TEFL Videos - 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.
This unit was extremely useful in assisting me to envision myself in the classroom. Elements such as teacher talk time, the arrangement of the classroom, considering group work versus individual work versus large group discussion are all interesting and important aspects to consider when building lesson plans. As previous units have, this information made me reflect on the teachers Iâ€™ve personally experienced who I considered to be good, and they indeed used a balanced variety of the methods and models discussed in this unit.