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TESOL Videos - Bring vs Take - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
This video focuses on the difference between the usage of "bring" and "take". These two words often cause confusion, especailly for English learners. It is important to consider the direction in order to determine which word to use. The word "bring" describes the movement of something toward a specified location, such as in this sentence: Can you bring some snacks to the party tonight? The word "take" on the other hand generally describes the movement of something away from a location, such as here: Do you want to take any leftovers home? As you can see, it's quite easy to determine the correct word to use in a sentence when considering the direction you are referring to.
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I learnt that there are many methologies that have influence on the current TEFL practice and that each one of them has pluses and minuses, but that they still can be useful when used correctly. I also learned that ESA is a very effective method, that it has three main stages:Engage, Study and Activate. Also, that elicitation is a very important is a very important component not only of the ESA but of an EFL lesson, wich I agree because students learn to use the English they have to communicate as they try to answer what the teacher is asking, making this a communicative activity at the same time. We should also try to use many elicitation techniques during the lesson so our classes don't become predictable. In addition, I learned many techniques according to each ESA stage wich will help teachers in EFL lesson classes and importantly that each one of them should be appropriate to the students level. Another thing I learned is that ALL ESA lessons should start with the Engage stage and end with the Activate stage (for traight arrow lessons, boomerang lessons or patchwork lessons). I learnt that in each ESA has a purpose, in tha Engage Stage students should try to use as much English as the can, they shouldn't be corrected at this point, in the Sudy Stage they will learn the language construction itself, at this stage tsudents will focus more on learning English, teaches will be able to correct at this stage(as we shlold let studets try to notice their mistakes by themselves) and during the Activate Stage students should USE all the English they know and learned, we shold always make students know what they are supposed to do in a clear way and always give feedback back.