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English Grammar Practice Test Questions

English Grammar Practice Test Questions

English grammar is a popular item on most standardized tests including many ESL EFL tests.  Below are English grammar practice test questions. Here are a few sources for English Grammar – Wikipedia,     The English Club. Tests that have an English Grammar Section – Michigan Language Arts Battery.

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ESL Practice Questions – The Present Perfect Tense – Ancient Egypt Part 2

ESL EFL Activity – The Present Perfect Tense Many of the English grammar tenses are not too difficult but others give students a lot of trouble deciding when to use them. Since we can’t think through a grammar rule as we speak, the best way is to participate in activities with other students, speaking orally […]

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An ESL Teaching Activity – What’s going on?

In teaching ESL classes in different countries, we found that students enjoyed working in small groups. Usually, they needed something to spark their imaginations, so that they could try out their English skills. We found that picture activities are good for this.

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ESL Practice Questions for the Past Tense – Ancient Egypt Part 1

Students are studying English in most countries of the world. It has been our experience while teaching in Central Europe, Brazil and Hong Kong, that students have difficulty with the past tense. If some members of your classes need help, have them try these practice questions. This is part 1 – see part 2 here

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Activities for Teaching the Progressive Tenses

 The progressive tenses are fun to teach as they follow an easy rule. When your students have studied the simple present and past tenses they will be ready to learn and use the present and past progressive tenses. This article outlines the basic grammar and provides several talking activities. The progressive tenses show that something […]

Starting an ESL Beginners’ Class

Starting an ESL Beginners’ Class

When beginning students enroll in an ESL class, they are likely to come in with quite a bit of anxiety. They want to learn English, but many of them will be worried that it will be too difficult, or that they will appear stupid in class. If the teacher can recognize this, and show the […]

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Keeping your ESL Class Alive – tips for ESL Teachers

  When you are teaching an ESL class, have you ever stopped and looked at the students’ faces? What do you see? Are the students sitting up, eager to see what comes next, or are they all slouched down with a glazed look in their eyes?

ESL Teaching Activities - the Negative with To do, Some and Any - Includes Handouts

ESL Teaching Activities – the Negative with To do, Some and Any – Includes Handouts

Let’s give learning the English language some pizzazz. It can be frustrating, so it’s important that we do all we can to simplify it and most important of all, LET’S MAKE IT FUN! Everyone learns when they laugh. This article attempts to provide material and references that will make your ESL Activities about using the […]

Tips for Accommodating Advanced Students in ESL Classrooms

Tips for Accommodating Advanced Students in ESL Classrooms

Most classes have several students who are more advanced than the others. They learn easily, their assignments are finished quickly, and they can be a behavior problem if they are bored. Teachers are required to meet the needs of children with a wide range of abilities with very different needs. There are a finite number […]

ESL Students and Their Accents

ESL Students and Their Accents

It is important to remember that everyone has an accent. If we travel from the West Coast of Canada to Toronto, we immediately notice the difference in the people’s accents. If we travel on to Newfoundland, there are some remote communities where we wouldn’t be able to understand a word spoken. It is the same […]