6 Minute Grammar

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.


'Just', 'already' and 'yet' with the present perfect tense  

Learn how to use the present perfect with 'just', 'already' and 'yet'

Comparatives and superlatives  

Learn about comparatives and superlatives - and find out why Catherine had a terrible journey to work this morning

For and since  

Learn English grammar in six minutes.

Present Perfect  

Grammar on a camel? Let's find out what a camel has got to do with present perfect as Finn and Alice use the words 'ever' and 'never' to talk about life experiences

Verb patterns  

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

Present Continuous and 'going to'  

Talking about making plans... what is Finn doing tonight?


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

Past simple and past continuous  

Rob and Emma help you understand two past verb forms: past simple and past continuous

Past simple  

Finn brings you an explanation and examples of past simple, while Sophie eats biscuits

'Have to' and 'must'  

Finn and Alice discuss how we talk about obligations in English using 'have to' and 'must'

Adverbs of frequency  

Adverbs of frequency are words like always, never and sometimes. People use them to talk about how frequently things happen


Sophie and Finn explain different meanings of the word 'like'

Present simple and present continuous  

Do you know how to make and use the present simple and present continuous?

Question forms  

Yes/no and Wh-questions

Future continuous and be + infinitive  

Learn when and how to use it and how it differs from the future perfect tense

Verb patterns  

Want to do, like doing, tell someone to do, ask that someone does… Finn and Catherine explore verb patterns

So, such, enough, too  

Intensifiers are words like so, such, too and enough. Learn how to use these words

-ing and -ed clauses  

Callum and Catherine look at clauses which begin with present or past participles

Linking devices of contrast  

Despite, although, while, whereas... learn some linking devices of contrast with Finn and Catherine

Conditionals review  

Even if you do know all about conditionals, why not check out our review, just to make sure!

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