Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect Continuous - Board Game

 

There's another activity for comparing and contrasting the tenses focusing here in this activity on the present perfect and the present perfect continuous. So in the activity, students will start at the start and roll a die. Perhaps they can roll a 5. They will read 'something you've been learning for a long time'. The appropriate sentence may be 'I've been learning English for a long time.' The next student may go and roll 4. They read 'a beautiful place you've visited.' Then, rather than the present perfect continuous, they would use the present perfect tense: 'I visited Paris.' You can encourage students to even ask follow-up questions, which would also include other tenses: 'What was so beautiful about Paris?' Now, this activity will be particularly good for your more advanced students who are capable of using various tenses accurately. It's also good in the beginning of your course when students perhaps don't know each other very well and they're using this as a way to learn about their past experiences.


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.

In unit 13 I reviewed pronunciation and phonology . This topic is important when we talk about teaching languages because it’s one of the main aspects of it. Setting the right pronunciation and giving phonology knowledge will help students to pronounce words and sentences correctly which will lead to better understanding in the communication process.This unit gives a good overview with regard to the way that a teacher needs to balance his lessons. It also emphasises the importance of not being to rigid in the approach to his lessons and gives indication how effective flexibility can be implemented during a lesson. I also gives additional material examples that might aid in future teaching adventures.