ESL Trouble

7 Nov

My students are all Senior’s in college, and as such are prepping for their big college entrance examinations / English proficiency exams.  Many of the come to me looking for help with their papers and writing practice, and I’ve been noticing a particular trend in their work.

They almost all have excellent understanding of noun, verb, adverb, adjective placement; however, two significant blocks for them are the Prepositions and the Articles (a, an, the).  The students simply don’t understand how those words fit in with everything else.

So I pulled together a brief list of practice worksheets I found on the internet.  Just in case someone else was interested, here they are!

Prepositions:
“A preposition is a part of speech, just like a noun or a verb. It connects a noun or pronoun to another word in the sentence, showing us the relationship between them. Prepositions usually answer the questions where? or when?, telling us about a person or object’s location in either time or space.”
Articles (A, An, The)
http://esllibrary.weebly.com/uploads/2/1/7/8/2178024/articles.pdf (Helpful, but maybe confusing? ~ the rules)
Hope something here is useful!

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