IF I WAS vs IF I WERE - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'If I were' and 'If I was' as their usage is often confused. 'If I was' is used for things that could have happened in the past or now, for example: If I was rude, I apologize. 'If I were', however, is used when we speak about imaginary situations or things that are contrary to fact, such as here: If I were a dog, I would sleep all day.


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Conditonals and reported speech in English are explained in this unit. These two grammar points are where students are most likely to get confuced and make mistakes. A rule of thumb would be to take it slow and address one problem at a time. Teachers can also prepare fun role-plays and tasks for students so that the grammar would be meaningful to students.Going over what logical steps to make a lesson plan was useful because I've never had to make a lesson plan. Making a sequence of lessons, working on documents, forming records of whats been taught, and making sure there's a lesson plan for someone covering. How to form a lesson plan with the ESA format was helpful for seeing the structure of lesson plans.