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TESOL Videos - Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect Continuous - Board Game
There's another activity for comparing and contrasting the tenses focusing here in this activity on the present perfect and the present perfect continuous. So in the activity, students will start at the start and roll a die. Perhaps they can roll a 5. They will read 'something you've been learning for a long time'. The appropriate sentence may be 'I've been learning English for a long time.' The next student may go and roll 4. They read 'a beautiful place you've visited.' Then, rather than the present perfect continuous, they would use the present perfect tense: 'I visited Paris.' You can encourage students to even ask follow-up questions, which would also include other tenses: 'What was so beautiful about Paris?' Now, this activity will be particularly good for your more advanced students who are capable of using various tenses accurately. It's also good in the beginning of your course when students perhaps don't know each other very well and they're using this as a way to learn about their past experiences.
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This unit helped me to increase my grammar knowledge, because I have been teaching English, but for sure I will always have something to learn and share with students. Now I understand the specific grammar issues students may have when they are learning. This way I know how to help them.This unit covered what tests to use during the course of your semester with your students. I feel as though I learned where to place exams within my lesson plans as well as how to analyze the general progress of the students. Overall I feel as though this lesson was extremely beneficial.This unit is takes me through the various futures tenses and their usages. Indeed they are complex and can be confusing. More so when one has to teach why a particular kind of a future tense is used. This unit has equipped me with the underlying principles and rules of the future tenses.