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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 8,724 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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Coordinating Conjunctions And, But, Or

Coordinating Conjunctions And, But, Or

This PPT is for Chilean teachers who are working with  books- Teen Club. It's aimed at freshman students.It has multiple choice activities which appear in the teachers' book. It has pictures ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons

A worksheet with different exercises to work with a song by a popular band of the moment. It contains activities such as putting the lines in order, completing the sentences, correcting the mistak ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Present Perfect: Life Experience Worksheet

Present Perfect: Life Experience Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the differences between the present perfect and past simple tense. There's a brief explanation and example sentences at the top of the page follow ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect: Updates Worksheet

Present Perfect: Updates Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching the present perfect tense at pre-intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by an activity in which students are asked to complete the sentences give ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Days and Dates Questionnaire 2014

Days and Dates Questionnaire 2014

This worksheet lets the students practice finding days of the week and dates on a one year calendar. This worksheet is useful in teaching cardinal and ordinal numbers. It is designed for EFL stu ...
1 Elementary
Identifying Objects, Things, People in Schools

Identifying Objects, Things, People in Schools

This worksheet is about identifying basic things, objects and familiar people one can see or observe inside the school. This can be an ice-breaker for further discussion about nouns. The students ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Wh-questions

Wh-questions

Teacher can provide a 'Poisonous Box' for students filled with these questions (cut and folded). Teacher can use these questions to play 'Poisonous Box' game with students and use songs to make th ...
2 All levels
Answering WH-Questions - Iron Man

Answering WH-Questions - Iron Man

Student read a brief information about 'Iron Man' film and then they have to write WH-questions for the answers given in the exercises. This worksheet is used for teachers to explain how to create ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Word Match Puzzle - Iron Man

Word Match Puzzle - Iron Man

Students read the brief information about the film 'Iron Man' and they have to match the answers of each WH-question based on the information given. This worksheet is to give students practice of ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Friends Comparison Worksheet

Friends Comparison Worksheet

I created this worksheet for my students who are great fans of the "Friends" series, so if you also have some in your class, you might find it useful. Students have to compare the characters of th ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
JC'S Past Necessity Critical Path

JC'S Past Necessity Critical Path

When teaching past necessity, I have found this critical path very helpful. It helps students differenciate between necessary and unnecessary actions in the past and how to express whether they we ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
JC'S Reported Speech Cheat Sheet

JC'S Reported Speech Cheat Sheet

A single page containing the basic information your students need to remember about reported speech. It includes definitions of direct and reported speech, the 6 changes involved in reported speec ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Prepositions Worksheet

Prepositions Worksheet

This worksheet was created for part of my speaking test on prepositions. This can also be used as an example of having the students create their own pictures. The kids can work on their own or i ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
JC'S Needn't Have Critical Path

JC'S Needn't Have Critical Path

When teaching past necessity, I have found this critical path very helpful. It helps students differenciate between necessary and unnecessary actions in the past and how to express whether they we ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Burger Food Presentation

Burger Food Presentation

This is a Powerpoint presentation to introduce some Burger Foods, like french fies, soda, mustard, etc  to begginers. This presentation has pictures and the food's names. You can use thi ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
What type is Kevin at Home ? (Simple Present Post Listening)

What type is Kevin at Home ? (Simple Present Post Listening)

The pupils have to fill in the gaps with 15 missing words ( 13 verbs and 2 possessive adjectives ) to be able to use the simple present with "he". In class they listened to a dialogue between Ama ...
1 Elementary
Animals, Colours and Adjectives

Animals, Colours and Adjectives

A simple worksheet about animals for primary school. It includes colours and basic adjectives (happy, sad, fat, thin, etc). Item number 1: complete with the name of the animal and paint it with th ...
2 Elementary
The Future

The Future

The Future is a discussion where students use their imagination to predict what our world will be like in the future. With stimulating pictures and questions the conversation diverts into various ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Present Perfect: Talking about the News Worksheet

Present Perfect: Talking about the News Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the present perfect tense at intermediate level. There's a brief explanation at the top of the page followed by a simple activity in which students are ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Perfect: Unfinished Past Worksheet

Present Perfect: Unfinished Past Worksheet

This is a worksheet for revising the present perfect tense at pre-intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by 3 different activities in which students are asked to write the c ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Direct Speech Worksheet: Find the Hidden Songs

Direct Speech Worksheet: Find the Hidden Songs

This is a worksheet for revising direct speech at intermediate level. The fun part comes when students discover that they are writing the lyrics of two very popular songs. You will see your studen ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Questions through Songs Reloaded

Questions through Songs Reloaded

I'm sharing a second version of this simple and yet effective activity to practice question forms. As in the previous version, students will have the chance to to work on word order, listen to son ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Film Review That Needs Revision

Film Review That Needs Revision

This worksheet was desinged after I had a student submit a film review but that unfortunately had too many mistakes. I thought why not give it to the whole class to let them see where the errors a ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Reporting Conversations

Reporting Conversations

This is a speaking activity intended for intermediate students. The aim is to practise reporting conversations, using different introductory verbs. The activity is based on a set of humorous conve ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Days of the Week - Simple Reading Comprehension

Days of the Week - Simple Reading Comprehension

This worksheet works great with beginner or elementary students. It is a simple and easy worksheet for revising days of the week related vocabulary.The students are asked to read the text and to ...
4 Elementary

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