Overdo vs Overdue - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'overdo' and 'overdue'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. 'Overdue' describes something that is past a due date or past a scheduled time, for example: I need to pay all my overdue bills to avoid a late fee. 'Overdo', on the other hand, is used when speaking about doing something to an excessive degree, for example: Don't overdo the salt in this recipe or it will taste bad.

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Unit 11 is talking about teaching receptive skills, reading and listening. Both of reading, listening, speaking and writing are equal. For reading and listening are all about the input that you need to put it to your students. These are the first thing to do before they can produce something as an output. During inputting the new knowledge (new language), it's very important to pay attention how to gather the interest from the students. If they aren't interested with the content, it would be hard for the teachers to put the knowledge to them.