Use correct grammar, e.g. subject-verb agreement, correct and consistent use of tense (a) Understand that, in complex sentences which may have several parts, particular care is needed to check subject-verb agreement (b) Understand that the choice of tense depends on the task (c) Understand that in longer texts the writer needs to keep checking back while writing, not at the end, and to check that the tense remains consistent (d) Understand that, when writing texts such as impersonal reports, verbs using the passive voice are useful to keep the focus on the action rather than on who performs it, e.g. it has recently been revealed that the association is losing money

Laminated verbs

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sun, 2011-07-31 16:41

Literacy: Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.2

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Useful set of verb cards for literacy and ESOL (includes regular and irregular examples in a wide range of tenses/moods, plus 1st-3rd person singular / plural cards). Pick and choose the ones you need according to level. Fully mapped.

Literacy: Ws/L2.2, Ws/L2.4, Ww/L2.1, Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L2

Fabulous set of 40 challenging multiple choice questions focusing on spelling, vocabulary, grammar (some are very challenging) and punctuation (again, challenging, and with good coverage of apostrophes).

Passive verb forms

Submitted by Margit Hallam on Mon, 2008-03-03 16:53

Literacy: Rs/L2.1, Ws/L2.2

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L2.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide

Passive verb forms is a useful 1 page reference sheet for L1 and L2 ESOL (and tutors).

Passive and active verbs

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Sat, 2007-10-13 17:18

Literacy: Ws/L2.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

Passive and active verbs provides clear examples and practice for Level 2 students.

Grammar - check your knowledge

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Wed, 2007-05-02 17:18

Literacy: Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

Grammar – check your knowledge is an interactive PPT that is ideal for grammar revision (for L1 and 2 tests). Use for whole group work or individual brush-up sessions. Focuses on subject-verb agreement. Try the questions and then check your answers.

Parts of Speech

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2006-04-13 17:12

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

An absolutely amazing PowerPoint (created as part of a PGCE assignment). Interactive activities, links and written exercises (these could also be printed as worksheets) plus lots of points for group discussion. Also great for teacher reference / training.

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