Click on the following links to practice using Adverbs of Frequency:
Adverbs of Frequency Practice 1
Adverbs of Frequency Practice 2
Adverbs of Frequency Practice 3
Adverbs of Frequency Practice 4
Learning to speak English is not an easy thing to begin with. But, being stuck at home, thanks to COVID 19, that task has become even more challenging. If you are like me, you are probably not going out to a lot of places or spending time with a lot of people, other than your family. And when you do go outside, everyone, including you, is wearing a mask. That only makes practicing your speaking (and listening) skills that much harder.
But don't give up! Even during these challenging times, there are things you can do to practice your English speaking skills. You don't even have to leave your couch, or chair, or bed, even. Click on the links below to learn about 26 ways to practice your speaking skills. Then, watch the video provided.
7 Ways to Boost Your English Skills During Quarantine
8 Tips on How to Improve Your Spoken English
11 Tips on How to Improve Your English Speaking Skills
"The present continuous (also called present progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing action is happening now, either at the moment of speech or now in a larger sense. The present continuous can also be used to show that an action is going to take place in the near future. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and present continuous exercises."
To continue reading about the Present Continuous tense and to practice using this tense, click HERE
From time to time a student will ask me for some reading suggestions. As a result, I have decided to post some book ideas. I tried to provide a reading list for every ESL level. I also included some links to some short stories that can be read online. The reading lists can be printed (some of them are long). Or, if you wish, write down a few ideas of things to search for in your local library. Ask your local librarian to help.
Beginning Reading List
Short Stories for Beginners 1
Short Stories for Beginners 2
ESL Intermediate Reading List
Short Stories for Intermediate Learners
ESL Advanced Reading List
Short Stories for Advanced Learners
More Suggested Reading 1
More Suggested Reading 2
More Suggested Reading 3
[This excerpt comes from www.pitt.edu (see link below)]
First, the bad news. . .
There are billions of sentences out there that we might have to understand.
Next, the good news. . .
All sentences fall into just four categories.
To read more about these four types of sentences click on this link: SENTENCE TYPES.
To practice identifying the different types of sentences, click on the links below:
"Many languages have one form to speak about the future, but there are four ways of using the future tense in English! These can often cause some confusion, so here are brief and basic explanations of the most common uses for each one.
Which form of the future tense should you use?"To keep reading this article about the Future Tense, click HERE
Here are some more thoughts on the Future Tense (from FluentU):
"Consider this: right now, we’re in the present. In a minute, we will be in the future. You read those sentences, and now that is all in the past.
Crazy, right? Everything that has not happened yet is part of the future.
It might happen after a few seconds, a few years or even after hundreds and thousands of years. It is hard to think about things that will happen that far ahead…but it is very easy to talk about them.
Talking about the future makes it possible to make plans and predictions, create schedules and wonder what the weather will be like this weekend.
To speak about the future in English, you need to learn some important facts about the English future tense.
To read about 6 Surprising Facts About the English Future Tense, click HERE!
To practice using the Future Tense, click on the links below:
Future Tense Practice 1
Future Tense Practice 2
Future Tense Practice 3
Click on the link below to review and practice the -ed endings. Included are explanations and examples of the three possible "ed" ending pronunciations (t, d, id).
Free online pronouncing "ed" endings lessons and exercises.
Also, be sure to check out the video below which will help you review the three endings.
[The excerpt below is taken from towson.edu. It was written by Margaret L. Benner. To read more about the topic, click the link at the bottom.]
Although you are probably already familiar with basic subject-verb agreement, this chapter begins with a quick review of basic agreement rules.
Subjects and verbs must AGREE with one another in number (singular or plural). Thus, if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural.
In the present tense, nouns and verbs form plurals in opposite ways: nouns ADD an s to the singular form; verbs REMOVE the s from the singular form.
To read more and to practice, click on the link below:
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT
"The simple past is a verb tense that is used to talk about things that happened or existed before now. Imagine someone asks what your brother Wolfgang did while he was in town last weekend.
To read more about the Past Tense, how to formulate it, how to make it negative, and how to make a question, click here.
To practice the past tense, click on the following:
Past Tense Practice 1
Past Tense Practice 2
Past Tense Practice 3
[The excerpt below is taken from partsofspeech.org]
Part of Speech Overview
In the English language, words can be considered as the smallest elements that have distinctive meanings. Based on their use and functions, words are categorized into several types or parts of speech. This article will offer definitions and examples for the 8 major parts of speech in English grammar: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction,
preposition, and interjection.
To read about each of the 8 parts of speech, click this link: partsofspeech.org
Or, click here
Here are some great exercises that you can use to practice identifying parts of speech.
My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.