Vocabulary and Grammar Lesson 2

Vocabulary Words Lesson 2: Agriculture 

How to study vocabulary words: http://goo.gl/D8uxuV

Reading Practice

1. Please take notes on the articles: main ideas, support, details.

Basic reading: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farming

Intermediate to advanced reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture

Listening Practice

2. Please take notes on the videos: main ideas, support, details.

The Beginning of Agriculture:

Botany: https://tw.voicetube.com/channel/toefl/?sub_title=Lesson%206.%20Botany

Reading and Listening Test


Reading: http://toefl.kmf.com/read/theme

Listening: http://toefl.kmf.com/listen/lecture


Reading: http://ielts.kmf.com/reading/cambridge/partc/6/1

Grammar Lesson 2: Subject-Verb Agreement (主詞動詞一致) and Active and Passive Voices (主動與被動語態)

Complete series: https://goo.gl/sajD8t

Subject Verb Agreement 主謂一致/主動詞一致:

http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectverbagree.asp (English)

http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/subverag.html (English)

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sv_agr.htm (English)

http://www.taiwantestcentral.com/Grammar/Title.aspx?ID=297 (Chinese)

http://englishhome.org/grammar/sbagreement.htm (Chinese)

Subject-verb agreement 的觀念: http://web.chu.edu.tw/~wswu/grammar/verb_errors/s_v_agreement.htm

Active and Passive Voices 主動與被動語態

http://www.taiwantestcentral.com/Grammar/Title.aspx?ID=34 (Chinese)

http://acade.must.edu.tw/upfiles/ADUpload/c23_downmul1299053394.pdf (Chinese)

http://www.towson.edu/ows/activepass.htm (English)

When to Use Passive Voice: https://www.facebook.com/102632746493540/photos/a.114347051988776.23259.102632746493540/782294938527314

Vocabulary and Grammar Handout: https://goo.gl/jP22oz

Active/ Passive Voice Exercise 

In the year 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian VISITED his provinces in Britain. On his visit, the Roman soldiers TOLD him that Pictish tribes from Britain’s north HAD ATTACKED them. So Hadrian GAVE the order to build a protective wall across one of the narrowest parts of the country. After 6 years of hard work, the Wall WAS FINISHED in 128. It WAS 117 kilometers long and about 4 meters high. The Wall WAS GUARDED by 15,000 Roman soldiers. Every 8 kilometers there WAS a large fort in which up to 1,000 soldiers FOUND shelter. The soldiers WATCHED over the frontier to the north and CHECKED the people who WANTED to enter or leave Roman Britain. In order to pass through the Wall, people HAD TO GO to one of the small forts that SERVED as gateways. Those forts WERE CALLED mile castles because the distance from one fort to another WAS one Roman mile (about 1,500 meters). Between the mile castles there WERE two turrets from which the soldiers GUARDED the Wall. If the Wall WAS ATTACKED by enemies, the soldiers at the turrets RAN to the nearest mile castle for help or LIT a fire that COULD BE SEEN by the soldiers in the mile castle. In 383 Hadrian’s Wall WAS ABANDONED. Today, Hadrian’s Wall IS the most popular tourist attraction in northern England. In 1987, it BECAME a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explanation: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/hadrians-wall



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