The Past Tenses - Past Simple - Teaching Ideas


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. We start off the series with the past simple tense. In this video, we focus on useful teaching ideas for this tense. A great idea to practice this tense is a picture story. Here, the teacher provides the students with various photos or images and the students are asked to piece them together to make a story in the past.

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I found out information about past tenses, what are the differences between present tenses and past tenses, how to use four past tenses, and what I agree, that the past pefect continuous tense is not used very often in English language.↵Important to me was the information about the most common students mistakes and the methods of exercises for particular tenses. Some activate stage teaching ideas are very helpful, for example give students a final situation and ask them to think of reasons why that situation had happened. ↵