Grammar Point – Irregular verbs #2

In my previous post I offered a set of materials to help you teach the 10 most frequent irregular verbs in English. Now, there are a couple of activities to teach, or if you are a student to learn, another set of 10 irregular verbs. We give you a set of activities to help…

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Present simple or present continuous?

Sometimes it is very difficult for students to decide whether they should use the present simple or the present continuous tense. To help them decide correctly, I will share several activities with you. These activities make it clear which tense the students should use and how to form it. ADVERT: [showmyads] In this post…

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Verb to be

The verb TO BE is the most important verb in English. Unfortunately, it is the most irregular verb in English, too. However, as all students of English manage to master its forms in the end, there is no reason to dispair. This mastery comes through practise. In this post I would like to share…

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Irregular verbs again 2

In my latest post on irregular verbs I tried to teach 33 irregular verbs. In this post, I would like to add other 30 verbs which I hope you will learn through either the associative method or by using the spaced mp3 recording. ADVERT: [showmyads] You can learn the irregular verbs by using the…

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Modal verbs of deduction

The greatest thing that can happen to a teacher is the aha! moment when suddenly the students get it. And this happened to me on Thursday. I was teaching the modal verbs of deduction for a hundredth time and suddenly the students could understand it and use it correctly. Wonderful feeling!!! ADVERT: [showmyads] In…

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The basic nouns and prepositions.

Nouns plus prepositions

Students often use the wrong prepositions. So I have created this post in hope that this short explanation and practise will help them get at least some of the prepositions correct. ADVERT [showmyads] Many teachers claim that students use prepositions incorrectly because of interference from their mother tongue. It is true in many cases…

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Town vocabulary

In this post I would like to introduce about 20 new words connected with towns. These words are neccessary if you want to speak about the place where you live or stay. The vocabulary is for elementary and pre-intermediate students and it covers different basic features which can be found in towns and cities.…

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Modal verbs in present and past tenses

Students usually understand the usage of the modals in present tense very quickly. However, when they start speaking about the past, they use the present tense or some non-existent forms, like "musted". Here I’ve tried to create a simple overview of all the modal verbs and their usage in present and past tenses. I…

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Future tenses – May and will

In English there are many ways to speak about future and at the same time there are many grammarians who claim that there is nothing like a future tense in English. I do not want to discuss this issue here, I would only like to present two ways of speaking about future. ADVERT: [showmyads]…

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Two Dates – Chapter 3

Have you been wondering what the big shock for Alan was? The story continues here. Once again you can learn 16 new words and practise them in a game. Then you can check your comprehension with a mind map which once again serves as a worksheet too. The next chapter of the story Two…

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Advice

Phrases to ask for advice and for giving advice are incredibly useful for normal life. Students should be able to express their needs and I believe this post will help them with this. If you go through all the activities here, I am sure that you will learn these phrases in twenty minutes. However,…

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Verb patterns – pre-intermediate

My pre-intermediate students are confused by all the different verb patterns. So the last two weeks I spent designing a mind map that would help them. It is in no way a comprehensive description of the grammar, but I feel quite happy about it. Looking for some rules I discovered that the pattern verb…

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Present perfect _ basics

Many students do not understand the present perfect tense. Here is an infographic which should make the present perfect tense easier for students to understand. Advertisement: [showmyads] Advertisement: [showmyads] And now it is time to practise the present perfect tense: Present perfect simple - penalty game. More games to practise present perfect tense can…

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There is – grammar game
There is a coffee table

There is – grammar game

"There is " is a simple grammar point. You use it to describe a picture or a place.   If you have a look at this picture, you can say: There is a coffee table on the carpet. There is a sofa. There are two armchairs in the room. There isn’t a shower. There…

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