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Tense Buster

Break through the grammar barrier

English grammar doesn't have to be hard — or boring. Break through the grammar barrier with this fun, easy to use program, and master 33 key grammar areas!

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US$24.99 for 3 months

Click here for discounted licence prices for schools and public libraries.

Why is grammar important?

Good grammar is the key to good communication. An essay full of grammar mistakes will never get the best grades. And bad grammar in a job interview might mean you miss out on your dream job, or that big promotion. Tense Buster helps you tackle bad grammar, builds your confidence and puts you back in control!

What will you learn?

In English, grammar is everywhere. You use it when you write and speak, and you need to understand it when you read and listen. Tense Buster will help you understand and use 33 key English grammar areas. And it's fun: learn through websites, radio programs, magazine articles — and then try the interactive tests to see how fast you are learning.

How will you learn?

You'll see the grammar in context and listen to it.

You'll read the grammar rule. You can listen to it too.

You'll do lots of exercises. If you get an answer wrong, Tense Buster will explain, so you'll never make the same mistake twice.

You'll try a pronunciation exercise for each grammar point, for example you'll learn the correct pronunciation of the simple past, and how to link words together.

When you've finished a level of Tense Buster you'll get a certificate as proof of your hard work and achievement.

Usage, thoughts, reviews

Chosen by the British Council for all 227 teaching centres worldwide

More than 600,000 Tense Buster sessions last year!

Used in more than 5,000 schools all over the world

Modern English Teacher magazine

"Tense Buster is very popular with students, attractive and easy to use."
British Council Network News

"Tense Buster is the best! I finally understand grammar."
Irvin Lau

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Technical specifications

Google Chrome v56 or later

Firefox v50 or later

Safari v10 or later

Microsoft Edge v40 or later