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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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It's about present continuous. It's a song, by the band The Wanted. It's good for the students to practice the ING form and the listening. It's a very easy song to learn, I suggest that you read t ...
This is a simple worksheet for teaching or revising degrees of comparison: comparative of superiority at elementary level. There's a brief explanation followed by 3 different activities in wh ...
This is a 2-page worksheet for revising the present simple tense at elementary level. There are 6 different activities in which students are asked to choose the correct option, rewrite the se ...
This game helps demonstrate and practice the difference between the past simple and past continuous tenses. Split your class into two teams. Explain what the word charades means – us ...
The worksheet "Comparisons of Adjectives"aims to help students practice the comparative and superlative form of adjectives through sentences with illustrations. There is also a text in which stude ...
This is a memory game concerning the question words. eg.: why goes with reason etc. You just need to cut down the cards, mix them, and put them face down on the table. Ideally, students will be in ...
It is a small worksheet that can be used as a warm-up to check what students remember about the prepositions of time. You can cut it in half so we save paper. It can be used before teaching the gr ...
It's an introduction to modal verbs - first some basic rules, then the rules for forming past (not all modal verbs have separate forms for past, some use perfect infinitive - in my experience it i ...
This is a simple worksheet to practice the usage of "have" and "has." There are two identical activities on a single page - print and cut into two parts, give to two students.
There are some tips about conditionals at the beginning. Then it asks students to work in pairs and answer 3 questions. Using the pictures in this worksheet you can make your students talk using t ...
The purpose of this song is to practise past simple and to enjoy listening to it by doing easy matching and filling exercises based on pictures. It is mainly targeted to an elementary level but i ...
Basic activity for the first class. Ss are asked to complete a text with some personal information. They have tips in Spanish to help them understand the main vocabulary. It is a writing exercise, ...
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This worksheet is based on the Bear Grylls` TV series "Escape From Hell".
The worksheet follows the first (on some websites it is marked as second) episode "Snow"in order of narration. It is ...
Kate Nash's song is perfect for revising I wish construction. In this activity students would analyze the stills from the video and make predictions, watch the video, check and finally listen to t ...
Students will learn the meaning of some common words for their daily routines. The activity can be used with flash cards, cliparts, photos, etc. The worksheet has the answers and so the teacher on ...
This is a powerpoint presentation of modals and modals perfect for esl B1-B2 level. There are no grammar rules, only examples and pictures that better explain the use of modals. A teacher can use ...
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising exclamatory sentences at pre-intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by an easy activity in which students are asked to complete the s ...
This is a very easy worksheet for teaching or revising personal pronouns at elementary or pre-intermediate level. There's a simple activity in which students are asked to replace the underlin ...
This is meant as a one-off vocabulary and past tenses practice lesson. The calendar is filled with on-this-day facts with one item blacked out. In groups the students put the removed words back, u ...
A fairly simple worksheet with an explanation at the start. After the explanation, page one has simple 'some' or 'any' gap fill exercises, and page 2 has a more advanced worksheet, with a few mor ...
A worksheet that deals with gerund. First the rules but not in the traditional way. The students discover the rules on their own. Then you can go over them together. The second page contains extra ...
This is a simple worksheet for teaching or revising quantifiers at elementary level. There is a brief explanation followed by two different activities in which students are asked to build up ...
This is a pretty easy worksheet for teaching or revising the simple past of the verb have. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to change the sentences into the past and fi ...
Reminder of the rules: adverbs and adjectives and their difference. There are example sentences which help them to understand the difference. There are also spelling rules and the exceptions: fast ...
Simple activity for practicing do and does in questions. You need a dice. Get students to throw the dice twice and make a question using the numbers they roll, first choosing do or does, ask a que ...
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