Academic Grammar

Did you know?

80% – 85% of academic and technical English is in the present, including passives.

5% – 10% is in the past, including passives.

5% is in every other tense/verb form 

15% of verbs are modal /  25% are passive.

60% of all content is nouns (3 – 4 nouns per verb).

Grammar Tense Review

This is a chart that shows all 12 English tenses with structure, rules and sample sentences.

Grammar Tense Review Lesson

A good lesson to explore the basics of the English tense system, the rules and practice.

 Tense Review (3 lessons: analysis, gap fill, speaking )

This is a great lesson to introduce / revise English Tenses. Lesson 1: students discuss a number of sentences & identifying the tense & reason for use. Give out Tense handout (here) to consolidate. Lesson 2:  tense review gap fill. Lesson 3: speaking exercise with lots of questions using the tenses.   Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Download: Informal Tense Review Practice Worksheets

Language Review

A really helpful worksheet to revise the key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom.

Language revision

  

Language Revision Worksheet – the basics.

This lesson is a basic worksheet to revise key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom. It’s a great lesson to do at the beginning of EAP course because it is helpful revision of key terms that students are expected to be aware of on a teaching course. The lesson focuses on parts of speech, nouns (countable/uncountable), verbs (participles), pronunciation(syllables/stress) and punctuation (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

Academic Grammar Lessons

Passive practice worksheet

The basics of passive construction, use and rules – full explanation on web page

Passives: The basics

This is a worksheet that provides an overview of the basic passive structures, the rules and tense exercises. It also includes a speaking activity. A nice lesson to revise the basic structures and use of the passive.  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Download: Informal Passive Practice Worksheet

Passive practice worksheet

More advanced passive structures – ‘impersonal passive’ and ‘to infinitive passive’. Also nominalisation (verb to noun) structures. Full explanation on web page

Academic Passive Structures / Nominalisation

An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ and to infinitive passive form ‘ it is claimed to be…’. Also, how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheets provides key information and 10 writing questions.. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Nominalisation practice worksheet

How to change verbs to nouns to make academic writing more formal…full explanation on web page

 

Nominalisation (verbs to nouns)

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practices changing verbs to nouns, and includes three exercises from guided through to free practice. Good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels..  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Relative clauses 

Aim: To support students in their understanding and use of defining & non-defining relative clauses.

Time: 60 minutes plus homework task.

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 Relative clauses: Defining & non-defining clauses [new 2020]

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and use of defining & non-defining relative clauses.The lesson includes four tasks of guided practice and two tasks of freer practice (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

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Cause & effect language

Aim: To support students in their understanding and use of cause & effect language.

Time: 60 minutes plus homework task.

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 Cause & effect language: causes, effects and related language [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of cause and effect language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 
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Compare & contrast

Aim: To support students in their understanding and use of compare & contrast language.

Time: 60 minutes plus homework task.

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 Compare & contrast: comparatives and superlatives [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of compare and contrast language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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More Grammar lessons

Cohesion & Coherence Worksheet – AEUK

This worksheet helps to consolidate what is ‘cohesion’ with a focus on pronouns, word forms and summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections and two practice activities [webpage]. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

 

Parallelism Worksheet: Free Download

This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure [webpage]Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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 Academic Style: 20 key features to writing 

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher feedbacks using the visual highlighting and explaining the concepts and then there are 10x practice exercises from informal to formal.  Time: 60mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

 

Error Correction Practice & Answers

Teachers or students: This is a much harder worksheet of 12 sentences with 3 or 4 mistakes in each sentence. It includes answers. Good introduction to the correction code [webpage]TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Grammar & Vocabulary lesson

  

Noun Phrases Worksheet

This lesson is a worksheet to highlight what noun phrases are and provides valuable practice. It focuses on the key concepts of quantifiers, adjectives and nouns, noun + noun, noun + preposition and noun phrase combinations (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

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Critical Thinking

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Speaking

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