Fun Easy English Classroom June 28


Learn about
past perfect
Past Perfect

Today in the classroom you are going to learn about past perfect an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Past Perfect

Definition of past perfect.
  • Past perfect: "I had gone." Expresses that an action was completed prior to some other event.
tense & aspect aspect
simple perfect progressive perfect progressive
tense past simple
present simple
future simple
Past Perfect Examples
  • Past perfect:
  • I had painted the house.
  • I had eaten breakfast this morning.
  • I had gone to the bookstore with my best friend.
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Past Perfect

Notice in the examples above the action in each sentence was completed before another event began.
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional listening and reading practice.
  • Travel America - Beginner Level. Do you love America and American English? Learn before you travel. Facts and other cool stuff about your favorite U.S. state. Great English reading practice.
Travel America - U.S.A.
(Beginner - Reading)

Learn some interesting facts about the United States of America.
United States of America

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. There are 50 states in the U.S. Forty-eight of the states form the contiguous United States. The U.S. borders on Canada to the north, and Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. On the east coast, the U.S. is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west coast it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.

To the northwest of Canada is the state of Alaska. The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of California.

In addition to the 50 states, the U.S. has several territories and possessions, located in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
United States of America Facts
Capital Washington D.C. - District of Columbia
Nickname America
Motto In God We Trust
National Independence July 4, 1776
Origin of Name The name America was coined by Martin Waldseemüller from Americus Vespucius, the Latinized version of the name of Amerigo Vespucci (1454–1512), the Italian explorer who mapped South America's east coast and the Caribbean Sea in the early 16th century.
Largest Cities New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose
Border Countries and Oceans Canada, Mexico, Atlantic Ocean,
Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean
Area 3,615,123 sq. mi. (9,375,720 sq. km.)
National Bird Bald Eagle
National Flower Rose
National Tree Oak
National Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner
Population 325.7 million (2017)
Highest Point Mt. McKinley, Alaska, 20,320 ft. (6194 m.) above sea level
Lowest Point Death Valley, California, 282 ft (86 m.) below sea level
Largest State Alaska
Smallest State Rhode Island
United States & Capitals
Alabama - Montgomery
Alaska - Juneau
Arizona - Phoenix
Arkansas - Little Rock
California - Sacramento
Colorado - Denver
Connecticut - Hartford
Delaware - Dover
Florida - Tallahassee
Georgia - Atlanta
Hawaii - Honolulu
Idaho - Boise
Illinois - Springfield
Indiana - Indianapolis
Iowa - Des Moines
Kansas - Topeka
Kentucky - Frankfort
Louisiana - Baton Rouge
Maine - Augusta
Maryland - Annapolis
Massachusetts - Boston
Michigan - Lansing
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Jackson
Missouri - Jefferson City
Montana - Helena
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Carson City
New Hampshire - Concord
New Jersey - Trenton
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Albany
North Carolina - Raleigh
North Dakota - Bismarck
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
Oregon - Salem
Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
Rhode Island - Providence
South Carolina - Columbia
South Dakota - Pierre
Tennessee - Nashville
Texas - Austin
Utah - Salt Lake City
Vermont - Montpelier
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Olympia
West Virginia - Charleston
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming - Cheyenne
Washington D.C.
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
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