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Zero, first, second, and third conditional in English. Video Lessons and Test.

Zero, first, second, and third conditional in English. Video Lessons and Test.

Here you have two interesting video lessons on the English conditional forms. In the first video lesson we can see how the first, second, and third conditional are formed and used in English. Finally you can do the quiz on all conditionals

Inversion with negative adverbials

Inversion with negative adverbials

When a negative or restrictive expression is placed at the beginning of a sentence for emphasis, it is usually followed by auxiliary verb + subject. When there is no auxiliary verb, do is used as auxiliary. These structures are generally rather formal. Check the examples below and take the test included.

Participle Clauses. Presentation and Test.

Participle Clauses. Presentation and Test.

Participle clauses are not very common in spoken English; however,you can find lots of examples in written English, maybe because participle clauses can be very useful.

Introductory it

Introductory it

Here you have a presentation on the introductory it.

Why or when do we use passive voice?

Why or when do we use passive voice?

Sometimes students ask this question. It is such a pain to use passive sentences, that they just wonder why they have to use them. Well, here you have the most important reasons why we use passive voice.

Revision of the passive voice in the different verb tenses

Revision of the passive voice in the different verb tenses

Take a look at this presentation on how to form the passive voice in the different tenses if you feel that you need some revision. Then you can do the activities. There are 4 sentences per exercise and there is a button that you can use to see the answer of each sentence. So you can actually write the answer, or […]

Verbs and prepositions. Grammar quiz.

Verbs and prepositions. Grammar quiz.

As you know, many verbs are usually followed by an object preceded by a preposition. Students often ask whether there is a rule that allows us to know which preposition follows which verb. Unfortunately, there is not such rule; you just need to pay attention when you read or listen to the language. Here you have a grammar quiz on […]

Verb + (to) infinitive or gerund?

Verb + (to) infinitive or gerund?

Here you have a grammar exercise on verbs followed by bare infinitive, by to infinitive or by verb-ing. But before you do it, I would recommend reading the notes below, they are very important.

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