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Tertiary Catalogue

English

Contains over 41 Videos

Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure

Life Sentence

This video explores the basic concept of sentence structure. Gil T. Mann is very close to learning the result of his court trial. The sentence structures contained in his written statement will determine whether he is found guilty, or just plain...Show More
Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Verbs: Tense & Number Agreement

Life Sentence

Learners can struggle with conjugation and tense agreement. It all sounds like utter linguistic jargon to Gil T. Mann. But these are actually core grammar concepts we use every day when writing English. Gil quickly learns the importance of...Show More
Punctuation

Punctuation

Life Sentence

This video explores basic grammar questions for learners: When should you use a comma? How do you use quotation marks in your writing to show someone else is speaking? And what on earth is the difference between a colon and a semi-colon, anyway?!...Show More
Episode 6: When Will It Be Over? (Gold)

Episode 6: When Will It Be Over? (Gold)

Fortune (Gold)

With time running out, Jimmy is forced into facing his past to deal with the present. This episode is aimed at upper intermediate to low advanced learners, and focuses on future continuous and perfect tense, and goodbyes.
Episode 5: Twists and Turns (Gold)

Episode 5: Twists and Turns (Gold)

Fortune (Gold)

Furious with Daniel's continued deceit, Jimmy confronts him with some uncomfortable facts. This episode is aimed at upper intermediate to low advanced learners, and focuses on using relative clauses and dealing with unwelcome questions.
Episode 4: Safe House (Gold)

Episode 4: Safe House (Gold)

Fortune (Gold)

With Jenny's life in danger, Jimmy decides to take a more direct approach to finding her. This episode is aimed at upper intermediate to low advanced learners, and focuses on using wish and offering to help.
Episode 3: The Clock Is Ticking (Gold)

Episode 3: The Clock Is Ticking (Gold)

Fortune (Gold)

Jimmy calls on an old friend for help and Daniel sinks further into trouble. This episode is aimed at upper intermediate to low advanced learners, and focuses on reported speech and phone calls
Episode 2: A Friend in Need (Gold)

Episode 2: A Friend in Need (Gold)

Fortune (Gold)

Daniel needs Jimmy's help but is unwilling to share his secrets. This episode is aimed at upper intermediate to low advanced learners, and focuses on past perfect tense and service encounters.
Episode 1: Help (Gold)

Episode 1: Help (Gold)

Fortune (Gold)

Jimmy Fortune receives an unexpected phone call from a past life. This episode is aimed at upper intermediate to low advanced learners, and focuses on modals of deduction and speculation, and requests.
Episode 6: When Will It Be Over? (Blue)

Episode 6: When Will It Be Over? (Blue)

Fortune (Blue)

With time running out, Jimmy is forced into facing his past to deal with the present. This episode is aimed at high elementary to pre-intermediate learners, and looks at future time and saying goodbyes.
Episode 5: Twists and Turns (Blue)

Episode 5: Twists and Turns (Blue)

Fortune (Blue)

Furious with Daniel's continued deceit, Jimmy confronts him with some uncomfortable facts. This episode is aimed at high elementary to pre-intermediate learners, and focuses on present perfect tense and suggestions.
Episode 4: Safe House (Blue)

Episode 4: Safe House (Blue)

Fortune (Blue)

With Jenny's life in danger, Jimmy decides to take a more direct approach to finding her. This episode is aimed at high elementary to pre-intermediate learners, and focuses on the modals 'have to' and should', and offering help.
Episode 3: The Clock Is Ticking (Blue)

Episode 3: The Clock Is Ticking (Blue)

Fortune (Blue)

Jimmy calls on an old friend for help and Daniel sinks further into trouble. This episode is aimed at high elementary to pre-intermediate learners, and focuses imperatives and phone calls.
Episode 2: A Friend in Need (Blue)

Episode 2: A Friend in Need (Blue)

Fortune (Blue)

Daniel needs Jimmy's help but is unwilling to share his secrets. This episode is aimed at high elementary to pre-intermediate learners, and focuses on past simple tense and service encounters
Episode 1: Help (Blue)

Episode 1: Help (Blue)

Fortune (Blue)

Jimmy Fortune receives an unexpected phone call from a past life. This episode is aimed at high elementary to pre-intermediate learners, and focuses on 'WH' questions and requests.
Apostrophes and Quotation Marks

Apostrophes and Quotation Marks

Punctuation Explained

Some of the most misused and misunderstood pieces of punctuation are also the smallest. This programme provides a practical review of two important punctuation marks - apostrophes and speech marks. We begin with the troublesome apostrophe - its...Show More
Capitals, Commas, Full Stops, Question and Exclamation Marks

Capitals, Commas, Full Stops, Question and Exclamation Marks

Punctuation Explained

Many people have problems using punctuation marks correctly. Recent technological developments such as email, text messages and online instant messaging have required many English expressions to be simplified and shortened, prompting many people...Show More
Colons, Semicolons, Brackets, Dots and Dashes

Colons, Semicolons, Brackets, Dots and Dashes

Punctuation Explained

Punctuation is something many people have trouble getting their heads around. This programme provides a comprehensive guide to proper punctuation. We examine some common punctuation errors and pitfalls, and explain how to improve our written...Show More
Information Report Writing Skills

Information Report Writing Skills

Exploring Text Types

Our impulsive, feisty 13 year old, Pip, has convinced the fast food loving principal that the canteen food could do with a face lift. Pip must now write an information report on nutrition, together with a case study of a terrific school canteen....Show More
The Art of Persuasive Writing

The Art of Persuasive Writing

Exploring Text Types

Pip is an impulsive, feisty 13 year old who lives in a family of opinionated and eccentric people. While Pip's no stranger to an argument, she needs to learn how to harness her own passion and conviction! When she is given the task of doing an...Show More
Identity and Values

Identity and Values

ESL Guides

This programme encourages students to further explore their identity through examining their values. Language skills are strengthened with a study of verbs and students are guided through the writing of a personal narrative.
Identity and Feelings

Identity and Feelings

ESL Guides

This programme encourages students to discuss the meaning of identity through exploring different feelings. Students will see how feelings can be expressed through words and body language.
Identity and Change

Identity and Change

ESL Guides

In this 3rd part of the series about Identity, students are introduced to open and closed questions. The programme also reviews the structure of a paragraph.
Annoyances and Complaints

Annoyances and Complaints

ESL Guides

This programme aims to initiate conversations about complaints using appropriate lexis, sentence structure and grammar points. Particular emphasis is placed on the complaints that students might have at school, in shared accommodation, at home,...Show More
Predictions

Predictions

ESL Guides

This program aims to initiate a debate in the ESL classroom about predictions. Students will look at how to use topic sentences and supporting sentences in an essay, as well as how to use prediction in both reading and writing.