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Grammar

Can you find any mistakes?

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Today's task is to take a look at the following seven sentences.  Do they have any mistakes or are they correct?

What are the mistakes? Write the correct sentences in the comments area.

How to Agree and Disagree

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Agreeing and disagreeing can be tricky in English, as our answer has to match the grammar of the original statement. We also need to change our answer depending on whether the original statement was negative or positive. It’s quite confusing! Read through the statements below and see if you can decide which answer matches the statement. Think:
 
What is the main verb in the statement?
Is the statement positive or negative?

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Common Phrasal Verb Revision

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Phrasal verbs are one of the trickiest parts of English and take lots of practice and revision to learn.

Here is a small quiz to see how well you remember some of the most commonly used phrasal verbs. Just decide which phrasal verb completes the sentences.

Let me know if there are any phrasal verbs that really cause you problems, and I'll see if I can create a revision lesson for you. Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Parts of Speech

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English is commonly separated into eight parts of speech. These are:

Word Order - Adjectives

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Do you know where to put the adjective in a sentence? Follow these simple rules to help you remember:

1. The adjective comes before the noun.
"I live in a small house."
"I have a blue umbrella."

2. The adjective comes after the verb 'to be'.
"I am very tired. "
"Careful, the food is hot!"

Can or Can't

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How well do you remember this modal verb which expresses ability? Can you remember everything or can't you remember anything?!

Try this exercise to find out! In each sentence choose which answer is needed to make the sentence work.

Note: Sometimes we replace 'can't' with 'cannot'. They have exactly the same meaning but can't is much more common.

Lesson by Caroline

Choose the correct combination in the following sentences:

Suffix '-ness': Adjective to Noun

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There are lots of adjectives in English that we can convert into nouns by using 'ness'. A noun ending in 'ness' literally means the state of the original adjective.

For example, hungriness means ‘the state of being hungry. Below are ten sentences which require a noun ending in 'ness'.

Look at the adjectives below and guess which one goes in each sentence. Then add 'ness' and change spelling when needed.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Past Continuous or Past Simple

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What can you remember about using past continuous to describe interrupted time? Here's a little refresher:

When you want to talk about two actions in the past, it is often the case that one is past continuous and the other past simple.

The long action is past continuous and the short one, or the one that interrupts it is past simple.

For example:

"I was walking to school when I heard a loud crash."

'Used to' for Intermediate Level Students

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Used to is commonly applied to either speak of a past habit or a situation we are accustomed to. However, the structure that follows 'used to' will be determined by the intended meaning.

For example: used to + infinitive = past habit. For example: I used to smoke but not now.

Verb to be + used to + gerund = an accustomed situation. For example: I am used to smoking; I smoke a packet a day.

Present Perfect Quiz

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Present Perfect = have/has + past participle

This lesson will help you to revise using the present perfect tense for life experiences.

Read through the sentences and change the verb in brackets to the present perfect tense. Then award yourself ten points for each thing you have done. I have got 110/150! Chris what is your score? Let's see who has the highest score.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane