jueves, 30 de abril de 2009

Simple past

Hi, everybody! Here you have some exercises to practise past simple tense. I'll try to add some more things for you but remember you can do find a lot of material on internet. Just remember to use ESL and you'll see what happens. For example: simple past+ESL in Google can give you a lot of pages to work with. Have a try!
See you on Monday. Happy holiday and congratulations to all the mums!

Web pages to work with:
grammar explanation and some exercises. Not very long but it works well. If you want something a bit more difficult try this level http://esl.about.com/library/grammar/blpastsimple.htm

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/preterit.htm: a long list of material but it’s a French page. Don’t worry, you don’t have to speak French to do it.

http://www.isabelperez.com/grammar.htm : this is a very easy page (oriented to secondary students) but it has a lot of exercises. Check the section of PAST in this grammar index.

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz17mdf.htm : this is a very easy exercise to practice present and past of the verb to be. Pay attention to the reference of time.

http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv001-ck.html: the classical exercise to learn the list of irregular verbs. In this page you have to use your notebook and write the answer and then you check with the list. Some other lists are in these pages: http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv002-ck.html , http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv003-ck.html and http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv004-ck.html. If you want to practice more or with other tenses here is the index: http://a4esl.org/a/g3.html

http://anasuarezingles.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post.html : in this blog you have a karaoke of Yesterday by the Beatles. An amusing way to practice English.

viernes, 24 de abril de 2009

Some extra listening

If you have some time, here you have some practice for listening:

http://www.esl-lab.com/ : you have different levels. Have a look.

http://www.manythings.org/e/listening.html : a typical page for learning English.

http://www.rong-chang.com/listen.htm : this is a page with a lot of links. I haven't seen all of them but you can try.

Some pages to work with present simple and continuous

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/present_cont.htm : this web page is for teenagers but it’s very interesting and really funny. You can find a lot of material here.

http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentContinuous1F.html : a page to do exercises on line. There are different kinds of exercises. Not very attractive but useful.

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/present-progressive : grammar explanation and exercises.

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/complex_tests/simple_present_progressive2/index.php : a short exercise but varied.

http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/ig/Basic-English/Present-Simple-or-Continuous.htm : this is a good explanation to see the difference between simple present and continuous. There is a link for a short practice at the end. There are references on this web site for example: http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/blwhatdoing.htm

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/sp_or_pc.html : another exercise. Do it on a piece of paper and then check the answer.

http://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/grammar-1-present-continuous.htm : an exercise with options to practice. Just ten sentences but useful.

Come back again!

A long time without seeing you! I'm sorry but I was really busy and I coouldn't take care of the blog. Here we are again and we're going to work with listening and some grammar exercises. I hope you'll enjoy the blog. Vitist it because I'll give you some extra activities to practise or any help I could give you.
See you soon!.

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