Discreet vs Discrete - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'discreet' and 'discrete'. Their similar spelling and pronunciation makes them a word pair that is often confused. The word 'discreet' describes something that is unnoticeable and/or modest, whereas 'discrete' refers to something that is separate and distinct. Watch the video for detailed examples on the two words.

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 provided a breakdown on the future tenses (as well as present tenses that can be applied to discuss the future). The section highlighted 5 primary forms of the future tense as well as 2 present tenses. I can see the future tense being particularly applicable when students are discussing future plans and aspirations, which is an important component of communication.In this unit, I learned about the future senses such as future simple, future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous, and going to future. For instance, going to future is used for predictions based on present evidence, plans, and intentions, whereas future simple is used for future facts and certainties, promises, and predictions based on no present evidence.

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