Iraqi EFL Students' Achievement In The Present Tense And Present Passive Constructions

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10/2/2015 10:25 AM

Iraqi EFL Students' Achievement In The Present Tense And Present Passive Constructions


 
Shurooq Abudi Ali / University Of Baghdad - College Of Arts - English Department


Abstract


The present tense and present passive constructions play a significant role in English sentence structure. They express actions which take place in the present. The two structures are common in English as well as being used extensively in everyday life of English. Besides, they are required by EFL students in constructing their oral or written communicative situations. Therefore, the present study investigates the achievement (i.e. performance) of Iraqi EFL students in these two structures since most of them may not recognize the construction of present passive sentence particularly in time of change from active to passive as well as they may not recognize the present tense. Thus, a test has been given to thirty two Iraqi EFL students and their responses have been analyzed. Their responses have shown that they have no achievement in recognizing or constructing present passive constructions but they have an achievement in the present tense. However, the researcher has explained the reasons behind their weakness in present passive constructions and has suggested some different suggestions which are hoped to be useful for both teachers and students of English.



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