Homework is Evil


That is my favourite incorrect answer ever! 18% of respondents agree with me upon it

Practice makes perfect. And what can help remember all those weird grammar forms if not drilling as such.
Can you imagine a class consisting of endless grammar exercises? I can! And I can even tell you what the purpose of such classes is. Imagine you have been studying present simple for a while. It’s time you moved on to learning the continuous forms. However, you still make one and the same mistake: “he go”. According to the programme of your course, you are already finishing with the continuous, but in fact you come to every class and do one and the same thing. You continually repeat “he goes” in different tasks.
Surely, such a class is far from ideal. On the other hand, the question is what is better – to forget about this first-person-singular thing and move on to Present Continuous, or to stick to Simple until it is “automated” in your mind.

If anyone knows the correct answer to this question, you are welcome. I personally would prefer not to deal with such situations. That is why I strongly advise one and the same thing every year to every new group of students. Homework is the key to grammar success. I don’t believe that two classes a week are enough to master the language even in a few years without the opportunity to use it in everyday life. There is an option of creating an atmosphere of “English is in the air” at home by watching movies and listening to the music. Unfortunately it will not solve the “he go” problem. I do believe that there is a thing that will. And this thing is 10-15-20 etc. exercises. The amount will depend on your own readiness. When you happily catch yourself not making this mistake again, you are ready to go and get acquainted with Present Continuous. If you lie to yourself though, the more acquaintances you will be encountering on your grammar way, the more frustrated you will become.
Fortunately, most of the me readers (colleagues for sure and students hopefully) understand that homework is important and it should be done regularly in order to succeed faster (68%) and literally nobody believes that doing homework is not important.
6% of those who took part in voting insist on getting hometasks for practicing most difficult topics only. The same number of voters believe that performing home assignments is not crucial and they are ready to do them from time to time.
Oh well, good luck to hometask strikers! I’m off to do my French…

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Об авторе irinanrial

Привет! Это мой персональный блог, который не преследует никаких творческих или коммерческих целей. Он родился давно - еще в ЖЖ, поэтому в нем вы найдете много нужной (и еще больше ненужной) информации обо мне, о том, что меня волнует и не волнует, а также, куда меня привели мечты, и как они ошиблись государством :)
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