~~Talking about the future in English can be difficult as technically there are no future tenses in English. The future is not fixed – it does not exist yet. So in English we use a number of forms and structures to express the future. It is usually the degree of certainty about the future decides our choice of structure or tense. But the distinction between choices is not always clear.
Native speakers of English vary their future forms depending on:
* variety, to avoid repetition
* formality, use “will” instead of “going to”
* type of text, “will” is generally used to make weather predictions
Ways of talking about the future in English.
For unplanned future events/instant decisions – I’ll get it!
For expectations/predictions that are not based on present or past evidence – England will win the match
To make promises – I’ll see you tomorrow
* Going to (be + going to + verb)
For predictions based on past or present evidence - She’s going to have a baby
For pre-meditated ...
Dec 14, 2013
Other 3451 Views
Medical science has confirmed that there are over ten million dyslexic children in our school systems and I believe it is important to understand what that means to those children, our society in general, the educational system, and those of us who are not dyslexic.
Before we can answer that question, it is important to understand what dyslexia is. Most sources characterize dyslexia as a "learning disability," meaning that a dyslexic individual's ability to learn how to read is somehow disabled. In reality this is just not the case. Dyslexics learn how to read every day; they just cannot learn to read in a system that makes incorrect assumptions about them. So then is it the child who is disabled, or is it the system?
In a medical sense dyslexia is a neuro-psychological condition in which an individual uses a different part of the brain to process information. This dyslexic profile carries with it some weaknesses in prerequisite skills that are needed before someone can learn to ...
Feb 20, 2016
Learning Methodology 3448 Views
Meeting the needs of all the children in your class seems like a daunting task. Because it is. However, classrooms in the 21st century are demanding this style. In fact, our whole society is demanding it. With the viral spread of technology and social media, the change in our language and ways of communicating is changing the way our education system must look.
Don't get me wrong, change is good, technology is good, and yes, social media is good. What's not good about these things is the lack of physical- social interaction skills we practice in order to get through the day. The lack of problem-solving skills we practice because our phone does it for us. Not to mention the "havoc" that we reap on our entire sensory system from all the "screen time" that we log.
What Do 21 Century Learners Look Like?
Over the past ten years of my personal experience as a Reading Interventionist, I have seen the classroom dynamic shift. Ten years ago, there was one, maybe two students that needed to be ...
In this age people all over the world have now come into contact with one another more time and again. Thanks to the rising popularity and the advancement of information and technology. Post globalization, the need for mastering a foreign language (especially English) besides one’s own mother term seems to be growing dramatically. More people, especially the non natives are learning languages for their personal and professional needs. Although in the field of language teaching TEFL has done an outstanding job to increasingly better hold the needs of language learners, the field may have to do even more and better to deal with the various needs of non native language learners.
Specifically, the cultural aspects of the language must be taught in a TEFL class at the same time with the linguistic aspects, which has conventionally been given emphasis on. Understanding and interpreting the cultures of non native language learners is a significant part of the ESL teachers' role. Serving the ...
Jan 11, 2009
Teaching 3445 Views
How important really is the teacher in the education sector? Many people rely heavily on the teacher at schools for the education of their children. At the same time, educational institutions also take pride of their teachers’ capabilities to impart knowledge on the youth.
by David Glenn M. Gonzalez
Apr 5, 2013
Classroom Materials 3445 Views
Crossword puzzles are not just played by individuals or families who are up for a challenge. They are also used by teachers who have acknowledged the possibilities these puzzles offer. The Internet, which already provides online versions of the game as well as programs that allow you to make your own has even made it easier for teachers to use crosswords as learning tools for students.
Oct 6, 2008
Teaching 3440 Views
The first day of school is always exciting. It can be a bit frightening as well, both for the teacher and the student. Everyone wants to make a good first impression and it can only happen once. Here are some suggestions for that first day you may want to consider. For me this has been a wonderful way to start out the school year.
Aug 3, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3440 Views
The learning of the English language helps to provide individuals with many unique opportunities, which will allow them to expand work potential, as well as social atmospheres. English represents one of the primary business languages utilized throughout the world, so it is vital that you ...
Jun 14, 2010
Teaching 3438 Views
Do it how the professionals do it. Leave the guessing. There are simple ways of gaining the attention of any age group, and then keeping them engaged.
Aug 19, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 3435 Views
Children are always up for a good game. Well, who isn't? Pretend that you are back in school. For the rest of the class period you have two choices as to how you can spend your time.