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TESOL Videos - Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Perfect - Irregular Verbs
As mentioned earlier, to form this tense, we have to use a special form of the verb. Technically it's called the past participle form with irregular verbs. Of course these past participle forms change quite a bit from its base form of the verb. Here are a few examples 'go' moves to 'gone', 'be' moves to 'been', 'write' to 'written', 'speak' to 'spoken' and 'read'. Although very confusing for the non-native speaker, doesn't change its spelling, but does change its pronunciation, resulting in 'read' going to 'read'.
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The focus of Unit 14 is on course books and lesson materials. The materials which teachers use in conducting a lesson can be considered to be authentic or created. Authentic materials are things a native English speaker will hear or read while created materials are materials designed by the teacher. Created materials are usually more interesting to students and are used by teachers to replace or supplement course book materials. Some advantages and disadvantages of using authentic materials are: Advantages ? Boost students? confidence as they are able to understand it. ? The materials are authentic/real which the students find more interesting. ? Allows students to be more prepared for the real world of English. ? The materials are geared towards the interest of a particular group of students. Disadvantages ? The material may not be for the language level of students. ? Can be difficult for students to understand. Sometimes the information given is informal and will confuse students who are just learning the English Language. Some advantages and disadvantages of using created materials are: Advantages ? Materials geared towards language level of students. ? It is student focused. This means it is geared towards the student?s interest. For example, the teacher can use a game which the students love in order to spark interest in the lesson topic. Disadvantages ? It can limit