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Beginning English Grammar Quiz
Take the beginning English grammar quiz to test your knowledge of English. Each question is followed by an answer, as well as information to study.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Advanced English Grammar Review Quiz
Advanced level English grammar review quiz testing the tenses, clause use, conditional forms, modifiers and more with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
TOEFL Grammar Quiz
This TOEFL grammar quiz focuses on the type of English grammar at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
Business English Level Test - Take this Test to...
English level test for Business English learners - 100 questions
Intermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
Intermediate level English grammar review quiz testing the tenses, clause use, conditional forms, modifiers and more with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
TOEFL Vocabulary Quiz
This TOEFL vocabulary quiz focuses on the type of English vocabulary at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
Beginning English Quiz
Beginning level English quiz tests basic English tenses, conditional and superlatives, and simple conversational English with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Reported speech Quiz
Intermediate level English practice on direct and indirect or reported speech for ESL EFL students and classes
Basic English Questions Quiz
This English questions quiz tests basic English questions used in beginning conversations in English. Each question provides the correction.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Number Pronunciation And Spelling in English -...
Pronunciation and spelling guide to numbers in English
Confusing Words Quiz
Test your knowledge of confusing words in English such as accept and except. This quiz provides the correct word for each sentence. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
A Simple Way to Write an Essay
How to write a standard essay in English following a common essay outline structure also known as the hamburger essay.
Definite and Indefinite Article Quiz
Definite and Indefinite articles use quiz which provides a short explanation and the correct answer for each question.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Financial Terminology Quiz
This financial terminology quiz focuses on common expressions used when speaking about finance and money in English.
The 50 Basic English Questions
50 basic English questions used to ask and answer questions about most daily tasks for English language learners.
Simple Past or Present Perfect Quiz
Choose between the simple past or present perfect tense in this quiz which includes a short guide to usage. Each question is followed by the correct answer.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
1000 Most Common Vocabulary Words in English
Vocabulary Workshop Page 1 of a list of the 1000 most common vocabulary words in English
Prepositional Phrase Quiz
Prepositional phrase quiz for learners of English testing word combinations with prepositions. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
TOEFL Grammar Practice Quiz
This TOEFL grammar quiz focuses on the type of English grammar at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
Preposition Quiz In On At
Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with dates and times. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
Conditional Forms Quiz
Conditional forms quiz tests your knowledge of the first, second and third conditional forms for real, unreal and imagined past situations. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
How to Speak English
This step by step guide on how to speak English will help you perfect a study plan to help you speak English within a reasonably short amount of time. Strategies and objectives are provided to help you speak English with ease.
Beginner Verb Tense Quiz
Beginner verb tense quiz checks your understanding of basic tenses including the present simple, continuous, future and past simple including answers.
Words to Help You Express Your Opinion in English
There are a number of words and phrases that can help express your opinion. These words and phrases are common in creative writing, writing reports, and other types of writing intended to persuade.
Past Tenses Quiz
Past tenses quiz checking the past simple, past continuous and past perfect tenses including the correct answer after each question.
Beginning English Multiple Choice Tests
ESL EFL English Multiple Choice Tests For Beginning Level Learners for in class use or on your own
Gerund or Infinitive Quiz
Choose between the gerund or the infinitive form for the second verb in this quiz. Each question is followed by the correct answer.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Learn the Basics to Writing a Business Letter
Business letter writing basics for English language learners including essential formatting, writing, and phrases.
What's the Difference Between American and...
A discussion of the differences between standard American and British English in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar with examples.
Beginning English Grammar Review Quiz - 3
Beginner English Grammar Review Quiz beginning level ESL EFL learners and classes focusing on body idioms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Basic English - Essential Lessons for Beginning...
Essential basic English lessons for beginning English learners. Each lesson includes a short quiz to test your understanding of these basic English concepts.
Prepositions of Place Quiz - In At and On
Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with places and positions. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
Social Networking Sites Reading Quiz
Social Networking Sites is an English reading comprehension quiz about a social networking sites for English learners and including answers.
How to plan ESL lesson plans
Guide to standard lesson plan format for teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language.
Lower Intermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
This lower intermediate English grammar quiz focuses on the present, past and future simple tenses, as well as other appropriate grammar.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Prepositions Quiz - English Grammar Review Quiz
Prepositions Quiz for intermediate level for ESL EFL English learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
This - That - These - Those - Here - There
Use these rules and examples of this, that, these, and those - important English words that you can learn to point out things that are here or there.
Get daily or weekly English lessons delivered...
Free English courses through email provided by Kenneth Beare guide to English at About.com. Courses for beginners, grammar, vocabulary and teaching.
Present Simple Quiz
This quiz focuses on the use of the present simple to describe routines, habits and facts.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Sentence Changes Quiz
Sentence transformation quizzes ask you to change a sentence with a few words to keep the meaning but change structure.
Prepositions of time and place - in - at - to -...
Introduction to English Prepositions of place, time and position
Make or Do Quiz
The difference between make and do is very minimal and causes a lot of problems, try this quiz to see if you know when to use make or do.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
1000 Most Common Nouns in English A, B, and C
Nouns that begin with A, B, and C taken from the 1,000 most often used words in English.
Reduced Relative Clause Quiz
Test you knowledge of reducing relative clauses to shorter phrases to modify a noun. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
Basic English Conversations
Basic English conversations help beginning learners build basic English skills. Each conversation group includes a few short conversations introducing basic English phrases.
Parts of Speech Quiz for Advanced Level English...
Quiz focusing on the eight parts of speech for advanced English learners and classes. Students choose the appropriate part of speech for each vocabulary item in context.
Grammar Basics: Learn the Prepositions "In,"...
Explanation of common prepositions of place use in English including in on and at for movement, surface, cities, and places with example sentences.
Advanced Confusing Words Quiz
Idiomatic phrase quiz for intermediate to advanced level ESL EFL learners and classes focusing on body idioms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Beginning English Grammar Review Quiz - 4
Beginning English Grammar Review Quiz beginning level ESL EFL learners and classes focusing on body idioms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
ESL: Do You Know the Difference Between Voiced...
Guide to the basic differences between voiced and voiceless consonants in English pronunciation.
Beginning English Multiple Choice Test
Beginning English multiple choice quiz focusing on past, present and future simple tenses, and simple conversational English with corrections.
Practice These Simple Tips to Master Your Next...
This look at telephone conversations focuses on the standard patterns often found in business telephone conversations. It includes an overview, a role play and other classroom activities to help English learners learn standard telephone conversations.
Choosing which words to stress will improve...
The correct use of intonation and stress is the key to understanding and being understood when speaking English.
Ordering Food in a Restaurant - Beginner's...
Beginners English guide to ordering food in a restaurant including basic food vocabulary
ESL: 20 Things to Teach Absolute Beginners
Course Outline and Objectives for ESL Beginning Students to Establish Basic Communication Language Functions in English Teacher Lesson Plans
Job Interview Tips for ESL Interviewees
Tips on how to prepare for job interview questions and answers in English and important vocabulary to use when speaking about skills.
Tim's Day Reading Quiz
Tim's day is an English reading comprehension quiz about a typical day in Tim's life using the present simple and including answers.
Was Were - Past Tense of the verb "To Be"
simple present, yesterday afternoon, tense, english lesson
A few examples of exercises for the "whole brain"
A quick guide to basic Brain Gym® exercises which help improve concentration for any classroom activity, as well as ESL EFL leaning situations
English Prepositional Phrases Quiz
Prepositional phrase quiz testing common expressions with prepositions followed by nouns for English learners with corrections. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
Preposition Use - in / at / on - prepositions...
in / at / on - prepositions of time and date - English prepositions of time and date usage for English Learners
Differences between British and American...
Quiz testing the differences between British and American English
Use this template to learn how to write a...
Examples and discussion of how to write a business email in English so that you will make a professional impression on your business partners. Page 3.
Any or Some Quiz
This quiz focuses on the choice between any or some.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Beginner Dialogues - Introducing Yourself
Dialogue for Beginning Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Introducing Yourself
How to Ask Questions
How to ask questions in English depends on the type of question you would like to ask, and the situation. Direct questions are the most common type of questions, but you can also learn how to ask indirect questions to be more polite, or how to ask questions with question tags to check information.
Inglés Básico - Presente Simple o...
Este cuestionario se Cuándo Usar Presente Simple o Presente Continuo.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Starting a Conversation - Top Ten Questions
Here are ten questions that will help beginning level learners of English when starting a conversation. Each question is followed by a number of questions to continue the conversation.
ESL Beginning Level Reading Comprehension -...
Beginner level reading comprehension focusing on the present simple tense
Improve your English listening skills with...
Improve you listening skills with RealAudio and these listening strategies
Difference between OF and FROM in English
A discussion of the differences between of and from in English which often cause learners difficulty.
Expressing Quantity - Much, Many, Little, Few,...
beginning, level, quiz, expressing quantity, much, many, some, a lot of, few, little
Relative Clause Quiz
This relative clause quiz tests your understanding of relative pronoun use in English. Each question is followed by the answer.> <link rel=stylesheet href=
Sentence Structure Chart
This sentence structure chart provides an overview of the thirteen present, past and future tenses including the continuous and perfect forms. Using this chart will help you focus on the minor changes made in the structure of English sentences to help perfect your tense usage.
Countable and Uncountable Quantifier Quiz
Grammar Quiz focusing on countable and uncountable nouns and their quantifiers including, few, little, some, any, much and many with answers.
Adjective Preposition Combinations Quiz - about...
Quiz testing common combinations of adjectives followed by prepositions about, at, by, for and from for English language learners.
Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Quiz
This quiz focuses on the choice between present simple or continuous.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Prepositional Phrases Quiz
Prepositional phrase quiz testing common expressions with prepositions followed by nouns for English learners with corrections.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Did you know that "receive a discount" is a...
Examples and worksheets focusing on key collocation for English learners in various TESOL settings, as well as for self-study. Each sheet includes a number of collocation examples.
Tenses Chart
Tenses chart for English language learners and classes. Each picture provides visual clues for all major tenses in English, as well as an example sentence to help illustrate. A quick conjugation and grammar explanation is also provided.
Telephoning English
Five short English conversations which focus on telephoning in English to be used to practice telephoning English.
When to Use Any or Some
This basic English lesson focuses on the use of any and some to speak about a non-specific amount and for compound words.
Adverbs of Frequency Quiz
This quiz focuses on the choice between any or some.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Types of Nouns
The guide to different types of nouns includes explanations for concrete and abstract nouns, countable and uncountable nouns, pronouns, common nouns and collective nouns. Explanations are in easy English which make this article especially useful for ESL learners and lower level English classes.
A, An, The
Explanation and guide to the usage of A, An and The indefinite and definite articles including exceptions and multiple examples for each rule.
Indirect Questions Quiz - Forming Indirect...
Quiz on forming indirect questions for ESL learners and classes with example situations and questions..> <link rel=stylesheet href=
Comparative Quiz
Test your knowledge of how to use the comparative form in English by selecting the correct ending. Each question is followed by a correction.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Asking for a Favor in English
Learn how to ask for a favor in English, as well as granting and denying a favor request with these common phrases and role play examples.
ESL: How to Keep Improving Your English
This guide on how to improve your English provides specific suggestions to making a plan for improving your English with specific goals in mind.
Prepositions of Place Quiz
This quiz focuses on prepositions of place.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Practice Reading and Speaking English with...
Learn English by practicing dialogues that focus on a wide variety of topics listed by grammar point, class level or purpose.
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.
How to Pronunciate Past Tense Regular Verbs
Past Tense Regular Verb Pronunciation exhaustive list for beginning level ESL English learners.
ESL Reading Lesson - Using Context for Reading...
Lesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language
Confusing Verb Pairs II
Learn the difference between commonly confused verb pairs in English such as talk - speak, say - tell, etc. for English language learners and ESL EFL classes.
Irregular Verbs - Example Sentences in All Tenses
English learning resource providing example sentences of irregular verbs in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.
ESL: 8 Ways to Improve Your English Vocabulary
A guide to a number of methods to help you improve your vocabulary.
Simple Ways to Improve Your Reading Skills
This short description of four basic reading skills are aimed at improving reading skills and include skimming, scanning, intensive and extensive reading.
ESL: What You Need to Write a Letter of Inquiry
A guide to the basics of writing an inquiry letter for business English learners including helpful phrases and examples.
Formal Letter Structure
A guide to formal letter structure especially written for English learners in ESL or EFL classes. This guide also provides standards formulas for common requests, offers of help and inquiring for information.
Here's a business meeting role play to practice...
This example business meeting provides all the language that students need to participate successfully in business English negotions and meetings.
Present Simple
Present simple chart for English language learners and classes. This picture provides visual clues for the present simple in English, as well as an example sentence to help illustrate. A quick conjugation and grammar explanation is also provided.
Irregular Past Verbs Quiz
This quiz focuses irregular verb past forms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Vocabulary about Travel
Vocabulary, phrases and words concerning and relating to Travel
In / On / To / At
30 essential basic English lessons for beginning English learners. This lesson focuses on prepositions of place and is followed by a short quiz to test your understanding. Page 2.
Idiom and Phrase Quiz - 1
Idiomatic phrase quiz for intermediate to advanced level ESL EFL learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
English Verbs - Tense Resources
Guide to verb tense resources including tense explanations, quizzes, tense related lesson plans, tense review in context resources.
The A An Quiz
This quiz focuses on Articles - The A An.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Business Letter Writing: Claim Letters
Example business letter for a claim letter for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes.
Information Technology Vocabulary
List of 200 essential words for the Information Technology industry for English language learners
Uses of the Verb To Have
Guide to the various uses of the verb to have 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.
both ... and, neither ... nor, either ... or
Both ... and and neither ... nor are paired conjunctions. As such, they take two different subjects which can change the conjugation of the verb. Learn the correct usage of these two constructions to avoid one of the most common mistakes in English.
English Grammar - Causative Verbs
Explanation of the Engilsh causative verbs have, make, and get with examples of structures and usage including example sentences.
Place and Movement - In At and To Quiz
Quiz on the prepositions in, on, at and to with places and movement for English learners followed by the correct answer.
Should You Take the TOEFL or IELTS Exam?
Choosing which English test to take can be confusing. Often the choice comes does to either the TOEFL or IELTS. This guide will lead you through the main differences between the IELTS and TOEFL, as well as important points to take into consideration.
English Listening Quizzes
Listening Quiz Repository at esl.about.com covering a number of areas
Asking for Things
Guide to common phrases used for asking and requesting things in English for English learners and classes.
British vs. American English Vocabulary...
Commonly confused words in British and American English
ESL: Essential Phrases You Need to Run a...
Phrase Reference Sheet for Participating in a Meeting provides all the language that students need to participate successfully in business English negotions and meetings.
ESL: Learn to Write a Professional Letter of...
Business letter for Letters of Acknowledgment Business English learners including helpful phrases and example letters.
8 Common Word Syllable Stress Patterns in English
This page introduces the eight most common word stress patterns in English with listening examples.
Personal Descriptions
This lesson focuses on learning how to write personal descriptions about yourself and others. The exercise provides tips to remember when writing personal descriptions.
How to Study English Effectively
This short introduction to how to study English effectively provides helpful hints and exercises to help you study English well.
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.
Improve English Quickly - Learning Tips
English learning and teaching tips and ideas to quickly improve your English.
How To Improve Your Pronunciation
How to improve your English pronunciation. Whether you prefer US or British pronunciation, follow this guide to help you improve English pronunciation skills fast!
Common Mistakes in English - To vs. Too vs. Two...
Quiz about some of the most common mistakes in English - To vs. Too vs. Two.
Adverb Clauses Quiz
This adverb clause quiz tests your understanding of dependent and independent clause use of time, manner, cause and opposition.
How to Write a Business Letter That Will Make a...
A guide to the basics of writing letters to respond to inquiries especially written for English learners and business classes.
Auxiliary Verbs Quiz
English Grammar Review Quiz for ESL EFL English learners and classes focusing on auxiliary verbs.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
Tips and Strategies for Teaching English...
Tips and strategies concerning the teaching of English conversational skills
Basic Key Words for English Learners
List 1 of basic list including Basic Verbs, Prepositions, Articles, Pronouns, of 850 words which can help you speak English in a well-rounded manner.
Participles
This guide to participles discusses the various uses of the present and past participles in easy English with multiple examples of each learning point.
Daily English Lesson
Free English lesson every day including listening, reading, idiomatic language, about your favorite stars and subjects.
Find out which type of business letter you need...
This guide to different types of business letters provides a short introduction to some of the most important types of business letters in English for English learners who are interested in English for business purposes.
ESL: Do You Know How to Ask Questions?
Lesson aimed at helping lower-intermediate level students improve their question asking skills.
Articles - The / A / An
30 essential basic English lessons for beginning English learners. This lesson focuses on articles - the, an, a - and includes a short quiz to test your understanding of these basic English concepts. Page 3.
Try English Dialogues for Anyone Learning the...
Dialogues are used in ESL classes as role plays to help students learn new forms, practice different situations and gain confidence.
ESL: Get Ready for the Airport with this Roleplay
Dialogue for Beginning Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - At the Airport
Use the trick of finding a focus word to help...
Learn how to find a focus word to help you with your pronunciation in English. Using a focus word helps guide us through our conversations.
Common Mistakes in English - Has gone to vs....
The present perfect forms have gone to and have been to are often interchanged in English. However, there are clear differences between the two forms. Have gone to indicates that someone is still not here, whereas have been to indicates a person has returned.
Common Mistakes in English - Than vs. Then Quiz
Quiz about some of the most common mistakes in English - Has Been vs. Has Gone.
Social Networking Sites - Reading Comprehension
This is a reading comprehension exercise for ESL learners that focuses on the growth of social networking sites. Key vocabulary list provided.
ESL: 6 Steps to Master Small Talk
Many English students are more interested in making effective small talk than knowing correct grammar structures - and rightly so! Here are some tips to improve small talk skills.
Common Mistakes in English - Bring, Take, Get,...
Quiz about some of the most common mistakes in English - Bring, Take, Get, Fetch
Dialogue: Interview with a Famous Actor
Beginner level dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on speaking about daily routines with the simple present
How to Teach the Present Simple
Guide to teaching the present simple for English teachers who teach ESL and EFL classes with appropriate lesson and activity suggestions.
Speaking Practice Online for English Learners
Short listening exercises for beginning and intermediate level ESL learners to help them practice speaking.
How Speak English?
Almost 50,000 people search monthly on the phrase 'how speak English'. When someone asks 'how speak English' they really mean 'How do you speak English?
Telling Stories - Sequencing Your Ideas
One of the most important ways to link ideas is to sequence them. Sequencing refers to the order in which events happened.
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