IF I WAS vs IF I WERE - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'If I were' and 'If I was' as their usage is often confused. 'If I was' is used for things that could have happened in the past or now, for example: If I was rude, I apologize. 'If I were', however, is used when we speak about imaginary situations or things that are contrary to fact, such as here: If I were a dog, I would sleep all day.


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I currently work with adults. This section brought home some of the techniques I’ve used but also a look at what I should do differently for students who are not on the same level. Teaching in groups and especially students of different capacities sounds like a tricky area to implementIn this unit I learned the two different receptive skills and how important both of them in their own ways are. I learned the ESA way to teach the students. I learned the different ways we read different context. This unit taught me to be carefull of selecting text for the level of english.Being a good teacher takes time and patience but also effort and a lot of hard work. Either you decide to be a manager type or a prompter type, you always have to focus and help your students. Through your way of teaching, they will learn or not. So improving at all levels is always a plus.