The Past Tenses - Past Simple - Teaching Ideas


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. We start off the series with the past simple tense. In this video, we focus on useful teaching ideas for this tense. A great idea to practice this tense is a picture story. Here, the teacher provides the students with various photos or images and the students are asked to piece them together to make a story in the past.

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This unit looked specifically at different types of lesson formats that are usable in a TESL classroom. First we looked at the ESA format (Engage, Study, Activate)and then we looked at different ways in which this format could be implemented i.e boomerage and patchwork. Boomerange lessons place a focus on the activation stage (roleplays etc.)Unit 14 explains the use of textbooks and teaching materials for classes. According to this unit, materials can be divided into two groups; authentic and non-authentic materials depending on their origin and purpose. the unit further explains how to choose a course book and it elaborates the advantages and disadvantages of using course books.