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  • 10:57 The Simple Past Tense, Basic English Grammar Lesson 3c

    The Simple Past Tense, Basic English Grammar Lesson 3c

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    A grammar lesson for the lower levels. Topic: The simple past tense. This is PART THREE. This segment gives additional practice in forming the simple past tense with regular and irregular verbs. Wh- and YES-NO questions are also presented and practiced.

  • 06:03 The Simple Past Tense, Basic English Grammar Lesson 3b

    The Simple Past Tense, Basic English Grammar Lesson 3b

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    A grammar lesson for the lower levels. Topic: The simple past tense. This is PART TWO.

  • 08:14 The Simple Past Tense, Basic English Grammar Lesson 3a

    The Simple Past Tense, Basic English Grammar Lesson 3a

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    A grammar lesson for the lower levels. Topic: The simple past tense. This is PART ONE.

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  • 04:51 Present Perfect, Verb Tenses Comparison, English Grammar Lesson 6e

    Present Perfect, Verb Tenses Comparison, English Grammar Lesson 6e

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    BONUS FEATURE of Grammar Lesson 6. This additional material compares and contrast several verb tenses including the present perfect and the present perfect progressive. Level: high intermediate to advanced.Be sure to watch Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 prior to th

  • 10:59 Present Perfect, Using Time Expressions, English Grammar Lesson 6d

    Present Perfect, Using Time Expressions, English Grammar Lesson 6d

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    Topic: the present perfect and the present perfect progressive tenses. This is PART FOUR of a lesson in four parts. In PART FOUR we practice using time expressions and finally begin our study of the present perfect progressive. Level: high intermediate to

  • 09:38 Present Perfect, The Negative and Questions, English Grammar Lesson 6c

    Present Perfect, The Negative and Questions, English Grammar Lesson 6c

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    Topic: the present perfect and the present perfect progressive tenses. This is PART THREE of a lesson in four parts. In PART THREE we practice forming the negative and questions in the present perfect tense. Reasons for using the present perfect are revie

  • 08:54 Present Perfect, The Use of Present Perfect Tense, English Grammar Lesson 6b

    Present Perfect, The Use of Present Perfect Tense, English Grammar Lesson 6b

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    Topic: the present perfect and the present perfect progressive tenses. This is PART TWO of a lesson in four parts. In PART TWO we continue to look at reasons why the present perfect is used. A contrast is made between the present perfect and the simple pa

  • 07:13 Present Perfect, Forming Present Perfect Tense, English Grammar Lesson 6a

    Present Perfect, Forming Present Perfect Tense, English Grammar Lesson 6a

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    Topic: the present perfect and the present perfect progressive tenses. This is PART ONE of a lesson in four parts. In PART ONE we practice forming the present perfect tense, and I begin to explain why this tense is used. Level: high intermediate to advanc

  • 01:26 Past perfect tense, British Council

    Past perfect tense, British Council

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    The past perfect describes an action which happened before something which we are already describing in the past:He missed the train because he had overslept.He didn't get a table at the restaurant because he had forgotten to book one.

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  • 02:31 Present tenses in future time clauses, British Council

    Present tenses in future time clauses, British Council

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    We don't use future tenses with 'when', 'while', 'as soon as', 'until', 'after' or 'before':When I get home, I'll have dinner.We use the present continuous, not the future continuous with things which will be in progress in the future:I'll call you while

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  • 01:48 Popular Present perfect or past simple, British Council

    Present perfect or past simple, British Council

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    We use the present perfect to talk about something in the past that is still true now. There is no mention of any definite time in the past:I'm very nervous, I've never sung in public before.He has sung in a concert.We use the simple past to talk about ev

  • 01:29 Present simple questions, British Council

    Present simple questions, British Council

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    1. Yes / No questions:Do you play tennis? Yes, I do.Does she play tennis? No, she doesn't.2. Question words:What time do you get up?Where do you work?When do you have lunch?How often do you go to the gym?Why does she walk to work?

  • 01:14 Present simple for routines, British Council

    Present simple for routines, British Council

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    We use the present simple to talk about actions that happen often, that are routines:I wake up at 7 o'clock.I go to work by bus.I play tennis at the weekend.These actions happen in the past, present and future.

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  • 01:43 Will and Going to for future use, British Council

    Will and Going to for future use, British Council

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    Will' and 'Going to' for future use:We use 'going to' for things we have already decided:I'm going to Spain on holiday next month.We use 'will' when we make a sudden decision about the future as we speak:OK - I'll come!

  • 01:31 Plans and intentions, be going to, British Council

    Plans and intentions, be going to, British Council

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    Plans and intentions 'going to'For personal plans we use 'going to' + infinitive.I'm going to be a football player.I'm going to be rich and famous.To make the question form we change the order of the verb 'be' and the suject.What team are you going to pla

  • 01:57 Past continuous, British Council

    Past continuous, British Council

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    The past continuous is often used to describe an action which happened for some time and then stopped when something else happened:He was watching television when the lights went out.The past continuous is also used to describe an action that went on for

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  • 03:18 Past simple Tense, British Council

    Past simple Tense, British Council

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    When we talk about a single, completed event in the past, we add '-ed' to the end of a regular verb.There is no third person '-s':John works in an office everyday.Yesterday he worked from nine o'clock in the morning to five in the evening.NegativesTo make

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  • 01:58 Present continuous for temporary situations, British Council

    Present continuous for temporary situations, British Council

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    Michael and Rashid are sitting on a bus NOW:Hello, Rashid. How are you ?Fine. I´m studying for my final exams at university so I´m very busy.Rashid isn't studying NOW. He isn't talking about NOW but about this period in his life - a temporary

  • 01:43 Present continuous lesson, British Council

    Present continuous lesson, British Council

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    Present continuous for actions at time of speakingWe use the present continuous for actions that are happening as we speak - verb 'to be' + 'verb+ing':I´m painting a chair.I´m not painting.I´m reading the newspaper.

  • 03:06 Popular Past simple or present perfect simple or continuous?, British Council

    Past simple or present perfect simple or continuous?, British Council

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    The past simple We use the past simple to talk about complete events that happened in the past:I'm very happy because yesterday Julia telephoned me and said she loved me.Remember if we say 'when' something happened, we must use the past simple.The present

  • 01:09 Present perfect with yet and already, British Council

    Present perfect with yet and already, British Council

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    We use 'yet' in questions and negative phrases. 'Yet' comes at the end of the phrase.Haven't they finished yet?No, they haven't finished the roof yet.We use 'already' in positive phrases. 'Already' comes between 'have' and the past participle.Oh yes, they

  • 01:47 Present perfect for experiences, British Council

    Present perfect for experiences, British Council

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    We use the present perfect to talk about experiences in the past up to the moment of speaking. The present perfect is "subject + auxiliary 'have' + past participle". We often shorten 'have/has' to ''ve/'s'.I've eaten in this restaurant many times.To make

  • 01:35 Popular Present continuous for future use, British Council

    Present continuous for future use, British Council

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    When we talk about future arrangements we use the present continuous tense.What are you doing on Saturday, Rob?I'm working all day on Saturday.What are you doing on Sunday?I'm not working on Sunday!We're going to the cinema.

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  • 05:22 Making Negatives Grammar Lesson

    Making Negatives Grammar Lesson

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    Phoibe teaches how to make English negative sentences.

  • 03:15 Present continuous Grammar Lesson

    Present continuous Grammar Lesson

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    An English Grammar lesson about the present continuous.

  • 02:28 Learn the English Present Simple

    Learn the English Present Simple

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    Mr Shorty teaches the present simple to students learning English

  • 06:39 Past Perfect Tense description and use

    Past Perfect Tense description and use

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    Lucia explains the Past Perfect tense, how it is formed and how to use it.

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  • 03:20 Present simple vs Present continuous Grammar explanation

    Present simple vs Present continuous Grammar explanation

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    Phoibe explains the difference between the present simple and the present perfect.

  • 04:35 Going to and Will Grammar Lesson

    Going to and Will Grammar Lesson

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    Phoibe explains when you use "going to" and when to use "will".

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  • 08:13 Past Simple Grammar Lesson

    Past Simple Grammar Lesson

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    Phoibe teaches the past simple.

  • 06:55 Past Continuous Grammar Lesson

    Past Continuous Grammar Lesson

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    Lucia teaches the past continuous tense.

  • 04:33 Past Perfect Continuous Grammar Lesson

    Past Perfect Continuous Grammar Lesson

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    Lucia teaches the Past Perfect Continuous also known as the Past Perfect Progressive.

  • 06:54 Present Perfect Description Grammar Lesson

    Present Perfect Description Grammar Lesson

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    Lucia describes the present perfect.tense. The first in a series of lessons about the present perfect.

  • 06:00 Present perfect for and since Grammar Lesson

    Present perfect for and since Grammar Lesson

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    Another English lesson in the Present Perfect series. Lucia explains how to use "for" and "since"

  • 04:13 Using the Present Simple tense Grammar Lesson

    Using the Present Simple tense Grammar Lesson

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    Phoibe teaches how the Present Simple tense is used.

  • 02:48 Present Simple Grammar lesson

    Present Simple Grammar lesson

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    Phoibe teaches the present simple

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