Basic English Grammar: Understanding Verbs & Verb Tenses

Knowing which verb tense to use can mean the difference between communication and confusion, reward or regret,
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Students and those people wanting to advance in their present jobs who need to understand basic English grammar focusing on verb tenses should find this course very useful in professional or academic situations. All twelve English verb tenses are systematically covered along with some troublesome areas in making verb tense choices. Supplemental material and helpful websites are also included. Quizzes are regularly provided to help check student learning. The thirty lectures, all under ten minutes in length, thoroughly explain and demonstrate verb tenses and allow for interactive practice with the instructor.

Having Good English Skills Is Now A Mandatory Requirement For International Business And Academic Success!!

  • Organize your learning of English on a regular basis
  • Review English Parts of Speech
  • Understand verb conjugation and how it assists making good verb choices
  • Review all twelve English verb tenses and understand their formation and usage
  • Benefit from regular quizzes to evaluate your progress

You will be further along the road to English fluency after taking this course!

Learning English is not easy. Becoming fluent requires skill, dedication, and practice. That knowledge starts with command of verb tenses: knowing when and where to use particular tenses for accurate communication to a colleague, a client, or a teacher.

You can avoid confusion and embarrassment with excellent English skills. Be assured that English fluency in international business, science, technology and entertainment is a valuable, rewarding skill and the time you take learning English will open many doors in a variety of occupational fields.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a basic competence in English conversation skills
  • Students should be willing to work through the entire course, although more advanced students should feel free to skip some of the earlier lectures

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand and increase their facility with English verb tenses
  • more easily use a variety of verb tenses in appropriate settings
  • edit and correct their own verb tense errors

What is the target audience?

  • all English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language students
  • Students with English as a first language wishing to increase their understanding and use of a variety of verb tenses

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: An Introduction to the study of verb tenses
Promo Video
Preview
01:54
03:55

The purpose of the course and direction will be reviewed as part of a general welcome and introduction.


Learning English: Some Suggestions
Preview
09:56
09:30

Use of the internet will be discussed and some of the instructor's favorite websites will be presented. A policy statement on textbook use and some recommendations will also be mentioned.

08:54

The term "parts of speech" is reviewed. Students will understand the relationship between nouns and pronouns and understand what each term means.

09:11

Students will be given a general introduction to verbs which includes definitions of "number" and "person."

08:43

Students will learn the difference between adjectives and adverbs and understand their usage.

07:11

Students will be able to understand that there are many different types of prepositions and how they are used inside a sentence.

05:52

Conjunctions and Interjections will be reviewed according to their definitions and usage.

06:21

This will be a review lesson dealing with parts of speech with a note that parts of speech are determined by usage.

Parts of Speech
5 questions
07:03

Students will understand the definition of a verb, that it shows either action or state of being, and be able to give examples of both types of verbs.

07:49

Students will understand the infinitive, or base, form of verbs and know that verbs may either be regular or irregular in the way that they are formed.

07:45

The process of conjugating verbs will be explained and demonstrated.

08:24

Students will understand the four verb forms and be informed that each verb tense lesson will include exercises on these forms.

Verbs: An Introduction
5 questions
Section 2: The simple tenses
09:33

English verb organization is reviewed followed by a detailed explanation of the Simple Present Tense.

09:11

The past

The past simple tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.


08:59

Thefuture simple tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises

Quiz 2: The Simple Tenses
5 questions
Section 3: The progressive tenses
08:45

The present progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with reference exercises.

09:08

The past progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

09:16

The future progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

09:18

The present simple and the present progressive tenses will be compared and students will understand the appropriate usage of these verb tenses when having to make a choice.

The Progressive Tenses
5 questions
Section 4: The perfect tenses
04:17

This is a general review of the Perfect Tenses with an introduction to their meaning and formations. The Perfect Tenses will also be compared to the Progressive Tenses in definition and formation.

09:38

The present perfect tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

08:19
The past perfect tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with reference exercises.
06:38

Students will understand the future perfect tense in definition and usage.

06:59

The present perfect and the simple past tenses will be compared and students will understand which choice to make given particular situations.

The Perfect Tenses
5 questions
Section 5: The perfect-progressive tenses
06:54

The present perfect-progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

05:52

In this lecture, the student will learn the definition and proper usage of the past perfect-progressive tense with the four constructions.

08:32

The future perfect tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.


03:26

Students will understand the general difference between the perfect and perfect-progressive tenses and be able to make appropriate choices given particular situations.

The Perfect-Progressive Tenses
3 questions
Section 6: Summary and Conclusion
Summary and Conclusion
07:49

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Instructor Biography

Mark Miller, Instructor of English as a Second Language and History

Having successfully taught English and History for forty years at all age levels from the elementary school to university and adults, I am well qualified to produce educational videos on a number of subjects. Currently instructing E.S.L. at the university level in Montreal, Canada, I have had students from a diversity of national and ethnic backgrounds and so much enjoy meeting people from around the world. I am still in communication with students from years ago and many have become life-long friends. The importance of fostering personal growth and inspiring education cannot be underestimated and it gives me much joy to use my experience for that goal. My travels through North America, Europe, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia have inspired to continue my teaching career using a different medium outside of the regular classroom. How may I be of service to you?

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