Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect - Spelling Patterns

 

As mentioned earlier, our example sentence has used a regular verb 'to play'. With the regular verbs we simply add '-ed'. This spelling pattern changes for words that end with a consonant and a Y: 'cry' goes to 'cried', 'try' to 'tried'. Another spelling pattern we have to be aware of is our consonant plus vowel plus consonant. In these instances, we double the consonant used: 'shop' needs the double P; 'ship' needs the double P. With these spelling patterns, and most spelling patterns in general for the English language, there are always exceptions to the rules. So we have to be aware of those exceptions. We also have to impart those exceptions on to our students. We can do so through various exercises and various activities to end our class. To form the negative sentence here, again, our subjects are in the beginning of the sentence. We keep our helping verb, whether it be have or has, and between our helping verb and the main verb in our sentence, we, of course, add the word 'not'. For forming the question of the present perfect tense again we're going to follow on with our form of inverting the subject and the helping verb. Now, we'll begin with 'have' or 'has', so we end up with questions such as 'Have I played football today?' or 'Has she played football today?'


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.

This unit reviews the evaluation and testing methods used for EFL learners. Each type of test serves a different purpose and should be used accordingly. From this unit I learned what type of test should be given when, and how different parts of tests, like the placement test, can give you greater insight into a students interest, fluency and motivation.This unit has helped shape the way I think about teaching g different skills. I often think strictly about specific grammar or vocal I want to teach and not enough about the larger picture, which is how important it is to listen. Listening can often be the most difficult part of learning a new language when dealing with an accent you are u familiar with.


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