How to learn English grammar?

Many people learn grammar in depth but you need to understand if you want to speak English, you need not study grammar in depth. Focus on your fluency. The speed should be good, not grammar. You might think the listener will identify your mistake but remember the listener is busy at finding his/her own mistakes. So, you need not worry about the listener. Whatever you think, just speak it up.

Many people get confused while studying English. They don’t know how and from where to start? If you are reading this, it means you understand English. You are not at foundation level. Let’s define levels.

Foundation level –  The person who can’t even read, write and understand English.

Basic level- The person who can write, read and understand English but can’t speak even 5-10 sentences.

Intermediate level – The person who can write, read, understand English and can speak English a bit but not fluently and confidently.

Advanced level –  The person who can write, read, understand English and can speak English fluently and confidently. The person may need a platform to practice more. He may need to learn a few complex grammatical structures, phrases and Idioms. He may need business English/professional English.

Which grammar lessons you should study?

First thing is that to find out your level. If you are at beginner level, start learning tenses first.

If you are at foundation or beginner level then follow the below syllabus.

1) Tenses:
– Simple present
– Simple Past
– Simple Future
– Present continuous
– Past continuous

Note: Learn only 5 tenses out of 12. You can speak English with 5 tenses as well.

2) Learn WH questions and do/does/did questions.

3) Learn helping verbs. –  Can/should/might/may/going to/used to/must/have to

4) Learn basic Prepositions and conjunctions.

If you are at Intermediate or Advance level then follow the below syllabus.

1)

– Simple present
– Simple Past

– Simple Future

– Present continuous

– Past continuous

– Future continuous

– Present perfect

– past perfect

– future perfect

– Spoken practice on all 9 tenses.

– Asking questions using do/does/did and swapping method

E.g Do you go to the class daily?

 

2)

 

32 auxiliary verbs:

E.g. Can, could, could have, should , should have, may, might, must, must  have, have to ,has to, had to, will have to going to ,about to , would and ….

 

– Spoken practice on all auxiliary verbs

 

3) 17 WH questions

   E.g what, who and all….

 

4) Active voice and passive voice

 

5) Articles and prepositions

6) Conjuctions

 

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