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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 8,712 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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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 ...
1 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 ...
1 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 ...
1 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 ...
1 Elementary
True of False Table Game (First Conditional)

True of False Table Game (First Conditional)

Here is a true or false table game I've made to practice first conditional. What you need to do is: to print out the page with questions for each player, print out one page with the tabl ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Going to- Future Plans

Going to- Future Plans

It'a a bombsaway game to practice general questions with "going to" and short answers . Children draw in 1 of each boat in the ocean. (3 ships total) and attack enemy ships by calling a s ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Sweet Child o' Mine

Song Worksheet: Sweet Child o' Mine

So one of my students asked for a song by Guns n' Roses and since his level is complete beginner I made this worksheet. It contains a fill in the blanks exercise and the answers in a separate page ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Listening and Writing: Large Numbers

Listening and Writing: Large Numbers

This worksheet aims to visually teach students how to listen for and understand large spoken and letter-written numbers. It is recommended for a teacher to do a few on the whiteboard and say some ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Would/Used to: Lesson Plan Using the Giving Tree

Would/Used to: Lesson Plan Using the Giving Tree

This is a lesson plan I used to introduce and practice would versus used to in storytelling. The many interpretations students came up with for this story was amazing. As you go through the story ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: The Maker - Vocabulary Prediction and Written Expression

Movie Worksheet: The Maker - Vocabulary Prediction and Written Expression

Great worksheet to be used with intermediate students. The video itself has no dialogue, which makes ss use their own vocabulary and knowledge to describe and analyze the story. I also used the vi ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive

Passive

This worksheet is focused on practising passive voice. It can be used as a short revision excercise or as a test. The worksheet includes 10 active sentences which have to be rewritten in passive. ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Graduation (Friends Forever)

Song Worksheet: Graduation (Friends Forever)

Listening activity about friendship with Vitamin C's song Graduation. There's also a matching activity and comprehension questions about the song lyrics. The last activity can be really fun if you ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Quantifiers Presentation

Quantifiers Presentation

A simple presentation about quantifiers that includes: much, many, (a) little, (a) few, a lot (of), some, any. Examples, uses and exercises, perfect for elementary students to introduce the t ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Do or Make?

Do or Make?

It is a PowerPoint presentation of the difference between the use of 'do' and 'make'. It has got a brief explanation, some contrasting ideas and lots of expressions which use 'do' and 'make'. Init ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Adjectives for Feelings 2

Adjectives for Feelings 2

Adjectives for feelings exercise done specially for Solutions Intermediate 2nd Edition Unit 2. It includes a gap-fill exercise (the ss need to complete the gaps with the correct adjective + a nece ...
2 Intermediate
Adjectives of Feelings 1

Adjectives of Feelings 1

A PowerPoint presentation made specifically for Solutions Intermediate 2nd Edition Unit 2. It includes adjectives of feelings (afraid; amused; ashamed; confused; delighted; depressed; disappointed ...
3 Intermediate

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