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Tenses (general)

 

The following ESL resources are available for Tenses (general):

 
 
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Mingle - tenses and question forms
Suitable as a general higher levels introductions activity also. Ss write short answers for each topic, and in pairs prepare questions. Then mingle to find someone with the same answer
 
 

 

 
 
 
Present and past tenses quiz (228)
Multiple-choice quiz: present, past, present perfect, past perfect tenses.
 
 

 

Verb tense quiz (473)
Ten question mixed tense MC quiz
 
 

 

 
 
 
Personal letter gap fill exercise (198)
Fill the gaps with the correct forms of the verbs.
 
 

 

Present perfect, past simple and past continuous 01 (261)
Gapped dialogue. 'Have you ever...?' with a short anecdote as the reply using past simple and past continuous.
 
 

 

Present perfect, past simple and past continuous 02 (262)
Gapped dialogue. 'Have you ever...?' with a short anecdote as the reply using past simple and past continuous.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 8 Review 1  Page 69 
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 62 
Bookwork : make indirect questions from direct questions (Interview with Madonna) ; match questions and replies.
 
Unit 1 Images  Page 5 
Gapped script (people talking about memorable images of the 20th C) + recording ; mulitple choice grammar exercise
 
 
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 10 - 11  Revision of verb forms
(1) Revision of verb forms quiz: 'Nine things you should know about English verbs.'
 
Module 1 Past and present  Page 11   Growing up a British Asian
Reading with multiple-choices for verb forms
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 1 Impressions  Page 5   grammar
Multiple-choice tense exercise
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)