Lesson C-2

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Learning outcomes

During this lesson, you will:

  • learn about grammar known as compoud-complex sentences

  • practice your reading comprehension by reading an article about global English

  • test your reading skills

Lecture on compound-complex sentences

C-2 ENG7

Grammar exercise 1

What kind of clauses are these sentences?

  1. Because of the outdated protective gear. (Independent / dependent)

  2. Yesterday was perplexing. (Independent / dependent)

  3. When he published a paper on coffee acidity. (Independent / dependent)

  4. Astronomy should be known as astrology. (Independent / dependent)

  5. They were tenacious. (Independent / dependent)


  • Independent ➜ stand-alone

  • Dependent ➜ not stand alone

Grammar exercise 2

What kind of clauses are these sentences?

  1. Exercising is taxing, but I didn't give up. (Compound / complex)

  2. It was midday, and the day felt long. (Compound / complex)

  3. She got a scholarship, despite her misbehaviour. (Compound / complex)

  4. When on an errand, I deter from loitering. (Compound / complex)

  5. If you study valiantly, you will reap the rewards. (Compound / complex)


  • Compound ➜ Independent + FANBOYS conjunction + independent

  • Complex ➜ Independent + dependent

Reading comprehension: Why did English become the global language?

Time for the activity: 15 minutes

Taking turns reading aloud, we are going to read McGovern’s 2019 article ‘Why did English become the global language?

If you do not feel comfortable reading, you may pass. However, please note that I cannot help you improve your reading nor pronunciation.

Reading and grammar exercise

Time for the activity: 5-10 minutes

  1. Change the following sentences using the word given in bold.

  2. The sentence must be as close as possible to the meaning in the original.

  3. Your answer must also be grammatically correct.

  4. You must use between three and five words in each gap, including the word given. For example:

She found that the fridge had been left open overnight.


She found that ____________________________ a the fridge open overnight.

Answer: She found that someone had left the fridge open overnight.

1.English is a global language and there are around 380 million native speakers.


__________ around 380 million native speakers, English is a global language.

2. If English had not risen to its current power, French might have been the largest global language.


French might have been the largest global language before English ______ its current power.

3. English is studied at school and Swedes are confident at speaking English


Swedes are ___________ English, since the lingua franca is studied at school.

Listening test

Time for the test: ~10-15 minutes.

The aim of taking the reading test is for you to get an idea of the level of English 7. Furthermore, it provides Feke with an example of your reading skills. Please note that this test will not be graded but you will receive feedback.

  1. Open Digiexam.

  2. There are 11 word-gap questions.

  3. Read the sentences and write the correct word in the word-gap.

  4. The answers require correct spelling and grammar.

  5. We will cover the correct answers after 15 minutes.

Please wait for Feke to share the Digiexam test code.

Exit ticket

"Today, I learned .."


Practice the Quizlet-vocabulary.