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Week 1 | English Grammar

Day 1| Auxiliary verbs

Day 2 |Am/is/are

Day 3 |Am/is/are Questions

Day 4 |I am doing (present continuous)

Day 5 |Are you doing? (present continuous questions)

Day 6 |I do/work/like (present simple)(present continuous questions)

Week 2 | English Grammar

Day 1 |I don't... (present simple negative)

Day 2 |Do you...? (present simple questions)

Day 3 |I am doing (present continuous) I do (present simple)

Day 4 |I have... and I've got...

Day 5 |Was/were

Day 6 |Worked/got/went etc (past simple)

Week 3 | English Grammar

Day 1 |I didn't... did you...? (past simple negative and questions)

Day 2 |I was doing (past continuous)

Day 3 |I was doing (past continuous) and I did (past simple)

Day 4 |I have done (present perfect 1)

Day 5 |I've just... I've already... I haven't...yet (present perfect 2)

Day 6 |Have you ever...? (present perfect 3)

Week 4| English Grammar

Day 1 |How long have you...? (present perfect 4)

Day 2 |For, since, ago

Day 3 |I have done (present perfect) and I did (past)

Day 4 |Is done, was done (passive 1)

Day 5 |Is being done, has been done (passive 2)

Day 6 |Be/have/do in present and past tenses

Week 5| English Grammar

Day 1 |Regular and irregular verbs

Day 2 |What are you doing tomorrow?

Day 3 |I'm going to...

Day 4 |Will/shall (1)

Day 5 |Will/shall (2)

Day 6 |Might

Week 6| English Grammar

Day 1 |Can and could

Day 2 |Must, mustn't, don't, need to

Day 3 |Should

Day 4 |I have to

Day 5 |Would you like...?

Day 6 |Do this! Don't do that! Let's do that

Week 7| English Grammar

Day 1 |I used to...

Day 2 |There is... There are...

Day 3 |There was/were... There has/have been... There will be...

Day 4 |It...

Day 5 |I am, I don't

Day 6 |Have you? Are you? Don't you? etc

Week 8| English Grammar

Day 1 |Too/either/so am I/neither do I etc

Day 2 |Isn't/haven't/don't etc (negatives)

Day 3 |Do they? Is it? Have you?

Day 4 |Forming questions (who/what/why/where/when/which)

Day 5 |What...? Which...? How...?

Day 6 |How long does it take...?

Week 9| English Grammar

Day 1 |Do you know where...? I don't know what... etc

Day 2 |He/she said that... He/she told me that...

Day 3 |Work/working Go/going Do/doing

Day 4 |I want you to... I told you to...

Day 5 |I went to the shop to...

Day 6 |Go to... Go on... Go for... Go -ing... Get…

Week 10| English Grammar

Day 1 |Get...

Day 2 |Do and make

Day 3 |Have...

Day 4 |I/me He/him They/them etc

Day 5 |My/his/their etc

Day 6 |Whose is this? It's mine/yours/hers etc

Week 11| English Grammar

Day 1 |Myself/yourself/themselves etc

Day 2 |A/an...

Day 3 |Singular & plural

Day 4 |The...

Day 5 |Go to...

Day 6 |This/that/these/those

Week 12| English Grammar

Day 1 |Some & any

Day 2 |All/most/some/any/no/none etc

Day 3 |Adjectives

Day 4 |Adverbs

Day 5 |Imperatives

Day 6 |And but or so because

Week 13| English Grammar

Day 1 |When...

Day 2 |If we go... if you see... etc

Day 3 |If I had... If we went... etc

Day 4 |A person who... A thing that/which (relative clauses 1)

Day 5 |How long have you…?(present perfect 4)

Day 6 |For since ago


Learning Objective:  To understand what a compound sentence is, to be able to  recognise them and to distinguish them from simple sentences.


A compound sentence is a sentence made up of two or more simple sentences. These two or more simple sentences are normally joined together by a coordinator such as “and” “but” “or”. If a compound sentence is divided the parts will each make sense as smaller sentences on their own


The student found his online tutoring work hard but he knew his online tutor would help him.


This compound sentence can be broken down into two simple sentences “ The student found his online tutoring work hard.” and “He knew his online tutor would help him.” with “but” as the coordinator joining them together. Importantly both simple sentences make sense on their own.

General Formula

Compound sentence = simple sentence + and/but/or + simple sentence*

*as many simple sentences as you like can be used


Activity 1


Can you think of some examples of compound sentences? Try and write three below:



What is a compound sentence?





Activity 2

Identify the simple sentences from the table below with an S, the compound sentences with a C and the complex sentences with an X.
The tutor helped the student.The car stopped quickly.
Katie liked chocolate but she gave it to her brother.There are twenty four hours in a day.
Bananas grow on trees.Autumn comes after Summer but before Winter.
Peter played football and went swimming twice a week.Adam usually goes running after work but today he was ill.


2. Why are the sentences you have crossed ✗ not examples of compound sentences? What type of sentences are they instead?



Activity 3

Read this text carefully and then identify the compound sentences Read this text carefully and then identify the compound sentences within it. Be careful, read slowly and check your answers. Remember compound sentences are two simple sentences joined together with a coordinator normally “and” “but” “or”.

“Adam woke up and went downstairs to have breakfast. Today was a big day. This afternoon he had a huge football match and he was worried about it. He was nervous but also excited. He thought about all the practice he had done during the week. When he had finished eating he went upstairs to pack his bag. He couldn’t find his football boots. Adam was upset. He had to find them or he would not be able to play. He looked all over his room and asked his mum to help him. Adam had nearly given up but then his mum found them. They were hidden under his bed.”


Activity 4

Look carefully at the sentences below. They are examples of simple sentences. Using the coordinators “and” “but” “or” and anymore you can think of join them together the create compound sentences


Example: Peter was tired. He had to go to school.

Answer: Peter was tired BUT he had to go to school.


1. The rain was falling very heavily. Lucy stayed inside to do her online tuition.



2. Oliver found English difficult. He practiced some every day.



3. Some trees lose their leaves in winter. Some trees stay green.


Activity 5


There are five coordinators or coordinating conjunctions that join the simple sentences together. These are: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Below think and write seven compound sentences each using a different coordinating conjunction.
In each sentence underline the simple sentence aspects and circle the coordinating conjunction.









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