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TEFL Videos - Assure vs Insure vs Ensure - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
In this video Linda explains the differences between "assure", "insure" and "ensure". They not only sound similar, but those three words also make an outcome sure but they are in no way interchangeable. "Assure" is used to speak out a promise or say something with confidence, for example "I assure you that he is a great lawyer". "Ensure" is used to make something certain, such as here: "Please ensure that you will be home at five o'clock today"."Insure" means to protect an object against risk by buying an insurance policy from an insurance company, like here: "I insure my television because it was expensive". Once you have realized the three different meanings and usages, there is no way you'll confuse them again.
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Unit 3 is about course development. This unit also has a lot of information which is useful to teaching young learners. I learned how to development a course, which includes level testing, needs analysis, and limiting factors that affect the content of a syllabus. I learned how to design a syllabus and how to assess students by using various tests, such as diagnostic, placement, aptitude, achievement, proficiency, and progress testing. This unit was interesting and easily understood. Good definition of authentic and non-authentic materials, I understand that is good to have a support from a non authentic book course but use authentic material as magazines can bring to the students more motivation. The second part, the lesson plan was also good to remember , the task sheet exercise 4 was good example to how can I be more creative.