The Simple Past Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs
Which pet do you prefer? A cat or a dog.
A lovely poem by Rudyard Kipling which rhymes, has rhythm and a theme already introduced in the podcast comparing cats and dogs.
Familiarize yourself with the vocabulary, read and listen to the poem and test your understanding of what you have read through the comprehension activities.
A list of approximately 60 or so irregular verbs with the base form, the past simple tense and the past participle in table format. This resource could be used as a reference tool or you could start trying to memorize the verbs as they are commonly used in English.
There is also an exercise to do here. Again keep your eyes out for news of my new website where I will incorporate a lot of this type of materIal.
A B1 CEFR exercise on the Present Perfect Tense suitable for Pre- Intermediate level TEFL learners. There is a combination of questions and sentences to complete for this gapfill exercise.
The Present Perfect Tense Slideshow can be found on the grammar page of this blog. Check it out as it goes into more detail on the formation, meaning and uses of the present perfect tense. It is interactive and there are exercises to do as you watch it. I would say this is for those of you who may be meeting the present perfect tense again and can understand a little bit more detail this time (Intermediate level).
Keep your eyes open here as I am developing another website which will be more of a static one and will include more grammar exercises as they are proving to be popular.
TEFL Vocabulary, Grammar and Communicative Skills.
Main Contents of Podcast This Week
- Describing cats
- What famous person would you like to meet and why? Didier Drogba
- Vocabulary quiz – words beginning with (single consonant sounds)
- New Zealand – the landscape and scenery
- Expressing an opinion – Which do you prefer cats or dogs?
- Dialogue of Carolina from Venezuela when she meets her new flatmates in Newcastle.
- Telling/retelling a joke
- Regular and irregular verbs
- The base form, the past simple tense and the past participle in the present perfect tense
- Informal phrases.
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