Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Usages


The two most common usages for the present simple tense are habits and routines, as well as general facts and truths. Our example of routine would be 'I teach every Monday.' We've used our subject 'I', our base form 'teach' and 'every Monday' speaking about the routine that I have. We also have our general facts 'The sun rises in the east.' Here, 'the sun' would follow under the pronoun 'it' so we've had to conjugate our verb per our pattern and finish our sentence. We could also talk about general truths such as likes or dislikes. 'I like football,' or 'He likes football.' Of course, there are other usages but these are the two most common.

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The videos have been helpful in illustrating the differences in the teachers' attitude and approaches in bringing about learning. An effective lesson requires prior planning of the learning objectives, structure of the lesson based on the ESA methodologies, preparation of teaching and study materials and flexibility according to students' interests and needs during the class.This unit was helpful in showing the many methodologies used to teach in the past and present. Breaking down the various ways to teach using the ESA methodology gives me a better understanding on how to go about setting up a lesson plan. The different ideas for each phase of the ESA methodology will be of great help in the future when choosing the right activity for a lesson.

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