Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses Overview - Present Simple

 

We've seen the present tenses in isolation. Now, let's look at them together. Our first example is 'I play football every week.' This is the present simple tense and it has the structure 'subject I' + verb 'play'. This is quite a simple tense for students to form. However, they have to be aware of the third person singular form 'he', 'she' or 'it', which usually adds an '-s' or an '-es' to the end of the base form of the verb. 'I play football,' but 'He plays football.' Also, the question of negative forms using the auxiliary verb 'do' or 'does' 'Do you play football?' 'I don't play football.' 'Does she play football?' 'She doesn't play football.' The present simple tense is used to talk about habits, routines, facts and general truths and as such it's probably the most commonly used tense within the English language.


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.

A teacher should have some good personal qualities and also has to be able to establish a good relationship with his students.He has to be flexible; being able to play different roles and switch between them, matching the teaching activity going on. There are many different types of learners, we can categorize them into different groups according to their age or their language level. What I have learnt is that it is important to be prepared for the group you are going to teach, but also to stay openminded and flexible during the lessons.