Verb Forms – upper-intermediate lesson
This is a lesson idea for all teachers who have upper-intermediate/FCE level students or higher. It incorporated verb forms into learning the structures and then practicing it verbally in a speaking activity. It’s requires minimal resources and when you create the slips of paper you can reuse them again for future lessons so really efficient.
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Possessives – rules and exercises for intermediate level Written by Barbara Wadsworth
An overview of the rules of possessive words, including possessive pronouns and adjectives, possessive questions, and possessive reciprocal pronouns, with examples and exercises to help you learn. This grammar lesson is for intermediate level students of English.
Zero Conditional Lesson
The zero conditional is used to express something that is scientifically proven or something that is generally true. It is also used to convey rules and communicate instructions.
First Conditional Lesson
The first conditional is used to express something that will possibly happen in the present or future. Unlike the zero conditional, which expresses conditions that are generally true (or scientifically proven), the first conditional conveys something that might happen if certain conditions are met.
Second Conditional Lesson
The second conditional is used to express unreal or imagined situations in the present or future. The major difference between the first and second conditional is that the result in the first conditional is likely to happen, whereas the result in the second conditional is highly unlikely to happen.
Third Conditional Lesson
The third conditional is used to express hypothetical situations from the past that can’t possibly come true as the opportunity has passed. Of the four conditionals, it is the only one that can’t possibly happen, and, that refers to past incidents. It is like a wish that can never materialize.
Past Simple and Past Continuous Lesson
We use the past simple to express a completed action in the past that happened at a specific time. Sometime we won’t specify the time but the use of past simple signifies that the action finished at a certain time in the past.
Present Perfect Lesson
We use the present perfect to talk about something that has happened at an unspecified time before now. You cannot use time expressions such as ‘yesterday’, ‘last week, etc. but can use it with unspecific time expressions such as, already, yet, once, never, before, many times etc.
Present Perfect Continuous Lesson
We use the present perfect continuous to talk about something that started in the past and is continuing in the present or that has just recently stopped. Put simply, it refers to a duration of time something has been happening.
Past Perfect Lesson
The past perfect is used to express that an action occurred in the past before another past action. Think of it in terms of two points of time in the past where the past perfect happens first. It can also convey that something started in the past and continued up to another point in the past.
Can/could and may/might – Rules and exercises for intermediate level
An overview of the modal verbs can/could and may/might which explains what rules you must follow when using these verbs, with examples and exercises to help you learn. This online lesson is designed for intermediate level students.
New World Activity
This is a new twist on a classic ESL conversation activity. Its main purpose is to get groups to discuss possibilities and to agree and disagree with each other before coming to a final conclusion, which leaves it open for a good selection of different language that could be pre-taught as a build up to this fun activity.
Prepositions ‘in, at, on’ – rules and exercises for advanced level
Prepositions serve a very useful function in English. This free English grammar lesson that follows will seek to more fully elucidate this point to advanced-level students. Let’s get started.