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What is a colander? You use it quite frequently, I’m sure!

A colander (also called a strainer) is something everyone has in their kitchen. As with the spatula from yesterday, they come in various types depending on what needs to be strained.

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How often do you use a colander? I use mine quite often! I eat a lot of rice. I also use it to clean my vegetables.

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How well do you know your English grammar?

Check out these flashcards and see how many answers you get right!

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What is a spatula? Everyone has one!

We use a spatula to cook with. It’s a necessary accessory in the kitchen if you cook your own food that is!

There are all different kinds depending on what you are using them for.

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So, how many spatulas do you have at your house? Want to know how to say the word? Click here!

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Do you know the difference between my, mine and myself?

Do you know the difference between my, mine and myself?

First, let’s start with my and mine. These are both possessive.

You use my before the noun and mine after the noun.

  • This is my pencil.
  • This pencil is mine.
  • This is my cat.
  • This cat is mine.
  • This is my house.
  • This house is mine.
  • This is my phone.
  • This phone is mine.

Do you see the pattern? Think of it like this…my and mine. My and mine. Say it over and over…that’s the order in the sentence.

Now, let’s talk about myself. Myself is a reflexive pronoun. We are referring to ourselves. It’s hard to think of examples, which makes me think we don’t use this very often.

  • I bathed myself
  • I cut myself when I was cutting the carrots.
  • I cut myself while shaving.
  • I gave myself a makeover. (It means I changed my makeup and hairstyle)

The other way we can use “myself” is to emphasize something either because you are mad, because you are proud. (Little kids say this a lot.) or just that you want to emphasize that you are going to do something alone-that you don’t need help.

  • Mommy, I tied my shoes by myself! (I’m proud)
  • Mom, I made my lunch myself! (I’m proud)
  • I baked this cake myself! (I did it alone, I didn’t need help. I’m proud)
  • I’ll choose the present for our mother myself then! (Mad-the other person doesn’t want to help you)

 

**By myself can also mean to be alone.

I don’t like living by myself (alone); I feel lonely frequently.

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What is the difference between I and me?

Both are first person singular pronouns. We use these to refer to ourselves.

I is a subject pronoun which means it’s used with a verb.

  • I am studying English. I + verb
  • I sleep 6 hours a night. I + verb
  • I go to the gym 3 times a week. I + verb
  • My friend and me  My friend and I 

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Me is an object pronoun which receives the action of the verb or “gets verbed” (that is totally made English up to help you understand better)

  • She asked me.  Someone verb + me
  • They told me.   Someone verb + me
  • You helped me.  Someone verb + me
  • My friend and me  My friend and I 

 

***It can also be an object of a preposition (such as with or to).

  • My brother finished reading his book so he gave it to me.
  • My friend went to the movies with me.

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Comparatives: taller than, shorter than,etc

When we are using comparatives, we always say bigger than, smaller than. The word than makes the comparison and is required in the sentence.

Artie is bigger than Ashtyn.   Ashtyn is smaller than Artie.

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Kristy is older than Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is younger than Kristy.

Kristy is bigger than Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is smaller than Kristy.

 

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Kaitlyn is shorter than Kevin. Kevin is taller than Kaitlyn.

 

The giraffe has a longer neck than the turtle.  The turtle has a shorter neck than the giraffe.

The giraffe has longer legs than the turtle. The turtle has shorter legs than the giraffe.

The brown house is (much) larger than the yellow house. The yellow house is (much) smaller than the brown house.

The brown house has (many) more windows than the yellow house.

The elephant is heavier than the dog. The dog is lighter than the elephant.

The elephant weighs more than the dog. The dog weighs less than the elephant.

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The giraffe is as tall as the tree. The tree and the giraffe are (almost) the same height.

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Responding to statements using neither can I, I can’t either, me neither, I can, so can I and more!

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Kevin: I like sports. Kaitlyn: Me too! (Kaitlyn likes sports, too)

Kevin: I like sports. Kaitlyn: So do I! (Kaitlyn likes sports, too)

Kevin: “I like sports” Kaitlyn: So do I! (Kaitlyn likes sports, too) Kaleb: Not me, I prefer to paint! (Kaleb doesn’t like sports. He likes to paint.)

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Option 1 Macey: I like to dance. Kylie and Ally: We do too!

Option 2 Macey: I like to dance. Kylie and Ally: So do we!

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Gaby: I have 1 sister. Ashtyn: Not me, I’m an only child. 

Gaby: I have 1 sister. Ashtyn: I don’t. I’m an only child. 

Gaby: I have 1 sister. Ashtyn: I don’t. I’m an only child. Kevin: Not me! I have 2 sisters! 

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Kevin: I like to read. Kaleb: Me too!

Kevin: I like to read. Kaleb: So do I!

Kevin: I like to read books. Kaleb: I don’t. I prefer to read the newspaper. 

Kevin: I like to read books. Kaleb: Not me. I prefer to read the newspaper. 

Kevin: I don’t like to read books. Kaleb: Me neither. I prefer to read the newspaper. 

Kevin: I don’t like to read books. Kaleb: Neither do I. I prefer to read the newspaper. 

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Gaby: I can cook well! (Gaby can cook well) Ashtyn: I can’t. (Ashtyn can’t cook well)

Gaby: I can cook well (Gaby can cook well) Ashtyn: Me too! (Ashtyn can cook well) 

Gaby: I can cook well (Gaby can cook well) Ashtyn: So can I! (Ashtyn can cook well) 

Gaby: I can’t cook well (Gaby can’t cook well) Ashtyn: I can! (Ashtyn can cook well)

Gaby: I can’t cook well (Gaby can’t cook well) Ashtyn: Me neither. (Ashtyn can’t cook well)

Gaby: I can’t cook well (Gaby can’t cook well) Ashtyn: I can’t either. (Ashtyn can’t cook well)

Gaby: I can’t cook well (Gaby can’t cook well) Ashtyn: Neither can I. (Ashtyn can’t cook well)

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Responding to statements

In this quiz you will respond to statements. You will learn how to agree and disagree. (Choose the best response given. There can be other options that are not listed here.) 

 

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Do you know the difference between ‘to say’ and ‘to tell’?

We use to say and to tell in reported speech, that means saying what someone else said to someone else in the past, what someone told you in the past or what you told someone in the past.

All you need to remember is this:

To say something

You tell someone something 

To say: 


I said I like cats.

Kevin said he likes cats.

We said we like cats.

They said they like cats.

To tell:

I told them that I liked cats.

Kevin told me that he liked cats.

We told her that we like cats.

They told us that they like cats.  

We usually follow ‘tell’ with a personal object (a person) (me, you, him, her, us, them)

***Sometimes in English we omit (leave out) the word that if we are speaking informally.

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