Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses Overview - Present Continuous

 

Our second example sentence 'I am playing football at the moment.' is the present continuous tense. This has a different structure as the subject 'I', the verb 'to be' in the present tense 'am', 'is' or 'are' plus the verb with an '?ing' on the end. So here: 'I am playing football at the moment.' Whereas the present simple tense is used to talk about habits routines and facts, the present continuous tense is used to talk about actions in progress at the time of speaking or around the time of speaking. Our third example sentence is the present perfect: 'I have played football twice this week.' Here, the structure is the subject 'I', auxiliary verb 'have' or 'has' plus the past participle. The past participle is usually formed just by adding '-ed'- on to the end of the base form of the verb. However, students need to be aware of the many irregular verbs, such as 'know' would change to 'known', 'go' to 'gone', 'understand' ? 'understood' and so on. Unfortunately, there are no rules for this and they just have to be learnt individually.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

Unit 11 covers the receptive skills, reading and listening. The lesson covers their importance, defines the different types, and discusses teaching methods. It also discusses difficulties students encounter when learning receptive skills and gives an outline of a sample Patchwork class. The examples and materials will come in handy when designing lessons.This unit has taught me about the different test types and what they are for and when they are to be used. The unit has also gone over different external exams that are given for different reasons such as if a student has moved to an English speaking country, for business purposes or simply to see how much a student has retained from their english course.


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