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Question tags lesson plan

Question tags The aim of this lesson plan is to develop students’ understanding of the use of question tags. The activity includes: eliciting students awareness of the use of question tags, sentence matching and ...

How to teach future plans with going to? 4

How to teach future plans with going to?

Teaching future tense Expressing the future tense in English may pose a problems for learners because it can be expressed differently for different purposes. This is a short list of some future forms: Bread...

Communication 3

How to teach conditional sentence type 1

Of the four types, conditional sentence type one is the easiest one to teach. Students should be able to understand the following: There is an if-clause and a then-clause in conditional sentence. The then-clause should...

Twenty first century classrooms 0

Twenty first century classrooms

What is 21st century-learning. What will be our priorities? How shall we deal with learning and teaching? Will the methods have to change? What about technology? 21st Century Classroom from ISU Workforce Training

Which is more important to teach, grammar or vocabulary? 11

Which is more important to teach, grammar or vocabulary?

Traditionally, grammar is taught first; it has primacy over vocabulary. Vocabulary items were just vehicles to explain grammatical structures. In other words this kind of teaching gives primacy to form and uses lexical items...

Tips to practice the simple present tense 3

Tips to practice the simple present tense

When teaching and practicing the simple present tense students must understand that the present simple is used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. The following practice tips range from mechanical drills...

How to teach the simple present tense? 14

How to teach the simple present tense?

Difficulties When teaching the simple present tense, there are several considerations teachers have to take into account. First, some irregular verbs may confuse students. For instance, the verb ‘have‘ and ‘be‘ have different forms...

How to teach the present perfect simple? 7

How to teach the present perfect simple?

Many teachers find it challenging to teach the present perfect. This is due to a number of reasons. First, the present perfect is not really a present tense. It is composed of the auxiliary...

Descrpitive and Prescriptive Grammar 0

Descrpitive and Prescriptive Grammar

Grammar teaching is a tricky enterprise. What is for some a straightforward rule may be for others a controversial issue. To make matters worse grammar is defined according to whether we have a descriptive...