Teach English in Qingyun Zhen - Shaoguan Shi

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Unit 18 was one of the most complicated yet. It took a good amount of time to understand the material as best I could. What I struggled with most would be the phrasal verbs: intransitive, transitive separable, and transitive inseparable. Modal verbs, passive/active voice, and relative clauses were somewhat easier to understand. This tells me which subjects will be harder to teach to students and what subjects I need to take my time with when teaching. The unit described the different forms of modal auxiliary verbs, their uses, and their present/past tenses (if they had different forms). For example, the modal auxiliary verb 'may' can be used in a polite request or when when someone expresses uncertainty (among other uses) and has the present form of 'He may be...' which changes to the past form of 'He may have been...\". That being said, not all uses of 'may' have different forms; therefore, when teaching, I believe it would be good to supply the students with some form of the chart supplied in the text given to me. The same can be said for the passive voice formula chart in the text. It helped to clarify how sentences change from active to passive voice, and supplying a chart similar to that to students would help them keep track of how everything changes. Relative defining clauses and relative non-defining clauses are also a difficult subject, but are easier to differentiate due to, among other things, the use of commas in non-defining clauses. Teaching ideas were also suggested for each topic, such as role-playing activities for modal auxiliary verbs.