Simple grammar rhymes

Beginners have to memorise a lot of new words and grammar. To make the process a bit easier, I and my colleague came up with a set of simple grammar rhymes that help our learners remember the crucial verb forms. ADVERT: [showmyads] In this post, I would like to share the rhymes with you.…

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Verb to be – questions and answers

It is a well accepted fact that students remember things better if they discover them for themselves. However, it is a real challenge to design our materials in such a way that we allow the students to discover the rules. I have tried to create such materials for my students and they were really…

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Verb to be in present tense

When I was looking for some materials to teach the present simple tense of the verb to be I was rather unpleasantly surprised by the fact that there are very few speaking activities. Obviously, the verbs IS/AM/ARE are taught to elementary students whose vocabulary is severely limited. But, there should be some speaking activities…

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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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Verb to be in questions

As I mentioned before, next year I am going to teach low level students, so I am trying to prepare some materials which I will be able to use with them. A week ago I wrote a post on the verb to be in affirmative and negative sentences. In this post I would like…

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