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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.

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.

Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Verb patterns

4/13/2021
When is a verb followed by a gerund, and when is it followed by an infinitive?

Duration:00:06:10

Present continuous and 'going to'

4/6/2021
Taking about making plans… what is Finn doing tonight? Listen to the programme.

Duration:00:06:13

Articles

3/30/2021
Rob and Emma talk about articles and Finn talks about elephants in Cambodia.

Duration:00:06:15

Past simple and past continuous

3/23/2021
We talk about the Titanic disaster and teach you two past verb forms.

Duration:00:07:35

The past simple tense

3/16/2021
"Did you have breakfast?" Learn how to use the past simple tense.

Duration:00:06:23

'Have to' and 'must'

3/9/2021
Learn how to talk about obligations in English using 'have to' and 'must'.

Duration:00:06:10

Adverbs of frequency

3/2/2021
Learn how to use 'always', 'often', 'never' and 'sometimes'.

Duration:00:07:07

'Like' for preference and description

2/23/2021
We explain different meanings of the word 'like', and talk about food...

Duration:00:06:39

Present perfect continuous

2/16/2021
'What have you been doing?' Learn how to use the present perfect continuous tense.

Duration:00:06:19

Present tenses

2/9/2021
Finn and Catherine take a look at the present simple, continuous and perfect.

Duration:00:06:17

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

2/2/2021
Learn key words and phrases to talk about ability in the present and the past.

Duration:00:06:25

'Used to' and 'would'

1/26/2021
Hear about a strange habit Finn had when he was a child. He used to sleepwalk!

Duration:00:06:10

Talking about the future

1/19/2021
Learn how to use 'will', 'going to', 'might' and 'be likely to' to talk about the future.

Duration:00:06:18

Question tags

1/12/2021
"You didn't eat all the chocolate, did you?" Learn how to use 'did you' - a question tag.

Duration:00:06:13

Present perfect and past simple

1/5/2021
Catherine and Neil talk about unusual food and give you rules to help you choose tenses.

Duration:00:06:12

State verbs

12/29/2020
Is it OK to say 'I'm loving your work'? Neil and Catherine take a look at state verbs.

Duration:00:07:32

The second conditional

12/22/2020
"If my team won, I'd be so happy!" Learn how to use the second conditional.

Duration:00:07:29

The first conditional

12/15/2020
"If it rains, I will take my umbrella." Learn how to use the first conditional.

Duration:00:07:28

Present and past passives

12/8/2020
Passive forms can be tricky to understand but Rob, Neil and Mike are here to help you.

Duration:00:06:23

Indirect questions

12/1/2020
Rob and Catherine tell you what they are, how to make them and when to use them.

Duration:00:06:14