Salam! Khosh amadid!
Hello everyone, how are you?
1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat it for a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)
2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (one in simple past tense, one in present perfect tense using ‘for’, one in simple future tense, and one in past perfect tense).
To turn on
To turn off
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
16 – 898 – 3223 – 6116 – 7011 – 10111 – 69009
4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.
Today, we are going to learn the last part of past perfect tense, which is the interrogative form of this tense. Ready?
As I reminded you during the first lessons, we won’t have much problems if we have learned the previous lessons patiently. I remember I told you once that a building would remain strong if it has got strong foundation. I also remember that I told you we might have no time to go back to the early lessons on and on since I assume we have already spent a lot of time on the first lessons. We did that to become as fluent as possible with the very basics. Although teachers play important roles in teaching, ultimately, it’s the students who should work enough to make teacher teach more. Good listeners encourage the speaker to do something beyond what he is supposed to.
I have received a couple of suggestions with almost a same request. Some of you have asked me to make another page in which the 32 Persian alphabets are gathered, giving their pronunciation. They have explained that sometimes they forget the letters! To solve this problem, they prefer to have access to a page with all letters together, as their resource page.
Now, I am asking you. Is it a good solution?
A driver is supposed to know how to turn on the lights or how to use the brakes. We are now driving, which means we already know the basics of driving.
How can we translate the sentences (and later on, the texts) when we don’t remember the letters?
So, please take my advice and try to become fluent with the basics first before dealing with the next steps. This course is not a one-way one. You are supposed to take parts of the responsibility by doing what you are asked. Please be kind enough to not put all the work on my shoulders! I have already worked hard in the very beginning to make my job easier in the future! (Like what you see below!)
Now, let’s see the interrogative form of the sentences in past perfect tense.
Do you remember what we did in simple past tense as well as in other tenses? Great! There is nothing more here!
It’s that easy! ( My job, I mean!!)
Let’s see some examples:
And so on.
Please go to Useful drills page to practice more.
Let’s write page is waiting for you if you want to learn and practice Persian writings.
See you next week!