English Language KS3: Tense

Part of a series of animated films, following a cast of characters’ adventures and mishaps as they get to grips with grammatical terms.

In this film Adventurous Ahmed learns about tense as he tried to escape a poisonous spider with an appetite.

This clip is from the series Grammar for 11-14 year olds.

Teacher Notes

Students identify where tense changes occur in some excerpts of writing and explain the effect this has.

They then re-work a piece of their own writing and experiment with tense changes for dramatic effect.

Students complete gap fill exercises to identify appropriate past tense word.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching English at Key Stage 3 or Third Level.