Borrow vs Lend - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


In this video Linda discusses the difference between two words that are often confused: "borrow" and "lend". Because the two words have similar meanings it makes it hard to identify the correct word, especially for non-native speakers. The difference is solely down to perspective. "Borrow" is a verb that means to receive something from someone with the expectation that you will return it to them. While "lend" is also a verb, it means to give something to someone with the expectation that they will give it back to you. Therefore, you need to make sure you use the right word depending on the perspective.

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.

I really enjoyed learning about different usages of the various present tenses as well as different activities I can use in my classroom. I definitely agree that the past participle is quite tricky and students must simply memorize. In not doing so the students will struggle to move forward.This unit was about the future tense and how it is a very complex part of the English language. I learned that Present simple and Present continuous can also be used when talking about the future and that will be something I need to pay close attention to when teaching students in the future.This unit was relatively easy to grasp. The unit talked about the different student groups. The unit taught me some interesting concepts to think about with each target group. Depending on the group, the teaching techniques will vary also. I feel like everything in this unit made sense to me.