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Past Continuous or past simple?

Average: 3.7 (24 votes)

Sometimes it can be tricky to decide which tense we need to use. Remember these rules to help you:

So and Such

Average: 3.5 (41 votes)

In English we have many different ways of emphasing a particular point. Words like 'very' and 'extremely' are the most known by students.

Others ways to do this are with 'so' and 'such'.

If you say: "it's so hot today!", it's a stronger emphasis than saying "it's very hot today."

The structure is: SO + ADJECTIVE

Another alternative is by saying "It's such a hot day!" This is also stronger than 'very'

The structure is: SUCH + ADJECTIVE + NOUN

Simple Adverbs

Average: 3.6 (44 votes)

Adverbs describe the way an action is completed and are commonly thought of as 'y' words.

For example, the adverb form of the adjective loud is loudly.

How well can you remember them? In each sentence, replace the adjective with the correct adverb (and be careful with your spelling):

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Go/Went/Gone Elementary Level

Average: 4 (23 votes)

Go means to move from one place to another e. g "I go to school by bus."

When we add a preposition with go, we use "went" e.g. "John went into his room and shut the door."

Using It

Average: 3.5 (31 votes)

One of the most common mistakes I find students making, is when and where to use the word 'it'. Here are some sentences to help you remember when we need to use this little word.

Some of the sentences are correct, and some are missing 'it'.

Rewrite the sentences to make them correct.

I hope this helps!

Word Order: Adjectives

Average: 3.2 (19 votes)

Rules:

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.
e.g. I live in a small house.
I have a blue umbrella.

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

Conjunction Review

Average: 4 (25 votes)

Conjunction: A word that links two words, phrases or clauses together. Here's another review lesson to help you practise some of the basics of English.

Choose the correct conjunction for each sentence. Then why don't you make some of your own sentences using the conjunctions to help you revise.

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Can you find any mistakes?

Average: 3.1 (26 votes)

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

Average: 3.8 (41 votes)

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!

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Common Phrasal Verb Revision

Average: 3.6 (37 votes)

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!

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