Bored vs Boring - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video focuses on the difference between "bored" and "boring". Using those two words incorrectly is a very common mistake, especially for English learners around the world. The word "bored" is an adjective describing the feeling when there is nothing to do or when a person is not interested, for example, "she was so bored that she fell asleep". "Boring" is also an adjective but this word refers to the cause of the bored feeling rather than the feeling itself. For example, "the class was so boring that she fell asleep". Here the class is the reason for the feeling. The same concept can be applied to similar word pairs such as 'interested - interesting' or 'tired - tiring'.


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.

This unit is useful and important for the teachers because it will help them to know all the uses of past tenses. The description of these tenses will help the teachers to explain their students when and why they need to use each tense in order to gain a good command of the english grammarI think that pronunciation is key when it comes to learning the English language and the tone and manner in which people speak is important to succeed. I have learnt a lot about the importance of emphasising the stress of the appropriate word when trying to get a point across or tell a story.There are many things involved within teaching pronunciation in the English language. I've learned what the 'stress' in a word actually meant and I learned how to teach it. I also learned how to teach individual sounds or pronunciations, and with that also comes a number of different aspects.


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