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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).

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Academic Tenses 

 

 

 Academic Grammar 1: the four most common tenses in academic English [new 2021]

This lesson focuses on the four tenses of past simple, present simple, present perfect simple and future simple (will). It includes a language review of each tense, sentence level and paragraph level practice exercises. It also includes a freer writing practice at the end (with example paragraph). See worksheet example Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Cause & Effect Language

 

 

 Causes, Effects & Related Language [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of cause and effect language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Cohesion & Coherence

 

 

Cohesion & Coherence

This worksheet helps to consolidate what  ‘cohesion’ is with a focus on pronouns, word forms and summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections and two practice activities (example). [webpage]. Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Compare & Contrast

 Comparatives & Superlatives [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of compare and contrast language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  / Webpage link / Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Conditionals / If clauses

 Conditionals [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of conditionalsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Language Review

A really helpful worksheet to revise the key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom.

  

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. The lesson focuses on parts of speech, nouns (countable/uncountable), verbs (participles), pronunciation (syllables/stress) and punctuation (example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Modal Verbs

 Modal Auxiliary Verbs [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of modal verbsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Nominalisation

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 freer practice. This is a good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Noun Phrases

  

Noun Phrases Worksheet 1

This lesson highlights what noun phrases are and provides valuable practice. It focuses on the key concepts of quantifiers, adjectives and nouns, noun + noun, noun + preposition and noun phrase combinations (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Noun Phrases Worksheet 2

This lesson is designed to help students write more concisely by using noun phrases. It takes students through a whole range of tasks including noticing the language in context, eight guided practice tasks and five freer practice activities. There’s a language review sheet included too. (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Parallelism

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Parallelism Worksheet: 8 exercises

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 (example).. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Passive Academic Grammar

More advanced passive structures – ‘impersonal passive’ and ‘to infinitive passive’. Also nominalisation (verb to noun) structures. Full explanation on web page

Academic Passive Structures & Nominalisation

An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ , to infinitive passive form ‘ it is claimed to be…’. and how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheet provides key information and 10 writing questions (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Passive General Grammar

Passives: The Basics

This is a worksheet that provides an overview of the basic passive structures, the rules and tense exercises. It also includes a speaking activity. A nice lesson to revise the basic structures and use of the passive.  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Download: Informal Passive Practice Worksheet

Relative clauses 

 Defining & Non-Defining Relative Clauses [new 2020]

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and use of defining & non-defining relative clauses.The lesson includes four tasks of guided practice and two tasks of freer practice (exampleWebpage link. Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Sentence Structure 1

 Sentence Structure 1: Simple, compound, complex & complex compound [new 2020]

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and practice of the four types of sentence structures: simple, compound, complex and complex-compound. It includes noticing, guided and freer practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Sentence Structure 2

 Sentence Structure 2: Fragment, run-on & comma splice sentences  [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ sentence structure through identifying and practising fragments, run-ons and comma splice sentences. It includes noticing, guided and freer practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1].

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Tense Grammar Review

A good lesson to explore the basics of the English tense system, the rules and practice.

Tense Review (3 lessons: analysis, gap fill, speaking)

This is a great lesson to introduce / revise English Tenses. Lesson 1: students discuss a number of sentences & identify the tense & reason for use. Give out Tense handout (here) to consolidate. Lesson 2:  tense review gap fill. Lesson 3: speaking exercise with lots of questions using the tenses (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Tense review AEUK 2020

Grammar Tense Review Table – [All 12 grammar tenses]

This is a ‘free’ grammar tense review table It includes all the 12 tenses, their structures and example sentences. Watch the video for a clear explanation of the 12 tenses in this table. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Verb Patterns (ing forms / to + inf)

 Verb Patterns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of verb patterns (verb + infinitive, verb + to infinitive, verb + gerund, verb + that clause, verb + wh-clause) It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Countable & uncountable nouns

 

 Countable and uncountable nouns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of countable & uncountable nounsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Style: 20 key features to writing 

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher conducts feedback using visual highlighting and explaining the concepts. It follows with 10x practice exercises.  Time: 60mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP /  INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Error Correction Practice & Answers

Teachers or students: This is a much harder worksheet of 12 sentences with 3 or 4 mistakes in each sentence. It includes answers. Good introduction to the correction code [webpage]TEACHER MEMBERSHIP /  INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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