Here is the boardwork I use when I review the modal verb ‘would’.
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Review of modals: ‘will’
Here is the boardwork I use when I review the modal verb ‘will’.
English to L1 to English (using business quotes)
Here is a variation on an old classic for higher level students. Take a short quote by a famous business person, translate it into L1, then have another student take the L1 version and translate it back into English. Compare the original English quote with the second version.
Working with long lists of phrasal verbs, verb + preposition, etc.
Got a long list of phrasal verbs to work through in class? Bring it to life by personalizing each item, then asking your student to do the same.
This is a grammar revision activity that is very well-known from General English. It’s fun and fast-paced, and would be very good for pre-experience classes. I suggest an adaptation of the ‘classic’ version with a second round of bidding.
Two (wrong) things that students keep telling me about verb tenses.
Here’s something for the grammar fans: present perfect continuous and ‘going to’ are in the spotlight, with some teaching tips.
Grammar in BE
Here are some arguments, against conventional wisdom, for the continuing importance of grammar in BE. They are based on numerous discussions I have had with students.