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Past simple is one of the most important English tenses. Scott Thornbury once wrote that he would sacrifice all the perfect tenses and other grammar if he could teach past simple properly. I agree with him, because if the students could you this tense, then I would probably forgive them everything. Basic English grammar rules – infographic To teach all the...

Students often find the vocabulary for personal qualities really difficult to learn and understand. Here I try to present the vocabulary in a slightly different way and give the students a chance to practise the personal qualities in games. Advertisement: Personal qualities vocabulary – video Start your learning with this video. Repeat the words with...

Posted on Nov 26 2013 - 7:01pm by Zdenda
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Reported speech is quite difficult. Students are often confused why the tenses change and what they mean. Here they will get a chance to understand the grammar point better. Reported speech – video First, they can watch the two videos explaining the usage of reported speech. Advert: The second explanation is based upon the Grammar challenge by BBC...

Food, glorious food … Food is one of the most important vocabulary areas to teach. You can teach about 30 different vocabulary items connected with food in this post. There are several activities to use: an infographic, a video and an online quiz. Learn English online – Food vocabulary video First you can introduce and teach the vocabulary using the...

Many students do not understand the present perfect tense. Here is an infographic which should make the present perfect tense easier for students to understand. Advertisement: Advertisement: And now it is time to practise the present perfect tense: Present perfect simple – penalty game. More games to practise present perfect tense can be found...

Many students find the difference between present perfect tense and past simple very confusing. To help them I have created the following infographic. Advertisement: Here you can practise the difference between present perfect simple and past simple tenses by playing some games. The first game is called Fling the teacher and you have to choose the correct...

To learn this difficult tense you first have to learn the past participles. Regular verbs just add the ending -ed but you have to memorise the irregular one. Here is a mind map which might help you memorise the irregular verbs first Advertisement Once you think you know the irregular verbs, it is time to practise them. Try these two wonderful games called...

There is a coffee table “There is ” is a simple grammar point. You use it to describe a picture or a place.   If you have a look at this picture, you can say: There is a coffee table on the carpet. There is a sofa. There are two armchairs in the room. There isn’t a shower. There aren’t any plants. Form           There is … (1 thing)…...