This unit consists of a short text about travelling to the beach for a family holiday and associated activities that focus on tense. A short description of tenses is followed by activities in which students are required to identify the tense of a sentence and re-write sentences that are not in the specified tense. The sentences in the activities are based on the short text.
Marie Langley’s experience in education includes 19 years teaching in secondary and area (Years 1 to 13) schools, 10 years as head of an English department, and seven years as a deputy principal. Her published works include a thesis for a Master of Teaching and Learning degree, magazine articles, short stories, poetry, picture books, a junior novel and numerous educational resource texts. She currently lives and works in Golden Bay in the top north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.