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audio (3)

auxiliaries - question tags  
Grammar Challenge - question tags
Short radio BBC radio programme about question tags. MP3download available.

Words in the News (index)
Individual news stories - text and audio with difficult vocabulary highlighted and defined. (Print-friendly PDF download of text sheet available) Hundreds of stories, archived back to 1999.

notes (3)

Brief set of notes covering types and function, position and adverbial clauses.

modal auxiliary verbs  
Students' questions about modals
a list of questions posted and answered on the BBC Learning English website

adjectives - ed / ing  
Notes on -ed / -ing adjectives
Basic set of notes on ed / ing adjectives in the Language Point reference section of the BBC Learning English mini-serial The Flatmates

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