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. I have included the answers and a short note of the grammar focus after the exercise.
Aim: Grammar review of the most important upper-intermediate level English tenses, structure and functions
Activity: Grammar banging multiple choice review lesson with each question focusing on a specific point
- 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 - 2 - Upper-Intermediate Choose the correct word to fill in the gap
- I really didn't want to come last night. _______.
A) So do I B) Neither do I C) Neither I did D) Neither did I
- Do you think ___________ ?
A) does he know what he wants B) he knows what he wants C) he knows what does he want D) what he wants he knows
I think San Francisco is ____ exciting ____ New York.
A) as ... as B) so ... than C) as ... than D) so ... as
- Why are you hands so dirty? - I _______________ in the garden.
A) was working B) have worked C) worked D) have been working
- Did you remember __________ the door?
A) lock B) to lock C) locking D) having locked
- Which model __________ 250 k.p.h.?
A) does go B) goes C) have gone D) going
That is the man __________ grandfather founded Kentucky Root Beer.
A) who B) that C) which D) whose
- I could hardly ________ the ship in the distance.
A) look out B) make out C) make up D) see out
- Look at those clouds! It ___________!
A) 's going to rain B) 'll rain C) 's raining D) 's rained
- _________________, we won't have much to talk about.
A) If he not comes B) Unless he comes C) If he didn't come D) If he came
- He has ___________ in continuing the project.
A) no interesting B) no interest C) not interest D) no interested
- Where do you think Anne was yesterday evening? - She ______________ at home.
A) must have been B) had to be C) couldn't have been D) hadn't to be
- Jack told her that he ____________ come the next day.
A) is going to B) will come C) wants D) was going to
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