Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Negatives and Questions


For statements in the negative form, what we have to do is add the auxiliary verb 'to do'. For subjects 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they', we simply leave 'do' as 'do', use the word 'not', and keep the base form of the verb now for the negative statements. However, for 'he', 'she' and 'it', we have to conjugate our auxiliary verb into 'does'. We still use 'not' and we still keep the base form of the verb. The pattern performing questions is very very similar to the pattern performing negative statements. However, what we've done is invert our subject and our auxiliary verb so that the questions read the auxiliary verb first. Of course, again, we use 'do' for 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they' and use 'does' for 'he', 'she' and 'it'. In both cases, we've left our verb form as the base form of the verb as there's no need to change it.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit focuses on the common problems that an educator may encounter inside his/her classroom. Thus, it also discusses the different interventions that we as educators can apply in teaching students with different classes. According to this unit, for us to be able to teach productively in our classroom; building rapport towards our students is essential and should be our first priority. Building rapport in our classroom enables our students to work together with others. Thus, producing chaos in our classroom may be prevented since they learn to cooperate with each other. Meanwhile, this unit also emphasize that we should be able to know how to handle the different classes of students that we may encounter. Based from the text, the classes of students fall into two categories which are the new group and the existing group. As what I have understand, \"new group\" of students includes the first timers who don't know each other that belong to the class and not familiar with the EFL methods while \"existing group\" are composed of students who literally know each other and are comfortable with each other. Thus, they have already a background with EFL teaching. However, I think even though these two classes are opposite with each other, we as educators must still be able to build a strong rapport towards them since I believe that if our students can work together with each other therefore, they can make productive ideas and outputs, and they will learn better since they don't compete with each other but rather help each other to produce better learning. On the other hand, using varied types of activities are also essential part in teaching our students in order for us to sustain their needs. That's why it is important for us to provide activities that will able to nourish them and provide them meaningful experiences. Activities that are also fun and enjoyable and at the same time produce better understanding and enriches their knowledge about the English language. Activities that will able to practice the way they communicate using the English language and promote teamwork. Moreover, activities that will not only develop their minds, but rather develop them holistically for them to become individuals that our society needs. Moreover, activities that will sustain the interests of our learners and at the same time appropriate to their level and capabilities are needed for them to learn and understand the language better. Furthermore, I think as educators; we must always remember to know our students better in order for us to provide the necessary interventions that they need to produce a better and effective learning. We must always remember that each students are unique and they learn based on their own pace so we must not pressure nor force them to learn the language but rather encourage and motivate them to learn the language wholeheartedly for them to remember it and becomes apart of them.

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