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Grammar

Adverbs of Manner

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Adverbs are words that tell you more about verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Many adverbs end in ly.

You make these adverbs by adding ly to adjectives.

Some adverbs and adverb phrases describe the way people do things. They answer the question "How?"

For example:

"The traffic was moving slowly."

Extinct and Endangered Animals

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This is quite a difficult lesson and should give you a good challenge!

Many animals no longer exist today and some animals such as pandas have nearly disappeared.

In other words they are extinct or endangered.

This article has some missing vocabulary.

I have taken out some of the past simple verbs.

You need to decide which verb goes in which gap and change the verb to its past simple form.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Countable

Countable nouns have plurals and can be used with a/an.

Potato is a countable noun. You can have a potato and potatoes.

Uncountable

Uncountable nouns have no plurals, and cannot normally be used with a/an.

Sugar is an uncountable noun. You cannot have a sugar or sugars.

Present Perfect with For and Since

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How much do you remember about this subject?

For and since are commonly used with the present perfect tense.

For

We use for to talk about a period of time.

E.g. "I haven't smoked for weeks."

Since

We use since to talk about a specific point in time, or a time when the action started.

Wh questions review

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English learners sometimes find the structure of asking questions quite difficult to understand.

Here we review the use of interrogative words (also known as wh-words). These are questions which cannot be answered with "yes" or "no" e.g. "What is your name?"

These ten questions are based on common mistakes I've heard English students make.

Prepositions used with adjectives

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Take a look at these example sentences and notice which prepositions follow which adjectives.

"I've always been interested in learning English."
"Because she's scared of flying she doesn't go abroad much."
"This box is full of old coins."

On this page we will review some basic adjective + preposition combinations.

Irregular Verb Practice

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English verbs come in three basic forms:

The simple present e.g. play "Let's play chess."

The simple past e.g. played "I played my guitar yesterday."

The past participle e.g. played "Have you ever played golf?"

We add -ed to the end of simple present verbs to make regular simple past and past participle verbs.

Irregular verbs don not follow this rule. In fact, they don't really follow rule!

English learners must learn the forms of irregular forms.

Find the mistakes in these sentences

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Ten sentences for you today. Each sentence has one mistake in it.

Can you find all ten mistakes?

The correct answers are below the sentences.

Subject, Verb & Object

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Subject + Verb + Object combine to make basic English sentences.

"She drinks milk."

Adjectives -ed or -ing

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Quick review of adjectives ending -ing and -ed.

Compare these two sentences:

"English grammar is confusing."
"I was confused by what I read."

-ing for descriptions

We use -ing adjectives to describe things. "It is boring."