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ENGLISH GRAMMAR TENSES with ANIMATIONS

teacher avatar Lasha Gegidze, CELTA Qualified English Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

15 Lessons (1h 50m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:48
    • 2. Present Progressive

      6:38
    • 3. Present Simple

      8:17
    • 4. Past Simple

      6:31
    • 5. Past Progressive

      7:44
    • 6. Used To

      6:37
    • 7. Past Perfect

      7:29
    • 8. Present Perfect Part 1

      7:03
    • 9. Present Perfect Part 2

      6:48
    • 10. Present Perfect Progressive

      7:33
    • 11. Future Progressive and Future Perfect

      7:30
    • 12. Present Progressive and Present Simple Future

      5:24
    • 13. Going To

      6:41
    • 14. Future Simple

      8:24
    • 15. Test Your Knowledge

      14:09
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English Grammar Rules in Context - Learn English Tenses with Confidence!

The lessons are presented through the entertaining stories which are told in natural English. The humorous animations accompanied by sounds help to make the content more meaningful for you. The illustrations will simplify the complex and tricky English tenses and enhance your understanding of the topics presented. They add interest and will further engage you in an enjoyable learning experience. The quizzes will consolidate your knowledge of the tenses that you will have learnt.

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Lasha Gegidze

CELTA Qualified English Teacher

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I am a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualified teacher with years of experience, dedicated to helping you, as foreign students, to improve your use of the English language.

I have been teaching English, both in language schools and privately. I had numerous students from different backgrounds in my classrooms where I was faced with challenges to deliver sound, clear and easily understood lessons. I have successfully presented comprehensible lessons through visuals and pictorial illustrations, and now the self-study course has been made available for you on Skillshare.

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1. Introduction: Hello and welcome to easy tents. Charles is out of breath. He has been running, huh? - He is old wet. He has been washing a car. 2. Present Progressive: Hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we will take a look at present. Progressive, tense. Ready? Let's get started. The weather. Mm. It is raining now. Mr English is waiting for a bus. Uh, he needs to get to school on time to finish the project he is working on. However, the buses are running late today and the weather is getting worse, so there will be more delays. Mr. English is losing his patients now as he will be late again. Please observe the highlights of present progressive in the story. What are they used full? Let us take a look. We use present progressive to talk about activities happening right now. It is raining now. Activities happening about now, but not necessarily. Right now he is working on a grammar project. Change is happening now or about now. The weather is getting worse here. Please do pause the video and have a good look at the forms of present Progressive. Now that we understand the use of this tense, let us move on to the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper and be ready to pause the video when needed. Please pause your video. Now observed the example and choose the best answer. Fiona is driving at the moment. Charles is reading a book about dieting. They are playing tennis. Fuel prices are going up these days. You know what I'm talking about? Fiona is painting the room. The climate is changing. The phone is ringing. Ah, Robert is going out with Emma. Ah, Robert is getting taller and taller every day. I hope you enjoyed to this video. I will see you in the next lecture. 3. Present Simple: Welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we're going to talk about present simple tents. Get ready and let's begin the family. Hello. This is Mr English. And here is his family. Hi. Hello. They live in London, England. Let me introduce them to you and tell you about what they do and what they are like. They will all guide you through the English tenses that you are going to study. Mr. Charles English. He comes from England. He teaches English. He loves teaching. He has a big stomach. He snores at night. Mrs. Fiona English. She works in a hospital. She looks after Children. She does not smoke. She loves swimming. She likes flowers, robots, English. He goes to school. He is a good student. He speaks German. He goes to the gym every day. He loves animals. Benji. He is four years old. He box at the doorbell. He often digs in the garden. He hates bonds. He does not like Molly. Molly. She is six years old. She loves fish. She rolls on the floor. She often rubs her body. She does not like Benji. Please observe the highlights of present. Simple in the examples below. So what is the present? Simple? I will walk you through. We use present simple to talk about facts. Mr. English comes from England. Mrs. English works in a hospital. Robert speaks German habits and routines. Mr. English eats a lot. Benji often digs in the garden. Robert goes to the gym every day, likes and dislikes. Benji does not like Molly. Molly loves fish. Mrs. English likes flowers. Now please pause the video and observe the forms of present. Simple. Now that we know the use of present simple tents, let us move on to the quizzes. Make sure you have your pen and paper handy and be ready to pause the video when necessary . Please pause your video. Now observed the example and choose the best answer. Mr. English has a big stomach. Charles always snores at night. Robert usually wakes up at eight o'clock in the morning. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. Benji hates bods. Mrs. English works in a hospital. They live in London. Molly always rolls on the floor after her meal. Robert loves playing with animals. I hope you enjoyed this video and I will see you in the next lecture. 4. Past Simple: hello and welcome to easy tents. Today we will take a look at past simple tents. Ready? Let's get started. The love story. Charles studied at the University of Toronto, where he saw Fiona for the first time and instantly fell in love with her. Oh, From then on, they met each other every day. Being a hopeless romantic, Charles always gave her flowers to win her heart. And Fiona fell in love with him too. I don't know. Soon afterwards, they got married. They now live in England. Please note the highlights of the past. Simple in the story. What do we use it for? Let us take a look. We use past simple to talk about facts or general truth. In the past, he studied at the university off Toronto. Short single actions. In the past, he saw Fiona and instantly fell in love with her habits or routines. In the past, he always gave her flowers. They met each other every day. Now, please do pause the video and have a good look at the forms of past Simple. Now that we understand the use of this tense, let us move on to the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper and be ready to pause the video when needed. Ah Huh. Please pause your video. Now observe the example and choose the best answer. They had an argument last night, Charles. His father was a musician. Oh, Mr English missed the train in the morning. He always woke up at six Oclock when he was a student. Albert Einstein was a German physicist. Fiona had a car accident yesterday. He went swimming very often. When he was a little boy, Charles Dickens wrote a Christmas Carol. Fiona met George yesterday. This brings us to the end of this lecture. I hope you enjoyed it. 5. Past Progressive: hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we will be talking about past progressive tents. Ready? Let's get started, Molly and the fish. At about 10 o'clock last night, Charles was reading a book while his cat, Molly I was playing with a ball on the floor. He was in the middle of reading when suddenly the lights went off, huh? It was dark in the room so Charles could not see anything. When the lights came back on, Molly was gone. Charles could not believe his eyes. Goldfish was gone, too. Please observe the highlights of past progressive tense in the story. What do we use it for? Let us take a look. We use past progressive to say that an action was in progress at or around a particular time in the past. At 10 o'clock last night, Charles was reading a book. Two or more past actions were in progress. At the same time, he was reading a book while Molly was playing with a bowl. Something happened while another past action was in progress. He was reading a book when the lights went out here. Please do pause the video and have a good look at the forms of past progressive. Now that we understand the meaning of past progressive tense, let us move on to the quizzes. Make sure you have your pen and paper handy and be ready to pause the video when needed. Please pause your video. Now look at the example and choose the best answer. Fiona was cooking when the fire started. This time yesterday. Charles was sleeping. I want to discuss all this behavior. She was talking to him, but he was not listening. Oh, yes. While she was washing the dishes, he was cooking supper. Charles was sleeping when the alarm clock went off. She was eating her breakfast at nine o'clock in the morning. Please pause. Your video now under the tip section observed the difference between past progressive and past simple. Before you choose the best answer. What were you doing yesterday afternoon? We went to the cinema last night while it was raining. She was working in the garden. Where did you go yesterday? I was having a shower when you called. This brings us to the end of the lecture. I hope you enjoyed it. 6. Used To: Hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we will take a look at use to ready. Let's get started, Charles. Now and before Charles is much fatter and older these days has a double chin and a big stomach. So he no longer looks handsome. Chance has a few bad habits too. He smoked cigarettes and drinks a lot of alcohol. He is not quite healthy either, because he eats a lot of fatty food and doesn't do much exercise. Fiona isn't happy about it. And they often argue. This is Charles now. Hello. But what was he like before? Hello. He used to be young. Yes. Used to be handsome. Oh, yes. He used to be thin. Yes, he used to have long hair. He never used to smoke meet? No. He used to exercise a lot. He didn't use to drink alcohol meet No. Used to be healthy. Oh, yes, way. Use use to to talk about things in the past which are no longer the same as they are now. Here. Please do pause the video and have a good look at the forms off use to. Now that we understand the use of use to let us move on to the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper and be ready to pause the video when necessary. Please pause your video now observed the example and choose the best answer. They used to live in the countryside, but they live in the city now. She used to smoke, but she has given up smoking now. Charles didn't used to wear a watch, but he does now. Fiona used to love meat. But she is a vegetarian now. Fiona usedto have long hair, but she has short hair now. They didn't use to get along. But they are friends now. She used to be a pediatrician, but she is a vet now. They used to grow vegetables, butts. They buy them now. Fiona didn't used to wear glasses, but she wears them now. This brings us to the end. So I will see you in the next lecture. 7. Past Perfect: Hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we will take a look at past. Perfect. Are you ready? Let's get started. Benji, What happened? Charles tells us his story. I came home late in the evening. I saw the mess in the room and got very upset because Benji had jumped onto the table. Aunt had broken my favorite vase. Please note the highlights of past perfect in the story. How do we use it? I will walk you through. Every story has a starting point from which we begin to unfold. The events we use past perfect to talk about the past events which happened before the stories starting point. Take a note of the highlights of past perfect in the story. For those past events that happened on or after the story. Starting point we use the past Simple note The highlights of past simple in the story. Huh Um pay attention to the timeline. The green bar represents the story Starting point. The blue circle is past perfect and the red one is the past Simple. Here, please do pause the video and study the forms of past Perfect carefully. Now that we understand the use of this tense. Let us move on to the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper and be ready to pause the video when needed. Oh, please pause your video now observed the example and choose the best answer. When he arrived at the station, it was five oclock. Unfortunately, the train had left. When Charles came home, Fiona had cooked dinner. The guests had arrived to. She waved it, Charles. But he did not recognize her. He had never seen her before. Fiona found that the fire had started in the room. She called the fire brigade, Huh? He could not open the door because he had lost the key. So he called Fiona for help. Uh, where is everybody? He went into the room. There was nobody there. Everybody had gone home. - We missed the plane. Our car had broken down on the way to the airport, so we had to wait for another flight. This is the end of this lecture. I will see you in the next one. 8. Present Perfect Part 1: Hello and welcome to easy tents. The target tense for today's lecture is present. Perfect part one. Ready? Let's get started. The wallet and the key. Mr. English is leaving for work now, But suddenly he realizes that he has left his wallet inside. He is trying to get back into the house to fetch the world, but he cannot open the door. Mr. English is now looking for the key in his pockets, but he can't find it. He has lost the key. Please take a note of the highlights of present perfect tense in the story. So what is it used for? Let us take a look we use present. Perfect to say that something happened recently and it is evident now he has left his wallet inside. He left his wallet inside earlier and it is evident now he doesn't have the wallet on him. He has lost the key. He lost the key earlier and it is clear to see now he doesn't have the key. Now please pause the video and study the forms of present. Perfect carefully. Now that we have learned the meaning of present Perfect. Let us move on to the quizzes make sure you have your pen and paper handy and be ready to pause the video when necessary. Please pause the video. Now look at the example and choose the best answer. Fiona has cooked the meal. Charles has broken the vase. Fuel prices have gone up. Charles has broken his leg. He cleaned his shoes a long time ago. They have gone to Paris. They are having a holiday. There has been an accident. He shaved off his beard a long time ago. Charles has cut the grass. The job is finished now. Lily ate her food before, but she is hungry again. Now they have had an argument. This lecture has now come to an end. I hope you enjoyed it. 9. Present Perfect Part 2: Hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture we will take a look at present Perfect tents. Part two. Are you ready? Let's get started. Australia Mr and Mrs English have lived in London for 40 years. However, they want to go somewhere sunny and they're now selling their house to emigrate to Australia. They have been to Queensland before, so they know the place and are happy to move there. Charles has advertised the house today and they are hoping to sell it soon. They feel sad, though, to leave a place that is full of happy memories. Please take a note of the highlights of present perfect tense in the story. What do we use it for? Let us take a look when we use present. Perfect. We're thinking of the period of time Up until now, specifically we use present perfect to talk about actions or situations that have continued up until now. They have lived in London for 40 years Unfinished time periods such as today, this week, this month etcetera They have advertised the house today our life experiences. They have been to Queensland before. Now that we understand the meaning of present perfect tense. Let us move on to the quizzes. Make sure you have your pen and paper handy and be ready to pause the video when necessary . Please pause your video. Now look at the example and choose the best answer. They have been married for 20 years. Charles has met a president before. His car has broken down a few times this week. Fiona has worked in a hospital for 10 years. Robert has studied hard this term. It is the first time Charles has flown the jet. Fiona has known surely since they were Children. Fiona has done a lot of gardening today. Mr. English has taught English since 2000 and one. Robert has seen the movie three times this week. Charles lived in Toronto for five years. This is the end of this lecture. I hope you enjoyed it. 10. Present Perfect Progressive: Hello and welcome to easy tents. The target tents for today's lecture is present. Perfect. Progressive. Ready? Let's get started. The bus stop. Charles is out of breath. He has been running, huh? He is now waiting for a bus to get to work. Some time has passed since Charles arrived at the bus stop. But his bus has still not arrived. His patience is running out and he is very upset now because he has been waiting for so long. He cannot help wondering why he is always late for work. Please take a note of the highlights of present perfect progressive in the story. So what is it used for? I will walk you through. We use present perfect progressive to talk about an activity that has progressed up until now. The activity explains the current situation. Why is Charles out of breath? Because he has been running. Why is he upset? Because he has been waiting for a long time. We also use present perfect progressive to say how long the activity has been going on. He has been waiting for 30 minutes. Now please pause the video and observe the forms of present perfect progressive. Now that We understand the use of this tense. Let us move on to the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper on. Be ready to pause the video when needed. He can hardly stand upright because he has been drinking wine. She is exhausted because she has been working for hours. Fiona has been doing yoga for a year now. Molly has been sleeping all day. At this point, I'd like to talk about the difference between present, perfect, progressive and present Perfect present. Perfect progressive is used to explain the result of the activity. The result is usually unplanned or undesired. She is tired. Why? Because she has been cooking old day. On the other hand, present perfect is used to show the result of the activity. The result is usually planned or desired. She has cooked the meal so the meal is ready before we move on to the quizzes. Please take your time to study the difference between these two tenses. He is old wet. He has been washing a car. He has washed the car. It is clean. Now she is covered in paint. She has been painting the wool she has painted the wolf. It is green Now his clothes are dirty. He has been playing football. This lecture has now come to an end. I hope you enjoyed it. 11. Future Progressive and Future Perfect: hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we will take a look at future progressive and future Perfect. Ready? Let's get started. The burglary. Charles and Fiona are out in the park today. They're enjoying their picnic, but little do they know that their houses being burgled at the moment. Five minutes from now, they will be on their way home. But they won't be able to do anything about the burglar because things will still be driving. Unfortunately, by the time they get home, burglars will have burgled the house and got away. And please note the highlights of the two tenses in the story. How do we use them? Let me walk you through. We use future progressive to say that an action will be in progress at or around a particular time in the future. Five minutes from now they will be driving. We use future perfect to say that an action will be already completed at or before a particular time in the future, the burglars will have bungled the house by the time they get home. And now please pause the video and have a good look at the forms off the two tenses Now that we know the meaning of future progressive on future. Perfect. Let us move on to the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper and be ready to pause the video when necessary. Please pause your video. Now read what you see and choose the best answer. In an hour's time he will have left for work. He will be teaching then by the time she gets home, the fire will have started in the house. Later in the evening, he will have fallen asleep. The guests will have left. Ah. By the time Charles gets home, the guests will have arrived. They will be eating dinner. The car has broken down. By the time they arrive at the airport, they will have missed the plane. This time tomorrow they will be sunbathing. They will have gone on holiday By the time they get to the stadium. The match will have already started in about 10 minutes time. Fiona will have left the house. She will be driving to work later in the evening. She will have finished her work. She will be eating a meal in a restaurant. This brings us to the end of this lecture. So I will see you in the next one 12. Present Progressive and Present Simple Future: Hello and welcome back to easy tents. Toe our next lecture on present, progressive and presents. Simple for future uses. Ready? Let's get started. The wedding anniversary. Mr and Mrs English are flying to NASA tomorrow. They are having ah holiday in the Bahamas to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. They have the flight tickets. Oh yeah, and have booked the holiday. So they are ready for the trip. Plane departs at 12. Noon from London and arrives at 12 midnight in NASA. Even though this is a long flight, it will not spoil their holiday Since they are very excited about their anniversary. Please note the highlights of the two tenses in the story. What? Are they useful? Let me walk you through. We use present progressive to talk about personal arrangements for the future. They are flying to Nestle tomorrow. They are having ah holiday in the Bahamas. We use present simple to talk about official schedules, timetables, etcetera for the future. The plane departs at 12 noon from London. The plane arrives at 12 midnight in Nestle. Now that we understand the future uses off the two tenses, it is time to do the quizzes. Prepare your pen and paper and be ready to pause the video when necessary. Please pause your video. Now observed the example and choose the best answer. Fiona is meeting Shirley this evening. Roberts is taking an exam tomorrow. The exam starts at 10 a.m. Tomorrow. They are going to the cinema this evening. The movie starts at 8 p.m. He is leaving for Birmingham tomorrow. The train leaves at 6:30 a.m. I hope you found this video useful. See you in the next lecture. 13. Going To: hello and welcome to easy tents. In this lecture, we will take a look at going to ready. Let's get started. The lottery. Charles has won the lottery. Uh and now the time has come to fulfill his dreams. He is full of intentions for the future. He is going to buy a mansion and a yacht. He is also going to fly a private jet Since he wants to make Fiona happy too. He is going to take her on a trip around the world. Please observe the highlights off going to in the story What is going to useful? Let us take a look we use going to to talk about our future intentions. He is going to buy a mansion and a yacht. He is going to fly a private jet. He is going to take Fiona on a trip here. We should stop for a moment and discuss the difference between going to and present. Progressive going to is used for future intentions. They are going to have a holiday next month. They have a plan, but they have made no arrangements yet. President Progressive, on the other hand, is used for future arrangements. They are having a holiday next month. They have booked a package holiday and made the arrangements already. And now please pause your video and take a look at the forms off going to. Now that we've seen the uses of going to let us move on to the quizzes, please prepare the pen and paper and be ready to pause your video when needed. Please pause your video. Now observed the example and choose the best answer. She is going to wear this dress on special occasions. Mr. English is meeting Alice this evening. She is going to feed Lily once she has finished ironing. Charles is going to buy some food tomorrow. Robert is taking an exam tomorrow. They are flying to China tomorrow. Charles is going to wash the car today. They are going to the theater this evening. This is the end of this lecture. I hope you enjoyed it. 14. Future Simple: Hello and welcome to easy tents. Today we will take a look at future simple tents. Get ready and let's begin the marriage proposal. Charles has taken Fiona out to dinner. Would you like a drink, darling? He asks. Yes, please. I will have a glass of red wine. Fiona replies. Hello? He calls a waiter over and orders the drinks a little while later, they both feel more relaxed. Charles thinks that this is the right time to reveal his intentions to her. So he says, Darling, I have something important to ask. Will you marry me? I will love you forever. I promise. Please take a note of the highlights of the target language in the story. So what is future? Simple used for? Let us have a look. We use future simple to make spontaneous decisions. I will have a glass of wine requests or proposals. Will you marry me? Promises. I will love you forever. Immediate offers. I will give you a lift. And here please pause the video and study the forms of future. Simple. Carefully. Now that we know the meaning of future simple tents, let us move on to the quizzes. Make sure you have your pen and paper handy and be ready to pause the video when necessary . Please pause your video now observed the example and choose the best answer. I will feed you when im back. Okay? Mm. I will go and get some food. I will help you with your homework. Will you make me a cup of coffee? Darling? I will lend you some money. Don't worry, I will not tell anyone about this. Will you turn the radio down, please? Here I'd like to talk about the difference between future simple and going to we use will and going to to predict future events. They are often used interchangeably. However, we should note the difference. Will is used to predict future events based on personal opinion. Perhaps she will be late Typical of her Going to on the other hand, is used to predict future events based on evidence. She is going to be late. It is already nine oclock Before we move on to the quizzes, please pause the video here and observe the differences carefully. I am going to have a baby. Perhaps Fiona will like the present. It is going to rain. I think people will travel to the moon in the future. I hope you enjoyed this video. See you in the next lecture. 15. Test Your Knowledge: Hello and welcome to easy tents. Whether you are starting this course or you have just finished it, you are in the right place. This test is designed to determine your level of knowledge of the English tenses. In this test, there are 14 questions to answer. You have 45 seconds for each question. Make sure you have your pen and paper handy, as you will need to write down your answers to work out your results. At the end of the video, you will be able to compare your results against the test criteria. Are you ready? Let's get started. Oh, - Ah Huh. - This brings us to the end of the test. Please check your answers against the correct answer is shown here. Count up your answers and look at the score grid to determine your level of competence. I hope you are happy with your results. Remember, this course is for your lifetime use. So please do go through the lectures as many times as you think it is necessary to master the English verb tenses.