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My pre-intermediate students are confused by all the different verb patterns. So the last two weeks I spent designing a mind map that would help them. It is in no way a comprehensive description of the grammar, but I feel quite happy about it. Looking for some rules I discovered that the pattern verb + to + verb is much more common than verb + verb-ing. So my advice...

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...

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: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Advertisement: And now it is time to practise the present perfect tense: Present perfect simple – penalty...

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 ones. Here is a mind map which might help you memorise the irregular verbs first Advertisement Once you think you know the irregular verb time to practise them. Try these two wonderful games called Teacher...

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: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...