English Grammar

May 26, 2015

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.

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(to) hold back     Our Word of the Week

May 26, 2015

Are there things that hold you back from doing what you need to do? Let's look at this verb, (to) hold back, and see its various meanings and how it is used in headline news and in our personal lives.

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.


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