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6 Minute Grammar

Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar.Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.

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'Can', 'could', 'be able to', 'manage to'

Learn key words and phrases to talk about ability in the present and the past.

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2 Feb 2021

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'Used to', 'be used' and 'get used to'

Learn to talk about actions that happened regularly in the past.

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19 May 2020

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Linking devices of contrast

Learn about the words and phrases we can use to link contrasting ideas together.

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'Used to' and 'would'

Hear about a strange habit Finn had when he was a child. He used to sleepwalk!

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Comparatives and superlatives

Who's taller and who is the thinnest? Learn how to compare people and things in English.

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Past simple and past continuous

We talk about the Titanic disaster and teach you two past verb forms.

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Review of conditionals

Join us for this programme as we review four different types of conditionals.

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Articles

Rob and Emma talk about articles and Finn talks about elephants in Cambodia...

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Present and past passives

Passive forms can be tricky to understand but Rob, Neil and Mike are here to help you.

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Verb patterns

When is a verb followed by a gerund, and when is it followed by an infinitive?

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Present continuous and 'going to'

We talk about making plans and... what is Finn doing tonight?

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The present perfect with 'for' and 'since'

Learn how to answer questions with 'how long' using the words 'for' and 'since'.

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Question tags

"You didn't eat all the chocolate, did you?" Learn how to use 'did you' - a question tag.

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The present perfect with 'just', 'already' and 'yet'

'I've just been to the London eye!' Learn how to talk about your activities.

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13 Oct 2020

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Might, may, could

Catherine might cook curry for dinner. Learn how to use 'might', 'may' and 'could'.

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Too, very, enough

Too expensive? Using 'too', 'very' and 'enough' with adjectives to talk about degree.

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17 Nov 2020

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The present perfect with ‘ever’ and ‘never’

Have you ever ridden a camel? Use the present perfect to talk about life experiences.

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22 Sep 2020

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Talking about the future

Learn how to use 'will', 'going to', 'might' and 'be likely to' to talk about the future.

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19 Jan 2021

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'Like' for preference and description

We explain different meanings of the word 'like', and talk about food...

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28 Jul 2020

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The first conditional

"If it rains, I will take my umbrella." Learn how to use the first conditional.

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15 Dec 2020

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