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Perfect and continuous tenses

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grammar:
continuous tenses (general)
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Perfect and continuous tenses:

 
 
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Perfect aspect - correction cards
Twenty-eight cards with sentences for correction with answers. Can be done as a board game or simple group activity.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Aspect - tenses quiz 2
Twelve-question MC quiz - continuous and simple tenses
 
 

 

 
 
 
Perfect tenses gap-fill exercise : Flood relief news story
News item gapped for perfect tenses: present perfect simple/continuous; past perfect simple/continuous; future perfect.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Advanced

Ceri Jones   Tania Bastow   
 
Unit 1 Conversation  Page 11   aspect
Exercises on simple vs continuous aspect with perfect and continuous tenses.
 
 
Straightforward Advanced Student's Book book cover 

Straightforward Advanced Student's Book

Roy Norris   
 
1B First day  Page 9   Simple and continuous verb forms
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)