Jul 1, 2013

It doesn't matter

Photo by Victoria Boobyer
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Do your students often say "it's depend..." or things like "it's not cost much..."? Do you think they need more grammar review and practice? Hardly. Perhaps you should draw their attention to the most common expressions that follow these patterns.

This exercise, inspired by Dave Willis, draws students' attention to common expressions with: it _____s and it doesn't ______. Suitable for Pre-intermediate students and up. Correct answers on the second page.

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  1. Thanks Leo! I just finished a lesson on the need for students being aware and noticing word patterns with my intermediate students, this is a perfect follow up!

  2. Hi Leo,

    Just to let you know that we’ve shortlisted this blog post for this month’s TeachingEnglish blog award and I’ll be making a post about it on today’s TeachingEnglish facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil, if you’d like to check there for likes and comments.


  3. thats awesome ,
    I appreciate your work
    thanks dear :)

  4. Thank you so much! My students need this urgently :)


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