Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Usages


The two most common usages for the present simple tense are habits and routines, as well as general facts and truths. Our example of routine would be 'I teach every Monday.' We've used our subject 'I', our base form 'teach' and 'every Monday' speaking about the routine that I have. We also have our general facts 'The sun rises in the east.' Here, 'the sun' would follow under the pronoun 'it' so we've had to conjugate our verb per our pattern and finish our sentence. We could also talk about general truths such as likes or dislikes. 'I like football,' or 'He likes football.' Of course, there are other usages but these are the two most common.

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Understanding part of speech is very complex. However, it goes with your planning of the lesson to ensure that the students understand the grammatical construction. The teacher needs to ensure that the lesson is broken down into bite size chunks, especially for students where English is their second language. Preparation is key to a successful lesson planThis was beneficial, being able to observe other teachers teaching. Watching them allows us to view what techniques work well and which ones maybe aren't quite as effective. We can see how they go about certain situations and then when we encounter similar situations, we can choose to model their behaviour or take a different route if theirs did not work.