Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect Continuous - Board Game


There's another activity for comparing and contrasting the tenses focusing here in this activity on the present perfect and the present perfect continuous. So in the activity, students will start at the start and roll a die. Perhaps they can roll a 5. They will read 'something you've been learning for a long time'. The appropriate sentence may be 'I've been learning English for a long time.' The next student may go and roll 4. They read 'a beautiful place you've visited.' Then, rather than the present perfect continuous, they would use the present perfect tense: 'I visited Paris.' You can encourage students to even ask follow-up questions, which would also include other tenses: 'What was so beautiful about Paris?' Now, this activity will be particularly good for your more advanced students who are capable of using various tenses accurately. It's also good in the beginning of your course when students perhaps don't know each other very well and they're using this as a way to learn about their past experiences.

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.

This unit has showed me how I can engage better with students and the different methods of teaching such as ESA (Engage, study, active). I now know how to effectively teach students in a way that will keep them interested in class. I feel that I have learnt the different ways of teaching and testing students on what the students are capable of.This unit I am very certain I didn’t do so well at, I would openly admit most of the answers were guessed, since despite going over the materials, I couldn’t fully comprehend, especially the engage and practice method. I’ve just gotten to grips with the ESA, then face a different method, so I’m really not sure. Did my best.