Difference between past and present tense

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Difference between past and present tense

Unread postby xhfsk » 24 Jan 2014, 15:37

Hey TEFL community!
I am a prospective teacher and I have made an account here because I think it is a great forum and could probably use some help in the near future

I have a demo class that I need preparing for and I know the topic sounds simple enough but there are just so many examples (such as questions or an event or something) that I just can't seem to narrow it down as to what content to actually teach.

The lesson plan is to be for a 15 - 20 minutes class and the topic is the difference between the past and present tense for lower intermediate levels. It is to be a controlled practice lesson which, to my understanding, means to elicit material rather than to teach it?

I really want to get this job but as you can see I don't actually have much experience with lesson planning.
So please help me get the ball rolling here, any suggestions for content or a structure would be much appreciated guys thank you.
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Re: Difference between past and present tense

Unread postby Lucy » 25 Jan 2014, 21:14

Hi,

I just want to reply to your comment:

"It is to be a controlled practice lesson which, to my understanding, means to elicit material rather than to teach it?"

A controlled practice lesson involves students using the targt language in a controlled or limited way. The technique of eliciting is used when presenting new language or revising language previously taught.

I suggest you pick up a lower intermediate text book and use that as a basis for your lesson. That'll be easier and quicker than creating your own lesson.

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Re: Difference between past and present tense

Unread postby xhfsk » 26 Jan 2014, 11:08

Thanks babesy
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