonym, then?
: paraphrasing for sentence simplification
So, what is the “real” meaning of it?