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Step-by-step grammar explanation and practice for beginners. First open the green card and study the explanation. Then do all the exercises on the topic one by one. You need to score more than 7.5 points. You can do an exercise again and improve your score. When all topics of a unit are scored, the next unit becomes available.
The verb "to be" in the present simple. Making simple positive, negative and question sentences with "to be". My / your / his and other possessive determiners.
I am, you are... — "to be" in present simple positive
I am not, you are not... — "to be" in present simple negative
Practising short forms of am not, is not, are not
Using full or short form of am not, is not, are not
Am I? Are you? — Present simple questions with "to be"
My / your / his... — Possessive determiners
This, that, these, those. Simple questions with "who", "what" and "to be". I/me, he/him and other personal pronouns. Plural nouns. There is, there are.
This — that, these — those
What is it? Who is she? — Questions with what, who + be
I / me, he / him… — Personal pronouns
Boy–boys, man–men — Plurals
There is, there are
Sentence & word composition
There is/there are in all kinds of sentences
The present simple tense with all verbs. Have and have got.
I learn, he learns — Present simple positive (all verbs)
I don't like, he doesn't like — Present simple negative (all verbs)
Do you like...? Does he like...? — Present simple questions (all verbs)
Have and have got
When to use the present simple tense. Adverbs of frequency. The imperative. Making polite requests with "would like".
I do it every day — Present simple for facts, regular actions and habits
Always, usually, never — Adverbs of frequency
Imperative (Go there! Let’s go!)
Would you like...? I'd like...
"to be" in the past simple. All verbs in the past simple.
I was, you were — "to be" in past simple
I said, you went — Past simple positive (all verbs)
I didn't go, did you go? — Past simple negative and questions (all verbs)
Cheap, cheaper, the cheapest — Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
Present continuous tense. Stative verbs. Difference between present continuous and present simple.
I'm reading, he isn't reading — Present continuous positive and negative
What are you doing? — Questions in present continuous
What do you think? — Present simple with stative verbs
Present continuous vs. Present simple
Countable (eg. "books") and uncountable (eg. "fun") nouns. Articles a/an, the and zero article.
a cat / some milk — Countable and uncountable nouns
a/an — Indefinite article
the — Definite article
Zero article (no article)
Modal verb "can". Verb "have to". Mine, yours, ours and other possessive pronouns. How to show belonging with an apostrophe.
It’s mine / yours / ours — Possessive pronouns
Bill’s money, Leila’s birthday — -'s and ' after nouns
Modal verbs must, should, may, might. Revision of modal verbs.
Modal verbs (can, must, should etc.)
Past continuous tense. When to use some—any, a lot—much—many, (a) few—(a) little.
I was doing — Past continuous
Some and any
A lot, many, much
A few, few, a little, little
Present perfect tense. Comparing present perfect with past simple. Myself, ourselves and other reflexive pronouns.
I have done, he has done — How to form present perfect
Have you been to London? — How to use present perfect
Present perfect vs. Past simple
Myself, ourselves, each other — Reflexive pronouns
Future. Future simple tense and other ways to talk about actions in the future.
I will do — How to form future simple
What are you doing on Sunday? — Present continuous for the future
I’m going to… — "To be going to" for the future
When does the train arrive? — Present simple for the future
Revision of present tenses for the future and future simple. How to replace nouns with "one" or "ones". Articles with geographical names. Prepositions of time. If I do, I will... — First conditional.
Present simple and continuous for the future, to be going to