English grammar is actually not as difficult as you may think. Many people spend months and sometimes even years trying to remember all of the different verb conjugations and tenses.
In this episode of RealLife TV you are going to discover the EASIEST and QUICKEST method to learn ALL English conjugations.
If you can make a daily routine with this method that you are about to learn, you’ll notice that within 2 to 3 weeks you will have memorized all of these verbs tenses so well that you will be using them without even thinking.
Aww yeah, what’s going on, RealLife English learners, teachers, anyone who’s watching this video?
Today I have a very special lesson for you guys, I’m going to help you teach other people English, as I take you on a tour of the tenses.
Is this RealLife?
The tour of the tenses is a way that we, here at RealLife English, like to teach verb tenses, and today I’m going to teach you guys not only how to use this, but hopefully, how to teach this to fellow colleagues, friends, anyone who you think this could help.
1. Start with a Simple Phrase
So, the first step to using this drill exercise, a drill is a repetitive exercise, is first, having a simple phrase, subject, verb, and object.
For the purpose of this exercise, my phrase is “I drive a car.” “I drive a car.”
2. Define if the Verb is Regular or Irregular
So, the first thing you must do with this phrase is distinguish whether the verb is regular or irregular. Because I chose the verb to drive, I can see that this verb is irregular, drive, drove, driven.
3. Conjugate! (use this Tour of the Tenses resource to help)
Ok. The next step is to conjugate these in the tour of the tenses, in every verb tense.
I’m going to go through this in 4 columns, the simple column, the continuous column, the perfect column, then the perfect continuous column. Present, past, future.
Ok, so listen and repeat after me.
I drive a car.
I drove a car.
I will drive a car, or I am going to drive a car.
I am driving a car.
I was driving a car.
I will be driving a car, or I am going to be driving a car.
I have driven a car.
I had driven a car.
I will have driven a car.
I have been driving a car.
I had been driving a car.
I will have been driving a car.
Now, these 12 conjugations are the main conjugations that you need to know in English. Whether you understand how to use them or not is not so important right now, but if you can just learn this mechanically, you’re going to see that in the future, when you start using these different verb tenses, it’s going to be a lot easier for you to remember them.
4. Interrogative Form
So, the next thing you have to do with this exercise is start memorizing these verb conjugations in the question form and negative form. So, I’m going to go through this again, with the exact same example, “I drive a car,” but now as a question form.
So, going through the columns again.
Do you drive a car?
Did you drive a car?
Will you drive a car? Are you going to drive a car?
Are you driving a car?
Were you driving a car?
Will you be driving a car? Are you going to be driving a car?
Have you driven a car?
Had you driven a car?
Will you have driven a car?
Have you been driving a car?
Had you been driving a car?
Will have you been driving a car?
I know right now you’re probably getting a little bit confused, but with time, repetition, do this for every day for one week or two weeks, it’s going to get much, much simpler.
5. Negative Form
Last thing, let’s do this one more time, in the negative form.
So, again, listen and repeat after me.
I don’t drive a car.
I didn’t drive a car.
I won’t drive a car, or I’m not going to drive a car.
I am not driving a car, or I’m not driving a car.
I wasn’t driving a car.
I won’t be driving a car.
I haven’t driven a car.
I hadn’t driven a car.
I will not have driven a car, or I won’t have driven a car.
I haven’t been driving a car.
I hadn’t been driving a car.
and I will not have been driving a car.
6. Help a Friend
Ok. So, like I said, it’s a little confusing, we have a lot of resource to help you out with this, if you click on the link below, you’re going to see many links to other resources we’ve made about the tour of the tenses.
And again, if you want to help someone out, maybe send them this video, send them the other links as well, even go through this with your study partners and just practice the tour of the tenses.
If you do this every day with maybe 3 new verbs, you’re going to see how much your knowledge of verb tenses and conjugations will improve in such a very quick time.
Ok, so I hope you guys enjoyed this video, I hope you can use and start applying the tour of the tenses straight away, it’s a repetitive exercise, you’re going to see how quickly you’ll improve.
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