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TESOL Videos - English Grammar Overview - Parts of Speech - Worksheet
Here are some tips on completing your parts of speech worksheet. When providing examples for each part of speech, five one-word answers will suffice for almost all of them. However, we'll need to clarify this for the gerunds. This is basically due to the fact that what you've written can either be used as the main verb in a sentence, that would be the present participle, or can be used as the gerund. For example the word "playing" wouldn't be enough, as it can be used both as the verb or the gerund. So, an example sentence such as "I like playing poker." would suffice rather than simply the word "playing".
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In addition to a great lesson plan, the attitude that a teacher holds towards his class with has a profound effect on the success of the lesson.In the first video, the teacher's firm and dominating attitude along with his improper elicitation intimidated the students and led to close to zero student participation. While in the second lesson, his icebreaking activities of introducing himself and knowing students' names first established a more intimate relationship, which prompted a high student engagement in the later stage of the lesson. He also incorporated a variety of positive elicitation methods including group work, mining and gestures and using language prompts. His engaging attitude made the students respond with a high level of participation. Regarding the study phase, the teacher in lesson one dominated by having students merely working three worksheets with very little STT and student-student interaction. Whereas in lesson two, he focused a lot more on demonstration with frequent 3 by 3 language drills to ensure the correct pronunciation by the students. In contrast to the many negative feedbacks such as \"NO.\" \"that's not right\" in the first lesson, which dampened students' enthusiasm and willingness, the teacher in lesson two used a lot of positive feedbacks which encouraged the students to self-reflect and correct. More thoughts on a teacher's behaviours in class in terms of the difference how the teacher monitored students in the lesson one(impatience, boredom) and lesson two (enthusiasm, joy). As a teaching profession, we are the fount of the knowledge for the students and how he loves and knows about his subject will ultimately affect student's learning process. Be self-motivated in the subject and be caring to the students should always be part of a teacher's goal.