I am thinking of developing a new kind of content which I would call language patterns. It will consist of groups of 6 lines or sentences on a common theme. There will be beginner patterns and intermediate patters. I will add them as I think of them.
Hopefully it will eventually amount to about 30-40 minutes of continuous audio. Learners can do individual lessons or download the whole series and listen to it continuously. It should represent a combination of the most common patterns in the language. Please have a look and let me know of the patterns in English that cause trouble, or that you think should be included, or else just do your own.
I would also like to see if others can do this for other languages. We could even try to get parallel patterns in different languages. What do you think? Here is what I just quickly wrote down. This is just a beginning. The beginner patterns come first.
My name is Steve.
Her name is Mary.
We are happy.
He is a happy man.
They are young girls.
There are many young girls here.
I have a book.
They have a lot of time.
He has no time.
She has a book in her bag.
You have a lot of work to do.
There is a lot of work to do.
He reads every day.
What do you eat for breakfast every day.
I know your name.
We go to school every morning.
I make breakfast in the morning.
We all eat breakfast every morning.
I am reading this book now.
What are you doing now?
I am washing the dishes now.
What are you writing now?
I am writing a letter now.
He is also writing a letter now.
When did you visit your friend?
I visited my friend last week.
When did it snow?
It snowed all last week.
I watched the football game on television.
He walked to work in the rain yesterday.
What were you doing yesterday when I called?
I was working yesterday when you called.
When were you watching television?
I was watching television in the evening.
He was sleeping when I phoned.
I was listening when he was speaking.
I will go to work tomorrow morning.
You are going to move to a new house next month.
He will not like the news.
She is going to start a new book.
She will stop playing soon.
When will you stop talking?
Are you happy?
Yes I am happy.
Why are you happy?
I am happy because I saw my friend.
Do you like your friend?
Yes I like my friend.
I don’t like that person.
He does not like reading.
That is not a good book.
He isn’t a happy person.
I don’t want to go.
Why do you work?
I work in order to make money.
Why do you want to make money?
I need to make money in order to support my family.
Why do you talk so much?
I don’t think I talk too much.
When I visited Japan I ate a lot of raw fish.
Whenever I visit Japan, I always eat a lot of raw fish.
When I visit Japan, I always eat a lot of raw fish.
Whenever I sit in my car, I listen to my language lessons.
When I sat in Tom’s car, I fell asleep.
When I sit in cars, I often fall asleep.
He traveled from New York to Boston by train.
I got this present from him.
She was sick from Friday to Monday.
From here to there.
From my point of view, he is wrong.
He took money out of his bank account.
If I like a person, I will try to help him or her.
If I like people, I try to help them.
If he knew the whole story, he would be surprised.
If you are not happy at work, you should change jobs.
If you would only try harder, you would do better.
If they were studying so hard, why did they fail?
Even though you think you are right, I think you are wrong.
Even though you may like your work, I do not think you are doing a good job.
Although other people don’t agree, I just can’t accept this explanation.
Even though it is raining, I think we should still go for a walk.
Although it is still a little early, I think we should leave.
Let’s go home,…although, on the other hand, it is still early, so let’s stay.
Ever since he joined the company we had lots of trouble.
It has been cold since early November.
Ever since the new bridge was built we have had a lot of traffic here.
I have been studying German for four months, ever since August.
Since yesterday, I have been feeling sick.
Since when do you think you can just do what you want?