The Past Tenses - Past Simple - Teaching Ideas


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. We start off the series with the past simple tense. In this video, we focus on useful teaching ideas for this tense. A great idea to practice this tense is a picture story. Here, the teacher provides the students with various photos or images and the students are asked to piece them together to make a story in the past.

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 first chapter introduces the basics of teaching. An introduction to good skills for teachers and students is provided, the different roles of teacher listed and a skill-scale for students with respective requirements. This chapter gives a gross overview of roles in the class.This unit fouces on teaching about past tenses. It's similar to learning about present tenses and it's nice to get a refresher on grammar again. This lesson is relatively easy because it covers only 4 types of past tenses. The material will be helpful for me to use in the future.From this unit , I have learnt a lot about the structure of sentences. Although I have known these before,but now more enhance my knowledge. I will pay more attention to these knowledge later when reading. So that I can use very well to teach students in my later teaching career.

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