Interesting vs Interested - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'interested' and 'interesting'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. 'Interesting' describes the people or things that cause the feeling of interest to someone, for example: Today's lesson about world history is very interesting. 'Interested', on the other hand, describes how someone feels, such as here: I am very interested in learning another language.


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.

In this section I have learned to distinguish between and begin to properly use the four present tenses and their forms. I have particular difficulty in distinguishing present simple from the others since I seem to assume that these sentences are always structured in a more complicated way than they are. In particular it is important that I distinguish between plural words and changes in the form of present tense. Plurals do not necessarily signify a more complicated form of present tense, which is something I regularly catch myself thinking.