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Phrasals. Present perfect: simple and continuous. Multi-word verbs: Methods and approaches. In this second article I'll look at a range of approaches and methods that I have used to try to help my students with them.

Multi-word verbs: Methods and approaches

Categorising Focus on lexical verb Lexical sets Teaching through texts One way of using texts in the classroom Conclusion Categorising Traditional approaches to the teaching of multi-word verbs focus on the explicit study of the item. Many ELT coursebooks and grammars classify them into four distinct types, depending on whether they are intransitive or transitive, i.e. verbs that don't take an object and verbs that do, or if the verb and particle can be separated or not. Students study the rules, and then attempt to match a number of phrasal verbs (generally not linked thematically) to their appropriate type. I have used this method in the past, and have occasionally found students, usually analytical learners, who have benefited from such an approach. Focus on lexical verb Another approach is to group them according to the lexical verb; The difference between present simple and continuous tenses.

I have already created two posts on the difference between the present simple and continuous tenses.

The difference between present simple and continuous tenses

There are Present simple or present continuous tense – improved and Present simple and continuous tenses posts. Both of them are good but as I have come up with a new idea, I want to share it with you in this post. This post concentrates on the difference between the tenses. If you are not sure about the form of the tenses, you should see the following posts first: In this post there are just two activities: a worksheet and an interactive quiz. Active/Passive voice. Examples and verb forms. - learn English,english,grammar. Questions in the past tense - Games to learn English. Question formation in general causes problems.

Questions in the past tense - Games to learn English

Students get easily confused and they feel that they are not able to form the questions. But in fact, it is very simple. If you follow the steps below you can teach the questions in the past tense in no time. The lesson is based on the principles of Visible Learning as described by Hattie. Before you start teaching, ask your students to try the following pre-test. What / you / do / yesterday? Display the correct sentences and ask the students to write down how many questions they formed correctly: What did you do yesterday? Passive forms. We use the passive, rather than the active, to show that we are more interested in a certain part of the sentence.

Passive forms

The passive is usually formed by the verb to be + past participle. Can you give me some examples of the active and passive? Yes, of course. Here’s a passive sentence: My room is being cleaned. 'My room' is the main focus of the sentence. OK, that makes sense. We also use the passive when we don’t know who did something, or when it isn’t important. It’s the biggest outdoor elevator in the world, so I’ve been informed.

It doesn’t matter who told me. I think loads of films have been made there. English Grammar Pill: How to use the present perfect tenses correctly. In my last Grammar Pill post, I wrote about the English past tenses and hopefully gave you an idea of how to use the tenses correctly.

English Grammar Pill: How to use the present perfect tenses correctly

The post is so far my most successful article having been viewed over 40,000 times and shared over 10,000 times on Facebook!! Thank you for sharing my post. I hadn’t appreciated how popular English tenses were with learners and teachers. In this post, as promised I want to cover the present perfect tenses and show you how to use them correctly. As I mentioned last time, the present perfect tense is in effect a present tense that has connections with past events. Let me remind you of the wonderful mind map my fellow teacher, Gordana Popovic created showing the past tenses. Mind Map by Gordana Popovic Structure.