The review of basic English grammar that began with “The Parts of Speech” continues in Volume 2 with another story, now focusing on the elements of simple and compound sentences.
In this 75 minute video, Sara, a teenage girl eager to win a college scholarship from the local grammar club, must have her knowledge of English tested. Her tutor, Pat, accompanies her to the examination, being held at the home of a club member, Mr. Coolidge.
Mr. Coolidge, whose vocation is collecting and restoring vintage clothing, is working with his young apprentice, Jarrod. During the questioning we learn about Sara and those present on this important day in her life. Eventually, too, we learn the outcome of the examination.
In easy to follow segments, this absorbing learning tool guides the viewer through a basic course that explains and illustrates simple and compound sentences. In addition to sentence structure, various aspects of basic grammar are discussed, including subjects, verbs and predicates, direct and indirect objects, predicate nouns and pronouns, and verbals. The lessons are conveyed with both story and written on-screen summaries.
Included with the video is a 27 page study guide. Additional study guides are available for purchase here.