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Verb Tense Tutorial. Verb tenses are tools that English speakers use to express time in their language.

Verb Tense Tutorial

You may find that many English tenses do not have direct translations in your language. That is not a problem. By studying this verb tense tutorial, you will learn to think like a native English speaker. If you prefer to use the verb tense pages as a reference only and do not want to complete the tutorial, Click Here. The tutorial should be completed as follows: 1. 2. Make or Do? English ESL Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation Rap with Fluency MC!

TO-infinitive or gerund: ADVISE, RECOMMEND, ALLOW, PERMIT, FORBID, REQUIRE. These verbs can be followed by either a gerund, or a noun phrase or pronoun + to-infinitive, with almost no difference in meaning.


Passive infinitives are also common: The help desk advised checking the "Advanced Settings" option. The help desk advised me to check the "Advanced Settings" option. (I was advised to check the "Advanced Settings" option.) The plumber recommended buying a new water heater. In many countries, they don't allow smoking in public places. The rules do not permit keeping pets on the premises. The authorities forbade entering the park because of a bush fire. The project required working closely with other schools. Grammar Gremlins (advanced) Ghosts in the Graveyard. Negative prefixes – games.

Negative prefixes are very productive.

Negative prefixes – games

It seems that if you learn these then you might be able to create countless English words. However, it is not enough to learn only the prefixes. As each word has its own prefix and there are just a few rules you have to learn the whole words. Knowing this, I took 4,000 most frequent words in English and I looked for the words with negative prefixes among them. Once I found them I created the following mind map: Indirect questions: explanation of English grammar. When students hear the phrase indirect questions, they get scared.

Indirect questions: explanation of English grammar

But actually this is one of the easiest grammar points in English. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if a sentence starts with a certain phrase (Do you know or Could you tell me etc.) you have to use the word order for an affirmative sentence. To put it simply, after the aforementioned phrases do not make questions. Exercises at Grammar Bytes! Comma Splices & Fused Sentences • Fragments • Irregular Verbs Commas • Parallel Structure • Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Apostrophes • Pronoun Agreement • Pronoun Case Pronoun Reference • Subject-Verb Agreement • Word Choice Terms of Use You may not alter, sell, or post these materials on a different server.

Exercises at Grammar Bytes!

Prefix Suffix game. Free Language Arts Game for Elementar Students. Articles - a/an, the. Modal verbs - can, could, might, must, should game. Modal verbs - can, could, might, must, should: Practice modal verbs - can, could, might, must, should using this ESL fun Game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching.

modal verbs - can, could, might, must, should game

Teachers can engage students in a classroom vocabulary or grammar review. The Scene of the Crime (modals of speculation) Must and can modal verbs game. Learning English Grammar. Grammar Gamble - the online English grammar test. Building prefixes. Adjectives, Prefixes, Suffixes, Synonyms, Extreme Adjectives, Opposites, Jeopardy Game.

Prefixes - common prefixes game. Prefixes. Noun suffixes game. Noun suffixes : Practice noun suffixes using this ESL fun Game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching.

noun suffixes game

Teachers can engage students in a classroom vocabulary or grammar review. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced esl learners. It can be used to energize a dull class, to review work that was done or simply as a reward for good classroom work. Have fun teaching and learning English! Conditionals. Adjectives and Adverbs. -ing Adjectives Part II. -ing Adjectives. -ing Adjectives Part II B. Verb Tenses. Revision exercise on Future Tense. Will or be going to. Revision exercise on Present Tense. Present Continuous and Present Simple. Simple present or continuous(taste, smell) Revision exercise on Past Tense. Timelines. Timelines for teaching verb tenses are great.


Seriously. I’ve been telling teachers to use timelines for as long as I can remember, but, strangely enough, they’ve often played a lesser role in my own classroom practice. I believe this has a lot to do with my baffling inability to make sense of anything that bears the slightest resemblance to a map or a diagram. Now, what do the poor students have to do with that? Nothing, of course. So a few years ago, I decided that it was time to put away my fear of shapes and patterns and dust off my old, long-forgotten verb tense timelines. In hindsight, I’m glad I did. My highly heterogeneous group of Upper Intermediate students (B1+ish): Tenses. Test on Tense (1) Test on Tense (2) Verb Tense Exercise 5. 1.

Verb Tense Exercise 5

A: Did you like the movie "Star Wars? " B: I don't know. I (see, never) that movie. 2. Sam (arrive) in San Diego a week ago. Miscellaneous tenses exercises. Verb tenses exercises - all tenses - Verbs game. Pronouns. Pronouns and determiners game. Prepositions. Prepositions. Prepositions. Nouns. Noun Explorer - game. So and Neither Tutorial. When to use Make or Do. Do and Make are two of the most common verbs in English.

When to use Make or Do

They are also two of the most commonly confused verbs in English! There are two main reasons for this: Many languages have only one of these verbs. For example, in Italian 'fare' translates for both 'do' and 'make'. Many of the expressions are fixed expressions such as: make the bed, do homework. This guide should help you learn the most common uses of both Do and Make in English. Make, do, have, take. FCE (First Certificate) Collocations make, do, have and take There are some general rules for this, but mainly you need to remember lots of fixed expressions. Look at the information in the table for a couple of minutes and try to remember the words. Then click below to hide the information and try to answer the questions at the bottom. Conjunctions. School House Rock presents "Conjunction Junction" Gerunds and infinitives: Farmer Jones and his wife.

Gerunds and infinitives: Farmer Jones and his wife Submitted by admin on 1 July, 2009 - 13:58 This activity looks at the problem of whether verbs are followed by the gerund or infinitive. At Upper Intermediate level (B2 on the CEF level and FCE Cambridge exams) students are confronted with this problem and it is often useful to practise more thoroughly to help the difference in meaning of the verbs become part of the learners’ active knowledge. After the straightforward rules for verbs like manage (infinitive) and enjoy (gerund) it can be quite difficult for students to grasp the difference in meaning between a verb like try which can be followed by both, but with different meanings. Activity components. Gerund or infinitive. Dependent Prepositions 2 exercises+ a table. Verbs Followed by Prepositions, ESL Grammar Activity Online. Prepositions. Nouns and Adjectives Followed by Prepositions Game.

ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Articles. A Missing Cat (Grammar: Articles Review) Owner of missing cat is asking for help. “My baby has been missing for over month now, and I want him back so badly,” said Mrs. Brown, 56-year-old woman. Synonyms and antonyms. Synonyms antonyms.