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Regular grammar study is important for improvement – for increasing your proficiency level! And actually for increasing your joy of knowing the new language!!

There are many ways to study grammar. In the Super Learner Fluency course we use paraphrase: saying the same idea with a different grammar structure.

Each module in the Super Learner Fluency Course focuses on 5 target sentences from the Interviews. Here are the target sentences, with paraphrases, and links to explanations and further practice.

Super Learner Fluency Course Module 1 

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

1. I love making friends. 
We can also say:• I love to make friends. 
https://www.espressoenglish.net/5-types-of-english-verb-verb-combinations/ 
• Making friends is something that I love to do. 
https://www.really-learn-english.com/cleft-sentences.html 
2. I haven’t seen her in a while, but we’re still very close.  
We can also say:• Although I haven’t seen her in a while, we’re still very close. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/although-or-though 
• She and I are still very close even though we haven’t seen each other in a while. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/conjunctions-contrasting?q=even+though
3. My relationship with Maya is one of the strongest friendships I have.  
We can also say:• I have a strong friendship with Maya.  In fact, it’s one of the strongest friendships I have.  
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/in-fact 
• Out of all of my relationships, my friendship with Maya is one of the strongest.  
https://www.yourdictionary.com/of-all-things 
4. I don’t have a lot of friends because I’m shy.
We can also say:• I don’t have a lot of friends because of my shyness.  
https://www.englishgrammar.org/because-and-because-of-2/ 
• The reason that I don’t have a lot of friends is that I’m shy.  
https://onlinewritingtraining.com.au/the-reason-is-that-or-the-reason-is-because/
5. We’ve known each other since high school.    
We can also say: •  We’ve known each other for (10 years). 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/present-perfect-simple-i-have-worked?q=Present+perfect+simple%3A+uses
• We met in high school.  We’ve known each other since then.  
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/present-perfect-simple-i-have-worked?q=Present+perfect+simple%3A+uses

Super Learner Fluency Course Module 2 FOOD 

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

1. I’m not going to try it because it’s too bitter.  
We can also say:
• It’s too bitter so I’m not going to try it.  
https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-too-enough.php 
• It’s too bitter.  That’s why I’m not going to try it.  
https://www.talkenglish.com/lessondetails.aspx?ALID=2070 
2. I feel my energy level is going down as I get older. 
We can also say:
As my age increases, I feel my energy level is decreasing.  
https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/have-gotten-older-have-become-more-confident-b-236115
As I get older, I can feel a decrease in my energy level.
https://www.englishgrammar.org/get-and-become/ 
3. I would describe myself as an omnivore – I will eat almost anything.    
We can also say: You might describe me as an omnivore, because I can eat almost anything. 
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/describing-people-in-english/
Since I eat almost anything, you could describe me as an omnivore.  
https://www.esolcourses.com/content/exercises/grammar/adjectives/personality/words-for-describing-personality.html
4. I just think it tastes like styrofoam or plastic.  
We can also say: To me, it tastes like styrofoam or plastic. 
https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/grammar/intermediate-to-upper-intermediate/as-and-like
For me, the flavor is similar to styrofoam or plastic 
https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/how-does-it-taste-food-adjectives-0 https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/34597/correct-use-of-similar-to-with-like/34601 
5. I don’t really support strict diets, unless there is a medical reason for it. 
We can also say:Unless there is a valid medical reason, I don’t actually support strict diets. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/unless 
I don’t think strict diets are necessary unless there is a clear medical reason for it. 
http://www.onestopenglish.com/methodology/teaching-tips/ask-the-experts/grammar-questions/grammar-unless-and-if/146350.article

Super Learner Fluency Course Module 3 FAMILY 

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

1. We like to go to the beach.   
We could also say: • The beach is our favorite place to go.   
https://www.ieltstutors.org/ieltstutors-tips-blog/ielts-band-7-grammar-complex-noun-phrases  
• Going to the beach is what we like. 
https://www.really-learn-english.com/cleft-sentences.html

2. When we were kids, things were very simple. 

We could also say:• As kids, everything was so simple.   

https://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-4.html
• Things were very simple during our childhood. 
https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/for-during-and-while 
3. We always make an effort to work things out when some kind of conflict or disagreement comes up.  
We could also say:• Whenever we have a disagreement or conflict, we always make a point of solving it.  
 https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/definitions/when-vs-whenever/https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-direct-object-1690459 
•Whenever we have disagreements or conflicts, we try to solve them. 
 
4. With extended families, it’s a little complicated in my country.  We could also say:•Extended families make things a little complicated in my country.  
 http://www.euenglish.hu/2016/01/causative/  
• In my country, things get a little complicated with extended families. 
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/participle-adjectives.html
 
• Whenever we have disagreements or conflicts, we try to solve them. 
Whenever we have a disagreement or conflict, we always make a point of solving it.  
https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/definitions/when-vs-whenever/
 Whenever we have disagreements or conflicts, we try to solve them.  
https://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-grammar/singular-and-plural-nouns/
6. In my family, we’re used to having a lot of people around.  
We can also say:
It’s quite common in my family to have a bunch of people around. 
https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/i-used-vs-i-am-used/
In my family, having a lot of people around is very normal. 
https://open.books4languages.com/english-b1-grammar/chapter/gerunds-as-subjects/

Super Learner Fluency Course Module 4 HOMETOWN 

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

1. It’s where I’ve lived my whole life.  
We could also say:I haven’t left this place since I was born.  
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-use.html 
I’ve spent a lifetime in this place. 
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-use.html 
2. I love a lot of things about my hometown.  
We could also say:My hometown has a bunch of things I totally love.  
https://www.thoughtco.com/reduced-relative-clauses-1211107 
You wouldn’t believe the number of things I love from my hometown 
 
3. What would you recommend that a visitor do or see? 
We could also say:What are the must-do’s for someone visiting your city
 
What activities or sites would be best for a visitor in your hometown? 
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/superlatives.html 
4. I’d recommend that you wander around and see the street life. 
We could also say:Wandering around is the best way to see the street life.  
https://open.books4languages.com/english-b1-grammar/chapter/gerunds-as-subjects/
My recommendation is that you wander around and see the street life for yourself. 
https://esllibrary.com/blog/recommend   
5. I feel grateful that I was born in that place, at that time.  
We could also say:I’m totally grateful for being born in that place at the time.  
https://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerund2c.html
Being born there at that time is one of the things I’m grateful for.  
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/singular-or-plural-verbs-with-one-of-the

Super Learner Fluency Course Module 5  Sports

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

Sports help me feel like I’m a kid. 
• I tend to feel like a kid when I play sports. 
http://www.englishcollocation.com/how-to-use/tend 
 • When I play sports, I feel like a kid again.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/when 
What is the role of activity in staying healthy? 
• How important is activity in maintaining your health?
https://www.examenglish.com/grammar/A2_How_questions.htm 
• Does activity play a vital role in staying healthy?
https://thegrammarexchange.infopop.cc/topic/play-a-role-in-v-ing 
Whenever we win an international match, it’s like a festival in our country. 
• In our country, winning an international match is a big deal.  It’s like a festival. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/however-whatever-whichever-whenever-wherever-whoever 
• Our whole country takes on a festival atmosphere when we win an international match. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/take-on-someone-something 
When I started to dance, I felt so much healthier. 
• You know what happened when I started to dance? I felt so much healthier! 
https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/7897/how-would-do-you-know-what-happened-be-understood 
• I began to feel much healthier after I started to dance.  
http://dept.clcillinois.edu/lac/wc/twoverb.htm 
I feel very awe-inspired when I see hundreds of countries competing in the Olympics. 
• It’s awe-inspiring to see hundreds of countries competing in the Olympics. 
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/awe-inspiring 
• It’s really awesome to see hundreds of countries competing in the Olympics.  
https://sentence.yourdictionary.com/awesome 

Super Learner Fluency Course MODULE 6 WORK

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

I think getting along with people means being polite to them.  
• In my opinion, getting along with people is the same as being polite to people. 
https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/sentences-with-the-word/in_my_opinion.html 
• Getting along with people is essentially the same thing as being people to them. 
https://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerund1.html 
Since English is not my native language, sometimes I have a language barrier 
• I sometimes experience a language barrier because English isn’t my native language. 
https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/experience_2 
• Because English is my second language, I sometimes encounter a language barrier.  
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/clause-phrase.asp 
I don’t think you can get along with everyone, but you can be polite to everyone. 
• While I don’t believe you can get along with everyone, I do think you can strive to be polite with everyone. 
http://www.dailygrammar.com/Lesson-264-Adverb-Clauses.htm  
• It’s impossible to get along with everyone.  Still, you can be polite to everyone. 
https://www.gymglish.com/en/gymglish/english-grammar/still-and-yet
The more I learn about this profession, the more I love it.   
•  As I learn more about this profession, I’ve come to love it more. 
https://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-60316.php 
• I’ve come to love this profession as I’ve learned more about it. 
https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/come-to 
We use technology to help us expand our potential.
• The main purpose of using technology is to expand our potential. 
https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/sentences/verb-phrase.html 
• By using technology, we are able to expand our potential.  
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/can-and-be-able-to/4727923.html 

Super Learner Fluency Course MODULE 7 EDUCATION

Grammar Extra Practice + Explanations for SuperLearners! 

 

I think the Philippine education system is pretty much the same as the American system. 
• The Philippine education system and the American education system are more or less identical. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/more-or-less 
• You could say that the two education systems – in the Philippines and in the States – are pretty much the same.  
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/pretty-much 
Even though I don’t remember so much about my high school education itself, I do remember all of the friends I’ve made.  
• I really don’t remember much about my high school education.  But I do remember all of the friends I’ve made. 
https://speakspeak.com/resources/english-grammar-rules/various-grammar-rules/although-even-though 
• The thing I remember most about my high school education is all of the friends I’ve made.  I’m sorry to say that I don’t actually remember much about the education itself. 
https://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-grammar/using-forget-regret-remember/ 
I’d say those are the three main things that makes a good student:  interest, determination, and a desire for self-knowledge.   
• In my opinion, there are three things that make a good student.  Those three things are: interest, determination, and a desire for self-knowledge. 
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/47298/i-think-or-in-my-opinion-or-from-my-point-of-view 
• Interest, determination, and a desire for self-knowledge.  In my view, those are the three main things that makes a good student. 
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/this-that-these-those 
Good students want to know what they don’t know.  
• If you want to be a good student, you have to try to find out what you don’t know. 
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/if.htm 
• If you’re curious, you want to find out things that you don’t already know.  That curiosity is what makes you a good student. 
https://english.lingolia.com/en/grammar/adjectives/making-adjectives 
What is the difference between the way children learn and the way adults learn?  
• Do you think there are any differences between the ways that children and adult approach learning? 
https://sentence.yourdictionary.com/differences 
• How would you characterize the differences between the way children learn and the way adults learn?   
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/characterize 
I wasn’t comfortable with English at first, but now  I see the value of learning two languages.   
• At the beginning, I wasn’t comfortable with English.  Later though, I came to understand the value of learning a second language. 
http://www.englishcollocation.com/how-to-use/comfortable 
• Although I wasn’t comfortable with English at first, I’ve now come to understand the value of knowing a second language.  
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/although-or-though 

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