Category Archives: English Grammar

Teaching the Conditional in the Present and Future Tenses

There are many times when we need to talk about something that may or may not be true. The problem is that we don’t know if it is true or not and we want our listener to know about our doubt. Continue reading

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ANSWERING IN SENTENCES

In our ESL Curriculum we insist that all answers that the students give be in complete sentences. Students studying English need all the practice they can get. Continue reading

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Using “much” or “a lot of” with Count and Non-Count Nouns

There are sometimes, however, small clues that can make the language much easier. If they follow the simple suggestion explained in this article, then perhaps they will feel more confident about their speech. Continue reading

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Students Need to Learn About Tag Questions, Don’t They?

This article will suggest ways of helping ESL students to understand and use tag questions to confirm their understanding of what is being said. Continue reading

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Teaching the Future Progressive Tense

I’ll try to explain the grammar in a simple way and provide some practice activities. Continue reading

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Fun Using Adjectives

To keep your ESL students interested, it is good to have lots of fun activities to use along with the regular esl curriculum. Continue reading

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Using the Simple Past Tense to Answer in the Negative

Let’s assume that the students know how to make a negative question and answer in the simple present tense. Continue reading

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Understanding Comparative Adjectives

Comparatives are very important for expressing distances, sizes, speed, prices, feelings and quality. Continue reading

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Teaching the Simple Past Tense and Its Irregular Verbs

This ESL article suggests a step by step method for teaching the past tense. Continue reading

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