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Back to School Guide - Advanced Level

Getting ready to go back to school as a student or teacher can be as simple as reviewing what you've studied or taught, or as difficult as learning new skills to prepare you for a new class. This guide to advanced level back to school resources at the site will help you prepare for the new school year.

Essential Grammar

Guide to Verb Structures and Patterns
This guide gives an overview of the most common verb structures and patterns used in English such as 'verb object infinitive', or 'verb ' object participle', etc. Each verb structure or pattern includes a short explanation and example.

Tense Review for Advanced Levels
Time for school to start. Before you or your students get down to studying the specifics of various grammar structures, it is a good idea to review the basic English tenses. If you are an upper level student but not yet aware of all the tenses, these exercises make a good introduction to some of the important structures ahead.

Upper Level Test
Upper level test divided into four parts:

  1. Verb Forms - conjugation of verbs in various tenses
  2. Vocabulary - multiple choice questions testing vocabulary and vocabulary use knowledge
  3. Sentence Transformation - changing sentences to use various, synonymous forms
  4. Error Correction - finding errors in spelling, usage, etc.

English Tenses Timeline
This timeline tenses chart provides a handy visual reference sheet to English tenses and their relationship to the past, present and future. Included you will find active, passive, simple and continuous forms positioned according to their occurrence in time.

Grammar Terminology Reference
Extract with a follow-up guide giving examples of the most important grammar terminology. Quickly brush-up your or your class' understanding of key grammar terminology, while at the same time reviewing some basic grammar concepts.

Essential Writing

Improving Your Sentences: Using Sentence Connectors
Once you have mastered the basics of correct usage in written English, you will want to express yourself in increasingly complex ways. One of the best ways to improve your writing style is to use sentence connectors. Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. The use of these connectors will add sophistication to your writing style.

How to Write an Essay
A simple essay follows the same basic structure for most essay writing.

How to Write a Resume
Writing a Resume - curriculum vitae or CV - in English can be quite different than in your native tongue. This "how to" helps you develop a standard English resume.

Grammar Review Quizzes

A series of four grammar review quizzes with explanations of incorrect answers.

Upper Levels Grammar Review - 1
Upper Levels Grammar Review - 2
Upper Levels Grammar Review - 3
Upper Levels Grammar Review - 4

More Back to School Resources
Back to School for Beginners
Back to School for Intermediate Level Learners
Back to School for Teachers
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