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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Grammar?
English grammar is the body of rules that describe the structure of expressions in the English language. This includes the structure of words, phrases, clauses and sentences. A text that contains more than one sentence is no longer in the realm of grammar but of discourse. The grammar of a language is approached in two ways: descriptive grammar is based on analysis of text corpora and describes grammatical structures thereof, whereas prescriptive grammar attempts to use the identified rules of a given language as a tool to govern the linguistic behaviour of speakers.
Grammar can be a challenging subject to teach. It is often difficult to explain when and why certain rules apply. Busy Teacher has
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has received a lot of positive feedback and does a nice job combining there is/are with prepositions of place. The worksheet is appealing to students because of its colorful image and useful for teachers because of the excellent gap fill exercise. If you are studying another topic in your classes, search for a different worksheet that your students will enjoy.
Recently ESL has moved away from teaching grammar through lectures and has begun to focus more on speaking practice. This new approach more closely mimics how native speakers learn a language. It is a critical shift and one that has been rather successful because students are learning English by using it rather than by memorizing material. This results in more rapidly improving fluency. There are so many exceptions to grammar rules that it seems foolish for students to memorize rules and exceptions for every structure. On the other hand, even using this approach, students need practice using what they have learned and these worksheets are creative ways to do just that.
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This is a very simple worksheet for teaching or revising the past continuous tense at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to rewrite the sentences i ...
All about prepositions is a useful mini-book to review this topic. Prepositions are one of the most important grammar aspects of the English language, because they have a great variety of uses. Th ...
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This presentation is to practise the question what's this with your students. There's also a chance to play a guessing game that is to ask the question Is it a... and give short answers. Aft ...
I created this 5-page worksheet to practise and revise simple vocabulary connected with nature. It contains 12 flash cards (tree, moon, flower, lake, forest, river, star, jungle, mountain, sk ...
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It is a grammar worksheet to practice the past simple tense. It is a brief biography about a great artist, inventor and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. It can be used as a test or just grammar drill. ...
This PowerPoint contains some information about what people use to do in the old days. Some pictures were inserted to convey the meaning. There are some CCQs to check the language learners' ...
This worksheet will be good to use for practising grammar requests 'could you?' This song worksheet has pre-listening, while-listening and after-listening activities. After working with the worksh ...
Here are two biographies of two famous Chilean people, very useful information about the past of these 2 poets, Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. Your students will be able to build a timeline wi ...
Diagnistic written test - this test is a way to see what the students remember after summer holidays. It starts with a text with a true/ false exercise and some questions about it. Other contents: ...
Revision of months, prepositions, there is/there are and vocabulary. It can be used to revise such vocabulary as school subjects, numbers, rooms or furniture, months of the year, prepositions on, ...
Written test for the 5th grade. It starts with a text; then a true/ false exercise; completing sentences; aswering about the text; asking questions; completing (verbs exercise); labeling about hum ...
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the differences between the present simple and the present continuous tense at elementary level. There are 2 different activities in which student ...
This is a 2-page worksheet for teaching or revising the present perfect tense at pre-intermediate level. There are 4 different activities in which students are asked to fill in the gaps with ...
The worksheet features tasks to a 25-minute film adaptation of the children's book Lost and Found. The film is directed by Philip Hunt. There are three tasks in the worksheet: a pre-watching task ...
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This worksheet is an adapted version of the Business Alibi Game originally by UsingEnglish.com. Yesterday at 2:35 pm a laptop with very important data on it was stolen from a manager’s desk. ...
This exercise asks your students to use the simple past tense in writing. This can be adjusted to include targeted vocabulary or expressions. Write about what Peter did last Saturday using Simple ...
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