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auxiliary verbs - avoiding repetition

Auxiliary verbs - avoiding repetition


In the examples above, the auxiliaries are used to make the sentences shorter. If we didn't use auxiliaries in this way we would have to repeat some words:I don't like action movies but Andy likes action movies. I'm not going to the party but Mandy is going to the party. She thought she 'd locke...Read more


The following ESL resources are available for Auxiliary verbs - avoiding repetition:

worksheets (3)
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Auxiliaries - avoiding repetition
Four dialgues illustrating the use of auxiliaries to avoid repetition


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Auxiliaries dialogue II
Split dialogue - pair work


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Auxiliaries practice - split dialogue
Pairs: Jumbled dialogue using auxiliary short forms.




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)