Grammar Tense Review
This blog is a lesson on the twelve tenses of English. It includes an easy to understand tense chart of the twelve tenses, their structure and a sample sentence for each tense. The lesson asks students to discuss different structures to explain their use and rule. It then provides a tense review gap fill activity using all the tenses and finally finishes with a speaking. This is an excellent lesson that challenges and provides productive activities.
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).
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. Example Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
A really helpful worksheet to revise the key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom.
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
More Academic Grammar Lessons
Passive practice worksheet
The basics of passive construction, use and rules – full explanation on web page
Passive practice worksheet
More advanced passive structures – ‘impersonal passive’ and ‘to infinitive passive’. Also nominalisation (verb to noun) structures. Full explanation on web page
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