Category Archives: upper intermediate

200 Top English Idioms

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Idioms, Learn These!

200 Top English Idioms

Here are 200 of the most common everyday English idioms that native speakers use all the time. Check how many you already know, then make a conscious effort to learn the rest.

If you only ever learn 200 English idioms, learn these!

If You Only Ever Learn 200 English Idioms, Learn These!

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Grammar Facts! Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?

Grammar Facts! Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?

Grammar Facts! Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?

Confused about when to use a gerund (ing noun) or to + infinitive? Learn the following groups of verbs to be able to speak and write English with more confidence!

These verbs are followed by a gerund:

Grammar Facts! Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?


These verbs are followed by to + infinitive:

Grammar Facts! Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?



Grammar Facts! Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?


Download the FREE Big Grammar Book Intermediate Book 1 for some worksheets to practice using gerunds and infinitives (see pages 58-62).


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Practice Reported Speech with the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Practice Reported Speech with the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Practice Reported Speech with the Parable of the Good Samaritan

a) Read the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.

b) Use your knowledge of reported speech to complete the account of ‘Malachi’, the man who was helped by the Good Samaritan.

Remember, in reported speech:

reported speech

This free worksheet is in the Public Domain, so please feel free to share it widely!

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Q-reported-speech-the-good-samaritan.pdf

Practice Reported Speech with the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Answers:

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/A-reported-speech-the-good-samaritan.pdf

Practice Reported Speech with the Parable of the Good Samaritan – Answers
When do we Use Passive Voice in English? (FREE PDF)

When do we Use Passive Voice in English? (FREE PDF)

When do we use passive voice in English?

Not sure? Then download these handy notes (PDF) and find out!

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/when-do-we-use-passive-voice-in-english.pdf

When do we Use Passive Voice in English? (FREE PDF)


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Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!

Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!

Here are 40 summer vocabulary words and phrases for ESOL and English classes. You can use them to create interesting vocabulary lessons with your English language students.

Check out some of the lesson plans that you can use with these cards here.

Direct download link:

https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/discussion-words-summer-pt.pdf

Summer Vocabulary Practice for ESOL Classes!
Causative Verbs in English - Have and Get (FREE Worksheets!)

Free Podcast and Worksheets – Causative Verbs in English – Have and Get

Download our latest English grammar podcast for intermediate and advanced level students – along with the two accompanying FREE pdf worksheets!

Discover causative verbs in English! This is a great podcast lesson for intermediate and advanced level students of English. Download the two useful pdf worksheets that accompany this podcast below:

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