English Grammar NEWS!

December 25, 2016

Our INNER CIRCLE is now free to all ESL Help Desk users!
Just click on our LIBRARY link in the blue navigation bar above and then go to the INNER CIRCLE section.

I've Got Your Back.     Our Idiom of the Week


Everywhere I hear "I've got your back." I hear it on TV, see it in book titles, its use has just exploded recently. What does this expression mean? And if somebody is saying this to you, what are they telling you?"

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

Coming Soon

December 25, 2016

Our heavily revised GRAMMAR BOOK will be available as an ebook. It will contain more grammar lessons and be easier to use than ever.  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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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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