Category Archives: Grammar

English Verb Tenses: Present Perfect Continuous

Need help with the tenses in English? Here’s an excellent overview of the Present Perfect Continuous with links to additional online exercises. Present Perfect Continuous info sheet Here is a worksheet which will help you focus on how to use the … Continue reading

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English Verb Tenses: Past Continuous

Need help with the tenses in English? Here’s an excellent overview of the Past Continuous with links to additional online exercises. Past Continuous info sheet And here are some great ideas for how to practise using the past continuous: http://edition.tefl.net/ideas/grammar/past-continuous-activities/

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English Verb Tenses: Present Perfect

Need help with the tenses in English? Here’s an excellent overview of the Present Perfect with links to additional online exercises. Present Perfect info sheet Here are some worksheets which will really help you focus on how to use the Present … Continue reading

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English Verb Tenses: Past Simple

Need help with the tenses in English? Here’s an excellent overview of the Past Simple with links to additional exercises. Past Simple info sheet Here are some speaking exercises to practise: Past Simple exercises. Here is a worksheet to practise building Past … Continue reading

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English Verb Tenses: Present Continuous

Need help with the tenses in English? Here’s an excellent overview of the Present Continuous with links to additional exercises. Present Continuous info sheet And here’s a handy visual aid from http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/

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English Verb Tenses: Present Simple

Need help with the tenses in English? Here’s an excellent overview of the Present Simple with links to additional online exercises. Present Simple info sheet And here’s a handy visual aid from http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/

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Top 100 English Verbs

Below is a link to an excellent website with the top 100 most common verbs in English. You can also click on each verb to see the full conjugation pattern. Go learn them!! http://www.linguasorb.com/en/english/most-common-verbs  

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Brush up your grammar

http://community.eflclassroom.com/page/grammar-1 If you want to brush up your grammar, try this page.

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FREE iPhone app now available: CAE Transformations

Ever wondered how to help your students maximize their potential in the CAE Keyword Transformations exercise? Me too, that’s why I have designed a smartphone app for the iPhone to help students do exactly that. Check it out for FREE … Continue reading

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could / be able to: what’s the difference?

This one comes up in class a lot. Here’s the best explanation I’ve found: could / be able to   

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