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English Course - Past and Present (Upper-Intermediate Level)

Learn how to use the past and present tense with this free online upper-intermediate English grammar course.

Publisher: Advance Learning
This grammar course explains how to use past and present tenses. It is important to know how to employ these tenses if you are going to become fluent in English. We lay out the different uses of verb forms and time-related words used in English to describe the past and present. We also study the different functions of the past and present tenses in various contexts. This course uses examples, exercises and audio clips to help you learn English.
English Course - Past and Present (Upper-Intermediate Level)
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This course introduces you to time-related words and phrases that help you determine what verb tense to use. We explain how to use the present simple tense to discuss a current fact (for example: “I work in an office') and the present continuous tense to talk about events unfolding at a particular time (for example: “I am writing a letter right now.”). We also show you how to form the present perfect and present continuous tenses.

The course then moves on to verbs that describe states and actions and covers the past simple, past continuous and past perfect tense. We explain how to use the phrase 'used to' and the modal verb 'would' to describe the past. We then study how to use auxiliary verbs for emphasis, to show interest, to avoid repetition and to form question tags. We also establish the importance of intonation and inflection.

This grammar course is designed to help you master past and present verb tenses as you learn upper-intermediate level English. It includes a short guide to writing with tips on how to prepare, lay out and finish various writing tasks. We also provide a section on pronunciation that demonstrates how tone and sound change depending on the intentions of the speaker. Sign up for this course to polish your English.

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