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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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The presentation focuses on the usage of the structure 'used to' and 'would' in the past. It is ideal for first time presentation or revision at pre-intermediate level. The last slides contain Hun ...
This short presentation focuses on the different aspects of using the future simple tense and the structure 'be going to' to refer to future events. It is ideal for pre-intermediate students of En ...
Past continuous presentation was complied in order to explain students the differences in the usage of past simple and past continuous. The presentation also includes slides for Hungarian students ...
This short presentation helps teachers in explaining the past perfect tense to students at pre-intermediate or intermediate level concentrating on the pitfalls of using this particular past tense. ...
This worksheet helps teachers familiarise students with verb patterns. It was based on the second part of the New Total English Pre-Intermediate course book and the last few slides include some tr ...
The present PP presentation provides teachers help in explaining the form and usage of the passive in English. It was compiled for students at pre-intermediate level (to the course book New Total ...
The present worksheet gives teachers a hand explaining first conditional. After presenting the rules, students can also practice finishing sentences. The last part is a Hungarian-English translati ...
There are two recipes where students practice getting to know the amount of ingredients for cooking. So they repeat how much/how many and some verbs about cooking. You should pre-teach words if yo ...
This is a speaking activity which helps students to revise formation of questions using past simple. They need to get information from each other to acknowledge the discovery of the first chocolat ...
This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the verb to be and have got at elementary level. Students are asked to read the text, say if the statements are true or fals ...
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111 irregular verbs in different versions: there are colour and black and white versions and a version with the Spanish translations for Spanish speakers and another one without the translations s ...
I use this song with high school levels as it has good social lyrics to generate discussions around inequality and problems with current day US. The lyrics can be used to generate present continuo ...
This is a variation on classic mingle "Find someone who..". I used it at the first lesson after the summer break. I like this lively activity much more than just teacher-student type of &nbs ...
Can be used to practise present simple statements and job vocabulary. You can give it to students as a whole paper to complete or cut it into separate cards to match. Students can be asked to add ...
This is a reading comprehension worksheet for teaching or revising the present simple tense and prepositions of place at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students a ...
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising quantifiers at elementary level. There are two different activities in which students are asked to make sentences following the example and employing m ...
Mr Bean Capers is a video worksheet about uising the expression can or can't to talk about abilities. It is suitable for elementary students and specially for kids. The video is very ea ...
A past continuous test: a test to revise this verbal tense. There are two questions. The first question is to complete the blank spaces with past continuous of the verb in brackets. The seco ...
This is a power point presentation with eleven useful question beginning with have you ever. The presentation has a lot of pictures related with each question. The aim of this is ...
This song provides several imperative sentences to practice listening skills. Besides it is a good song for young people. This sheet is intended to be used after the imperative class as a reinforc ...
The worksheet has been designed in order to assist pre-intermediate students while practicing through illustrations the question form of the past simple tense by creating their own questions ...
The" Murder story "worksheet is designed for elementary students to practise the past continuous tense. There has been a murder and an inspector is interrogating people about what they were doing ...
Here is a power point presentation I did for my English class with the definition of modal verbs, a list of them (must, must not, can, could may, might, need, need not, should/ought to, had better ...
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