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 lower level English tenses, structure and functions
Activity: Grammar banging multiple choice review lesson with each question focusing on a specific point
Level: Beginner to lower-intermediate
- 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 - 3
Choose the correct word to fill in the gap
- We ______ leave by seven o'clock.
A) must B) have to C) should to D) need
- If you want to be healthy, you _______ smoke.
A) needn't B) couldn't C) shouldn't D) mustn't to
- He's _____________ politics.
A) interested B) interesting C) interested to D) interested in
- What will you do if he ______________?
A) isn't coming B) won't come C) not come D) doesn't come
- Would you mind ____________ me a hand?
A) to give B) give C) giving D) to giving
- I tried my best but I ____________ do the exercise.
A) not able to B) couldn't C) didn't could D) could
- I missed the train, so I _________ take the next one.
A) musted B) must C) had to D) had
- I ___________ them since we were children.
A) know B) known C) have known D) has known
- He has ___________ eaten.
A) yet B) already C) still D) until
- I've met the person ______ lives in that house.
A) which B) whose C) who D) where
- They've been to France, ___________ they?
A) isn't B) doesn't C) been D) haven't
Hey Tom! I ____________ you for a long time!
A) didn't see B) haven't seen C) don't see D) aren't seeing
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