English Grammar

October 3, 2014

Our GRAMMAR BOOK is now available as an e-book for Kindle users!
Heavily revised, it is easier to use and has more grammar lessons than ever.  The new title is
The ESL Student's Grammar HELP! Handbook. Purchase your e-book copy now! Here's the link for the US.

Our heavily revised GRAMMAR BOOK will be available in soft copy once again.  It will contain more grammar lessons and be easier to use than ever.  The new title is
The ESL Student's Grammar HELP! Handbook. Stay tuned for a publication date.

In the meanwhile, won't you please visit "Jane's ESL (idioms, words and anything else) BLOG, which we are adding to regularly.

We'll have some new lessons for you later in the year.

In the meanwhile, you can always feel free to contact us through our blog.

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(to) speak out      Our Word of the Week

from headline news: undecided(s)

Have you ever spoken out on a social issue? What's the difference between the two very similar verbs: (to) speak up and (to) speak out?

Tune in to today's vocabulary lesson on our vocabulary blog.      more



 In today's reading activity, we read about one of our great national treasures, the Grand Canyon.

Click here for the reading and for a vocabulary list, your comprehension questions, and ideas for further research.



We have a new quiz on modals. You can use this quiz as a pre-test or, if you have studied our modals unit, as a post-test.  To study the 'modals' unit, click here.


The Olympics


Did you watch or follow the 2014 Olympics? Do you have a favorite sport? Do you have a favorite athlete? Which country did you cheer for? Did you ever aspire to being an Olympic athlete? Do you prefer the summer games or the winter games, or do you like them equally?

What Else?  Other News:  GLOBAL WARMING


Although summer 2014 has officially ended, snow and snowstorms are showing their faces in many areas of the United States. Is it warm where you are? Is it warmer than usual?  Is it cold?  Is it cooler than usual?  Are you still getting snow where you are? Are you convinced yet that global warming is a reality?  Send us your answers through our blog or Twitter us.

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