Grammar Lessons

The grammar lessons below are intended for students who already have a good level of English but need some clarity and practice with more advanced structures. Typically, students taking these lessons are aiming for 7+ in IELTS, 70+ in CAEL, or 9+ in CELPIP.

You do not need to know grammatical terms to take these grammar lessons.

All of these grammar lessons are one-on-one using zoom, but if you would like to take the class with a friend, you can share the cost.

All lessons are 1 hour.

The price for 1 lesson = $50

Choose any 3 lessons for $120

Please Contact, call, or text Angela for more information about any of these grammar lessons.

Inversions & Emphasis

Are you struggling to get your inversions the right way around? Do you know any other ways of emphasizing your points?

In this grammar lesson, you’ll learn when and how to use inversions accurately. You’ll practice adding emphasis to paragraphs and identifying missing emphasizers in a variety of exercises.

The Passive Voice

Are you comfortable using the passive voice in all 9 tenses?

In this lesson, you’ll review the passive voice structure in each tense and practice turning active sentences into passive sentences.

Gerunds & phrases

The focus of this grammar lesson is on using gerunds as subjects and after prepositions.

You’ll review the gerund form and its meaning before practicing it as you describe a range of activities.

Parallels

Parallels are a critical tool for effective language use; therefore, in this lesson, you’ll learn about the parallel form and practice using it with various parts of speech.

Reported Speech

Is reported speech causing you problems. Maybe it’s affecting your score in CELPIP, CAEL, or IELTS.

In this grammar lesson, you’ll practice turning sentences into reported speech until you’re totally comfortable with the format.

Articles

Those tricky little articles, that identify nouns as general or specific, seem to catch non-native English speakers every time.

This lesson targets articles and provides you with lots of practice to increase your accuracy.

Infinitives & phrases

Do you know when to use an infinitive? Is it an area of English where you make a lot of mistakes?

This lesson focuses on the infinitive and when to use it in a sentence. You’ll practice writing and re-wording sentences until you feel confident about using them properly.

Prepositions

Those tricky little prepositions – in, on, at. When do you use them? What do they mean?

This lesson targets prepositions and provides you with lots of practice to increase your accuracy.

Linking Words & Transitions

One of the most common mistakes test-takers make is in using the wrong transitions between paragraphs and the wrong linking words between sentences.

In this grammar lesson, we look at how to maximize cohesion and coherence by using appropriate transitions and linking words.

Adjective Forms

Learn how to use the two adjective forms correctly when speaking and writing.

This lesson includes lot of guided and free practice.

The Subjunctive

Accurate subjunctives are critical to achieving a high score in CAEL, IELTS, and CELPIP. Every test checks for them, so it’s well-worth investing in getting them right.

In this grammar lesson, we take a look at the subjunctive form and practice using it in conversation and writing.

Comparisons & Superlatives

Those tricky little articles, that identify nouns as general or specific, seem to catch non-native English speakers every time.

This lesson targets articles and provides you with lots of practice to increase your accuracy.

Grammar Lessons in Three Parts

Conjunctions – 1

In the first of these three lessons, we take a look at connecting sentences to form compound sentences.

You’ll practice building compound sentences with ‘for’, ‘and’, ‘nor’, ‘but’, ‘or’, ‘yet’, and ‘so’.

Conjunctions – 2

In the second of these three lessons, we take a look at connecting sentences to form complex sentences.

You’ll practice building complex sentences with subordinating conjunctions.

Conjunctions – 3

In the final lesson, we’ll look at conjunctive adverbs and review compound and complex sentences before combining them to express ideas.

Sentence Variety – 1

A lack of sentence variety is a strong signal of a person’s language level; therefore, in this grammar lesson, we take a look at four ways of expressing ideas that don’t start with simple nouns or pronouns.

Sentence Variety – 2

In this lesson, our journey of discovery continues as we look at another four ways of expressing ideas without using simple nouns or pronouns.

Sentence Variety – 3

This final lesson delves into another four ways of minimizing simple nouns and pronouns to make you sound as fluent as you possibly can.

Conditionals – 1

Do the four conditionals confuse you? You’re not alone! In this lesson, we explore the second conditional and its use in communicating our lack of control over the outcome of a situation.

Conditionals – 2

The real conditionals are the focus of this grammar lesson. We’ll look at how they differ and when it’s right use each one… and then we’ll practice!

Conditionals – 3

The third conditional brings this three-part course to a close. We’ll practice using it to describe events that can’t be changed.

Reductions – 1

Reductions are a pre-requisite for advanced English. In this lesson, we look three ways of reducing wordiness as we speak and write.

Reductions – 2

In this lesson, our journey of discovery continues as we look at another three ways of using reductions to express ideas concisely.

Reductions – 3

This final lesson delves into another four ways increasing language efficiency with another three reductions.

Please Contact, call, or text Angela for more information about any of these grammar lessons.