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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.
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Grammar can be a challenging subject to teach. It is often difficult to explain when and why certain rules apply. Busy Teacher has 9,639 worksheets to help you teach your students grammar. This grammar worksheet 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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Food Quantities

Food Quantities

This worksheet is appropriate for teaching and reviewing food quantities. This worksheet includes two pages, first it contains some pictures with detailed sentences, and in second page there are s ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Future Going To

Future Going To

A worksheet about the topic: future with going to. It's the second part of a previous worksheet. Students take a look at the pictures and should follow the example and drill the exercises. There a ...
1 All levels
A World of Food

A World of Food

This power-point presentation presents the names and pictures of different kinds of food (e.g.drinks, desserts, etc.). It contains some food quantities (loaf, jar, bottle). This power-point presen ...
2 Elementary
Communicative Activity for Family and Occupations

Communicative Activity for Family and Occupations

Information-gapped worksheet for use in pairs or groups. Student A has information about Juan's family, and Student B has Emily's. They must ask each other questions to complete. Focuses on correc ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Adverbs: Intensifiers / Modifiers

Adverbs: Intensifiers / Modifiers

It´s an easy list of adverbs which modify your speech. In the list there are three groups of adverbs: intensifiers / modifiers / downtoners. Go with your students through, translate the word ...
1 Intermediate
Some or Any PowerPoint

Some or Any PowerPoint

This is a PowerPoint for revising some and any at elementary level. It contains two different activities. First, students are asked to complete the sentences with some or any. Then, they are asked ...
1 Elementary
Gerund Review

Gerund Review

This file consists of a short explanation about gerunds and infinitives. It has examples of each case and some excercices at the end of the page. It is useful for adults and high school students, ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Hotel California by Eagles

Song Worksheet: Hotel California by Eagles

This worksheet provides revision of the past simple tense. It is based on lyrics of famous Eagle's song Hotel California. First students create  past simple of some verbs (irregular and regul ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Much, Many, and a Lot of PPT

Much, Many, and a Lot of PPT

This is a PowerPoint for teaching or revising many, much, and a lot of at elementary levels, both adults and kids. There is a brief explanation using some photos. Also, it is followed by a fill-in ...
1 Elementary
Present Simple and Past Simple

Present Simple and Past Simple

This PowerPoint contains one story in two different tenses. First, the grammar focuses on present simple. Second, the grammar focuses on past simple. Each one follows with some CCQs to check the l ...
1 Elementary
Future- Going To

Future- Going To

A worksheet about the topic: future with going to. Students are given rules about this structure and there is a table with examples in the affirmative, interrogative and negative. Next students ar ...
3 All levels
What They Were Doing When the Titanic Hit the Iceberg

What They Were Doing When the Titanic Hit the Iceberg

This powerpoint is about the Titanic disaster. From real photos of survivors, students have to make sentences using past continuous to explain what people were doing when the Titanic hit the icebe ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
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Hobbies: What Do You Do in Your Free Time?

Hobbies: What Do You Do in Your Free Time?

This Powerpoint is made for pre-intermediate students. It's about verbs of taste (like, enjoy, love) and expressions of taste (to be fond of, to be interested in, to be crazy about). Students lear ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
American Headway Intermediate Listening Practice

American Headway Intermediate Listening Practice

Extensive listening practice for American Headway Intermediate level. The file provides the link where audio tracks are available for download. So far, I have only worked through the first 3 Units ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
By the Time I´m (Future Perfect/ Continuous & Infinitive)

By the Time I´m (Future Perfect/ Continuous & Infinitive)

This worksheet is to help students to identify the future perfect tenses and how they are used. It starts off with a reading section in which all the different future forms are in bold. Here the t ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Friends Old and New, Physical Appearance

Friends Old and New, Physical Appearance

This power-point presentation is suitable for teaching physical appearance (length and color of hair, color of eyes, etc.) and comparative adjectives. It is appropriate for elementary students. Th ...
3 Elementary
From Morning till Night

From Morning till Night

This power-point presentation presents daily activities. It is appropriate for teaching daily routines and reviewing the present simple tense. It is suitable for elementary students and also young ...
3 Elementary
Seven Wonders of the World ( Past Simple Passive)

Seven Wonders of the World ( Past Simple Passive)

Seven short passages on Seven Wonders of the World. Students have to complete the information with the given verbs. They have to use active or passive simple past forms. Then, they are expected to ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Mr Brightside (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: Mr Brightside (Present Continuous)

Use this activity to review or introduce present continuous to your students. The worksheet is divided into 3 exercises. Each exercise will work for a different area of knowledge. E.g.  In ex ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Divergent

Movie Worksheet: Divergent

It includes activities to revise the content of the movie Divergent. I prepared some activities to do before watching, while watching and after watching the film. It worked really well with elemen ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Yesterday by The Beatles (Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Yesterday by The Beatles (Past Simple)

Here's a simple worksheet for teaching or revising the simple past at pre-intermediate level. It is a song by the Beatles, a very famous British band from the 60’s. Students are as ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Linking Words Elementary Worksheet

Linking Words Elementary Worksheet

This is a very easy worksheet for teaching linking words at elementary level. There are 4 different activities in which students are asked to read the sentences, underline the correct liking ...
3 Elementary
Grammar & Vocabulary Worksheet: I Had Fun Yesterday (Daily Routines & Past Simple)

Grammar & Vocabulary Worksheet: I Had Fun Yesterday (Daily Routines & Past Simple)

A funny poem to practice the topic "Daily routines" and past simple. The students are to read the poem and match the pictures with the verse or just learn the poem by heart. This worksheet will be ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Daily Routines Test

Daily Routines Test

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First person singular, present simple + vocabulary. Pupils study the voc uploaded by another teacher and do the test. Daily routines like : get up, have breakfast, do the ironing, do homework, tak ...
1 Elementary
What's in Your Fridge?

What's in Your Fridge?

This board game is the second one in the series of "What's In Your..." games. It aims at revising food and drink items (apples, cucumbers, tomatoes, juice, coke/soda, sausages, chicken, meat, chee ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary

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