Adjectives and Adjective Clauses

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About this course: Being able to adeptly use adjective clauses in speaking and writing is useful for upper level English learners. Adjectives and adjective clauses are very common in English, so students need to be able to understand them when they see them or hear them. Students often struggle to bring complexity to their speaking and writing and adjective clauses can be a great way to do this. Please note that all of the lectures and practice activities are available for free, but taking the quizzes and getting feedback on assignments are only available in the paid version

Who is this class for: This course is great for English language learners who have studied some English gram…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Being able to adeptly use adjective clauses in speaking and writing is useful for upper level English learners. Adjectives and adjective clauses are very common in English, so students need to be able to understand them when they see them or hear them. Students often struggle to bring complexity to their speaking and writing and adjective clauses can be a great way to do this. Please note that all of the lectures and practice activities are available for free, but taking the quizzes and getting feedback on assignments are only available in the paid version

Who is this class for: This course is great for English language learners who have studied some English grammar but want to improve it.

Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Tamy Chapman, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
  • Taught by:  Judy Hu, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Extension
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WEEK 1


Welcome



This is the second course in the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. Here, you will learn all about adjectives and adjective clauses. These are very important for making your sentences interesting and more complex. In this course, you'll learn the rules for using adjectives and adjective clauses correctly.


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Pre-Course Survey
  2. Video: Meet the Teachers
  3. Peer Review: Introduce Yourself
  4. Reading: Messages about Respect
  5. Video: Course Introduction


Adjectives and Adjective Phrases
In the first module, you will review what adjectives are and how to use them correctly in English. Then you'll learn about adjective phrases. You'll have plenty of chances to practice this material.


7 videos, 9 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Adjectives Introduction Lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: Adjectives Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Adjectives Practice
  6. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  7. Video: Adjective Order Lecture
  8. Reading: Adjective Order Practice
  9. Practice Quiz: Adjective Order Practice Quiz
  10. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  11. Video: Participles Lecture
  12. Practice Quiz: Participles Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Participles Practice
  14. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  15. Video: Comparatives and Superlatives Lecture
  16. Practice Quiz: Comparatives and Superlatives Practice Quiz
  17. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  18. Video: Comparatives Lecture
  19. Video: Superlatives Lecture
  20. Reading: Comparatives and Superlatives Practice
  21. Practice Quiz: Comparisons and Superlatives Practice Quiz

Graded: Comparatives Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 2


Adjective Clauses
In this module, you will learn about adjective clauses. Like adjectives and adjective phrases, adjective clauses describe or modify nouns. You will learn what an adjective clause looks like and how to use them correctly to make your sentences more complex.


5 videos, 10 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Adjective Clauses Overview Lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clause Overview Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Adjective Clause Practice
  6. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  7. Video: Adjective Clauses with Subject Pronouns lecture
  8. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clauses with Subject Pronouns Practice Quiz
  9. Reading: Adjective Clauses with Subject Pronouns Handout
  10. Reading: Adjective Clauses with Subject Pronouns Practice
  11. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  12. Video: Adjective Clauses with Object Pronouns Lecture
  13. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clauses with Object Pronouns Practice Quiz
  14. Reading: Adjective Clauses with Object Pronouns Handout
  15. Reading: Adjective Clauses with Object Pronouns Practice
  16. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  17. Video: Adjective Clauses with a Possessive Pronouns Lecture
  18. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clauses with a Possessive Pronoun Practice Quiz
  19. Reading: Adjective Clauses with a Possessive Pronoun Practice

Graded: Adjective Clauses Assignment 1
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 3


Adjective Clauses
Now, you'll learn about some other common types of adjective clauses. Keep in mind what you already know as it will help you learn these new structures.


4 videos, 6 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Adjective Clauses with Prepositions
  4. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clauses with Prepositions Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Adjective Clauses with Prepositions Practice
  6. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  7. Video: Adjective Clauses with "Where" Lecture
  8. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clauses with "Where" Practice Quiz
  9. Reading: Adjective Clauses with "Where" Practice
  10. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  11. Video: Adjective Clauses with "When" Lecture
  12. Practice Quiz: Adjective Clauses with "When" Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Adjective Clauses with "When" Practice

Graded: Adjective Clauses Assignment 2
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 4


Reduced Adjective Clauses and Appositives
In this last module, you will learn a different way to use adjective clauses. It is different but very common and, therefore, important.


3 videos, 5 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Reduced Adjective Clauses lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: Reduced Adjective Clauses Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Reduced Adjective Clauses Practice
  6. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  7. Video: Appositives
  8. Practice Quiz: Appositives Practice Quiz
  9. Reading: Appositives Practice
  10. Reading: Conclusion

Graded: Reduced Adjective Clauses and Appositives Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz
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