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English Beginner Grammar Review # 1

While old-fashioned, I still find what I call "grammar banging" (intensive grammar review sheets) useful at the end or beginning of the year. The end of year calls for exam preparation and the beginning calls for some review to raise awareness of what has already been learnt and where problems still lie. The sheets provided in these "grammar banging" reviews are very effective because each question focuses on one important, specific area.

Aim: Grammar review of the most important intermediate level English tenses, structure and functions

Activity: Grammar banging multiple choice review lesson with each question focusing on a specific point

Level: Beginner


  • This is straight-forward stuff. Make the copies and give them to the students.
  • Have each student do the sheet by him/herself.
  • Ask students to compare answers and discuss differences, each student trying to explain his/her choice.
  • Correct sheet as a class. Review each grammar point quickly - you should get a lot of "Oh, yeah....".
  • Give the students an unmarked copy of the same exercise to repeat at home to solidify the review exercise.

"Grammar Banging" - Review your English - 1

Choose the correct word to fill in the gap

  1. Are there ______ apples in the kitchen?

    A) much  B) any  C) some

  2. That is _____ interesting book.

    A) the  B) a  C) an

  3. I went ______ church last Sunday.

    A) at  B) in  C) to

  4. What _____ he like? - He is very friendly.

    A) does  B) did  C) is

  5. I ________ a new car last month.

    A) bought  B) have bought  C) buyed

  6. How ________ money do you have in your pocket?

    A) many  B) few  C) much

  7. He came ______ home late last night.

    A) -   B) at  C) to

  8. Jack is a nice boy, and I like _____.

    A) -  B) him  C) his

  9. I get up ______ seven o'clock every day

    A) in  B) on  C) at

  10. I like __________ music.

    A) listen  B) listen to  C) listening to

  11. What __________ in your free time?

    A) you do  B) do you do  C) are you doing

  12. My father _______ in a bank.

    A) works  B) work  C) is working

  13. Would you like _______ coffee?

    A) any  B) an  C) some

Exercise 1 Printing Page

Beginner Grammar Banging Page 2

Beginner Grammar Banging Page 3

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