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Grammar Lessons
 
is / am / are ('be'-present simple) *is / am / are (questions) *I am doing (present continuous) *Are you doing ?(present continuous questions) *I live / I work / I like
(present simple)
*I don't
(present simple negative)
*Do you...?
(present simple questions)
*I am doing + I do
(present continuous + present simple)
*I have... / I've got... *was / were worked/got/went etc. (past simple) *I didn't... Did you..?
(past simple negative/questions)
*I was doing
(past continuous)
*I was doing
(past continuous)
+ I did
(past simple)
Have you ever..?(present perfect 1) *How long have you..?(present perfect 2) *I have done (present perfect 3) *I've just/I've already/I haven't ... yet (present perfect 4)
*for / since / ago *I have done (present perfect ) + I did
(past simple)
*is done / was done
(passive 1)
*is being done / has been done
(passive 2)
*be / have / do (present / past) *regular / irregular verbs
*I used to... What are you doing tomorrow? (present perfect for future) *I'm going to... *will / shall (1) *will / shall (2) *might
*can / could *must / mustn't / needn't *should *I have to... *Would you like..?   I'd like... *There is...  There are...
*there was / were
there has / have been
there will be
*It... *I am...  I don't...  etc. *Have you? / Are you? / Don't you?  etc. *too / either / so am I  / neither do I  etc. *isn't / haven't / don't (negatives)
*is it..?  have you..?  do they..? etc. (questions 1) *is / am / are (questions 1) *Who saw you?  Who did you see? (questions 2) *Who is she talking to?  What is it like? (questions 3) *What..?  Which..?  How..? *How long does it take..?
*Do you know where..?  I don't know what... etc. *She said that...  He told me that... *work/working  go/going  do/doing... *to... (I want to do) and -ing (I enjoy doing) *I want you to...  I told you to... *I went to the shop to...
*go to / go on / go for / go -ing *get *do and make *have *I/me  he/him  they/them  etc. *my / his / their  etc.
*Whose is this?  It's mine / yours / hers  etc. *I / me / my / mine *myself / yourself / themselves  etc. *-'s (John's cat / my sister's jacket) etc. *a / an ... *animal(s)  church(es) (singular and plural)
*a banana / some milk (countable / uncountable 1) *a banana / some milk (countable / uncountable 2) *a / an / the *the... *go to work / go home / go to the theatre *I like cheese / I hate English
*the... (place names) *this / that / these / those *one / ones some / any *not + any / no / none *not + anybody / anything / nobody / nothing
*somebody / anything / nowhere etc. *every / all *all / most / some / any / no/none *both / either / neither *a lot / much / many *(a) little / (a) few
*old / nice / interesting  etc. (adjectives) *quickly / badly / suddenly  etc. (adverbs) *old / older / expensive / more expensive (comparatives 1) *older than... / more expensive than... (comparatives 2 *not as... as *the oldest / the most expensive (superlatives)
*enough *too *He speaks English very well (word order 1) *always / usually / often  etc. (word order 2) already / still / yet *Give me that pen! / Give it to me! (imperatives)
time - at / in / on *from... to / until / since / for *before / after / during / while *at / in / on (places 1) *at / in / on (places 2) *at / in / to (places 3)
*under / behind / opposite  etc. (prepositions 1) *up / over / through  etc.  (prepositions 2) *on / at / by / with / about (prepositions 3) *afraid of... / good at...  etc.  preposition + -ing (good at -ing etc.) *listen to... / look at...  etc. (verb + preposition) *go in / fall off / run away  etc. (phrasal verbs 1)
*put on your coat / put your coat on (phrasal verbs 2) *and / but / or / so / because (conjunctions) *When... *If we go... / If you see  etc.   (1st conditional) *If I had... / If we went...  etc. (2nd conditional) *If I had known... / If you had told me... (3rd conditional)
*a person who... / a thing that/which... (relative clauses 1) *the people we met... / the hotel you stayed at... (relative clauses 2)        

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Vocabulary Lessons
 
*Basic Words *Basic Expressions 1 *Basic Expressions 2 *How are you? *Do you speak French? *Can you speak slower?
*Some Adjectives *Some Opposites *Some Questions *Introductions *Personal Information *Travelling
*Customs - Passport *At the Hotel *Drinks *Meals *At the Restaurant *Money - Price
*Telephoning 1 *Telephoning 2 *The Car *Asking for Directions *Health - Illness *Numbers
*Days & Months *Times & Dates *Colours      

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Pronunciation Lessons
 
*The Alphabet *The Vowels *The Consonants *The Diphthongs *Rhyming words *Tongue Twisters
*Easy Poems *Linking Sounds *Elision *Contractions *Intonation  

 Grammar Lessons ~ Vocabulary Lessons ~ Pronunciation Lessons ~ Exam Lessons


Exam Lessons
 
Cambridge
KET
Cambridge
PET
Cambridge
FCE
Cambridge
CAE
Cambridge
CPE
IELTS
Intermediate
IELTS
Advanced
NEW!
adding ~s to verbs
NEW!
'really' or 'very'
NEW!
'hope' or 'wish'
NEW!
'possibility',
'opportunity' or 'chance'
NEW!
'will' or 'would'?
  NEW!
'if', 'when' or 'whether'?
plural nouns   'good' or 'well'   'fewer' or 'less'?    
    using apostrophes   expressions with 'take'    
    using 'get'        
    'make' or 'do'        

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