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Luke Regler
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Listen to the words long written down,
Listen to the words long written down,

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Add me if you wish but let me know will you are so I don't block you. My hangout is normally always on b it there will be times I won't respond immediately but I will respond. lreg72@gmail.com

Some tricks I use to help explain how language works are these:

Cats eat meat but a cat eats meat. So more than one thing the verb is singular but one thing and the verb is plural.

When teaching grammar I always ask the question in the tense I want to practice with my students to help them with formation of the answer. Writing the question form correctly helps with the answer because the student has the majority of the answer structure but needs to finish it.

With more advanced students my advice is even simpler.
If it sounds wrong it probably is. If you can hear language which is wrong but can't fix it, then you are almost there
But how to listen? Read each word without looking ahead or with emotion and any wrong words or phrases will stand out quicker.

I also favour fluency over accuracy.
Confident speakers of English with bad Levels of grammar and structure can learn accuracy over time but often accurate focuses students won't become fluent due to the fear of making errors. Remember native speakers understand and don't mind errors. Your fellow countrymen do, well here in Indonesia that seems to be the case!!!

When studying grammar always look for a time reference and try to understand the context in which the tense is being used.
Also if you can ask a question in that tense to help you gain the meaning and as well the correct tense to begin with.

Here is a tip for all. If you are searching for online learning activities or grammar quizzes then add ESL to end of your search and you will be presented with websites which deal with English as a second language only. 

Hello, my name is Luke. I am from England but now I am living in Indonesia. I teach English.

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4G Jakarta
Jakarta for all its faults and there are more than a few has recently started to improve its WiFi and telecommunications  because pretty much every person over 10 has a phone and accesses the Internet from it (if that's a slight exaggeration I am sure I am ...

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