The Past Tenses - Past Perfect - 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 perfect tense and suitable teaching ideas for this tense. We'll ask our students to describe what a person in a picture had just done before the photo was taken.

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First in this section, we covered modals. Modals express the speakers feeling or attitude towards a particular verb. They include the words could, might, may, must, will, would, shall, can, should. They have many usages but a few examples are: expressing ability, obligation, and possibility. We covered active and passive voice. A brief explanation would be that active voice is when the subject is first. Passive is when the object is first in a sentence. We then went over how to switch from active to passive in different tenses.