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The aim of this post is to give you a set of materials to help you teach the difference between the present simple and continuous tenses. You can find several other resources on this topic here and here. Moreover, there is a great video by BBC called Grammar Gameshow. Here I will share a presentation, a mind map, an online exercises and a worksheet that should...

Posted on Mar 29 2019 - 5:39pm by Zdenda
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It has been known that people remember grammar rules best if they come up with their own explanation. Therefore, the teachers should try to design their teaching activities in such a way that they will help students create their own rules. ADVERT: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is not easy. I have been trying to...

Recently my colleague noticed that our textbook contains too few exercises to practise the verb HAVE GOT. To bridge this gap I decided to create a board game. A board game will allow my students practise the grammar in a fun way and this activity can be used repeatedly. Have got board game.pdfDownload Print the file once for each group of 2-4...

Posted on May 13 2017 - 4:56am by Zdenda
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Grammar Up is a new, holistic approach to teaching and learning English grammar. When you take English in school, you learn one piece of grammar at a time. After a while, you become confused by all the rules, and you forget most of them. Native speakers don’t know the rules for the grammar. They use them. ADVERT: With Grammar Up, you work in the same way. The...

Posted on Aug 2 2016 - 2:59am by Zdenda
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Posted on Jul 31 2016 - 11:02pm by Zdenda
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Engames and Fluency MC have joined forces again to bring you a post that will help you decide whether you should use a gerund or an infinitive after a verb. This post is not going to provide a comprehensive overview of the grammar. Our aim is to give your students a simple guide to help them decide correctly between the two parts of speech most of the time. ADVERT: The...

Yesterday a friend sent me a song he’d written that uses only the past simple and past continuous tenses. He asked me how I liked it, and I had to admit it was great. A few hours later I encountered a short explanation of the same grammar by Australiaplus.com, and I realised that I wanted to share both with my friends on the Internet. This post is the result. ADVERT: In...

The past tenses of the modal verbs MUST, CAN and CAN’T often cause problems, even for advanced students of English. I have heard some of my best students, who had already passed the CAE exam, use words like MUSTED, and I was not happy about it. That is why I try to teach this grammar thoroughly. ADVERT: In this post I would like to share an infographic and additional...