I think we’ve succeeded in that as well, Mr Thoreau.
The Winds of the West have reached my ear with news of a great tool!
But first, have you ever had the feeling that your typical courseware doesn’t contain enough exercises to practice certain grammatical structures? Do you completely and utterly hate creating your own exercises? Do want to keep the printing of worksheets to an absolute minimum because you care about the environment? Or do you want to teach grammar in an inductive way, but you don’t want to bring http://www.meestergijs.nl into your classroom?
You needn’t worry for Robjanfran has the answer! Presenting you with:
It is a true life saver, no grammatical stone is left unturned. Trouble with tenses, the pesky passive, annoying adjectives, cowardice conditionals or would you just like to subscribe to their newsletter? It provides videos, PDFs but more importantly, exercises.
This is what truly blew my socks off. When scrolling through the exercises, you will find that they are neatly organized by tenses. Some exercises even combine tenses, for example: the past simple and past continuous.
Furthermore, http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com provides you with a number of exercises per tense, it also gives you the ability to check your answers, you can even see the correct answer when you’re completely stuck on a certain question. Do you know what that means? It’s a great tool for differentiation!!!!! The faster students can do exercise after exercise, the slower students can take their time. Having difficulty with a certain structure? No need to worry, just look at a video explaining the structure. Are videos not your thing? No a problem friend, download a PDF sheet explaining it! To compact? Look up the full explanation on the website.
http://www.perfect-english-grammer.com is a great tool. You can use it inductively by telling the students to learn the past simple using the website. You could flip the classroom, tell the students to study the present perfect at home and then have them explaining the rules and doing the exercises in class.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. This is all very nice Robjanfran, but what’s the catch? So far, I haven’t been able to find one. So do as you’re told, check it out!
This week I’m going to leave you with a quote from the great notjimscrivener: “Grammar? Isn’t that just a fancy word for bourgeois propaganda?”