Learn Advanced English by Reviewing & Practicing Your Perfect Tenses

Learn advanced English with this book that helps you focus on your tenses and improve your accuracy.

In this book, you’ll find two short stories for each perfect tense. For each tense, there are two tense-specific stories and two combined tense stories. So, in part one, that focuses on the present perfect tense, there are two stories that use only the present perfect simple, two stories that use the present perfect continuous, and two that use the present perfect passive. Once you’ve completed all of those, there are two more stories that combine all three present perfect tenses.

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For each exercise you:

  • read a complete text for meaning
  • re-read the text, but this time, underline the basic structure in the complete text
  • move on to the gap-fill exercise and fill in the gaps with the appropriate basic tense structure
  • check your basic tense structure against your underlined structure in the complete text.

In Part 1,
You Review
The Present:

  • simple perfect
  • continuous perfect
  • perfect passive

In Part 2,
You Review
The Past:

  • simple perfect
  • continuous perfect
  • perfect passive

In Part 3,
You Review
The Future:

  • simple perfect
  • continuous perfect
  • perfect passive

The students at Ottawa English have been using this one-a-day workbook to improve grammar and tense accuracy for many years. Improving their tense accuracy has helped them achieve a high score in:

  • CELPIP Writing & Speaking
  • IELTS Writing & Speaking
  • CAEL Writing & Speaking

This book will also help you learn vocabulary related to: transportation, everyday situations, food, education, entertainment, recreation, shopping, people, places, art, clothes, computers, etc.

For even more tense practice, please take a look at the silent tense boards on my YouTube Channel

As you work through the book, you’ll spot los of new vocabulary and phrases that may well come in very handy if you’re preparing for a language test. Make sure you note down any new words and phases and learn them. One really good way to learn new words and phrases is to take them for a walk and use them to describe everything you see, smell, hear, feel, and taste.

Another way to learn new words and phrases is to use ‘Tick 8’. This method also helps you with spelling. This technique involves writing down the word or phrase you want to perfect and then checking it meaning and spelling every day until you can tick 8 squares in a row.

The book includes ‘tick 8’ pages, but if you’d like to give the method a go, you can download a practice sheet here.

Tick 8 Sample