Fun Easy English Classroom April 13


Learn about
reflexive pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about reflexive pronouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns

Definition of a reflexive pronoun.
Reflexive Pronoun Examples
  • She gave herself a lot of credit.
  • They rewarded themselves with a few days off.
  • The following words are reflexive pronouns
  • myself, yourself, himself, herself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves, itself
From YOUR Teacher: Reflexive Pronouns

Reflexive pronouns are words which refer back to the subject of the clause or sentence.

Jane gave Jane a lot of credit, becomes, Jane gave herself a lot of credit.
Herself replaces Jane.
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  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 21 - Weather
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.

Karen: Brrrr! I’m cold. I thought it was supposed to get warmer today.

Ed: Yeah, I thought so, too. That’s what the weatherman said.

Karen: It must be the wind that makes it so cold. I’m freezing!

Ed: Me, too. Let’s go inside.

Karen: O.K. It’s no fun standing out here, even if the sun is shining.
Conversation Notes
  • Brrrr
  • A sound made to indicate that the speaker feels very cold. It is sometimes pronounced with a trilled r or a bilabial trill.
  • was supposed to
  • was expected to. The meaning of supposed to here is slightly different than in Lesson 5, since here it carries no sense of obligation. Note that was supposed to is past tense after thought.
  • to get warmer
  • Meaning is to become warmer (but become would rarely be used in this context in casual conversation).
  • Yeah
  • A very informal form of yes.
  • That’s what the weatherman said
  • A useful pattern. Some other examples: That’s what the teacher told us. That’s what Mr. Johnson said. That’s what my father always says. That’s what the students say.
  • weatherman
  • Note that this word has a primary stress on the first syllable and a tertiary stress on the third syllable: /wɛɚerm<n˙/. Some other words ending in ­man that have a tertiary stress on the final syllable are máilmàn, mílkmàn, súpermàn snówman. Some words with the suffix ­man, however, have an unstressed final syllable (with a consequent obscuring of the vowel sound). Among these are fíreman, géntleman, póstman, sálesman, Énglishman. Note that póstman and maílman are identical in meaning but differ in stress pattern.
  • It must be the wind
  • This is the must of probability or supposition. Other examples of this usage: It must be going to rain—it’s so dark outside. They must not be home yet—they didn’t answer the telephone. That tree must be thirty feet tall—it’s higher than the roof of the house.
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This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.

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English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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