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Resources for Teaching the Present Progressive

Resources for Teaching the Present Progressive

I am writing for you a list of the Present Progressive which uses a form of the “be” verb + the “ing” form of the main verb. But we’ll get to that more up ahead. Understanding and Teaching the Present Progressive A wonderful tool for getting a grip on the Present Progressive. Englishpage.com’s excellent resource for the Present Progressive, with extra links to resources. Present Progressive Part One and Part Two, courtesy of Holmwood’s Online Learning. I’m a fan of Perfect English Grammar’s simple explanation and practical usage of the Present Progressive. Practicing the Present Progressive Listen to “Sailing” by Rod Stewart and learn the Present Progressive while warming up for Friday night karaoke. A few interactive exercises to help wrap your mind around the tense. Learn English with Mr. Bean. At least, a cartoon version of him. The Silly Billy Band asks “What is he/she doing?” in this fun song of the Present Progressive. The Present Progressive with pictures, in case you are a visual learner. And some online exercises to practice. Games and Activities for the Classroom Seven great ideas for classroom activities which bring the Present Progressive to life. Activities for your students broken down into grade level […]

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Resources for Teaching the Simple Future

Resources for Teaching the Simple Future

Will you use this resource list for teaching the future tense? We shall see. But it’s here all the same for your benefit. Understanding and Teaching the Simple Future Really Learn English wants you to understand the rules, see how the tense is used, and note the examples of proper usage. How to use the Simple Future and exercises for mastery by the wonderful people at Perfect English Grammar. Helpful charts for putting the pieces of a future tense sentence together. All you could possibly want to know about the Simple Future. For the distinction between “Going To” and “Will”, check out this video from our friend Phoebe. Practicing the Simple Future Tense Some clear and concise tables for forming the Simple Future in all its forms. A cheeky online practice quiz about an ugly fortune teller. Some pretty amazing printable worksheets to hang up or hand out. Use online or print off this worksheet for classroom practice. Picture matching and online quiz for the Simple Future. Games and Activities for the Classroom Practical and creative in-class game ideas to practice the Simple Future. Classroom Jeopardy for verb awesomeness. If you have a copy of Mr. Bean’s “The Exam” episode, […]

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Resources for Teaching the Simple Past Tense

Resources for Teaching the Simple Past Tense

This installment in our Grammar Tense series helps you master the Simple Past Tense so you can legitimately dwell in the past.Get it? (Simple Present) Got it. (Simple Past) Good. (Simply) Here’s all you need to know in teaching the Simple Past Tense.

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Resources for Teaching the Present Simple Tense

Resources for Teaching the Present Simple Tense

When it comes time to stand in front of your students and go through the 12 verb tenses, it’s helpful to have some backing resources and friendly reminders as to what you’re trying to communicate. My job is to make your job that much easier. Luckily, teaching the Present Simple is, well, simple. And I’ve found some people who have put together some really marvelous resources for your benefit.

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Resources for Teaching the Present Perfect Tense

Resources for Teaching the Present Perfect Tense

When teaching English, plenty of grammar exists that teachers know how to use perfectly. But how do we explain it to our students? Do we even know ourselves what the terms for grammar means? The present perfect tense is one of the more difficult to understand and explain. Here are some resources for teaching and understanding the present perfect tense:

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