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The unit begins by introducing the tense system as a probable area of difficulty for students and even teachers and gives a logical explanation to why the course differs in number of tenses, twelve derived from three times ( the past, the present, and the future ), as opposed to just two tenses believed to exist by linguist; the present and the past. The unit takes a detailed look at the present simple, the present continuous, the present perfect and the present perfect continuous tenses by clearly stating their formation in affirmative, the negative and question forms. It also states their usages, all illustrated in simple examples and also suggests many sample activate stage teaching ideas. There is also note on typical errors that students are most commonly going to make with these tenses. After reading through this unit I have learnt the key points of the present tense through the formation of its four associated tenses, illustration of their usages. I could have used these tenses well but could not have exactly explained it usages. So this unit has empowered me as a teacher being a source of reference and this has given me more confidence. I can now identify students' mistakes but more importantly how and what to correct in their mistakes. I have also gained a great deal of knowledge about different teaching ideas for activate stage in a lesson. The unit has also clarified me on two important points where mistakes could be very tricky; One.For present perfect tense the rules with 'for' or 'since' and 'been' and 'gone' - 'for' used with periods of time (I have worked here for ten years ) - 'since' used with points in time ( I have lived here since May to really mean 'from') - 'been' used to mean action has finished ( I have been to Venice) - 'gone' used to mean action is still on ( She has gone to Venice) meaning she is still in Venice Two. We do not use the present perfect continuous to communicate number of things we have done. Instead we use the present perfect for example, I have had four lessons since morning or I have been having lessons since morning. Overall I could not have been more confident explaining these tenses and their usages to students than now.