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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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I use this activity to make students read and pay attention to what they're reading. They can play read and mime (in which for each blank, the teacher shows the word to one student and s/he has to ...
This blank-filling activity is great for students who are learning present simple and present continuous. Appropriate for young learners who know the strucutures and recognize the use of these ver ...
Studying simple past can be interesting if this is aided with images. One way is to show them slides like these ones. These slides feature verbs in photos. Have your students use past simple wh ...
Display these slides on LCD projector. This was specifically developed for intermediate learners. However, can also be used by advanced students. Have students study each slide and then allow t ...
This is a very simple worksheet for teaching or revising conjunctions. There's a brief explanation followed by 2 activities in which students are asked to choose either although or despite to ...
This is a worksheet for teaching the past simple and present perfect tense. There are two different activities in which students are asked to write the two sentences as one using when a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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