Bring vs Take - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video focuses on the difference between the usage of "bring" and "take". These two words often cause confusion, especailly for English learners. It is important to consider the direction in order to determine which word to use. The word "bring" describes the movement of something toward a specified location, such as in this sentence: Can you bring some snacks to the party tonight? The word "take" on the other hand generally describes the movement of something away from a location, such as here: Do you want to take any leftovers home? As you can see, it's quite easy to determine the correct word to use in a sentence when considering the direction you are referring to.

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.

The final unit discussed various problems that come up when teaching an EFL class. The situations covered were: things to keep in mind when teaching the first class, ideas for warm-up activities, what to do when you have different levels of ability in the same class, advice for teaching large classes, suggestions to encourage more English and less native language, how to engage reluctant students and improve listening skills. I felt that this unit incorporated information from several of the previous units and thus was a good review.