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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'CATASTROPHIC' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word catastrophic. This word is used as an adjective and means extremely tragic or horrendous. Some synonyms for catastrophic include tragic and disastrous. The word comes from the Greek word katastroph?, meaning to overturn.
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This unit is about the future tenses. The seven most commonly used future tenses are future simple, the future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous, be going + infinitive, the present simple and the present continuous. The future simple consists of forms like I shall/will, you shall/will, he shall/will, etc. The usage of future simple tense is for future facts and certainties, promises, predictions based on present evidence, assumptions, spontaneous decisions, threats, etc. The teaching ideas can be fortune telling, predicting future changes in X years, predicting what others be like in X years, etc. The future continuous form is used to say that something will be in progress at a particular moment in future. The form is subject + will + be + verb + ing. Teaching ideas can be arranging diaries and dates. The future perfect tense is used to say that something will be done, completed or achieved by a certain time in future. The form is will + have + past participle. The future perfect continuous tense is used to say how long something will have continued by a certain time. The form is will + have + been + verb + ing. The \"be going to\" future tense is verb \"to be\" in the present, plus going to, plus base form of verb. It is used for intentions, predictions based on present evidence and plans. The present simple is used to suggest a more formal situation, timetables and schedules and to suggest more impersonal tone. The present continuous is used for definite arrangements and for decisions and plans without a time frame. The teaching ideas can be diaries/schedules for students and role-play.