Pronouns - Possessive Adjectives (Lesson Plan)
Beginner ESL students can hear two English speakers subject pronouns, object pronouns and possessive adjectives. Recommended study plan:
- Watch the video
- Take the quiz
- Listen again and read the script
- Learn the grammar with the notes
Ruth: So, Akane, tell me about your family. Who do you get on well with in your family?
Akane: Well, I think I get along the best with my mother, I would say.
Ruth: So, why is that?
Akane: Well, I think it probably has to do with the fact that we're both female. I mean the only other people in my family are my father and my brother.
Ruth: So, what does your mom look like?
Akane: Well, she's actually taller than me. She has dark hair and a pretty firm build. Um, she's not too thin and not too fat, and yeah!
Ruth: And what does your mom do? Does she have a job?
Akane: Oh, good question. She's actually a hair dresser. Yeah, so she does my hair and she's also an aesthetician as well so I get free skin care products from her.
Ruth: Oh, that's fantastic. So what does your mom like to do when she is not working?
Akane: Well, she used to take sewing lessons, so she really likes to sew things like her own curtains and she even made me some clothes a few times.
Ruth: Wow, so she's talented.
Akane: Yeah, she's quite artistic.
Ruth: So when did you last see your mom or speak to your mom?
Akane: Well, the last time I saw her was this spring. I stayed at my parents house for about a week and, yeah, that's when I saw her.
Ruth: Was that a couple of months ago?
Akane: Yeah, a couple of months ago, that's right.
Ruth: And what was the last thing your mom bought for you?
Akane: Actually, just before I came here, we went shopping together and because I have to fly away to a new country she bought me some new clothes. She bought me a new coat actually.
Ruth: Wow, that's really nice. Well, thanks for that Akane.
Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
Notice that all the pronouns looks very similar but act differently.
- This is my house.
- This is your house.
- This is her house.
- This is his house.
- This is its house.
- This is their house.
- This is our house.
- This is my house. This house is mine.
- This is your coat. This coat is yours.
- This is her car. This car is hers.
- This is his bike. This bike is his.
- This is their cake. This cake is theirs.
- This is our food. This food is ours.
- I work in an office.
- You work in an office.
- She works in an office.
- It is an office.
- They work in an office.
- We work in an office.
- The man gave me a gift.
- The man gave you a gift.
- The man gave her a gift.
- The man gave him a gift.
- The man gave it to me.
- The man gave them a gift.
- The man gave us a gift.