English Grammar - Past Continuous - Teaching Ideas - TESOL In this video we look at a TESOL teaching idea for the past continuous tense. For this activity students are put into groups and are handed pictures of people doing different activities. The pictures are placed upside down in a pile and the students take it in turns to turn them over. When they have turned over a card they must make a past continuous sentence based on the picture they have. For example: If they turn over a picture of a woman swimming they would say: She was swimming yesterday. For more advanced students this activity can be used to compare past continuous and past simple. For example: While I was doing the washing up, I broke three plates. Becoming a TESOL teacher enables you to travel the world experiencing new cultures while earning a living and helping people to learn the global language. Taking TESOL course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to make you an effective teacher of English. Visit our site by following the link above for more information on the courses available to you. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Are you ready to Teach English Abroad? -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

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Course books are very emotive issue for many teachers. The materials can be divided into 2 groups: Authentic material and created material. Course books usually consist of a set of materials: student's book, workbook, cassettes, teacher's book,... Course books have many advantages and also disadvantages. I also know when and how teachers should use book courses.This unit describes teaching pronunciation and phonology. This is very technical and difficult to understand but I am glad this lesson describes phonetics and pronunciation well. I also understand the phonemic systems better, as I've always seen them in dictionaries but never understood how they were written and spoken. I will refer to this lesson in the future.