Conditionals and Reported Speech - Backshifting Places


There are certain words that need backshifting when using reported speech. In this video we look at backshifting places in reported speech. This video is specifically aimed at teaching reported speech in an ESL setting.

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.

This unit discusses the past tenses, which is similar to the present tenses. The main difference, obviously, is past versus present tenses. I feel this will be a difficult teaching lesson for students who have very little exposure to the English language, because there are many different rules to follow and irregularities to understand with the English language. I have learnt some important items, though, especially in regards to how you describe a past action and event, and can use those as examples when teaching past tenses.