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    Default How can I learn tenses?

    I really struggle with remembering which tense is which.

    I am currently completing my CELTA (last TP tomorrow!!!), and so far havent had to tackle this.

    My lesson I am planning tomorrow involves SS talking about events in their past. Its not a grammar lesson, but I just want to be aware for feedback and correction.

    How can I learn them? I have Teaching Tenses book, but I still struggle.

    any advice?

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    Default Re: How can I learn tenses?

    If that is Rosemary Aitken's book, then I don't think you'll find anything much more useful - or clear.

    I am surprised that you have managed to reach your final TP without being knowing which tense is which. I strongly recommend that you work on this before you begin you beigin your teaching career.

    Here is a very dull, but quite comprehensive, guide to the forms of English tenses: http://www.gramorak.com/Articles/VerbForms.pdf
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    Default Re: How can I learn tenses?

    It does seem silly doesn't it.

    Just the way my lesson have worked out, I havent had to teach tenses. My grammar lesson was countable/uncountable nouns and quantifiers, which once I had done the research I was totally fine with.

    I guess once I finish the course, I can spend time working on each one, one by one. I do have a bit of knoowledge on them, but I defiantley need more.

    Thanks for the link. It is the Aitkin book I have - I feel I need something more simple maybe - if there is such a thing.

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    Default Re: How can I learn tenses?

    Many beginning teachers find Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press, very helpful.
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    Default Re: How can I learn tenses?

    I second Raymond Murphy's English Grammar In Use

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