appears in pairs and connects equivalent parts of a sentence
Examples: both...and, either...or,
neither...nor, not only...but also, so...as, whether...or.
Hey this is a classic video about conjunctions. This is
the way I learned about them as a kid. Watch this video
and post a comment about it at the bottom of the page.
the types of conjunctions listed above. Then fill in the blanks of
each test question with the correct conjunction.
1. We had few
choices, ________ we chose the least difficult one.
2. ________ he is
a hard-working student, he is not getting very good grades.
3. Please call me
________ you leave so that I can give you directions.
4. They went to
the store ________ bought some food.
5. John rarely
goes to the library with ________ Joan ________ Jill.
a. either, or
b. neither, nor
c. either, nor
6. They will not
leave ________ the show is over.
7. Joan didn't
come to the party ________ she had to work.
8. John asked Joan
to attend the meeting ________ she was unable to go.
9. ________ she
finished her homework, she went to the park.
10. ________ John
________ Joan can speak a foreign language.
a. Neither, nor
b. Either, or
c. Neither, or
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pronunciation practice, a new
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In this lesson Anna meets a new friend. Phil is new to
Washington, D.C. and he feels lost in the city. Anna
asks him to make the city a friendlier place.
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: You know, I am from the country and sometimes I miss it. But I really like
life in the city! I love the city. Oh, look. Someone lost a bag. Maybe it's
theirs. Excuse me. Is this bag yours?
Dr. Jill: No. It's not mine. It might be hers.
Anna: Excuse me. Is this bag yours?
Sarah: No. It's not mine. It might be his.
Anna: Thank you. Hello. Is this bag yours?
Phil: Yes, that's mine. These are all my travel things. Thank you, thank you!
Anna: Are you okay? You seem ... nervous.
Phil: Well, this is my first visit to Washington, D.C. I'm from a small town in
the country. I feel a little lost.
Anna: I am from the country too! And I understand. When I first came here, I
felt lost ... all the time.
Phil: So, do you like living in the country or in the city?
Anna: I like to live in the city.
Anna: The city is exciting! It has more culture than the country. There are many
museums and restaurants. Every night, there is theater and music. And, there are
more jobs. That is why I'm here.
Phil: Well, I agree. There is more culture in the city and there might be more
jobs. But the country has more nature! It's peaceful and beautiful. There are
more trees and mountains. The air is clean. You can go hiking and camping. The
city is not beautiful. It's noisy and dirty.
Anna: I disagree. I think all the different buildings are beautiful. And I like
to watch all the different people.
Phil: That's another thing that is different. People in the country are
friendly. They always say "hello!" Here, no one says "hello." I think city
people are rude.
Anna: Well, I agree. Country people are friendly. But I don't think city people
are rude. I think they're just busy.
Phil: That's a good point.
Anna: Look at me. I live in the city and I said "hello" to you.
Phil: But you are from the country.
Anna: I have an idea. Let's say "hello!" to people -- to many people!
Phil: What? Why?
Anna: Well, if we say "hello," maybe they will say "hello" to other people ...
Phil: ... and they will say "hello" to more people! That's a great idea! I'm
glad you found my bag.
Anna: Come on. Let's go say "hello" to people.
Anna: We don't have to agree with people. They have their opinions. We have
ours. And as we like to say, you can always agree to disagree! Until next
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
Use this video to earn the new words for this lesson. Then, learn how to give a
reason when you say your opinion.
Use this video to learn how to pronounce possessive pronouns.
v. to have the same opinion
adj. not clean
v. to have a different opinion
adj. acting like a friend or kind and helpful
n. the physical world and everything in it that
is not made by people
adj. making a lot of loud or unpleasant noise
n. a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about
adj. quiet and calm or without noise
adj. not polite
What is the best place to live? Tell us about where you
live now or where you want to live. Be sure you give a
reason for your opinion. Write about it in the Facebook
Comments section below. Then practice sharing opinions.
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