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TESOL Videos - The Future Tenses - Future Simple - Teaching Ideas
Now we'll have a look at the teaching ideas for the future simple tense. As we said earlier, the future simple tense can be used for threats or promises or, in this case, for predictions. Here, we'll have a pair of students working together. One has a prompt to say something and the other will begin it with a certain comment and then make a sentence using the future simple tense. Here, 'I'm taking my driving test tomorrow' 'Good luck. You'll pass for sure'. 'I lost at tennis again.' 'Cheer up. You'll do better next time,' so on and so forth. Of course, having a bit of feedback at the end. Some additional ideas for the future simple tense include things like horoscopes. Here you'll divide your class up into groups, provide them with zodiac sign, they'll create a horoscope for that zodiac sign and when they're finished, you'll gather them up together. They'll share their horoscopes and see who that actually applies to. Then we have our fortune-telling. You could use this as a role play where as one student or a pair of students comes to see a fortune-teller. Now, the fortune-teller will make statements such as 'You'll have a baby next year,' 'You'll get a great job promotion soon,' so on and so forth. Finally, we have our wedding vows. You could encourage students to create their ideal wedding vows for their partner or some silly wedding vows, anything that will basically make a promise. This could also include employment contracts so on and so forth.
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.
The types of conditional are rather confusing because they are just numbered instead of given a tense appellation. I find myself getting confused with the different ones presented more than I do with French. The mix being so varied, I wonder if it should be covered in a TEFL classroom?I have learned that it is very important for teachers to evaluate and test their studentâ€™s level of English from time to time in order to see how well they are absorbing the language, and improve where need is. There are three main ways for evaluation and the best is through Tests.Unt Six was about The Past Tenses and was a bit challenging for me. This lesson showed how to appropriately determine which tense to use when describing an action or state of being and how to teach this to others. These are all things that I take for granted as a native english speaker.