Table of Contents
Week 1 | English Grammar
Week 2 | English Grammar
Week 3 | English Grammar
Week 4| English Grammar
Week 5| English Grammar
Week 6| English Grammar
Week 7| English Grammar
Week 8| English Grammar
Week 9| English Grammar
Week 10| English Grammar
Week 11| English Grammar
Week 12| English Grammar
Week 13| English Grammar
We use for + time period
Example: Rosie has gone to her friend’s house for a hour. (time period = a day) – This means Rosie is going to be at her friend’s house for the time frame of a hour.
|Mum has gone to stay with aunty Sue for a week.|
|He has gone on holiday to India for two months.|
|I have school holidays for six weeks.|
|We have been waiting at the bus stop for 10 minutes.|
|They’ve been gone for three hours.|
|My brother is studying abroad for three years.|
|I was waiting in the queue for twenty minutes.|
We use since + the start of the period of time
Example: Katie has been gone since eight o clock. (period of time = eight o clock) -This means from eight o clock until now Katie has been gone.
|He’s been working since 6am.|
|My brother has been travelling across Europe since last year.|
|My grandma has lived in this house since I was 2 years old.|
|We have been waiting for a taxi since 9:30.|
|My teacher has been ill since last Wednesday.|
|They have had a supply teacher since Thursday.|
|I have been going for swimming lessons since the start of this year.|
We use ago to show that the action has happened before now. When using ‘ago’ we say the time period first then ‘ago’.
As the action has taken place before now and in the past, we use past tense verbs.
Example: Mum left the house 10 minutes ago. (left = past tense verb) – This means that 10 minutes before now, mum had left the house.
|I ate breakfast 1 hour ago .(- This means 1 hour before now, I ate breakfast)|
|The bus left two minutes ago. (-This means two minutes before now, the bus had left)|
|My sister started her new job 2 months ago. (-This means two months before now, my sister started her new job)|
|She went to Thorpe park a year ago(- This means a year before now, she went to Thorpe park.)|
|Adam had fish and chips for lunch three days ago. (- This means three days before now, Adam ate fish and chips)|
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- My brother has lived in America for
- I have been going to this school for
- She has been waking up at 7am for
- Samantha is moving to Scotland for
- My little has been crying for
- Mum and dad have been waiting in the queue for
2. Create your own sentences using for + the time periods given in the above question.
- (the rest of her life)
- (10 minutes)
- (6 years)
- (2 hours)
- (the past five days)
- (3 years)
3. Use the appropriate words in the missing gaps.
for 2 weeks,since 8am,since last year,2 hours ago,3 days ago ,10 years ago,I was 8 years old,since 9pm yesterday
I have been awake . I ate my breakfast . My brother is still sleeping. He’s been sleeping . I have to wait for my brother to wake up so that I can give him his breakfast because mum and dad have gone on holiday. They left . They have gone to Spain to visit my sister. My sister Georgia lives in Spain. She moved to Spain when I was 8 years old and my parents haven’t seen her . I haven’t seen her since
4. Challenge: Create 5 of your own sentences using the phrase provided.
- (2 years ago)
- (3 days ago)
- (a week ago)
- (a hundred years ago)
- (15 minutes ago)