Learning new grammar

This section has top tips for learning and practising grammar. 

Are you the kind of person that loves studying new grammar rules? Or do you hate doing grammar exercises? Love it or hate it, learning and practising grammar will help you improve your spoken and written English. Using grammar correctly is always very impressive and it's also very useful for passing exams! Here are our top tips for learning grammar:

  • Don’t worry about making mistakes. Every time someone corrects you, you learn something new.
  • Do you know which mistakes you make most, and which mistakes are common for speakers of your language? Make a list of your common mistakes and pay special attention to them.
  • Be patient. Maybe you can do the practice exercises, but when you’re speaking you don’t have time to think about the correct grammar. Don’t worry, that’s completely normal! If someone explained to you exactly how to swim, could you just get in the water and swim without practising? Of course not! It’s just the same with grammar. The more you practise, the better you’ll be. 
  • Read and listen to English as much as possible. Think about grammar when you’re reading and listening. Do you know why they used that particular structure? Do you notice any differences between your language and English? Noticing which structures are used and knowing what the differences are will you help get English grammar right.
  • Use the Grammar section on LearnEnglish Teens to revise grammar. Watch the videos, read the snack and then do the exercises.
  • Practise, practise, practise! Try to use the new grammar you have learnt immediately.  When you can do the practice exercises, try writing a sentence of your own, and use that grammar next time you’re speaking. This will help you remember new grammar really well. If you register on LearnEnglish Teens you can write comments on the site and put your English into practice every day by communicating with other users and our team of moderators.

Have you got any tips for learning new grammar?

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Submitted by Ira1321 on Tue, 04/26/2022 - 19:50

I want to give some tips for learning new grammar: 1)There is no need to memorize the rules in the form in which they are presented in the textbook, the main thing is to understand and remember 2)Use high-quality grammar manuals and use different grammer sites. 3)Read the texts in English.In addition, visual memory works when reading and you will remember correctly constructed phrases.

Submitted by Ru on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:15

I tried to understand than I tried to found grammar, which grammar is?
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Submitted by MyStudyCoachJonas on Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:41

I think that one good idea is to make cards (of words or thing that you need) and practise.

Submitted by Victoria (not verified) on Sun, 09/06/2015 - 15:52

After learning a new grammar , I practiced on exercises to better remember it. When I make mistakes , I'm a little upset , but I will not do that . Also I will try to note my grammar mistakes , and fix them.

Submitted by Nata (not verified) on Sat, 09/05/2015 - 09:02

When I made mistakes in grammar, I tried not to get upset. After reading this note, I realized that the more I practice, the better I know the English language, including grammar.
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