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by keith
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Future meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 10319

Re: Future meaning

Both are correct: 1. My train leaves in 10 minutes. We use present simple to talk about timetabled events, like trains and flights. 2. My train is leaving in 10 minutes. We use present continuous to talk about future arrangements at a fixed time. We usually say (or understand from the context) who t...
by keith
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Past simple or present perfect
Replies: 2
Views: 7574

Re: Past simple or present perfect

Hi Veselina Both of the actions in this sentence are completed actions in the past: - the boss walked into the room - completed action - we knew someone was going to get fired - completed action When we have actions which are completed in the past and have no connection/link with the present, we use...
by keith
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Grammar, where to start?
Replies: 4
Views: 12198

Re: Grammar, where to start?

Are you thinking of taking a TEFL course? Some courses include a grammar module, which will help, or offer a separate grammar awareness course. (We also offer a course at Eslbase which you can find here ). Having a sound knowledge of grammar before you start teaching will certainly give you more con...
by keith
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: A Script I Need for Teaching Purposes
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

Hi Hubert I'm assuming you're planning on using the screenplay in a class? I'm not sure exactly what your plans are with the script, so forgive me if I'm making the wrong assumptions(!) but I would hesitate to give students the whole script of a film - it's a lot to take in. It is often much more ef...
by keith
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Difficult MD - advice
Replies: 1
Views: 3040

Hi Justin

There's a very good book which I've used many times in the past for presentation skills, called Effective Presentations, published by OUP, part of the Oxford Business English Skills Series.

Keith
http://www.eslbase.com/
by keith
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: online tefl courses?
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Hi Frannie Generally speaking, the shorter and less classroom based your course, the more limited your employment options will be. There are some very good quality online courses available, but you will find that more and more employers today are requiring a classroom based course with some observed...
by keith
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How many tenses - further discussion?
Replies: 4
Views: 5539

Hi Tony Just a follow up to Kevin's post to highlight another conditional form: The third conditional example that Kevin gave is often referred to as a mixed conditional: If I had worked harder at school I would be rich today. Here, the first half of the sentence is referring to the past, and the re...