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TESOL Videos - The Future Tenses - Other Future Forms - Present Continuous - Teaching Idea
This teaching idea is very similar to the activity we can use for the future continuous. We pair up our students, give them diaries and have them find the day on which both of them are free to meet. This video shows you exactly how to execute this activity in the classroom.
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The content reviewed in this unit includes the descriptions for the seven main types of future tenses and how to use them. Future tenses are one of the most difficult parts of learning the English language to non-native speakers of the language. Because of this it is certainly important to note how to tackle teaching its usages and forms to students. While the forms follow similar yet different, specialized rules to the other types of tenses there seems to be more specified usages to each type. Starting with the present simple form, it is used for future facts and certainties, promises, predictions based on no present evidence, assumptions, speculations, spontaneous decisions, and threats. The future continuous tense is used to say something will be in progress at a particular time in the future, to refer to future events that have been decided, to 'predict' the present, and for polite questions to another person's plans. The future perfect form is used for saying something will be done or achieved by a certain time in the future. The future perfect continuous form addresses how long something will be continued by a certain time in the future. The going to future form is used for intentions, plans that were decided before the time of speaking, and predictions that are based on present evidence. The present simple form is used to suggest a more impersonal tone, to suggest a formal situation, and for schedules. Finally, the present continuous form is used to address decisions without a time frame and definite arrangements.