Basic Grammar Structures for Beginners
Curso Básico de Inglés
Curso Básico de Inglés para Hablantes de Español incluido el seguimiento de pruebas de comprensión
Simple Present for Beginners
Beginners guide to basic questions about everyday life using simple present and adverbs of frequency
"A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English
Beginning level overview of the use of the definite and indefinite articles in English.
This - That - These - Those - Here - There
Beginning level English discussion of determiners including this, that, these, those and here and there for ESL classes and learners.
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.
Past Simple - What did you do last weekend?
Learn the basics of the simple past including how to use regular and irregular verbs.
Future - What will the weather be like?
Using the future with will to predict the weather. Easy grammar and exercise page designed especially for a first time look at the future with 'will'.
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.
in / at / on - prepositions of time and date
Study the use of these prepositions to express when something happens.
in / at / on - prepositions of place
Study the use of these prepositions to express the position of objects.
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.
in / at / on - prepositions of place and movement
Study the use of these prepositions to express movement and position in a city or country.
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.
This, That, These, Those, Here and There
That is my bag over there - How to use this, that, these, those, here and there.
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.
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.
Some or Any?
Are there any apples? Use of "some" and "any" - and "some" and "any" words such as something, anywhere, somebody, etc.
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.
Present Simple Tense
What do you do every day? Use this grammar chart to learn about the Present Simple. For more advanced beginning level students.
Present Simple Basics
Basic questions and conversations using the simple present to talk about what you do every day. For beginners at the very beginning!
Present Continuous - What are you doing?
Learn the basic rules for using the present continuous (progressive) form - especially for beginners.
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 ...?".
Be - present - Hello! My name is Ken
Introduction to the verb 'to be' in the present incluing basic questions and conversations.
Be - past - Where were you yesterday ?
Introduction to the verb 'to be' in the past including basic questions and conversations.
He drives carefully. In this sentence 'carefully' is an adverb. Learn the basic rules for using adverbs in English.
He is a careful driver. In this sentence 'careful' is an adjective. Learn the basic rules for using adjectives in English.
A, An, The
"A, An, The" definite and indefinite articles in English - Beginning Guide to indefinite articles.
Beginning level guide to the use of question words in English. Each question word is explained and provides examples. The guide is followed by a quiz checking your understanding.
Guide to wh questions for English learners including a discussion of preposition combinations, common short form answers with examples of correct usage.
This That These Those
This guide to this that these and those explains when to use these words and which verb form and location words are often used together with these determiners.
Possessive nouns are used to indicate ownership of items with proper nouns and other nouns. This guide provides a wide variety of examples and detailed explanation.
Possessive adjectives are used to indicate who owns what, and includes words such as 'my', 'your', etc. They are often confused with possessive pronouns such as 'mine' and 'yours' but are very different.
Review and guide to possessive pronouns in English. Possessive pronouns are usually placed at the end of sentences and include 'mine', 'yours', etc.
Questions in English
Learn about basic question forms in English by reviewing the structure of simple questions in the present, past and future.
Question Tags in English
Question tags are used to confirm information or double check a fact. This guide points out the differences in meaning based on pronunciation, and provides examples of question tags in a wide variety of tenses.
Please and Thank You
Some of the first words used in English are please and thank you. Here is a simple guide to using please and thank you in English to avoid mistakes.
Learn subject, object and possessive pronouns such as I, his, her, etc. and possessive adjectives including mine, hers, etc. with these two charts including example sentences. Take four quizzes to test your knowledge.