Applied Grammar Course

Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Nouns

Lesson 1: Singular and plural nouns 

Lesson 2: Countable and uncountable nouns 

Lesson 3: Quantity word + uncountable noun

Lesson 4: Nouns as Sunjects, Objects & Complements 



Unit 2: Pronouns

Lesson 1: Subject and object pronouns 

Lesson 2: You = people in general

Lesson 3: Possessive determines / adjectives 

Lesson 4: Possessive pronouns 

Lesson 5: Possessives with 'of' (double genitive) 

Lesson 6: Possessive 's' and 'of'

Lesson 7: Reflexive pronouns 1 (reflexive pronoun or object pronoun?) 

Lesson 8: Reflective pronouns 2 (reflexive verbs) 

Lesson 9: Reflexive pronouns for emphasis 

Lesson 10: By myself = alone 

Lesson 11: This, that, these & those (Demonstrative)


Unit 3: Adjectives

Lesson 1: Adjective structures 

Lesson 2: Order of adjectives (a nice new house, you look tired) 

Lesson 3: Adjectives structures with 'to + infinitive' and 'that + clause' 

Lesson 4: Adjectives ending in -ing and -ed (boring/bored etc.) 

Lesson 5: Adjectives that only go before nouns 

Lesson 6: Adjectives that are only used predicatively (asleep / alone / alive / alright / afraid) 

Lesson 7: 'How' with adjectives for questions and exclamations 


Unit 4: Verbs

Lesson 1: Main Verbs-am, is, are 

Lesson 2: Main Verbs-was, were

Lesson 3: Main Verbs-am, is, are, was, were

Lesson 4: Helping Verbs-am, is, are, was, were

Lesson 5: Main Verbs-have, has, had 

Lesson 6: Helping Verbs- have, has, had 

Lesson 7: Regular & Irregular Verbs

Lesson 8: Helping Verbs-be, have & do

Lesson 9: Main Verbs-be, have & do


Unit 5: Adverbs

Lesson 1: Position of adverbs 

Lesson 2: Mid position 

Lesson 3: Rather than and would rather

Lesson 4: Adjective or adverb 


Unit 6: Prepositions

Lesson 1: at, on, in (prepositions of time)

Lesson 2: until / by (prepositions of time)

Lesson 3: from ... to / until / till (prepositions of time)

Lesson 4: since / for (prepositions of time)

Lesson 5: before / after (prepositions of time)

Lesson 6: for / during / while (prepositions of time)

Lesson 7: for or during (prepositions of time)

Lesson 8: while or during (prepositions of time)

Lesson 9: at, on, in (prepositions of place)

Lesson 10: Prepositions with 'home' 


Unit 7: Conjunctions 

Lesson 1: Conjunctions-and, but & or

Lesson 2: Conjunctions-as, since, because

Lesson 3: as if / as though 

Lesson 4: Conjunctions-when

Lesson 5: Conjunctions-if

Lesson 6: Although / though / even though / In spite of / despite 


Unit 8: Adjectives & Adverbs

Lesson 1: Adjectives and adverbs 1 (quick/quickly) 

Lesson 2: Adjectives and adverbs 2 (well/fast/Late, hard/ hardly) 

Lesson 3: So and such 

Lesson 4: Enough and too 


Unit 9: Present Simple

Lesson 1: Present Simple with Be: Positive & Negative & Questions

Lesson 2: Present simple with Verbs except Be: Positive 

Lesson 3: Present simple with Verbs except Be: Negative

Lesson 4: Present simple with Verbs except Be: Questions (Yes/No & Wh-questions)


Unit 10: Present Continuous

Lesson 1: Present continuous forms 

Lesson 2: Present continuous: positive, negative & questions

Lesson 3: Present continuous: short forms 


Unit 11: Present perfect

Lesson 1: Present perfect forms with regular verbs 

Lesson 2: Present perfect: positive and negative 

Lesson 3: Present perfect: questions 

Lesson 4: Past participle with irregular verbs 


Unit 12: Present perfect continuous

Lesson 1: Present perfect continuous forms: positive, negative & question

Lesson 2: Present perfect continuous with for and since 


Unit 13: Past Simple

Lesson 1: Past simple with 'be'

Lesson 2: Past simple with Be: Positive, Negative & Questions

Lesson 3: Past simple with Be: Short Forms

Lesson 4: Past simple forms with regular verbs 

Lesson 5: Past simple with regular verbs: positive and negative 

Lesson 6: Past simple with regular verbs: questions 

Lesson 7: Past simple forms with irregular verbs 

Lesson 8: Past simple with irregular verbs: positive and negative 

Lesson 9: Past simple with irregular verbs: questions 


Unit 14: Past continuous and future in the past

Lesson 1: Past continuous forms 

Lesson 2: Past continuous positive, negative, and questions 


Unit 15: Past perfect 

Lesson 1: Past perfect forms: positive, negative & question

Lesson 2: Past perfect with after and before 


Unit 16: Past perfect continuous

Lesson 1: Past perfect continuous forms 


Unit 17: Simple Future

Lesson 1: Simple Future with Shall & Will 

Lesson 2: Shall & Will: positive and negative 

Lesson 3: Shall & Will: short forms 

Lesson 4: Shall & Will: questions 


Unit 18: Future continuous 

Lesson 1: Future continuous forms 


Unit 19: Future Perfect 

Lesson 1: Future prefect simple form 


Unit 20: Future perfect continuous

Lesson 1: Future perfect continuous form 


Unit 21: Questions 

Lesson 1: Yes/No questions

Lesson 2: Wh-questions

Lesson 3: Subject and object questions 


Unit 22: Negatives

Lesson 1: Negative with not

Lesson 2: Negative questions


Unit 23: Verb Patterns

Lesson 1: S + Be + Adj

Lesson 2: NP1 + Be + NP2

Lesson 3: S + Be + to-infinitive 

Lesson 4: S + vi 

Lesson 5: S + vi + Adv 

Lesson 6: S + vi + to-infinitive 

Lesson 7: S + seem/appear + (to be) + adj/ N

Lesson 8: S + anomalous finite + bare infinitive 

Lesson 9: S + have + to-infinitive 

Lesson 10: S + vt + noun/ pronoun (D O)

Lesson 11: S + vt + to-infinitive

Lesson 12: S + vt + (not) to-infinitive


Unit 24: Determiners

Lesson 1: Possessive

Lesson 2: This / that / these / those (Demonstrative)

Lesson 3: Numeral

Lesson 4: some / any / much / many / more / most / a little / a few (Quantifier)

Lesson 5: Using 'of' with some / any / much / many / more / most / a little / a few 


Unit 25: The passive

Lesson 1: How to make the passive 

Lesson 2: Make the present simple passive 

Lesson 3: Make the past simple passive 

Lesson 4: Make the continuous passive 

Lesson 5: Make the perfect passive

Lesson 6: Make the future with will passive 

Lesson 7: Make the future with modal passive 


Unit 26: Articles 

Lesson 1: A / an + singular noun to generalise 

Lesson 2: The before repeated noun

Lesson 3: The door, the light, the fan (of a room)

Lesson 4: The centre, the station, the airport (of a town)


Unit 27: Dummy Subjects

Lesson 1: There as a dummy subject

Lesson 2: There is and there are 

Lesson 3: It as a dummy subject


Unit 28: Reported speech

Lesson 1: How to make reported speech 

Lesson 2: Reporting verbs with 'that' 

Lesson 3: Reported speech with the present simple 

Lesson 4: Reported speech with the past simple 

Lesson 5: Reported speech with the present continuous 

Lesson 6: Reported speech with the past continuous 

Lesson 7: Reported speech with the present perfect 

Lesson 8: Reported speech with the future simple with will

Lesson 9: Reported speech with be going to

Lesson 10: Reported speech with modal verbs 


Unit 29: Conditionals

Lesson 1: Zero conditionals (present real conditionals) 

Lesson 2: First conditionals (future real conditionals)

Lesson 3: Second conditionals (future unreal conditionals)

Lesson 4: Was or were with the second conditional?

Lesson 5: Third conditionals (past unreal conditionals)


Unit 30: Modal Verbs

Lesson 1: Modal verbs introductions 

Lesson 2: Can, could and (be) able to 

Lesson 3: Can for ability 

Lesson 4: Could for past ability 

Lesson 5: Could (do) and could have (done) 

Lesson 6: Can for requests

Lesson 7: Could for polite requests 

Lesson 8: Can for permission 

Lesson 9: Shall for offers and suggestions 

Lesson 10: Should for advice 

Lesson 11: Ought to for advice 

Lesson 12: Should have / shouldn't have for past regrets 


Unit 31: Relative clauses

Lesson 1: Relative clauses introduction 

Lesson 2: Relative clauses with the pronoun as subject or object