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Back to School Guide - Beginners

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 back to school beginners resources at the site will help you prepare for the new school year.

Essential Grammar Lessons

Hello! My name is Ken
Basic questions and conversations using the verb "to be".

What time is it? It's quarter to three.
Telling time in English.

Telling the Time
What time is it? Listen and see if you can understand.

That is my bag over there.
Use of this, that, these, those, here and there.

Are there any apples?
Use of "some" and "any" - and "some" and "any" words such as something, anywhere, somebody, etc.

"A - An" and "The"
Use of "A - An" and "The"

What do you do every day?
Basic questions and conversations using the simple present to talk about what you do every day.

What are you doing?
Learn the basic rules for using the present continuous (progressive) form - especially for beginners.

What did you do last weekend?
Learn the basics of the simple past including regular and irregular verbs.

Where were you yesterday?
The simple past form of the verb "to be".

Janet was born on the 12th of January in Boston at 6.15 p.m. ...
Prepositions of time and place - at, in, on and to.

Have and Have Got
The differences between 'have' and 'have got' can be confusing for beginners. Here is a guide the two forms. When you finish reviewing try the 'Have / Have got' Quiz to check your understanding.

The Future with Will
Learn the structure and use of the future with 'will'.

Beginner Review Help
Review beginner grammar by answering the questions then check your answers by clicking on the "Check" button. If you make a mistake a page suggestion is made to help you review or learn what you don't know.

Grammar Review Quizzes

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

Beginner Grammar Review - 1
Beginner Grammar Review - 2
Beginner Grammar Review - 3
Beginner Grammar Review - 4

Beginners Tense Tests

This series of tests focuses on basic English tenses. Conjugate the verb in parentheses (). Click on the arrow to check your answer. There are ten questions to each test.

Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Test 4
Test 5

Beginner's Multiple Choice Tests

Test your or your students' knowledge of basic tense usage, vocabulary usage and key learning points such as: the difference between 'some' and 'any', the various uses of 'like', preposition use, countable and uncountable nouns, adjectives and adverbs and more.

This series of tests focuses on basic English tenses. Conjugate the verb in parentheses (). Click on the arrow to check your answer. There are ten questions to each test.

Multiple Choice Test 1
Multiple Choice Test 2
Multiple Choice Test 3
Multiple Choice Test 4
Multiple Choice Test 5

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

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