Help with verbs
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;
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
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.
Club There are some good definitions of English
grammatical terms and a range of interactive quizzes you can
There are plenty of activities on prepositions, tenses and many
other useful grammar points.
Written by Charlie Martineau