English Grammar - Past Simple - Teaching Ideas - ESOL


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.

There are not enough real world examples given for this unit. suggested activities could use examples on how these are normally done in a classroom setting. Showing through examples the difference between teaching a new vocabulary, introducing a new grammar, and teaching a new language function would really help aspiring teachers understand this unit.The difference in use of the tenses is as follows. Simple Past tense - Used for a action that started and ended. Past Perfect - always look for the word had. Past Perfect continues - again look for the had and the suffix ing. Past continues - look for the suffix -ing, it is used for actions that started and possibly continued after that point of time.