Did you know?
80% – 85% of academic and technical English is in the present, including passives.
5% – 10% is in the past, including passives.
5% is in every other tense/verb form
15% of verbs are modal / 25% are passive.
60% of all content is nouns (3 – 4 nouns per verb).
Tense Review (3 exercises – analysis, gap fill, speaking )
This is a great lesson to introduce / revise the English Tense structures. The 1st lesson asks students to dscuss a selection of sentences & identifying the structure / the rule of use. TGive out Tense Structure handout (here) to consolidate. The 2nd lesson is tense review gap fill and the 3rd lesson is a speaking with lots of questions using the tense structures. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
Academic Grammar Lessons
Passive practice worksheet
The basics of passive construction, use and rules – full explanation on web page
Passive practice worksheet
More advanced passive structures – ‘impersonal passive’ and ‘to infinitive passive’. Also nominalisation (verb to noun) structures. Full explanation on web page
An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ and to infinitive passive form ‘ it is claimed to be…’. Also, how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheets provides key information and 10 writing questions.. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
Nominalisation practice worksheet
How to change verbs to nouns to make academic writing more formal…full explanation on web page
Nominalisation (verbs to nouns)
An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practices changing verbs to nouns, and includes three exercises from guided through to free practice. Good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels.. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
More Grammar lessons
Parallelism Worksheet: Free Download
This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure [webpage]. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]
Academic Style: 20 key features to writing
This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher feedbacks using the visual highlighting and explaining the concepts and then there are 10x practice exercises from informal to formal. Time: 60mins Example Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
Grammar & Vocabulary lesson
Language Revision Worksheet – the basics.
This lesson is a basic worksheet to revise key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom. It’s a great lesson to do at the beginning of EAP course because it is helpful revision of key terms that students are expected to be aware of on a teaching course. The lesson focuses on parts of speech, nouns (countable/uncountable), verbs (participles), pronunciation(syllables/stress) and punctuation (see example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP