- Test your grammar through the Oxford Grammar Test. Ask a CILL teacher for a copy of the
- Ask the CILL teacher if you cannot analyse the test by yourself.
3. Having identified a difficult area of grammar select one of
the materials listed on the back page.
- Firstly, read and understand
the rules for the grammatical structure. Make a brief note of the rules in your diary.
- Next, complete one of the exercises. Refer to the rules while doing this and leave out
any questions that you cannot answer.
- Check your answers in the Answer Key at the back of the book or in the Teachers
Book. Refer to the rules for any incorrect answers. Try to work out why your answer is
wrong. If you dont understand, check with a teacher.
- Select a different type of exercise to practise the same grammatical Structure. Always
refer back to the rules while working through the exercise.
- Write down any sentences that clearly demonstrate the use of the grammatical structure.
- Having gained an understanding of how the grammatical structure is used, refer to a
reading text (book, magazine, newspaper) to find examples of the structure in a real piece
- Revise the grammatical structure frequently for 1-2 weeks. Try to use it in a piece of
writing and ask the CILL teacher for comments.
Tips for Checking Grammar
Always be aware of your weaknesses in grammar. You cannot improve unless you know
where the problem lies.
Try to proof-read every piece of writing to check for grammatical errors.
If you are confused by a particular grammatical rule, ask a CILL teacher for help.
Books (on the Grammar shelf)
Explanation of rules + exercises:
- Essential Grammar in Use (EI) (I)
- Longman English Grammar Practice (I)
Explanation of rules + examples:
- An A-Z of English Grammar (I)
- Practical English Usage (I)
Photocopiable Grammar Worksheets:
- Elementary Grammar Worksheets (E)
- Intermediate Grammar Worksheets (I)
- Advanced Grammar Worksheets (UI)
Proof-reading & Editing:
Specific areas of Grammar:
- Cobuilds Guide to: articles, determiners, prepositions, linking words
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Last updated on: Tuesday, June 19, 2001.