Time lines are diagrams used to represent the relationship between a verb tense and time, by showing what time - past, present or future - that tense covers.

Example :
Yesterday, I met Bob.

In the classroom
Time lines are one of many ways to talk about how verb tenses work. They are a visual representation, so they are useful for some learners with learning styles that respond to visual information. However, they can be confusing for others.

Further links:
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/timelines
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/jazzing-grammar
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/checking-understanding

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