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


We've seen the present tenses in isolation. Now, let's look at them together. Our first example is 'I play football every week.' This is the present simple tense and it has the structure 'subject I' + verb 'play'. This is quite a simple tense for students to form. However, they have to be aware of the third person singular form 'he', 'she' or 'it', which usually adds an '-s' or an '-es' to the end of the base form of the verb. 'I play football,' but 'He plays football.' Also, the question of negative forms using the auxiliary verb 'do' or 'does' 'Do you play football?' 'I don't play football.' 'Does she play football?' 'She doesn't play football.' The present simple tense is used to talk about habits, routines, facts and general truths and as such it's probably the most commonly used tense within the English language.

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This unit 17 I learned that the importance of visual aids has to be emphasized so that it can be best used as supplemental tool in the teaching-learning process. When visual aids are appropriately chosen and designed, these can enhance effective learning. Based on what I read, visual aids can also be utilized in lessons which are quite difficult and complex for the students.I learned from this section that the teacher should pay attention the the students at all times in all situations. If the student is having problems it is the teacher's responsibility to help the student or give encouragement if the student is doing good. Also being aware of what culture the student is from because the topic can offend them and by doing that can distract them.