We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best possible user experience. Disabling these cookies may prevent our site from working efficiently. To find out more about our cookies read our privacy policy.

Grammar

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.

 

Return to Sources of help »