Celta Assignment 1, Language-Related Task Essay
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CELTA ASSIGNMENT 1
1st pair of sentences:
1a) She’s lived there for years.
1b) She lived there for years.
1a)’s conventional grammar term is ‘present perfect’, and its constituent parts are: subject + auxiliary verb has (conjugated here for ‘She’ i.e. has) + _____ed (i.e. past participle)
1b)’s conventional grammar term is ‘past simple’, and its constituent parts are: subject + ______ ed (i.e. past tense)
The meaning of 1a) is that ‘she’ lived ‘there’ in the past, she lives there now, and she will presumably be living there for some indeterminable time in the future, whereas the meaning of 1b) is that ‘she’ lived ‘there’ in the past, for some years, and is not living there now.…show more content…
• ‘Leaving’ could pose a problem for some learners – the /v/ sound. • The sound: ‘ŋ’ could also be an issue. • Weak forms: ‘were’ ‘had’ and ‘the’. • The ‘had’ in the past perfect is sometimes contracted, it is so weakly pronounced.
Three timelines showing the orders of events.
Showing that something happened before something else.
Showing that something happened at the same time as something else. We can add another cross in the same place.
Showing that something happened before, during and after an event.
CCQs in the case of a), b), c).
• Were the students still there after the bell rang? a) No b) No c) maybe • Were the students there when the bell started to ring? a) No b) yes c) no • Did the students leave before the bell started to ring? a)Yes b) no c) yes • When the bell started to ring, were the students still sitting down? A) no b) yes c)no • What tense is this? a) Past perfect, b) past simple, c) past continuous
I was going to call you yesterday
Conventional grammar term: Past simple with ‘going to’ (Future in the past)
Constituent parts: Subject + was/were + going to + verb (i.e. infinitive)
Used to express the idea that in the past it was thought that something was going to happen. Whether it did or not does not matter.
Assignment 2: Language-Related Task
I don’t have to work in the evening
Don’t have to
is used to talk about something that is not necessary; that we have a choice andwe can do it if we want to.
I would show the students the following photo which shows the hour work:
Monday to Friday:02:00 pm - 09:00 pmAnd then I would give them a context in which the sentence occurs:
“I work on every weekday. I work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesda
y, Thursday and Friday. I
can’t see my friends on these days because I work in the evenings. But I don’t work on
Saturdays and Sundays. This is why I can see my friends on weekends. Tomorrow I am going
out with my friends at 5pm because it’s Saturday and
don’t have to work in the evening
. Ican work on Saturdays and Sundays if I want to but I prefer going out with my friends.
Do I work on weekdays? (yes)Do I work on Saturdays and Sundays? (no)Can I go out in the evening? (yes)Can I work on Saturdays if I want to? (yes)Is it necessary to work on weekdays? (yes)Do I have to work on weekdays? (yes)Do I have to work on weekends? (no)
have to work in the evening./a
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