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.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: When is a verb followed by a gerund, and when is it followed by an infinitive?
Present continuous and 'going to'
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: Taking about making plans… what is Finn doing tonight? Listen to the programme.
Tuesday 30 March 2021
: Rob and Emma talk about articles and Finn talks about elephants in Cambodia.
Past simple and past continuous
Tuesday 23 March 2021
: We talk about the Titanic disaster and teach you two past verb forms.
The past simple tense
Tuesday 16 March 2021
: "Did you have breakfast?" Learn how to use the past simple tense.
'Have to' and 'must'
Tuesday 09 March 2021
: Learn how to talk about obligations in English using 'have to' and 'must'.
Adverbs of frequency
Tuesday 02 March 2021
: Learn how to use 'always', 'often', 'never' and 'sometimes'.
'Like' for preference and description
Tuesday 23 February 2021
: We explain different meanings of the word 'like', and talk about food...
Present perfect continuous
Tuesday 16 February 2021
: 'What have you been doing?' Learn how to use the present perfect continuous tense.
Tuesday 09 February 2021
: Finn and Catherine take a look at the present simple, continuous and perfect.
'Can', 'could', 'be able to', 'manage to'
Tuesday 02 February 2021
: Learn key words and phrases to talk about ability in the present and the past.
'Used to' and 'would'
Tuesday 26 January 2021
: Hear about a strange habit Finn had when he was a child. He used to sleepwalk!
Talking about the future
Tuesday 19 January 2021
: Learn how to use 'will', 'going to', 'might' and 'be likely to' to talk about the future.
Tuesday 12 January 2021
: "You didn't eat all the chocolate, did you?" Learn how to use 'did you' - a question tag.
Present perfect and past simple
Tuesday 05 January 2021
: Catherine and Neil talk about unusual food and give you rules to help you choose tenses.
Tuesday 29 December 2020
: Is it OK to say 'I'm loving your work'? Neil and Catherine take a look at state verbs.
The second conditional
Tuesday 22 December 2020
: "If my team won, I'd be so happy!" Learn how to use the second conditional.
The first conditional
Tuesday 15 December 2020
: "If it rains, I will take my umbrella." Learn how to use the first conditional.
Present and past passives
Tuesday 08 December 2020
: Passive forms can be tricky to understand but Rob, Neil and Mike are here to help you.
Tuesday 01 December 2020
: Rob and Catherine tell you what they are, how to make them and when to use them.
Tuesday 24 November 2020
: Neil and Catherine go on a 'tour' of 6 very important English tenses.
Too, very, enough
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: Too expensive? Using 'too', 'very' and 'enough' with adjectives to talk about degree.
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: Learn how to form questions when you want to ask about a subject or an object.
Monday 02 November 2020
: Using the phrase 'used to' to talk about the past: "I used to meet my friends every day."
Might, may, could
Tuesday 27 October 2020
: Catherine might cook curry for dinner. Learn how to use 'might', 'may' and 'could'.