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Grammar books - smallHelp with verbs

Tense Buster is a programme to help you with tenses and it's free to YSJ students.  Click the link and then enter your YSJ login details.  You may also need to click "self-enrol". 


Books and CD-ROMs

Some of the best materials are in books and CDs.  We have some in the Language Support Centre at Holgate 137 (check opening hours).  Some good ones are:


Websites for more academic grammar


Websites for more general grammar

  • Victoria University, Canada  Go to this page and then click "Grammar Index".  Good on a lot of the basics of English grammar;  very clear.   
  • BBC Grammar Challenge  This service helps learners get comfortable with tricky grammar structures.  You may find Ask about English useful too. 
  • The British Council website 
  • Oxford University Press grammar online   Go to this page and then choose a book – e.g. Headway.  Then choose a level – e.g. Intermediate.  Each unit has grammar exercises on the website.  There are some nice practice activities.  Explore – there’s a lot here for you to use. 
  • englishenglish.com  You will get a whole list of activities to do, and you can start with a diagnostic grammar test.
  • a4esl.org   You can choose easy, medium or difficult quizzes for the menu on the left. There are lots of interactive exercises on tenses, prepositions and even bilingual translation quizzes.
  • English Club  There are some good definitions of English grammatical terms and a range of interactive quizzes you can try.
  • eflnet.com  There are plenty of activities on prepositions, tenses and many other useful grammar points.


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