Lesson 39b

Superlatives, Gerunds, Tags, and Conditionals

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Lesson contents:

- Superlatives
- Tag answers
- Gerunds
- Conditionals


Always watch the video without subtitles first in order to train your ears! It's a good idea to watch several times until you feel the "music", before watching the version with subtitles. Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this rule.


Exercises for this lesson:


How to do the lessons:
  1. Watch the video without subtitles.
  2. Do all the Exercises.
  3. Come back to this page.
  4. Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!


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Superlatives, Gerunds, Tags, and Conditionals
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1


Same video with Precise Subtitles
Do the exercises after watching the video. Subtitles begin at 02:00.


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We emphasize the lexical approach and also include grammar and functions. This particular lesson puts the emphasis on grammar.

Joey teaches us about superlatives, tags, gerunds, and conditionals. His tag answers are textbook perfect, and while speaking naturally, he tends to speak more distinctly than most Americans. An ideal interviewee in many ways.

One funny thing about his interviewee is that he seems to speak honestly when he says that he's like to be president. He's a biker. That would be another first: a divorced, Harley Davidson enthusiast in the White House.

We have used many different cameras over the years. In the beginning, the cameras were extremely large and bulky. It was necessary to use such cameras in order to meet our minimum requirements of of video quality. I filmed Joey in HD with my iPhone!