Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple - Find Someone Who


A first example of a teaching idea for the present simple tense will be a classic activity called 'Find someone who'. Here, we will be trying to find someone who has a general truth such as the ability to play a musical instrument or the fact that they have a brother and a sister. This results in students going around the room asking questions in the present simple tense, such as 'Do you play a musical instrument?' 'Are you a teacher?' 'Do you have a brother and a sister?' The answers resulting will also be in the present simple tense. They will be generally 'Yes I do,' or 'No I don't.' The students will go around trying to find somebody who fits the general truth and when they do, they will write their name in the appropriate space. The students will mill around the room for generally five to eight minutes depending on your timing of your class. When the teacher feels it's appropriate, he'll have the students sit down and begin feedback. Feedback will also be in the present simple tense resulting in questions such as: 'Who goes to bed before 11 o'clock?' Students will raise their hand and also report in the same tense saying the name of a student in the class, such as 'Jim goes to bed before 11 o'clock.' During the feedback, the teacher can also expand upon these general truths. When the teacher hears that Jim goes to bed before 11 o'clock, the teacher can ask 'Why do you go to bed before 11 o'clock?' 'Do you always go to bed before 11 o'clock?' The same can be done for musical instruments: 'What musical instrument do you play?'

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Classroom management is the basis of an effective environmental education for EFL learners. Classroom management is based on the ways and techniques that lead for better organization during classroom lessons. First and foremost, the organization and/or management of a class should be based on the following criteria. Initially, the appropriate implementation of body language including eyes contact, gestures, voice, to name but a few, is of paramount significance. Body language contributes for a better friendly, productive and beneficial environment throughout the conduction of lessons. Using gestures to explain a particular vocabulary help the learners to be more engaged and attentive. Furthermore, the act of grouping students occasionally is essential for EFL learners to discover individual work, pairwork, and groupwork. Accordingly, being aware that each position for grouping students comprises of pros and cons is important for EFL teachers to be more proactive of unpredictable pitfalls. However, grouping students depend by primacy on the class size, type of activity and students? number. Additionally, EFL teachers are highly recommended to assign the division of learners depending on the class size and students? nationality, personality and age. Most importantly, teachers? position plays a crucial role to the facility and flow of learning process. It is noteworthy that the movement and position of teachers vary depending on the activity being involved. When giving instructions, for example, it is essential for teachers to be in standing position. In the same regard, managing the likelihood of providing convenient attention to all learners equally is greatly recommended. It is preferable for EFL teachers to treat their learners with equality, respect and kindness for the sake of avoiding confusion, misunderstanding and hostility. In the same thought of line, teacher talking time should be minimized and student talking time should be maximized. In doing so, it is necessary for EFL teachers to be concise, simple, clear and accurate in order to increase STT and decrease TTT. Moreover, creating a delightful atmosphere within the classroom highly depends in the on the rapport being built between students and teacher, on the one hand, and between students themselves, on the other hand. Therefore, it is advisable for EFL teachers to endorse as well as implement, for example, audio-visual materials, pairwork and groupwork activities. In addition to this, monitoring the factors that lead to indiscipline is prominent to establish respectful atmosphere throughout the conduction of the lesson. EFL teachers should be keen on maintaining discipline which premised upon the providence of friendly atmosphere along with the execution of appropriate control. All in all, successful classroom management goes hand in hand with effective well-organization of the whole entities related to teaching and learning procedures.

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