Fun Easy English Classroom April 26


Learn about
direct objects
Direct Objects

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about direct objects an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Direct Objects

Definition of a direct object.
  • A direct object is a word(s):
  • which completes the meaning of a verb
  • which usually follows a transitive verb
  • To determine if a verb in a sentence has a direct object:
  • Do the following:
  • find the verb
  • then ask a question about the verb using "whom" or "what"
  • if there is an answer to this question in the sentence, then that word(s) is the direct object
  • Example: The teacher ate lunch.
  • the verb is ate
  • the question would be: The teacher ate what?
  • the answer is lunch, which is the direct object
Direct Object Examples
  • The student read the book.
  • She likes to eat cookies.
From YOUR Teacher: Direct Objects

Direct objects are actually pretty easy to learn. Read the examples above.
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate 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 4 - Airport Bus
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

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

Stan: What time does the bus leave for the airport?

Harry: I don’t know. It used to leave every half hour, but I think the schedule’s been changed.

Stan: Do you know the telephone number to call?

Harry: It’s Enterprise 7­4700. At least that’s what it used to be.

Stan: Yeah, I’ll try it. (Pause) They don’t seem to answer.

Harry: I expect that it’s a little too early. I don’t think they open until nine o’clock.
Conversation Notes
  • At least
  • In any case
  • NOTE: On most telephones in the U.S., letters appear with each number on the keypad. When those letters are combined, we often use easy to remember words of names in place of the letter combinations. In this example, the letters are EN which correspond to the numbers 3 and 6. So the number here is 367­4700. The use of only numbers has become more common today.
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.

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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