CELTA, LANGUAGE SKILLS

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ASSIGNMENT TWO: LANGUAGE RELATED TASKS

1) I'M MOVING OUT OF MY APARTMENT.

Look at the sentence and then tick the statements which have the same form and meaning as the part which is underlined.

She's having her hair cut at 3 o'clock this afternoon

Abdullah's working in Qatar at the moment

We're picking him up from the airport at 11pm.

Josie's always worrying about something.

Tick the statements/ concept questions which apply to the part of the sentence underlined in (1)

It's talking about the future. CCQ: It is talking about the past, present or future? Future.

It's talking about now. CCQ: It is talking about the past, present or future? Present

It's an arrangement. CCQ: It is an arrangement? Yes

It happens regularly CCQ: Does
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1. DOES SHE SMOKE NOW? NO

2. IS IT OVER NOW? YES

3. IS IT SOMETHING SHE DID EVERY DAY? YES

c. Mark/ describe the phonological features of the vocabulary item in (4). Consider any problem sounds.

THE STRESS IS ON THE PREPOSITION "UP" /'(P/. STUDENTS NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE LINKING BETWEEN THE "E" AND "U" OF YIELDING "GAVUP"

STUDENTS MIGHT ASSOCIATE "UP" WITH DIRECTING SOMETHING UPWARD, THUS PRONOUNCING IT SEPARATELY AND GIVING THE PHRASAL VERB A TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEANING.

D. WHAT TYPE OF VOCABULARY ITEM IS 'GAVE UP'? PHRASAL VERB IN THE PAST TENSE.

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(5) I'VE BEEN LEARNING ARABIC SINCE APRIL

A. Write two sentences with the same form and meaning as the underlined part of the sentence

1. I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU FOR HOURS

2. I'VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD RECENTLY SINCE YESTERDAY

b. Write simple statements of meaning for the underlined structure in sentence (5).

TO LOOK BACK OVER ACTIONS WHICH STARTED IN THE PAST AND ARE STILL GOING ON

ITS TALKING ABOUT NOW

AN ACTION THAT BEGAN IN THE PAST AND IS CONTINUING UP TO NOW

c. Change your statements of meaning into concept checking questions, and put the answer you expect.

1. IS HE STILL STUDYING? YES

2. DID HE START IN THE PAST? YES

3. DOES IT CONTINUE IN THE PAST? YES.

4. DID HE STOP STUDYING? NO.

D. Mark / describe the phonological features of the underlined structure in (5). Consider stress,

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