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English Course - Present Simple and Continuous (Elementary level)

English
Free Course
Learn how to describe things and have simple conversations in English, using the Present simple and Present continuous tenses.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

In this course you will learn the difference between the Present simple and Present continuous tenses. You will study verb forms and rules and practice saying and writing sentences in the Present. You will learn how to form question and answer sentences using contractions and pronouns. You will learn how to put the correct stress on certain words which will improve your intonation skills.

You will be able to form and use negative verbs properly. You will learn to use the correct prepositions with verbs and the rules for spelling continuous verbs. In addition you will be able to identify the correct persons and pronouns.

Further in this course you will learn how to describe people in Present simple and continuous forms. You will increase your vocabulary by using adjectives. You will practice using correct verb forms. You will learn which adverbs to use with verbs describing actions and you will practice using positive, negative and question forms.

Also in this course you will discuss watching television programmes. You will learn how to ask questions and give answers relating to the media. You will practice having conversations with people regarding television programmes. You will learn about genres and read and listen to reviews. You will study how verbs and adjectives are used in descriptions and you will learn about linking words using formal and informal speech.

Finally in this course you will study vocabulary and grammar related to people and events, especially protest marches. You will read and listen to sample phrases and sentences including question and answer forms. You will read texts and carry out tasks. You will complete knowledge-check questions.

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After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Illustrate the difference between the Present simple and Present continuous tenses.
  • Use the correct contractions and pronouns in question and answer sentences.
  • Demonstrate how to put the correct stress on certain words to improve intonation skills.
  • List the rules for spelling continuous verbs.
  • Give some examples of adverbs for use with verbs describing actions.
  • Present some television programme genres and explain how adjectives are used to describe things.
  • Justify the purpose of linking words to form faster phrases.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal speech.
  • Be able to give examples.
  • Highlight some important vocabulary relating to protest marches.

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