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TESOL Videos - 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'.
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Unit#3 is all about the course development. It teaches about the multiple ways on how a teacher can develop courses for young learners. When we meet students for the first time a level testing is needed. Once a teacher understood a level of the student then a needs analysis has to be performed as well. While studying this unit I learnt about different types of syllabus. Most importanly, now I have some ideas on how to design my own syllabas. What is more, it was good to know about various types of tests and their purposes. Also, I didn't know about CYLE test's levels prior reading this unit. "The 3d unit gives general information about level testing and needs analysis, limiting factors, syllabus design, oncourse assessment, examinations, course evaluation. The new information for me is the instructions how to design a syllabus and relevant materials for that (e.g. web links). In addition, web sources providing tests are extremely useful too."