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Grammar and Mechanics

Adjective or Adverb - This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use.

How to Use Adjectives and Adverbs - This resource provides basic guidelines of adjective and adverb use.

How to Use Articles (a/an/the) - This handout discusses the differences between indefinite articles (a/an) and definite articles (the).

Irregular Verbs - This handout contains a list and discussion of common irregular verbs.

Numbers - This section discusses numbers, how to write them correctly, and when to use numerical expressions instead.

Prepositions - This section deals with prepositions and their standard uses.

Relative Pronouns - This handout provides detailed rules and examples for the usage of relative pronouns (that, who, whom, whose, which, where, when, and why).

Sentence Punctuation Patterns - This handout describes eight sentence punctuation patterns with examples.

Subject/Verb Agreement - This handout will help you understand the common grammar problem of subject/verb agreement.

Two-Part (Phrasal) Verbs (Idioms) - This resource provides an overview and lists of phrasal/two part verbs.

Verb Tenses - This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in English.

Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives - This handout provides a detailed overview (including descriptions and examples) of gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

Practice and Exercises

ESL Teacher Resources - The professional resources listed here are both theoretical and practical. The list includes links to organizations and journals of interest to language teachers and language policy developers, as well as to a selection of online teaching and reference materials. Each of these links is a portal to an extensive collection of further resources for the professional ESL community.

Grammar and ESL Exercises - This resource provides links to all of our grammar and ESL exercises.

 

 

 

Sentence Structure Writing Practice

1.      Yes/No Questions (1)

2.      Yes/No Questions (2)

3.      Wh- Questions (1)

4.      Wh- Questions (2)

5.      Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Present Tense (1)

6.      Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Present Tense (2)

7.      Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Present: Yes/No Questions

8.      Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Present: Wh- Questions

9.      Scrambled Sentences - The Present Continuous Tense (1)

10.  Scrambled Sentences - The Present Continuous Tense (2)

11.  Scrambled Sentences - The Present Continuous: Questions

12.  Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Past Tense (1)

13.  Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Past Tense (2)

14.  Scrambled Sentences - The Simple Past Tense: Questions

15.  Scrambled Sentences - The Present Perfect Tense (1)

16.  Scrambled Sentences - The Present Perfect Tense (2)

17.  Scrambled Sentences - The Future Tense

Passive Voice (1)

18.  Passive Voice (2)

19.  Passive Voice (3)

20.  Adjective Clauses (1)

21.  Adjective Clauses (2)

22.  Noun Clauses (1)

23.  Noun Clauses (2)

24.  Reported Speech

 

 

 

                 Writing exercises

This section contains many exercises for learners to practice the various aspects of written English, including spelling and punctuation. There are a number of texts to correct or complete, and many different kinds of word game. There are also opportunities to practice creative writing.

 

 

Colour writing activities:    Information   |   Checklist

BLUE01

Answer some simple questions

BLUE02

Correct some simple sentences

BLUE03

Unscramble some simple sentences

BLUE04

Correct a text 1

BLUE05

Correct a text 2

BLUE06

Separate the words in a text about morning routine

BLUE07

Insert the missing words in a text

BLUE08

Correct wrong sentences

BLUE09

Write about yourself

BLUE10

Right or wrong sentences for correction

BLUE11

Correct a holiday text

BLUE12

Separate the words in a text about holidays


GREEN01

Making words from long words

GREEN02

Analogies

GREEN03

Questions and short answers

GREEN04

Rhyming words

GREEN05

Words with double letters 1

GREEN06

Words with double letters 2

GREEN07

Finish a story without a middle

GREEN08

Write a book review

GREEN09

Correct spelling (one letter too many)

GREEN10

Write questions to fit answers

GREEN11

Fill in words - Monkey's Foot

GREEN12

Correct spelling mistakes (missing letters)


PINK01

Anagrams

PINK02

Fill in the words - A night to remember!

PINK03

Apostrophes (1)

PINK04

Apostrophes (2)

PINK05

Word association

PINK06

Separate the words in a text about a thief

PINK07

Separate the words in a text about a birdman

PINK08

Who or which?

PINK09

Fill in the missing words at the end of a sentence

PINK10

Revolting recipes - creative writing

PINK11

Proofreading sentences

PINK12

Correct illogical sentences


RED01

Twelve questions game

RED02

Advertisements - creative writing

RED03

Identifying sentences

RED04

Creative writing - horror fiction!

RED05

Write silly sentences

RED06

Homophones (same-sounding words)

RED07

Tongue twisters

RED08

Find hidden words

RED09

Crazy texts

RED10

Whose?

RED11

Punctuate into sentences - Final escape

RED12

Newspaper proofreading


WHITE01

Creative writing - silly sentences

WHITE02

Tense practice (present simple or present perfect)

WHITE03

Correct tense mistakes

WHITE04

More tense practice

WHITE05

Logical or illogical?

WHITE06

Write the missing word in a sentence

WHITE07

Find the one word too many

WHITE08

Make up nonsense words

WHITE09

Make words from letters

WHITE10

Put a story into a consistent tense

WHITE11

Find the extra words in a text

WHITE12

Change cat to dog


YELLOW01

Make more interesting sentences

YELLOW02

Linking words

YELLOW03

Change John to Jane

YELLOW04

Indirect speech

YELLOW05

Sentence building

YELLOW06

Finish sentences (the thing I like most ..)

YELLOW07

More sentence building

YELLOW08

Direct speech

YELLOW09

Correction of sports stories

YELLOW10

Creative writing - wanted poster

YELLOW11

Correct the wrong pronouns

YELLOW12

Correct the wrong prepositions