ALNS English Verb Tenses – An Overview

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ALNS English Verb Tenses – An Overview starts with a one-page summary of the English verb tenses that helps to portray their relative meanings.  The following sections focus separately summarise past, present and future tense groups; provide room for notes; and prompt practice with each tense.  35 pages including a bibliography.



Mastering verb tenses is a key step in using any language. Students can find this area challenging, sometimes because of how it’s portrayed.  An overview like this can help to explain things (and enhance lesson sequencing).  It’s particularly useful for English speakers who use verbs well but need to understand their forms.  As they become aware of English verb constituents, the scope to explore text creation tends to flourish.

This document summarises all the English verb tenses, providing readers with a bird’s eye view.  It doesn’t include any theory; it highlights the tenses and provides practice space.  The bibliography lists quality references for those who need to reconnect with verb tense theory.  ALNS’ English Verb Tenses – An Overview is available as an MS Word document and/or .pdf file.

Due to the nature of the online environment, it is not possible to provide a pre-purchase view of this resource.  You are charged a nominal fee to cover a very small part of its production.  How we stagger teaching and learning is subjective; I am not inferring that mine is the only approach.  My aim in providing this resource is to help you prepare efficiently and revise what you need to.  It is not a lesson plan so you will need to assess its appropriateness in your program.

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ALNS’ templates aim to help teachers primarily although many are suitable for learners, too.  None of them, however, substitute the need for you to research and deliver to the needs of your students.

All the best with your teaching!

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