Tuesday, February 01, 2011

More Grammar Revision

Hello everyone. It's that time of year again. In other words, we're preparing for our mid- or end-of-course tests.

And here are some more sites which can help you with various grammar points. Last week I mentioned Reported Speech. This week I'd like to start by focussing on the uses of the present simple and continuous forms of the verb.

For the present simple and continuous, look at the basic information in the British Council's Learn English site. Try the exercise just below the explanation.

Here's some more information on how to choose between the present simple or continuous. This is also on the British Council's Learn English site.

For much more on the use of the Present Continuous, see here on the BBC's Learning English site. Here you'll listen to Bilal from Syria asking and talking about this grammar problem. You can listen to him being tested: he is asked to form correct sentences. You can download a complete explanation of this aspect of grammar. And you can do two practice quizzes - here's the link to Practice Quiz 1.

The next grammar problem is "will" and "going to". A student from Thailand asks the BBC about the difference. Listen to the programme and do the exercises.

And here's a link to a long list of questions on grammar on the BBC's Learning English site.

Please do post your reactions to these sites, or any other comments, to the Tag Board. Or leave a comment in this post. Whichever method you choose, we want to hear from you. It takes only a few minutes (five or seven) to share your experiences.

Coming soon: the answers to the Six Minute English quiz on Musical Ability.

More soon!
Mike

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