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TESOL Videos - Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect - Irregular Verbs
As mentioned earlier, to form this tense, we have to use a special form of the verb. Technically it's called the past participle form with irregular verbs. Of course these past participle forms change quite a bit from its base form of the verb. Here are a few examples 'go' moves to 'gone', 'be' moves to 'been', 'write' to 'written', 'speak' to 'spoken' and 'read'. Although very confusing for the non-native speaker, doesn't change its spelling, but does change its pronunciation, resulting in 'read' going to 'read'.
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This unit will be very helpful to me as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. It will be easy for me to tell the level of a student through the different tests I have learnt in this unit. I t will also help me plan for future lessons and activities of my language classes.It is very good to have an overview of the parts of the speech because it serves as a recap for me regarding in constructing my senteces concerning with grammars. Even if it is basic, it is still a big help to help me guide to improve my English speaking, writing, reading and listening.This chapter was really complex in distinguishing the present tenses. I believe this may be really challenging for the students as in many languages there are not as many simple tenses as in English. This should be followed by many exercises to avoid any misunderstandings in the future.