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ESL Practice Questions – Present Progressive Tense – Arctic Balloon Expedition – Part 3

Students around the world are under pressure to learn English. Most of them are attempting this as they work at a full or part time job. Others are studying subjects unrelated to English at high school, college or university. Thousands are worried and stressed about their marks and their financial situation. The type of English […]

Andrée’s Balloon Expedition – Part 2 Present Tense

Andrée’s Balloon Expedition – Part 2 Present Tense

The present tense is usually introduced first for English second language beginners. Although students will need to have studied this tense before they attempt these practice questions, a review is always a good idea. It may alert students to some small point of grammar that they haven’t previously noticed. Reviews can be interesting if they […]

ESL Practice Questions - Past Tense - Arctic Balloon Expedition - 1

ESL Practice Questions – Past Tense – Arctic Balloon Expedition – 1

Grammar can be a deadly bore. We’ve seen student sigh and shut their eyes at the thought of it. We know that in many countries it’s considered a necessary part of learning a language. When we tried to teach English to adults, without introducing grammar, we almost had a rebellion! So, whether we agree or […]

ESL Bingo Games!

ESL Bingo Games!

Everyone loves a game! People in every country participate in games, watch games and talk about games. They stimulate the economies of the world and foster international friendship and understanding. Why don’t we use more games in our educational systems? Why do the students spend so much time memorizing basic facts when a game would […]

Sentence Completion Practice Questions

Sentence Completion Practice Questions

Sentence Completion are common types of vocabulary questions on many standardized tests.  Sentence Completion can be used for vocabulary, as with the practice questions below, or for other types of tests, such as the MELAB. If you are learning vocabulary for a standardized test, here is a great overview, or see Vocabulary.com.

English Grammar Practice Test Questions

English Grammar Practice Test Questions

English grammar is a popular item on most standardized tests.  Below are English grammar practice test questions. Here are a few sources for English Grammar – Wikipedia,     The English Club. Tests that have an English Grammar Section – Michigan Language Arts Battery.

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ESL Practice Questions – The Present Perfect Tense – Ancient Egypt Part 2

Many of the English grammar tenses are not too difficult but others give students a lot of trouble deciding when to use them. Since we can’t think through a grammar rule as we speak, the best way is to participate in activities with other students, speaking orally and using the tenses. This blog will provide […]

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An ESL Picture Activity

In teaching ESL classes in different countries, we found that students enjoyed working in small groups. Usually, they needed something to spark their imaginations, so that they could try out their English skills. We found that picture activities are good for this.

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ESL Practice Questions for the Past Tense – Ancient Egypt Part 1

Students are studying English in most countries of the world. It has been our experience while teaching in Central Europe, Brazil and Hong Kong, that students have difficulty with the past tense. If some members of your classes need help, have them try these practice questions.

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Activities for Teaching the Progressive Tenses

 The progressive tenses are fun to teach as they follow an easy rule. When your students have studied the simple present and past tenses they will be ready to learn and use the present and past progressive tenses. This article outlines the basic grammar and provides several talking activities. The progressive tenses show that something […]