English Grammar -- Present Perfect -- Structure -- TESOL


This video is the first of two that looks at the structure of the Present Perfect tense. Positive: subject +auxiliary verb have/has + past participle I have played. / She has played. Negative: subject + auxiliary verb have/has + not + past participle I have not played. / She has not played. Question: auxiliary verb have/has + subject + past participle Have I played? / Has she played? This verb tense requires the use of the past participle. With regular verbs the past participle is the verb plus ed, for example work - worked. However there are many irregular verbs that do not follow this pattern and have to be learnt from memory. For example, eat- eaten, drink-drunk, teach-taught. Most good grammar books will provide you with lists of irregular verbs. The tense system is just one of the areas of grammar covered by ITTT's TESOL certification courses. ITTT's courses can be taken fully online, in-class or a combination of the two. Visit us at the link above to find a TESOL course that suits your needs.

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.

In the second unit I have learned, the various partes of the Grammar, in which it can be difficult to understand.Even thought no teacher is expected to be a walking grammar reference.Even though this was just an introduction to the grammar and there is much more to learn. This is a easy way that it is explained to me and I am able to understand and teach it to my students.This grammatical unit was an excellent reminder of the future tenses uses. It reminded me some subtle differences between using particulat future tenses which are improtant for using them properly for better, more effective communication. It motivated me to do some grammar work to improve my grammar knowledge. Besides, I do love grammar; excercises and tests. Thank you. :)