The Past Tenses - Past Continuous - Teaching Ideas


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past continuous tense and suitable teaching ideas for this tense. The past continuous is very conducive to using pictures and talking about actions. We give our group of students cards with images and ask them to create sentences for what the people in the picture were doing at a certain time in the past.

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.

I had some difficulties matching actions with John's cooking. I need to do some additional study on this. It's interesting that although I know how to use the correct tenses when I speak I don't always know why. Which is ok for everyday living but not for teaching. I remember the one aspect of being a good teacher is knowledge of the subject.This final unit was informative pertaining to potential problems I may face as teacher of a classroom of either varying proficiency levels and large numbers of students. Also, the distinction and importance of the mood produced by the first day of classes was stressed in the PDF. Through use of fun-introduction techniques/games and \"warmers\