Fun Easy English Classroom May 25


Learn about
inchoative verbs
Inchoative Verbs

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about inchoative verbs an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Inchoative Verbs

Definition of an inchoative verb.
  • An inchoative verb describes a change of state
Inchoative Verb Examples
  • The car has aged and needs painting.
  • The car has become old which is the change in state.
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Inchoative Verbs

This topic is a very small point in English grammar but still nice to know.
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  • 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 33 - Family Plans
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

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

Wife: The gas company phoned this afternoon.

Husband: About the gas stove that we ordered?

Wife: Yes, and also about the gas furnace you asked about.

Husband: What did they say?

Wife: They’re going to send someone out to talk with us about the furnace.

Husband: Good. I think we’re doing the right thing. The old furnace just isn’t very efficient anymore.

Wife: I agree. We should be able to afford a new furnace now that you got that raise in salary.

Husband: Exactly my thoughts.
Conversation Notes
  • gas company
  • public utility company providing natural or manufactured gas for heating, cooking, etc.
  • I think we’re doing the right thing
  • I think we are proceeding correctly
  • afford a new furnace
  • pay for a new furnace
  • Exactly my thoughts
  • I agree
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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