T.A.M. 7 (based on tefnescu, Vian and Vian 2009, 2013)
THE SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD
I wish I had a girl as white as snow!
There is something that often puzzles us, learners of English, in this kind of sentence: whenever we express wishes, we dont expect to
The Elizabethan Era took place from 1558 to 1603 and is considered by many historians to be the golden age in
English History. During this era England experienced peace and prosperity while the arts flourished. The time
period is named aft
The Reformation occurred during Renaissance times. It was a split in the Catholic Church where a new type of
Christianity called Protestantism was born.
More People Reading the Bible
During the Middle Ages, few people other than monks and prie
The Stuart Age
The Stuart Period was a period of time in Britain (1603-1714) that was riddled with religious suffering, many gruesome
deaths, The Anglo-Dutch wars and the English Civil War.
Robinson Crusoe is a youth of about eighteen years old who resides in Hull, England. Although his father wishes
him to become a lawyer, Crusoe dreams of going on sea voyages. He disregards the fact that his two older brothers
are gone beca
The Civil War
Charles I became king of Great Britain and Ireland on 27th March 1625. He believed in the Divine
Right of Kings (believing he was a representative of God) so decided to rule with
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to a successful middle-class
glove-maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Written in the mid-1590s, proba
Paradise Lost is about Adam and Evehow they came to be created and how they came to lose their
place in the Garden of Eden, also called Paradise. It's the same story you find in the first pages of
Genesis, expanded by Milton int
The Tudors Age
The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England and Wales from 1485 to 1603 - one of the most
exciting periods of British history.
They ruled for 118 years and during their reign encouraged new religious ideas, overseas exp
THE RESTORATION (1600-1785)
THE CIVIL WAR, THE PROTECTORATE, & THE RESTORATION
When James Is son Charles was crowned, England was on its way to civil war. The Puritan movement
had developed into a powerful enemy of the Anglicans. When Charles I attempted
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is visited by a mysterious ghost resembling his recently deceased father, the King
of Denmark. The ghost tells Hamlet that his father was murdered by Claudius, the Kings brother, who then
Curs 2- The Reformation
We have to understand the way in which appeared and how it spread in the Western
Europe, in order to understand how it influenced England.
An important name should be kept in mind when we talk about the Reformation, the
name of a m
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The Elizabethan Age
Elizabeth followed a period that threatened to destroy what Henry VIII had created.
Elizabeth came to the throne in a moment in which England needed stability. She was the second
daughter of Henry VIII, she was born
Curs 5 The Stuart Age
Elizabeth I died in 1603 without an heir, so she named her nephew the King of
England, James VI Stuart of Scotland, who became James I Stuart of elgland. He was the son
of Mary Stuart, the enemy of Elizabeth, who was executed by her.
Seminar 4 Paradise Lost, by John Milton
Paradise Lost is a classical poem, written by John Milton. It is inspired from the Bible,
more exactly, from the Genesis. Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge. The
consequenes of the sin was that death came i
The English Civil War
After the death of James I, his son Charles I came to the throne and instead of continuing his fathers way of
ruling, he took many wrong decisions. On the contrary to his father, Charles I was not able to rule properly
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Sir Thomas Morus
Thomas More was one of the most interesting and influential figures of the early Renaissance.
An excellent lawyer More became a widely respected writer, historian and philosopher. He wrote
by William Shakespeare
Old Hamlet + Gertrude Claudius
o Place: Elsinore
o First line: Whos there? it suggests that they are uncertain, afraid(of the ghost).
The Tudor Age
Henry VII, who had welsh origins, became king after the War of the Roses ended.
After the end of the war, an new dynasty emerged The Tudors. This dynasty was founded
due to the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York and it involved a ne
The Protectorate follows the English Civil War and announces the instauration of the Republic in
England (1649). It was led by Oliver Cromwell, who was elected Lord Protector of England.
The Protectorate is also called the Commonwe
Curs 3- The English Reformation
The Reformation is a West-European movement that appeared when Martin Luther
wrote his 95 articles, that represented the basis of the new created church The Protestant
Church. The Protestantism appears as a consequence of t
Seminar 3 1st of April
A Midsummer Nights Dream
by William Shakespeare
About William Shakespeare
The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born
in 1564 to a successful middle-class glove-maker in Stratford-upon-Avon
Seminar 5 Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
The book Robinson Crusoe is written by Daniel Defoe in 1719 and it is structured in
31 chapters. From the beginning we are told about Robinson Crusoe, the main character
where he was born, when he was born, whic
I. Identify the predications below (states, activities, accomplishments, etc) and argue for your
1. I read "War and Peace" in college. 2. The cable snapped. 3. The air smells of jasmine. 4. They
played cards in the drawing
The feature-based classification
States are stable situations.
Typical, basic states are: know the answer, be tall, desire,
States are characterized by the features [+ stative]
Time vs. Tense
Time vs. Tense
Time is subjective in the sense that it does not have
absolute reality outside the form of our perception of
the world; it is not inherent to objects.
Time is an epistemic notion as it mirrors our
Identify the predications below (states, activities, accomplishments, achievements, semelfactives):
14. He thinks that John is a rascal.
1. Herbert walked in the park.
15. He is thinking about Jane.
2. He noticed the painting in a minute.
1. Which of the following words may not deserve to be regarded as lexical items, and so may not be listed in
a dictionary of modern English? Why?
read, reading, readable
punish, punishing, punishable, punishment
1. Analyze the following tenses in terms of the relationships established between ST and RT/ ET and RT:
1. Tim mowed the lawn yesterday/ 2. His dog chases cars. / 3. Joe wrecked the car before midnight/ 4. Mary
is leaving tomorrow/ 5. We fixed the
Choose the correct completion for the following statements. Bear in mind that, in some cases,
more than one choice is possible:
1. Functional categories include .
a. free morphemes; b. lexical items; c. bound morphemes
2. Auxiliary verbs