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Thank you for downloading this book. I hope it will help
You to understand better how the English language
If you speak French and have some difficulties
Understanding this all-English version, you can find
more explanations in French and practise exercises at:
There is a big difference between
understanding the grammar of a language and
being able to speak that language well.
You don’t need to understand how a car engine
works in order to drive a car.
And you don’t need to understand grammar to
speak a language.
Knowing grammar will, however, perhaps give
you more confidence to speak, as you will be
less afraid of making mistakes.
Almost every grammar rule has an exception,
so the best way to improve your English is to
practise as much as you can.
www.anglais-facile.com was created to help French
speakers learn English for free. You will find explanations
of the grammar presented in this book in French as well as
lots of good advice on how to learn a foreign language.
About Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan Lewis has taught English in France for six years,
and has worked for the French ministry of education
(Education Nationale) as teacher and examiner. In his
native England, he used to train young people in sales and
business administration. He doesn’t like the traditional
grammar-based approach to language learning, but prefers
to teach communicatively, that is, by getting to students to
talk in class, while monitoring their use of language. Visit
his blog (in English) at:
Table of contents
1. I am – You are (to be)
2. I am doing (present progressive)
3. I like/do/go (present simple)
4. Have/Have got (possession)
5. I was/you were (be –simple past)
6. I did/worked/went (simple past)
7. I was doing (past progressive)
8. I have done (present perfect)
9. Is done/was done (passive voice)
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