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Grammar Study

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Simple English Grammar mini lessons for beginner teachers

 

If you have not studied grammar before, here are some great short lessons to get you started.

 

  1. Watch these presentations explaining the rules of grammer before trying practice exercises yourself.
  2. Go through the areas on this page and choose one or two to revise every day
  3. Then click on the links to watch a video and do some exercises

 

The lessons are from the https://esol.excellencegateway.org.uk/ and they are a great start before you dive into grammar books! 

 

Wish and if only 

 

Wish and if only 

Have you heard the expressions ‘if only’ or ‘wish’ in English? They are ways you can talk about something you regret or something that annoys you. Want to know more? Watch our ESOL video to find out about ‘‘if only’ or ‘wish’.

 

Phrasal verbs

 

Phrasal verbs

In English, we often use multi-word verbs or phrasal verbs like get up, pick up, and look after. Want to know more? Watch our ESOL video on multi-verb words.

 

Imperatives

 

 

Imperatives

How do you tell someone what you want them to do English? Do other people tell you what to do? If you need help with this, watch our presentation about imperatives and complete the activities to find out more.

 

Used to

 

Used to

Have you heard the phrases ‘used to’ in English? Do you know what it means? Did you know that it has more than one meaning? Watch our ESOL video to find out more about ‘used to’.

 

Third and mixed conditionals

 

 

Third and mixed conditionals

Do you know how to use sentences with ‘if’ in English? Watch our video presentation about the ‘third conditional’ to find out more about sentences that start with ‘if’.

 

Reported speech

 

Reported speech

What is reported speech in English? It’s when you explain what one person said to someone else. Watch our ESOL presentation on reported speech to find out more.

 

Future perfect and continuous

 

Future perfect and continuous

The future continuous (will be + ‘ing’ form) and the future perfect (will have + past participle) tenses are used to talk about events in the future. Watch our presentation and complete the activities to learn more about how these tenses are used in English.

 

Second conditional

 

Second conditional

If you could do anything for a day, what would you do? How do you talk about your hopes and dream in English? Watch our ESOL video on how to use the second conditional in English and learn how to use sentences with ‘if’.

 

Adjective endings

 

Adjective  endings

What’s the difference between the English adjectives ‘boring’ and ‘bored’? Do you know? Watch our presentation for ESOL learners on adjectives that end in ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to find out.

 

Verb patterns

 

Verb patterns

Why do we say ‘I enjoy going shopping’ but ‘I would like to go shopping?’ In English, we use different verb patterns for different verbs. Watch our presentation to find out more!

 
Past perfect

 

Past perfect

When we talk about something that happened in the past we sometimes want to refer back to something that happened before that time. We can use the past perfect tense to do this. Watch our video presentation and find out more!

 

Modal verbs for obligation and permission

 

Modal verbs for obligation and permission

Do you know how to ask for permission in English? Do you know how to use words like ‘can’, ‘must’ and ‘have to’? Learn how to use these modal verbs in our grammar video for ESOL learners. 

 

Future plans

 

Future plans

Watch the presentation and complete the activities to find out how we use 'will, going to and present continuous' to talk about the future. 

 

Past habits

 

Past habits

Can you talk about your life story in English? Can you use the past simple to say what your life was like before? In this presentation for ESOL learners we explain how to use ‘used to’ ‘would’ and the ‘past simple’ to talk about things you did in the past.

 

Question forms

Question forms

Do you know how to make questions in English? It not easy! Watch this presentation to learn more about making questions in English.

 

 

Modals for deduction

Modals for deduction

How do you say something might be possible in English? You say something ‘might’ happen, or something ‘must’ be… learn how to use modal verbs like ‘might, may, could, must and mustn’t’ in our grammar video for ESOL learners.

 

Order of adjectives

Order of adjectives

Have you ever lost anything? How did you describe what you lost? In this presentation you can learn how to describe things and the right order to use adjectives.

 

Past simple and continuous

Past simple and continuous

Do you know how to use the past simple? Do you know how to use the past continuous? These two tenses are often used together in a sentence. Watch out presentation and find out how this works.

Present perfect

 

Present perfect

Why do English speakers use the word ‘have’ so often? Watch our presentation on the present perfect and find out.

 

 

   

 

This is a work in progress - more lessons will be added but the links below are active if you would like to continue  

 

 

 

Adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of frequency

What do you usually do every day? What do you never do? Watch our learning English video for ESOL learners on using adverbs of frequency like always, never and always.

Articles

Articles

How do English speakers use ‘a/an’ and ‘the’? Watch our video for ESOL learners on the basic rules when using these words. The vocabulary in this video is about places in town.

Conditionals

Conditionals

How do English speakers use sentences with ‘if’? Our video especially for ESOL learners will help you learn how we use them. The vocabulary here is about free time activities.

Present perfect simple and continuous

Present perfect simple and continuous

How long have you been studying English? This is an example of the present perfect continuous. Have a look at this presentation to find out how it is used.

Comparative and superlative adjectives

Comparative and superlative adjectives

We can use comparative and superlative adjectives to describe or compare two or more people or things.

 

Countable and uncountable nouns

Countable and uncountable nouns

Have you heard of countable and uncountable nouns? Do you know when to use ‘How much?’ or ‘How many?

Adjectives and prepositions

Adjectives and prepositions

Some adjectives go with certain prepositions. There is no real pattern – you need to learn them as you meet them. Watch this grammar review presentation and find out more.

 

 

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