Grammar Practice for ESL Level 2

The links below will take you to explanations and exercises on grammar rules from Basic English Grammar, the textbook you buy for both ESL010 and ESL020. 

The exercises will help you with understanding, memorizing, and using the rules.

Quick Jump to:   Chapter 9  Chapter 10  Chapter 11  Chapter 12  Chapter 13  Chapter 14  Chapter 15  Chapter 16

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Chapter 8 Expressing Past Time, Part 1 Tutorial  - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR watch these videos:

Page 213 Chart 8-1 Using Be:  Past Time


http://youtu.be/GRSrMbmeje8

Click on the links below for more videos

Page 214 Chart 8-2 Past of Be:  Negative

http://youtu.be/PrveFjNhME8

Page 216 Chart 8-3 Past of Be:  Questions
http://youtu.be/7II2Ox8GF9A

Page 221 Chart 8-4  Simple Past Tense:  Using -ed
http://youtu.be/6Qnv2xODO2E

Page 225 Chart 8-5  Past Time Words
http://youtu.be/5MLwIYcHGKM

Page 227 Chart 8-6 Simple Past:  Irregular Verbs Group 1
http://youtu.be/-6LkXfXqcWc

Page 231 Chart 8-7  Simple Past:  Negative
http://youtu.be/buNaV7Ctk7g

Page 234 Chart 8-8  Simple Past:  Yes/No Questions
http://youtu.be/TJkaHL9Rick

Page 238 Chart 8-9  Irregular Verbs Group 2
http://youtu.be/PszU3mb0kjY

Page 241 Chart 8-10  Irregular Verbs Group 3
http://youtu.be/Hhba8kSi3kY

Page 244 Chart 8-11  Irregular Verbs Group 4
http://youtu.be/-mV3iXvIPx8

Chapter 8 Simple Past Tense Computer Explanations & Exercises:
Past Tense Forms of Be - Study examples which show the different affirmative, negative, and interrogative past tense forms of the verb "be".
http://www.eflnet.com/tutorials/finalses.php - Choose between was/were to complete the sentences.
Was or Were? - Fill in the blanks with was or were.
Darwin and Einstein - Read short stories about Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Choose between was or were to fill in the blanks in the stories.
Wasn't or Weren't? - Choose between wasn't or weren't to complete the sentences.
Questions with the Past Tense of Be - Read affirmative statements, then change them into questions.
Short Answers - Choose the correct short form to answer the question.
Was/Were 2 - Choose between was or were to complete the sentences.
Exercise 5 - Simple Past Tense of Verb Be
Exercise 6 - Simple Past Tense of Verb Be
Exercise 7 - Simple Past Tense of Verb Be
Exercise 8 - Simple Past Tense of Verb Be
http://www.eflnet.com/tutorials/finalses.php - Type in yes/no questions using was/were & the words you see.
Spelling Rules for Regular Past Tense Verbs - Study the rules before trying the exercises below.
My Grandfather - Story with Past Tense Regular Verbs - Type in the correct past tense form (ed) of the regular verbs to complete the story.
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/pastnegative.php - Type in the negative contraction past tense form of the verbs.
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/yesnopast2.php - Type in yes/no question forms using didn't & the words you see.
http://www.eflnet.com/tutorials/finaled.php - Explanation & exercises about the 3 pronunciations of -ed
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/edpron.php - Multiple-choice quiz on the 3 pronunciations of -ed
Simple Past Tense Fill in the Blank - http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/lefg2_simplepast2.html
Simple Past Multiple-choice - http://a4esl.org/q/f/x/xz39met.htm
Irregular Past Tense verbs - multiple choice Walk the Plank game
Irregular Past Tense - Blockbusters game
Past Tense Basketball game
Moving to a New House - past tense multiple choice
http://better-english.com/grammar/past4.htm - Choose the simple past verb that logically completes the sentence.
http://better-english.com/grammar/past5.htm - Match the simple past tense form of a verb with its simple form.
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/irrpast.php - Type in the simple past tense form of the irregular verbs.
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/irrpast2.php - Longer/more difficult type in the simple past tense form of the irregular verbs.
Irregular Past Tense group 5 - multiple choice
Irregular Past Tense group 7 - multiple choice
Irregular Past Tense - Click on the ghosts before they get Cindy!

Speedword spelling irregular verbs 1 - http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past1-sw.html
Speedword spelling irregular verbs 2 - http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past2-sw.html
Speedword spelling irregular verbs 3 - http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past3-sw.html
Speedword spelling irregular verbs 4 - http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past4-sw.html
Speedword spelling irregular verbs 7 - http://www.manythings.org/wbg/verbs_past7-sw.html
Simple Past Tense Be, Regular, & Irregular Verbs Explanation & quizzes - http://home.earthlink.net/~eslstudent/grammar/verbs/past.html

Chapter 9 Expressing Past Time Part 2 - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR Watch the Videos:

Page 252 Chart 9-1 Simple Past Using Where, When, What, What Time, & Why



http://youtu.be/wK0g8ww8q3M  

Click on the links below for more videos

Page 257  Chart 9-2 Questions with What

http://youtu.be/uN3MnJrXuCg  

Page 260 Chart 9-3 Questions with Who
http://youtu.be/kDGiNQyzLxY  

Page 264 Chart 9-4 Irregular Verbs Group 5
http://youtu.be/5jRbSZ11RiU  

Page 266 Chart 9-5 Irregular Verbs Group 6
http://youtu.be/YbBCXQLun9w   

Page 269 Chart 9-6 Irregular Verbs Group 7|
http://youtu.be/_2s42lIdTRI  

Page 273 Chart 9-7 Before and After in Time Clauses
http://youtu.be/rjrzBQFc1Dc  

Page 276 Chart 9-8 When in Time Clauses
http://youtu.be/67MWIzR4Zu0  

Page 278 Chart 9-9 Present Progressive & Past Progressive
http://youtu.be/pWnd4yKjwjk   

Page 281 Chart 9-10 Using While with the Past Progressive

http://youtu.be/pWnd4yKjwjk 

Page 282 Chart 9-11 While vs. When in Past Time Clauses
http://youtu.be/EpUJ4B1r_7k  

Page 284 Chart 9-12 Simple Past vs. Past Progressive
http://youtu.be/okfYjXGUu-g


Chapter 9 Expressing Past Time Part 2Computer Explanations & Exercises:
Past Tense Explanation & quizzes - http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepast.html
Simple Past Tense Be, Regular, & Irregular Verbs Explanation & quizzes - http://home.earthlink.net/~eslstudent/grammar/verbs/past.html
Simple Past Tense Fill in the Blank - http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/lefg2_simplepast2.html
Past Irregular Verbs Fill in the Blank - http://www.eslgo.com/quizzes/pastsimpleirreg.html
Was/Were 3 - Practice subject-verb agreement in these past progressive sentences.
Was/Were 4

Past Progressive Basic Form Exercise
Past Progressive - Negative Contractions Exercise

Past Progressive - Yes / No Questions Exercise

Past Progressive - Information Questions Exercise
Simple Past and Past Progressive Exercise
Simple Past Tense Be, Regular, & Irregular Verbs Explanation & quizzes - http://home.earthlink.net/~eslstudent/grammar/verbs/past.html
Before or After? http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zy13sml.htm  - choose the word that logically fills in the blank.

Past Irregular Verbs Fill in the Blank - http://www.eslgo.com/quizzes/pastsimpleirreg.html

Was or Were?  http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/waswere.html - Choose the correct auxiliary verb form for the past progressive sentences

Chapter 10  Expressing Future Time Part 1  - Click here to download Powerpoint Show  OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 294 Chart 10-1 Using Be Going To



http://youtu.be/CRY30ABpxso   

Page 299 Chart 10-2 Using Present Progressive to Express Future Time
http://youtu.be/qu12Qrwhc8A 

Page 301 Chart 10-3 Words Used for Past & Future Time
http://youtu.be/t_pB62iAZiQ 

Page 305 Chart 10-4 A Couple of & A Few with Ago & In
http://youtu.be/7v-_wGNX0XY 

Page 307 Chart 10-5 Using Time Expressions
http://youtu.be/1aIiwK5YmrQ 

 Page 310 Chart 10-6 Future Time:  Using Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wI7rqeAvpA

Page 312 Chart 10-7 Asking Questions with Will
http://youtu.be/MgEcGiXE8dQ  

Page 316 Chart 10-8 Verb Summary:  Present, Past, & Future
http://youtu.be/io4uU3e6Sbc 

Page 318 Chart 10-9 Verb Summary: Forms of Be
http://youtu.be/C1ghoPoyKro 

Chapter 10  Expressing Future Time Part 1 Computer Explanations & Exercises:
http://a4esl.org/q/h/0101/sv-goingto.html - Multiple-choice - choose the correct form of "going to"
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/bgtverbagreement.php - Multiple-choice
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/begoingtonegative.php - Type in the negative future form using am/is/are going to
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/yesnobegoingto.php - Type in the yes/no question future form using the words you see and adding more words as needed
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/whquestionsbegoingto.php - Type in the information question future form using the words you see and adding more words as needed
http://www.quia.com/cz/337916.html - Look at some pictures and then choose the sentences that predict what the people are going to do
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/gofut.htm - future with be going to
http://www.better-english.com/grammar/goingto4.htm - choose the future sentence that predicts a logical result for the situation you read about
http://better-english.com/grammar/goingto4.htm - Multiple-choice - find the future sentence that matches the situation.
http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/going.htm - Read the explanations about be going to and will, then click on the links to do some exercises

http://www.manythings.org/b/e/1111 - 9-minute video explaining the different future tenses in English
http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Red%20Level/R12%20Future%20Tense%20going%20to.html - Read examples & watch a video on using "be going to"
http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Red%20Level/R11%20Future%20Tense%20will.html - Read examples & watch a video on using "will"
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/willnegative.php - Type in the negative future form using will not (won't)
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/yesnowill.php - Type in the yes/no question future form using will & the words you see & adding more words as needed
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/whquestionswill.php - Type in the information question future form using will & the words you see & adding more words as needed
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/going_to.htm - explanation and links to exercises to practice both be going to and will to make future sentences.
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_futureforms.htm - decide which phrase correctly completes the sentence and type it in the box
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/modal1b.html - be going to and will - explanations and quizzes
http://better-english.com/grammar/timepreps.htm - Choose the correct time preposition (at, in, on)
http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/inatplaces.html - in or at with places

http://better-english.com/easier/inonat.htm - More choosing practice with in, on, at
http://a4esl.org/q/j/ni/fb-prepositions.html - Multiple-choice practice with at, in, on
http://a4esl.org/q/j/jb/fb-prepositions.html - More multiple-choice practice with at, in, on
http://a4esl.org/q/h/9704/dg-in-at-on.html - Even more practice with at, in, on
http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/inonat.html - The practice keeps coming!  Choose between at, in, on


Chapter 11  Expressing Future Time Part 2 - Click here to download Powerpoint Show  OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 325 Chart 11-1 May/Might vs. Will

http://youtu.be/TahF6pAvFiI

Page 327 Chart 11-2 Maybe vs. May Be
http://youtu.be/6pJSWXOHNvE  

Page 334 Chart 11-3 Future Time Clauses & Before, After, When
http://youtu.be/SAPCyYDGEvg

Page 336 Chart 11-4 Clauses with If
http://youtu.be/davwdwibTBI  

Page 339 Chart 11-5 Habitual Present with Time & If - Clauses
http://youtu.be/ETzGaaN5Nr8  

Page 111 Chart 11-6 Using What + A Form of Do
http://youtu.be/vEsHdjNaqFM  

Chapter 11 Expressing Future Time Part 2 -  Computer Explanations & Exercises:
http://better-english.com/grammar/will2.htm - Choose the future time clause that logically follows the if or when clause you see.
http://better-english.com/whenfut.htm - Choose the correct verb tense to complete the sentences that include when/if clauses.
http://www.egeacademy.com/blog/exercises/future-time-clauses-when-before-after-as-soon-as-until/
http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/students/grammar/beg/begfut2.htm - fill in the blanks with the correct verb tense
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/gr_movie/t_pres_fut/index.htm - video explanation of future time clauses
http://www.e-grammar.org/time-clauses/test1-exercise1/ - fill in the blank
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/410-future-time-clauses.htm - Read the examples & explanation, and then click the "continue with exercises" link at the bottom left of the webpage for practice."
http://www.videojug.com/webvideo/how-to-use-the-words-may-maybe-and-might-in-english - video explanation of may, might, and maybe
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/maymight/menu.php - may vs. might


Chapter 12 Modals Part 1 Expressing Ability - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 354 Chart 12-1 Using Can

http://youtu.be/KkQozCGiIaQ 

Page 356 Chart 12-2 Pronunciation of Can & Can't
http://youtu.be/7zyskSifXFY
 

Page 357 Chart 12-3 Using Can in Questions
http://youtu.be/O8E1mSsz5CI  

Page 360 Chart 12-4 Using Know How To
http://youtu.be/Njg_Z_zKnZs  

Page 362 Chart 12-5 Using Could as a Past of Can
http://youtu.be/npauQM8UWlo  

Page 365 Chart 12-6 Using Be Able To
http://youtu.be/Pbu8cgKxNO4  
 

Page 368 Chart 12-7 Using Very & Too + Adjective
http://youtu.be/_aSlQptU8OU
 

Page 373 Chart 12-8 Using Two, Too, & To
http://youtu.be/ckNHkT7jUyc  

Page 374 Chart 12-9 Prepositions At & In for Place
http://youtu.be/2rW39_GNbh8

Chapter 12 Modals Part 1 Expressing Ability - Computer Explanations & Exercises
http://www.english-zone.com/verbs/can-cant.html - Multiple-choice can/can't/could/couldn't
http://www.mcedservices.com/Prepex/QUIZEX.HTM - Examples with audio and multiple-choice quizzes for time & location prepositions
 

Chapter 13 Modals Part 2 - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 379 Chart 13-1 Using Should

http://youtu.be/0s_wqD30Dhw    

Page 383 Chart 13-2 Using Have To / Has To
http://youtu.be/O--pnFtsbkU  

Page 387 Chart 13-3 Using Must
http://youtu.be/DlQwfaZyYoA    

Page 391 Chart 13-4 Polite Questions May I, Could I, Can I
http://youtu.be/xZeMVwPIK10  

Page 393 Chart 13-5 Polite Questions Could & Would You
http://youtu.be/-6DGOE3XS_w  

Page 395 Chart 13-6 Imperative Sentences
http://youtu.be/4Qsb7puJRU4  

Page 398 Chart 13-7 Modal Auxiliaries
http://youtu.be/-GQq393fnNk  

Page 399 Chart 13-8 Summary Chart Modal Auxiliaries
http://youtu.be/AX0SXc_pueg  

Page 402 Chart 13-9 Using Let's
http://youtu.be/sjKTlG7SiXg   

Chapter 13 Modals Part 2 - Computer Explanations & Exercises
http://english-zone.com/verbs/haveto1.html - Explanation, examples, and multiple-choice quizzes using have to/has to
http://better-english.com/grammar/mustnt.htm - Choose between mustn't and don't/doesn't have to.
http://better-english.com/easier/must2.htm - Choose between mustn't and don't have to.

Chapter 14 Nouns & Modifiers - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 405 Chart 14-1 Modifying Nouns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgnBzIT6MiU   

Page 410 Chart 14-2 Word Order of Adjectives
http://youtu.be/fMUIEefkm_k   

Page 415 Chart 14-3 Expressions of Quantity
http://youtu.be/YPkMMHIkEBY
 

Page 417 Chart 14-4 Subject-Verb Agreement
http://youtu.be/ANo0GKYAg2o   

Page 419 Chart 14-5 One Of, None Of
http://youtu.be/aIGeSgTdg4k  

Page 423 Chart 14-6 Indefinite Pronouns Nothing & No One
http://youtu.be/21tNlzcdKs4  

Page 424 Chart 14-7 Something, Someone, Anything, Anyone
http://youtu.be/j4p9Ov2RUi4  

Page 426 Chart 14-8 Using Every
http://youtu.be/Qk7g1_JP-vE   

Page 428 Chart 14-9 Linking Verbs + Adjectives
http://youtu.be/KEVczODj7iw   

Page 431 Chart 14-10 Adjectives & Adverbs
http://youtu.be/HXdQdJQ6hk0  


Chapter 14 Nouns & Modifiers - Computer Explanations & Exercises
http://english-zone.com/grammar/pos-adj.html - Explanation of what an adjective is
http://english-zone.com/grammar/pos-adv.html - Explanation of what an adverb is
http://www.english-zone.com/vocab/adj-adv.html - Type in adjective and adverb forms
http://english-zone.com/grammar/adjective-find01.html - Type in the adjective from the sentence
http://english-zone.com/spelling/ly1.html - Type in the adverb form of the adjective you see
http://english-zone.com/grammar/gd-wll1.html - Choose the adjective good or the adverb well to complete the sentence
http://english-zone.com/grammar/adjective3.html - Multiple-choice practice using nouns as adjectives (modifiers)
http://better-english.com/grammar/adjadv.htm - Choose the adjective or adverb that logically completes each sentence.
http://better-english.com/grammar/few.htm - Choose between a few, few, a little, or little.
http://better-english.com/grammar/adjord.htm - Identify if the adjective order is correct or not.
http://better-english.com/grammar/adjord2.htm - More identification

Chapter 15 Possessives  - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 436 Chart 15-1 Possessive Nouns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAShdw4GVyQ   

Page 439 Chart 15-2 Possessive:  Irregular Plural Nouns
http://youtu.be/nYjXf_lskuk  

Page 442 Chart 15-3 Possessive Pronouns
http://youtu.be/g2iBl1gwixA   

Page 446 Chart 15-4 Questions with Whose
http://youtu.be/kn27uIhBd-A   

Chapter 15 Possessives - Computer Explanations & Exercises
http://better-english.com/grammar/possplu.htm - Identify if the sentences are correct or not.
 

Chapter 16 Making Comparisons - Click here to download Powerpoint Show OR Watch the Videos Below:

Page 449 Chart 16-1 Using The Same As, Similar To & Different From

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HehqIwuzfDE   

Page 452 Chart 16-2 Using Like & Alike
http://youtu.be/MgfhU6zzpKM 
 

Page 454 Chart 16-3 The Comparative:  Using -er and More
http://youtu.be/I8SWVXLQ9LY 
 

Page 461 Chart 16-4 The Superlative:  Using -est and Most
http://youtu.be/I_i0KtoBO_Y  

Page 469 Chart 16-5 Using One Of + Superlative + Plural Noun
http://youtu.be/8AlyMd8P0Hs

Page 474 Chart 16-6 Using But
http://youtu.be/1CDlYnhIiW4 

Page 476 Chart 16-7 Using Verbs after But
http://youtu.be/qmjYV_Dmd1E
 

Page 478 Chart 16-8 Making Comparisons with Adverbs
http://youtu.be/Yu8V7BZj-vU 
 

Chapter 16 Making Comparisons - Computer Explanations & Exercises:
http://www.english-zone.com/grammar/compare1.html - multiple-choice quiz on one-syllable adjectives in the comparative form
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/adjectives-adverbs/adjectives - explanation & examples of comparative adjective forms
http://www.vocabulix.com/grammar/comparative-superlative-adjectives.shtml
http://better-english.com/grammar/comparatives.htm - Choose the correct comparative adjective form

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/comp2.htm
http://home.nordnet.fr/~rmaufroid/pupitre/comparing/comparingcharacters.htm -
http://www.1-language.com/eslquizzes/comparatives.htm
http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/english-comparative-adjectives1.html
http://s.mound.free.fr/skyblues67/comparing/comparing1.htm - Type in complete sentences using the words and pictures you see.
http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/compsup.html
http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/compsup2.html
http://utminers.utep.edu/micontreras/comparatives%20&%20superlatives.htm