Global Justice contexts for presenting and practising grammar

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Several of the Ready Lessons provide an authentic, memorable context for eliciting and practising a grammar structure. This helps bring global issues into class, engages learners, makes the context memorable and helps learners see and relate to the meaning / function of the structure.

Below are some of the many grammar Ready Lessons from this Easier English wiki New Internationalist:



Used to + infinitive:

3rd conditional:


Comparatives: practise comparing literacy and life expectancy in North Korea and Myanmar:

Present perfect active and passive: compare active achievements of women from the past to now with passive examples of what's been done to them:

Present Continuous: what are various countries around the world doing to combat climate change?:

Past Simple (regular/irregular verbs - pre-int level): summarise these short stories about women wearing veils:

Present perfect: what have all the groups in these stories done to help refugees?:


1st and 2nd / real and unreal conditionals: discussing health inequality around the world:

or a review of all 3 main conditionals in the context of conservation, poaching, fund-raising etc and how much they help:


The more ... the more ...:

Various grammar areas: different groups review verbs, prepositions and articles with the same text:

Question forms: in this lesson about Pangolins (what are they??):

Here's a training session, from Tower Hamlets FE College, London, in February 2017 about 'Teaching Grammar in Authentic Contexts':

Media:Grammar in authentic contexts.pptx

Media:Grammar in authentic contexts.pdf

More contextualised grammar practice (and skills development) in these new small workbooks: at Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels, available from the link to the Ethical Shop here: