Modals and Passive Voice - Semi-Modal Auxiliary Verbs

 

Semi-modal auxiliary verbs can cause a lot of confusion with English students. These auxiliary verbs differ with true modals in that they change their form depending on the pronoun the follow. An example of a semi-modal auxiliary verb is "need to". Watch the video for the complete explanation.


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In unit 6: Past Tense, I reviewed the four forms of past tense. These tenses have keywords in sentence structure that help differentiate them from one another. The lesson described ways to make activities out of these keywords. I am more confident in my knowledge of past tense and believe this will translate into a productive English lesson.Common problem situation unit display some of the most common problem situations that teachers might face in the classroom and also offer some ways to deal with them for example: what should we do in the first lesson should we immediately start with the course book or should we do activities that will help us get familiar with the students?