The Past Tenses - Past Continuous - Teaching Ideas


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past continuous tense and suitable teaching ideas for this tense. The past continuous is very conducive to using pictures and talking about actions. We give our group of students cards with images and ask them to create sentences for what the people in the picture were doing at a certain time in the past.

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Lesson planning is a must-have skill for every teacher. It’s not a set of strict goals - you can be flexible with it and correct it a bit during the lesson for the better of the students. It it a basic plan for a teacher to have the logic of a lesson and general data about the lesson. Also you can always refer to the lesson plan after a long time.This unit contained various examples of the approach to instructing. It highlighted the methodologies used and the structure of the classroom. The ESA Lesson Plan structure helps with encompassing all parts of these methodologies.The unit also gave several examples that could be used when planning a lesson for various levels of second language learners.