GRAMMAR 5

What is it about English Grammar that makes learners go a little…shall we say crazy (insane, batty, mad, loopy, bonkers)?

I say crazy because first, it seems to drive students crazy (with so many exceptions to each rule that it seems ridiculous to have the rule in the first place) and second because students seem to focus on it SO much that they sometimes forget why they are learning English in the first place.

Why are you learning English?

Is it so that you can explain to me what a Phrasal verb does or where the noun is positioned in a conditional clause? I sure hope not.

Your motivation for learning English probably comes from a desire to…USE IT. To speak, to communicate with English speakers and to be understood as well. Maybe you need to do business in English (learning for your job), maybe your significant other is from a English speaking country (learning for love), or maybe you just decided one day to pick up a new language (learning because you can)?

From http://www.helping-you-learn-english.com/

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Extras for Face2Face (Upper Intermediate)

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Quick links to the UNITS

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6

Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10 Unit 11 Unit 12

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UNIT 1

Verb Tenses

Revision Chart

http://www.learn-english-today.com/lessons/lesson_contents/verbs/verb_tense-revision.html

Practice

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/verbtense.html

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=10

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs13.htm Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs14.htm Present Perfect, Past Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous, and Past Perfect Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs15.htm Tenses with durations

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs16.htm Present and Past Tenses with Non-Continuous Verbs

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs17.htm Present and Past Tense Review

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs29practicetest.htm Cumulative Verb Tense Review

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs30finaltest.htm Cumulative Verb Tense Review

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Stative/Dynamic Verbs

Watch this video

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/stative-verbs.html

Download these files and study

STATIVE & DYNAMIC VERBS BBC.mp3
STATIVE & DYNAMIC VERBS BBC.doc
DYNAMIC – STATIC VERBS list.doc

Practice

present_simple_or_present_continuous_sometimes_stative_verbs.pdf

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/stat1.htm

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/stat2.htm

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Gerund/Infinitive

Verbs followed by gerunds

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/miscelaneous-topics/verbs-followed-by-gerunds.php

Verbs followed by infinitives or gerunds

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/miscelaneous-topics/verbs-infinitives-or-gerunds.php

Download these files and study.

Gerunds and Infinitives BBC.pdf
Gerunds and Infinitives BBC.mp3

Practice

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerund2a.html

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerundex1.html

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerundex2.html

http://english-zone.com/grammar/ger-inf01.html

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz97mkm.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/gerundinfinit.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/gerundinfinitive2.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/infigerundKelly.htm

Gerunds and Infinitives Self-Test1& 2.doc

Gerunds and Infinitives Self-Test1& 2 keys.doc

Gerund or Infinitive ex & list.doc

gerund-infinitive ex.pdf
Gerund or Infinitive ex.doc
GERUND & INFINITIVE ex.doc

Rephrasing

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/gerinfrph2bch1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/gerinfrph2bch2.htm

Translation exercises

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/gerinf2bch1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/gerinf2bch2.htm

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Question tags/Tag questions

http://estudiaingles.blogspot.com/2008/03/tag-questions-esl-english.html

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/questions/questions-tags.php

Practice

http://a4esl.org/q/h/fb006-bp.html

http://a4esl.org/q/h/mc-bd-tagq.html

http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ei037/esl-test.php

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/233.html

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So – Neither

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/soneithertut.php#intro

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/miscelaneous-topics/agreement.php

http://www.clafoti.com/imagenes12/so_neither.htm

Watch theses videos

http://www.multimedia-english.com/contenido/ficha/10-e-so-neither-agreement/1181

Practice

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/68.html

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UNIT 2 –  

Used to/Would, Be used to/Get used to

Study and practise

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/Sample/listeningi/u1/1_3_1l1.htm

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/miscelaneous-topics/used-to.php Used to / would

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/miscelaneous-topics/be-get-used-to.php To be/get used to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D37PHhyW_Mo&feature=related used to/get used to (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulezklvGaQk&feature=fvst used to/be used to (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7a5OdSYNwI used to/be used to/get used to (video)

Download these files and study.

used_to_would BBC.pdf
used_to_would BBC.mp3
used to, be used to, get used to.doc

Practice

Used to – Be used to

Used to – Would

http://www.inglesmundial.com/A2/grammar.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/usedwould1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/usedwould2.htm

Used to, Be used to or  Would

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/usedto.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/usedto3.htm

Simple past, Used to, Would

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/exercises/exercise10.html

Used to, Be used to, Get used to

used to, be used to, get used to – test.doc

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/115.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/326.html

http://www.inglesmundial.com/A8/grammar.htm

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UNIT 3 –  

Conditionals and If alternatives

Assuming, Suppose, Unless, Providing, Provided & As Long As

Alternatives for If – provided, assuming, etc.doc

If, When, in case

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/youmeus/learnit/learnitv261.shtml

Practice

Mixed Conditionals

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/151.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/226.html

http://www.sofaschool.com/gapfill.php?gappa_id=198

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=144

Translate these sentences.doc

If or Unless

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/23.html

If or When

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omexercise/tiemposverbales/unit09.htm

If or In case

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-4876.php

Unless, Providing, Provided & As Long As

Unless, Providing, Provided & As Long As.doc

Other forms

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/DALMATIAN15/lesson58/page3.htm

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/DALMATIAN15/lesson58/page4.htm

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UNIT 4 –  

Narrative verb forms; Past Simple/Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepast.html

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastcontinuous.html

Practice

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs3.htm Simple Past and Past Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs4.htm Simple Past and Past Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs11.htm Simple Past and Past Perfect

Narrative verb forms; Past Perfect Simple/Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastperfect.html

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastperfectcontinuous.html

Practice

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.pastperfcon.i.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs13.htm Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs14.htm Present Perfect, Past Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous, and Past Perfect Continuous

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Defining, Non-defining relative clauses

http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap/2004/u6/relativeclauses.htm

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/UNIT3/lesson10/page3.htm

Practice

Exercises with explanations

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/common/stage2-3ex1.htm

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/common/stage2-3ex2.htm

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/common/stage2-3ex3.htm

More exercises

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/UNIT3/lesson10/page4.htm

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=73

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=5

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/relative-clauses/exercises?04

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/373.html Where or Which

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/348.html That or What

Translation exercises

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/rela2bch1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/rela2bch2.htm

Rephrasing

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/relrph2bch3.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/relrph2bch4.htm

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UNIT 5 –  

Ways of Comparing

http://www.stclaresenglish.net/langprac/compstu1.htm Basic rules

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omgrammar/comparativosysuperlativos2.htm

http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch22.html Part I

http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch23.html Part II

Comparison of adverbs

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs/adverbs

Practice

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/45.html Comparatives and Superlatives      

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/54.html Fewer & Less

Comparison of adverbs

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/adjectives_adverbs/adverb_comparison.htm

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Future verb forms

http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch07.html

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/ALABAMA11/lesson43/page2.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplefuture.html Simple Future (Will) / Be going to

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/presentcontinuous.html Present continuous (near future)

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/futureperfect.html Future Perfect

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/futureperfectcontinuous.html Future Perfect Continuous

Practice

Simple Future (Will) / Be going to

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs18.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs19.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs20.htm

Simple future / Future Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs23.htm

Simple future / going to / Present Continuous

http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex3.htm

Simple Present / Simple future / Present Continuous / Future Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs25.htm

Simple future / Future Perfect

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs24.htm

Future Perfect / Future Perfect Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs26.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs27.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs28.htm

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UNIT 6 –  

Politeness

http://www.languageguide.org/english/grammar/esp/part2/politeness.jsp

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Modal Verbs

Theory and charts

http://www.vivquarry.com/wkshts/modal.html

http://www2.udec.cl/~alualem/ingles/vmodales.html

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Yellow%20Level/Y10%20Modal%20Verbs.html

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/modalsum.html

Watch these videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6TcxYVAVnE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bqm7RAQuaM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhyUWN50-bM

Watch this power point presentation and practice

Modal Verbs.ppt

Practice

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=131

http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/multi/modal1.htm

http://roble.pntic.mec.es/~hotp0032/web_mariluz/Final_8.htm

http://roble.pntic.mec.es/~hotp0032/web_mariluz/Chap2_1.htm

http://roble.pntic.mec.es/~hotp0032/web_mariluz/Chap2_3.htm

http://users.telenet.be/oldlark2002/grammar-modal-verbs.htm

Rephrasing

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/modalrph2bch1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/modalrph2bch2.htm

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UNIT 7 –  

For State verbs and Simple and Continuous aspects see UNIT 1

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UNIT 8 –  

Wish and Hope

http://www.mmjp.or.jp/amlang.atc/tutor/Clinic05.htm

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Wish/If only

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/gramatica/wish.html

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/IF10.cfm

Practice

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/wishes.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/wish1.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/wish2.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/wish1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/wish2.htm

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It’s Time

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/gramatica/itstime.html#itstime

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UNIT 9 –  

Passive

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/gramatica/passive1.html

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/passive-voice/present.php

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/passive.html

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/activepassive.html

Practice

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omexercise/vozpasiva/unit19.htm

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_passive1.htm

http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/passive2.htm

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-4216.php

http://mrc.ltd.free.fr/Passive2.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/passive1.htm

http://www.english-4u.de/passive_ex3.htm

http://www.english-4u.de/passive_ex4.htm

Translation exercises

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/pass2bch3.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/pass2bch4.htm

Rephrasing exercises

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/passrph2bch5.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/passrph2bch6.htm

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As/Like

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/asliketheory.htm

Practice

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/257.html

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/aslike.htm

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/aslike.htm

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So, such, such a, such as

http://english.baladre.org/sedaviwebfront/sosuch.htm

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/236.html So & Such

UNIT 10 –  

Have/Get something done

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/gramatica/causativehave.html#Scene_2

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/miscelaneous-topics/have-something-done.php

Practice

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/caus1.htm

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/caus2.htm

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.havdon.i.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/huesorph2bch1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/huesorph2bch2.htm

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/221.html

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Quantifiers – Distributives

Practice

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/449.html All/every

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/87.html All & Whole

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/82.html Each & Every

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/44.html Both, Either & Neither

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/52.html Either & Neither

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/411.html No & Not

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UNIT 11 –  

Reported Speech

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/reported-speech.html

Practice

http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/reported1.htm

http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/reported2.htm

http://www.ieslosremedios.org/~josefina/english_exercises/commands.jqz.htm

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omexercise/lenguajeindirecto/unit21.htm

http://mrc.ltd.free.fr/reporting.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/reprph2bch1.htm

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2009/reprph2bch2.htm

http://www.inglesmundial.com/A11/grammar.htm

Reporting Verbs

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/gramatica/reportingverbsflash/reportingverbs.htm

http://www.shertonenglish.com/resources/es/reported-speech.php?sid=c9651cb389c55953d4086b89f6e4ec6e

Practice

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=112

http://www.languageproject.co.uk/free_exercises/exercise_page.php?ID=19

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.report2.i.htm

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.report3.i.htm


UNIT 12 –  

Modals

Practice

http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/modals1.htm

http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/modalws2.htm

see UNIT 6


More Grammar…

A, an, the or zero article

http://www.mansioningles.com/gram_ej01.htm

http://www.sofaschool.com/gapfill.php?gappa_id=55

http://www.sofaschool.com/gapfill.php?gappa_id=183

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/common/ Exercises with explanations

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Prepositions

Watch these videos and then do the exercises below.

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/preps/preps1_files/

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/preps/preps3_files/

http://www.edict.com.hk/vlc/preps/preptable.htm Exercises

Subject – Verb agreement

http://eslbee.com/sv.htm

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Transformations/Rephrasing

http://www.xtec.es/~ogodoy/sac/rephrasing/rephrasing.htm

http://www.eoisantander.org/alfonsohinojosa/curso4/portadas/rephrasing4.html

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bltransform1.htm

http://www.theenglishpub.es/exercises/bachillerato/rephrasing/rephrasing1.htm

http://www.xtec.es/~ogodoy/sac/rephrasing/relclex1.htm Relative clauses

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/comprph2bch1.htm Comparison

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/httpdocs/exercises/bch2/2bch2008/modalrph2bch1.htm Modals

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Multiple choice

http://www.eoisantander.org/alfonsohinojosa/curso4/portadas/multiple_choice4.html

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Cloze texts

http://www.eoisantander.org/alfonsohinojosa/curso4/portadas/cloze4.html

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Word-formation

http://www.eoisantander.org/alfonsohinojosa/curso4/portadas/vocabulary4.html

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