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Unit 27: Where is it illegal to get a fish drunk?
-ing and -ed clauses

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    Session 1

    3 Activities

    Eponyms as nouns and verbs

    02 Nov 2015

    Do you facebook or skype? What search engine do you use to google something? When you clean your house do you hoover? Many verbs and nouns in English have come from commercial products. Learn more about some of them in this session.

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    Session 2

    3 Activities

    Participle (-ing and -ed) clauses

    03 Nov 2015

    Present and past participles can be used for more than making verb forms. In some situations they can be used without subjects and auxiliaries. Having read this, if you want to learn more, read the activities and try the quizzes. 

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    Session 3

    1 Activity

    No parking... no litter... no smoking!

    04 Nov 2015

    Do this... don't do that... In this article, a visitor to Britain tells us about her experience of being surrounded by public notices telling her what to do. You'll also find a few -ed and -ing clauses in the article.

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    Session 4

    1 Activity

    Stupid laws challenge

    05 Nov 2015

    Where is it illegal to get a fish drunk? Where can't you wear a suit of armour? And why should Scottish men fear the city of York?

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    Session 5

    1 Activity

    Drama: Gulliver's Travels

    06 Nov 2015

    Gulliver has left the giants of Brobdingnag behind and begun a new adventure. An attack by pirates leaves him alone on an empty island, until something huge appears in the sky...