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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
 
 

 

 
 
 
Tenses : past and present time (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

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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