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Auxiliary verbs

 

The auxiliaries be, do and have have the following functions in English: (1) To form certain tenses - continuous tenses (be); perfect tenses (have) (2) To form the passive voice (be) (3) To form questions (4) To form negative statements (5) To give emphasis (6) To make short answers to...Read more

 

The following ESL resources are available for Auxiliary verbs:

 
 
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Auxiliaries - matching
Short utterances and responses to match, each requiring an understanding of auxiliaries. (16 cards)
 
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Auxiliaries practice
Pair work to practise 'so do I' Have you? (polite interest) etc
 
 

 

 
 
 
Auxiliaries quiz 1
Mulitple-choice quiz. Choose the correct phrase using auxiliaries.
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
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15 question multiple-choice quiz
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

English Result Pre-Intermediate Student's Book book cover 

English Result Pre-Intermediate Student's Book

Mark Hancock   Annie McDonald   
 
Unit 1 Personal details  Page 11   be and do in questions
 
 
Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Pages 6 - 7  Auxiliary verbs
Auxiliary verbs be / do / have
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 1 Images  Pages 6 - 8
(6) Various sentences gapped for 'have', 'do' and 'be'. Can serve as part of an introduction to the uses of auxiliaries.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 1 Past and present  Pages 14 - 15  Uses of auxiliaries
Audio dialogue + script for analysis of various uses of auxiliaries: emphases, short answers, queston tags, expressing interest.
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8)

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
 
Connections 2 page 21  Page 21 
Match utterances with 'So do I', 'Do you' etc.
 
 

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 with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)