English grammar course for beginners

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.

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Unit 1

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.

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Unit 2

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.

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Unit 3

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

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Unit 4

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...

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Unit 5

"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

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Unit 6

Present continuous tense. Stative verbs. Difference between present continuous and present simple.

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Unit 7

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)

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Unit 8

Modal verb "can". Verb "have to". Mine, yours, ours and other possessive pronouns. How to show belonging with an apostrophe.

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Unit 10

Past continuous tense. When to use some—any, a lot—much—many, (a) few—(a) little.

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Unit 11

Present perfect tense. Comparing present perfect with past simple. Myself, ourselves and other reflexive pronouns.

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Unit 12

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

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Unit 13

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

One / ones — How to replace nouns

Personal pronouns — revision

Articles with geographical names

At 2 o'clock on Sunday — Prepositions of time

If I do, I will... — First conditional