Noun Clauses and Conditionals

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About this course: This is the third course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this class, you will learn about the advanced grammar concepts of noun clauses and conditionals. You will learn about several different types of each and get lots of practice using them appropriately. This may seem like difficult grammar, but this course will make them easy to understand. These grammar points are essential for any learner trying to master fluency in the English language. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

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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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About this course: This is the third course in the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation specialty. In this class, you will learn about the advanced grammar concepts of noun clauses and conditionals. You will learn about several different types of each and get lots of practice using them appropriately. This may seem like difficult grammar, but this course will make them easy to understand. These grammar points are essential for any learner trying to master fluency in the English language. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

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

    University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
  • Taught by:  Emily Ellis, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Extension
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Noun Clauses
This week, you will learn about the important grammar point of noun clauses. There are several types of noun clauses, and using these in your writing or speaking can make your English sound more advanced and interesting.


7 videos, 4 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Video: Meet Your Teachers
  3. Peer Review: Introduce Yourself
  4. Video: Week 1 Introduction
  5. Video: Introduction to Noun Clauses
  6. Practice Quiz: Introduction to Noun Clauses Practice
  7. Reading: Introduction to Noun Clauses Practice
  8. Video: Noun Clauses with Question Words
  9. Practice Quiz: Noun Clauses with Question Words Practice Quiz
  10. Reading: Noun Clauses with Question Words Practice
  11. Video: Noun Clauses with "If" and "Whether"
  12. Practice Quiz: Noun Clauses with "If" and "Whether" Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Noun Clauses with "If" and "Whether" Practice
  14. Video: Noun Clauses with "That"
  15. Practice Quiz: Noun Clauses with "That" Practice Quiz
  16. Reading: Noun Clauses with "That" Practice

Graded: Noun Clauses Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 2


Noun Clauses
This week, you'll continue learning about noun clauses and different ways to use them. You'll learn how to make sentences with reported speech and how to add variety to sentences by reducing noun clauses. Have fun!


8 videos, 3 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 2 Introduction
  2. Video: Reported Speech Part 1
  3. Video: Reported Speech Part 2
  4. Practice Quiz: Reported Speech Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Reported Speech Practice
  6. Video: Reducing Noun Clauses to Infinitives Part 1
  7. Video: Reducing Noun Clauses to Infinitives Part 2
  8. Video: Reducing Noun Clauses to Infinitives Part 3
  9. Practice Quiz: Reducing Noun Clauses to Infinitives Practice Quiz
  10. Reading: Reducing Noun Clauses to Infinitives Practice
  11. Video: Reducing Noun Clauses to Gerunds Part 1
  12. Video: Reducing Noun Clauses to Gerunds Part 2
  13. Practice Quiz: Reducing Noun Clauses to Gerunds Practice Quiz
  14. Reading: Reducing Noun Clauses to Gerunds Practice

Graded: Reported Speech and Reduced Clause Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 3


"Ever" Words and Conditionals
Now, you'll learn about another kind of noun clause. After that, you will learn about conditionals. Conditionals seem a little tricky at first, but they're fun to learn. Finally, you'll learn how to talk about wishes.


7 videos, 4 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 3 Introduction
  2. Video: "Ever" Words
  3. Practice Quiz: "Ever" Words Practice Quiz
  4. Reading: "Ever" Words Practice
  5. Video: Real Conditionals in the Present and Future
  6. Video: Real Conditionals Review
  7. Practice Quiz: Real Conditionals in the Present or Future Practice
  8. Reading: Real Conditionals in the Present and Future Practice
  9. Video: Other Ways to Express Condition Part 1
  10. Video: Other Ways to Express Condition Part 2
  11. Practice Quiz: Other Conditionals Practice Quiz
  12. Reading: Other Conditionals Practice
  13. Video: Wishes
  14. Practice Quiz: Wishes Practice Quiz
  15. Reading: Wishes Practice

Graded: Noun Clauses and Real Conditionals Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 4


Conditionals



In the final week of the course, you'll about more types of conditionals and how to writes sentences that mix various conditionals. You'll also learn how to omit "if" from some conditional sentences. This seems like some of the most challenging grammar in English, but you will find that it's not that difficult. Have fun learning it!


5 videos, 5 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 4 Introduction
  2. Video: Unreal in the Present
  3. Practice Quiz: Unreal in the Present Practice Quiz
  4. Reading: Unreal in the Present Practice
  5. Video: Unreal in the Past
  6. Practice Quiz: Unreal in the Past Practice Quiz
  7. Reading: Unreal in the Past Practice
  8. Video: Mixed Conditionals
  9. Practice Quiz: Mixed Conditionals Practice Quiz
  10. Reading: Mixed Conditionals Practice
  11. Video: Omitting If
  12. Practice Quiz: Omitting "If" Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Omitting "If" Practice
  14. Reading: Learn

Graded: Unreal and Mixed Conditionals Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz
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