TENSES Murni Salina B.Sc.Ed (TESL) UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Simple Present <ul><li>To show actions, events or states that happen habitually or as a general rule </li></ul><ul><li>To ...
Forming the simple present tense It flies Simple form + s It She flies Simple form + s She He flies Simple form + s He The...
The paragraph below indicate states, qualities, characteristics and attitudes of the subject, Alberto. The verbs do not te...
Present Continuous <ul><li>To express activity or a situation which is happening : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the moment of ...
Forming the present continuous tense walking is  It walking is She walking is  He walking are They walking are We walking ...
Simple Past <ul><li>to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past.  </li></ul><ul...
Mi Madre – Pat Mora <ul><li>I say feed me.  </li></ul><ul><li>She serves red prickly pear on a spiked cactus.  </li></ul><...
Mi Madre – Pat Mora <ul><li>I say comfort me. </li></ul><ul><li>She invites me to lay on her firm body.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Mi Madre – Pat Mora <ul><li>I say make me beautiful.  </li></ul><ul><li>She offers turquoise for my fingers, a pink blosso...
Replace the correct verb tense into each box.  <ul><li>Alberto  (get)  nervous whenever he takes a test. His head feels li...
GROUP DISCUSSION Describe what is happening using present tenses
 
GROUP DISCUSSION Tell the story a second time, using past tense
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  1. 1. TENSES Murni Salina B.Sc.Ed (TESL) UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  2. 3. Simple Present <ul><li>To show actions, events or states that happen habitually or as a general rule </li></ul><ul><li>To narrate events in sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Two basic forms : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ends with -s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>doesn't end with -s </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Forming the simple present tense It flies Simple form + s It She flies Simple form + s She He flies Simple form + s He They run Simple form They We run Simple form We You run Simple form You I run Simple form I Example + Verb form + Subject
  4. 5. The paragraph below indicate states, qualities, characteristics and attitudes of the subject, Alberto. The verbs do not tell us about any activities. <ul><li>My name is Alberto.  I am a sleepwalker.  I know the condition seems very unusual.  As you can guess , I never know where I will wake up in the morning.  I am tired much of the time. I have medicine to suppress my sleepwalking, but it doesn't work well. My footsteps in the middle of the night surprise people.  </li></ul>
  5. 6. Present Continuous <ul><li>To express activity or a situation which is happening : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the moment of speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over a period of time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some of the time expressions used with this tense are still , now , at present , currently and at the moment . </li></ul><ul><li>However, verbs which show thoughts, feeling or conditions are not usually used in the continuous form, we use the simple present tense </li></ul>
  6. 7. Forming the present continuous tense walking is It walking is She walking is He walking are They walking are We walking are You walking am I -ING FORM + BE + Subject
  7. 8. Simple Past <ul><li>to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually used with specific time expressions such as yesterday , last night , just now , once upon a time and last month. </li></ul><ul><li>2 types of verbs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular verbs (verb + ed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irregular verbs (was, were, had, did) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Mi Madre – Pat Mora <ul><li>I say feed me. </li></ul><ul><li>She serves red prickly pear on a spiked cactus. </li></ul><ul><li>I say tease me. </li></ul><ul><li>She sprinkles raindrops in my face. </li></ul><ul><li>I say frighten me. </li></ul><ul><li>She shouts thunder, flashes lightning. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Mi Madre – Pat Mora <ul><li>I say comfort me. </li></ul><ul><li>She invites me to lay on her firm body. </li></ul><ul><li>I say heal me. </li></ul><ul><li>She gives me manzanilla, orégano, dormilón. </li></ul><ul><li>I say caress me. </li></ul><ul><li>She strokes my skin with her warm breath. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Mi Madre – Pat Mora <ul><li>I say make me beautiful. </li></ul><ul><li>She offers turquoise for my fingers, a pink blossom for my hair. </li></ul><ul><li>I say sing to me. </li></ul><ul><li>She chants lonely women's songs. </li></ul><ul><li>I say teach me. </li></ul><ul><li>She endures: glaring heat                   numbing cold                   frightening dryness. </li></ul><ul><li>She: the desert </li></ul><ul><li>She: strong mother. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Replace the correct verb tense into each box. <ul><li>Alberto (get) nervous whenever he takes a test. His head feels light and his hands (become) sweaty.  He worries that the teacher (look) at him. Other people notice that Alberto (appear) upset because he (act) so 'jumpy'. Alberto Benigni is a very funny Italian actor. Presently, he (appear) in a movie called &quot;Il Monstro&quot; , the monster. He (seem) to have a natural gift for comedy . In this movie, the police think he, Loro, is a dangerous serial killer, but this is a case of mistaken identity. The police try to catch him by having a beautiful woman, a cop, invite him to her apartment. He is delighted to be in her company. However, Loro is a person who (act) strange. He bumbles, and fumbles, which causes the police to think he is going to attack her at any moment. Instead, the woman (appear) to fall in love with him. Meanwhile another man, the real serial killer, is caught. He (resemble) Loro in appearance, but not in character. </li></ul>
  12. 13. GROUP DISCUSSION Describe what is happening using present tenses
  13. 15. GROUP DISCUSSION Tell the story a second time, using past tense

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