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General English Grammar

This webpage is a selection of grammar videos and free downloadable PDF exercises. It is mainly focused on general English grammar but is still important in building good grammar awareness and correct use.

Reading Skills Worksheets / Lessons

Tense Review

 

Tense Review Exercises – [All 12 grammar tenses]

Exercise Sheet:This worksheet provides valuable practice on improving your understanding of the English Tense system. It includes two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced level). Watch the video for an explanation on the 12 tenses. 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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Passive Grammar Constructions

 

Passive Grammar 

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of all tenses of the passive. It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a clear explanation of the passive. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Conditionals / If Clauses

Conditionals / If Clauses

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the five conditionals (zero, first, second, third & mixed). It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, it includes two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for more information on conditionals. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Present Perfect Simple

 

Present Perfect Simple 

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the present perfect simple and present perfect continuous, It includes the rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a clear explanation of the present perfect simple. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Past Continuous (progressive)

 

Past Continuous

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the past continuous and past simple. It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for more information on the past continuous. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Past Perfect Simple

 

Past Perfect Simple & Continuous

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the past perfect simple and past perfect continuous. It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for more information on the past perfect. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Future Tenses

 

Future Tenses

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the future tenses: will / going to/  future continuous / future perfect. It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for more information on future tenses. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Phrasal Verbs

 

Phrasal verbs

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides valuable practice on phrasal verbs It includes two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a detailed explanation on phrasal verbs.TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Idioms

 

Idioms – idiomatic phrases

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides valuable practice on idioms. It includes two practice worksheets (high intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a detailed explanation on 24 of the most common idioms.TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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General English: uncountable & countable nouns

countable nouns

 

Countable & uncountable nouns (General English)

A great lesson to improve students’ knowledge on countable and uncountable nouns. It begins with a matching activity with a variety of countable & uncountable nouns. It then includes a worksheet where students identify the mistakes. This sheet reinforces quantifiers (some, any, a lot of, much, many, and phrases ‘a piece of..’ etc…) It finishes with a productive speaking activity. worksheet example Time:30 mins  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 Countable and uncountable nouns (Academic English) [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. (see worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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

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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.. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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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..  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 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 (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 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. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  

 

 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. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 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. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 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. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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More Grammar lessons

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 [webpage]. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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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 worksheet. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIPTEACHER 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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Grammar & Vocabulary lesson

  

Noun Phrases Worksheet

This lesson is a worksheet to highlight 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 (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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