Skip to main content

Home  ES  JHS  HS  Articles  Blogs  Forum  Links  NonTextbook  Volunteers  Warmups  Shoutbox  SUBMISSIONS   



 連結詞的動詞 (れんけつしてきどうし)


FUN FACT: "All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English."


DEFINITION: A copula verb (also spelled copular) is sometimes referred to as a linking verb. Basically, it is a verb that connects the subject to the complement. NOTE: A complement is the part of a sentence that comes after the verb and is needed to make the sentence complete: "The food tastes delicious." The following are the main copula verbs that can be used to connect the subject to an adjective: be, look, feel, taste, smell, sound, seem, appear, get, become, grow, stay, keep, turn, prove, go, remain, resemble, run and lie.


EXAMPLE: You look nice.


NOTE: You might hear a Japanese teacher refer to this grammar point as 'SVC': Subject + Verb + Complement.




Character Looks: Students try to guess what character their partner is by using "Do you look ___?" questions.
Expression Guessing: A gesture game where students guess complex emotions.
He Looks Terrible: The students look at pictures and listen to sounds, and then write sentences to describe what they saw/heard.
It Looks: A look at the picture. Guess what it is. Make a sentence. Race.
Looks Faces: Students become comfortable using the "(S)he looks..." pattern while use their mad drawing skillz.
People Spotting: Students compete to find different people in the classroom.
Who Is It: This is a guess who-it-is game to practise present perfect verbs.
You Look Happy: A 50-minute team-oriented practice of adjectives using a "You look..." sentence formation.





This page was last modified on Thursday, July 26, 2012 06:24:08 PM