Figuratively vs Literally - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'figuratively' and 'literally'. Even native speakers commonly confuse these two words. The word 'figuratively' is used when talking about something metaphorically. 'Literally', on the other hand is used for things that are real or really happen. Watch the video for detailed examples on the two words.

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.

In this unit, I learned about the past tense and its uses and applications in the English language. I discovered several useful teaching methods for the past perfect continuous, past perfect, past continuous, and past simple tenses. These will help me teaching English in the future.This unit reflects upon the structure and usage of past tenses. It presents all the rules and irregularities that students need to know, in order to form past sentences. It was especially interesting to learn and note done the relative activities one may use in teaching past tenses.I learned that there is a lot more past tenses than I had thought. Once I started grasping it more and more, the pieces started to come together and I now have a better understanding of the uses and differences between them. This lesson was put together in a very comprehensible way.