Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The First Blog of February 2005!

Hello everybody. This is the first new blog entry for a month. It's not been negligence - just a very busy period.

This week I will give you some grammar links to help you revise for the mid-year test which is coming up in the next 2 weeks. And an obvious place for everyone to try is the new-look Learn English site.

Level 3. Check out the present perfect and past simple. Note the uses as well as the structure. And here is a further explanation.

Revise Quantifiers - "a few", "a little" - by clicking here. Then test yourself with this game. Wait a few seconds for the game to load, then use your mouse to drag the correct expression into either the "few" or the "little" window.

Also have a look at zero articles - in other words, situations when you don't use the article. There is a another long explanation here. Ask me next lesson if you are still having problems with this.

Verbs followed by other verbs: "I like singing" or "I hope to see you tomorrow": click here for a list and an explanation.

Level 2. Grammar points to check include these:

Present simple - all uses.
Present Perfect - basic structure and examples.
Relative Pronouns and clauses.
Present Continuous for the future.

Level 1. Look at these grammar topics:

Possessive with 's (on the Online Grammar site).
Present Simple on the Learn English site and on Englishpage.
Articles on the Edufind site.

More Grammar in the next Blog!

How about some listening practice? Listen and read the news on the BBC's Learning English site. make a note of new words and phrases.

Regular Visits:

Global Village: click "communities" on the Learn English site. Or try here. Do not forget to write ita- before your user name.

The Metro Zine: see some new Christmas Party Pictures, and Level Three's Introductions.

More soon! Please do post comments, with requests and ideas.


Serena said...

Hi Mike! I'm studying for the test...I hope it will be quite easy...bye!

Anonymous said...

Sere, I am sure none of you will have any problems especially if you revise all the grammar and vocabulary.

I would be interested in your comments on the sites that I have listed.