past simple for beginners ( a matter of common sense)

At which point in a Beginner or even Elementary course do you introduce and teach the past simple? Here’s a guide. It has always bugged me that Beginner textbooks do not introduce the past simple until half way through the book. So it sadly transpires that students will not start using the past simple tenseContinue reading “past simple for beginners ( a matter of common sense)”

10 fingers

This zero prep activity works really well to practice present simple, present perfect or past simple tenses. This is how it goes: Get all your students to form a big circle. If you have a large number of students, they can break into two or three circles. Then ask them to hold up their fingersContinue reading “10 fingers”