All Grammar articles – Page 5

  • Article

    Your English: Word grammar: side

    Trust Tim Bowen when it comes to word grammar: he has experience on his side .

  • Photo of children conducting a science experiment.
    Article

    Experiments: Matchbox paddle boat

    In this experiment, pupils learn about the build-up of stored energy and its subsequent release by building a boat powered by an elastic band. Students complete gap-fill and matching exercises practising related vocabulary and the first conditional before placing a sequence of images relating to the experiment in the correct ...

  • Article

    Your English: Word grammar: out

    Look out ! Tim Bowen tackles this popular and versatile word.

  • Article

    Experiments: How strong is that wind?

    In this experiment, pupils make a wind monitor from different weights of material. Students find illustrated objects in a wordsearch and understand the strengths of different winds before writing a report on the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

  • Article

    Comparisons: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of science, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

  • Article

    Your English: Word grammar: low

    There’s no need to feel low; Tim Bowen is here to lift your spirits with another dose of Word grammar .

  • Article

    Bodies in orbit

    What keeps the moon up in the sky? Why is Pluto no longer a planet? Students practise making notes based on a teacher-led listening and find the answers to questions through listening. A third activity on ‘Dwarf planets’ tests students’ ability to remember and interpret what they have heard.

  • Article

    Grammar and vocabulary: What is Standard English?

    A discussion and explanation on the concept of Standard English.

  • Article

    Comparisons: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of geography, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

  • Article

    Caught in the act

    In this lesson plan, students learn different vocabulary for sporting activities and revise the past continuous.

  • Article

    Spider's fear for the future

    In this lesson plan, students ask a partner questions to complete a text about an environmentalist’s concerns. This helps students to practise several verb tenses and question forms.

  • Article

    Comparing capitals

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to compare capital cities London, England and Tallinn, Estonia.

  • Article

    Spot the Ecological Difference

    In this ecological information exchange activity, students ask and answer questions about their pictures of a busy street scene. Vocabulary provided includes: traffic , trees , pure water , solar power and clean air . Includes focused practice of there is / there are and many / much ...

  • Article

    Inventions

    Who invented the teabag? When was the paperclip invented? Which invention might you find in a kitchen and a church? This series of activities gets students in teams to find out the answers to these questions while learning all sorts of fascinating facts! A follow-up activity focuses on past tenses ...

  • Article

    Winter wonderland

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs and discuss Harbin, China’s ice lantern festival. Through the activity, students practise their speaking skills and the present perfect continuous tense.

  • Article

    Unusual laws from around the world

    In this lesson plan, students pose questions about unusual laws and discuss which ones they think are true. The exercise focuses on reading and speaking skills.

  • Article

    Cause and effect: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of cause and effect from the area of geography, covering verb phrases, noun phrases and connectors, such as adverbs and conjunctions.

  • Photo of newspapers, a radio  or a magazine to illustrate the concept of media.
    Article

    The media: Communication

    This lesson plan introduces the different types of media as well as expressions of time.

  • Article

    People and the economy

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about different jobs while practising the present simple, singular and plural nouns and prepositions of place.

  • Article

    Comparing the planets

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the planets while practising vocabulary words such as ‘galaxy’ and ‘satellite’ and using commas and decimal points to write numbers as English speakers do. The worksheet also reinforces comparative adjective such as ‘longer’ and ‘hotter’.