Grammar for Beginning Level English Learners
This guide to expressing quantity in English focuses on common expressions used to express large quantities for both countable and uncountable nouns.
Curso Básico de Inglés
Curso Básico de Inglés para Hablantes de Español incluido el seguimiento de pruebas de comprensión
Difference between OF and FROM in English
A discussion of the differences between of and from in English which often cause learners difficulty.
Uses of the Verb To Do
Guide to the various uses of the verb to do in English. This page was prepared with English as a Second Language students in mind and can also be used in class or for reference.
Grammar guide to forming adverbs and adverb use in English for beginning ESL EFL TEFL or ESOL learners.
How to Use Adjectives
Grammar guide to using Adjectives in English for ESL EFL TEFL or ESOL learners
How Speak English?
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Possessive Nouns and Possessive Adjectives
Review and guide to possessive forms including possessive nouns, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns for lower level English learners and classes.
Guide to Expressions of Quantity
Expressions of quantity depend on whether a noun is countable or uncountable. These resources provide explanations, quizzes and lesson plans to help English learners in ESL / EFL classes improve their understanding of correct expressions of quantity usage.
Guide to forming indirect questions for ESL learners and classes with example situations and questions.
List of English contractions with full verb and example sentences for ESL students.
A, An, The
"A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English - Beginning Guide to indefinite articles.
He is a careful driver. In this sentence 'careful' is an adjective. Learn the basic rules for using adjectives in English.
He drives carefully. In this sentence 'carefully' is an adverb. Learn the basic rules for using adverbs in English.
Asking for Help in Class
Phrases used for asking for help, spelling, repeating, apologizing, and more. Learn these phrases and use them often!
Be - past - Where were you yesterday ?
Introduction to the verb 'to be' in the past including basic questions and conversations.
Be - present - Hello! My name is Ken
Introduction to the verb 'to be' in the present incluing basic questions and conversations.
Be - Quiz
Test your understanding of the verb 'to be' with this quiz
Beginner English Grammar Review Quiz
The beginner English grammar review provides 38 questions that cover each of the most important Grammar points that beginning level English students need to know. Correct answers are provided after each question and a total score is given with feedback at the end of the test.
Get the most out of this beginners' section. Review the beginner grammar by answering the questions then check your answers by clicking on the "Check" button. If you make a mistake you will be told and can click on the button to take you to the proper beginner review page!
Comparative and Superlative Forms - Quiz
Quiz Review of comparative and superlative forms.
Comparatives and Superlatives for Beginners
"Boston is more exciting than Philadelphia. New York is the most exciting city in the USA, but Seattle is the best in my opinion." Learn about comparing people, places and things using the comparative and superlative forms.
Do or Make Explained
Do or Make? One of the most common problems for beginners and intermediate learners. They both have similar meanings, but there are differences. Here is a review sheet explaining the difference between the two verbs, providing key collocations and followed up by a quiz testing your knowledge.
English Grammar Workbooks
Top grammar workbook recommendations for English as a Second Language students and teachers. These grammar workbooks are used in both the UK and the United States for classes and self-study from beginning to advanced levels.
ESL Children's Lesson - Find the Verbs
ESL children's lesson worksheet focusing on recognizing verbs from among nouns, verbs and adjectives. Great for beginner level classes as well.
Guide to Countable and Uncountable Nouns
A guide to the basics of countable and uncountable nouns in English for ESL EFL classes including a discussion of commonly confused uncountable nouns as well as the most common container or quantity expressions used with uncountable nouns such as cheese, information, etc.
in / at / on - prepositions of place and movement
Study the use of these prepositions to express movement and position in a city or country.
in / at / on - prepositions of place
Study the use of these prepositions to express the position of objects.
in / at / on - prepositions of time and date
Study the use of these prepositions to express when something happens.
Much or Many Quiz
How many peoples?! Take this quiz on singular, plural, countable and uncountable nouns.
Much or Many?
How many apples do you have? Countable and uncountable nouns with "a, an, some", as well as questions with "How much...?" and "How many ...?".
How to form plurals in English including a number of exceptions.
Prepositions - The Basics of Time and Place
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.
Recommended Books for Beginning English Learners
Recommendations for every beginning level American English or British English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and vocabulary building resources.
Some or Any?
Are there any apples? Use of "some" and "any" - and "some" and "any" words such as something, anywhere, somebody, etc.
Spelling Problems in English
Spelling words in English is challenging work. This feature provides a guide to some of the most common problems encountered when spelling words in English.
Could you spell that again? - Take this listening comprehension quiz to practice your spelling skills.
Spelling Rules in English
This guide to spelling focuses on the most common rules used when spelling in English including rules on capitalization, adding suffixes and common endings.
Telling the Time
What time is it? - It's quarter to three. Telling time in English.
This, That, These, Those, Here and There
That is my bag over there - How to use this, that, these, those, here and there.
What are pronouns?
Here is a guide to the four basic types of pronouns: subject, object, possessive and demonstrative. This overview provides a simple introduction for beginners or a quick review for other level students.
This That These Those
This guide to this that these and those provides instruction for the use of these common determiners in English.
Review and guide to possessive forms focusing on possessive nouns including numerous examples, apostrophe placement and difficulties in singular and plural possessive noun apostrophe placement.
Review and guide to possessive adjectives including numerous examples, as well as a comparison between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns which are often confused.
Possessive pronouns are used to indicate things that belong to people and include 'mine', 'theirs', 'yours', etc. This guide explains the usage of possessive pronouns and how they are similar to other possessive forms.
Questions in English
Basic guide to question forms in English including examples of questions in present, past and future forms for English language learners, as well as ESL / EFL classes.
Guide to wh questions for beginning level English learners including a discussion of combinations with prepositions, short form questions and similar question forms.
Question Tags in English
Guide to the use of question tags in English for ESL and EFL learners. Question tags are explained including variations on meaning through pronunciation, as well as examples of question tags in a variety of tenses.