Celta Assignment 1 Language Analysis

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CELTA Assignment 1 – Language analysis
Target statement: He can speak 5 different languages.

a) Meaning
To talk about present or ‘general’ ability.


d) Anticipated problems
Sts might confuse with permission

b) Form statement: subj. + can + verb (bare infinitive) +… negative: subj. + can’t + verb (bare infinitive)+... question: Can + subj.+ verb (bare infinitive) +…

Sts may use can for the future: I will can speak English
Sts may add s when using the 3rd person singular Sts may add ed to form the past

c) Pronunciation stress in the affirmative falls on the following verb: I can speak English. stress in the negative falls on can’t: I can’t speak Japanese.
American /kæn/ and British
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Ask sts if they resemble their parents. Elicit I take after my father.
f) Checking Understanding:
Do I look like my mother?
My mother is a teacher and so am I. Do we have similar interests?
Do my mother and I do things in a similar way?


Target statement: I’m afraid I can’t meet you tomorrow. intermediate) (Pre-

d) Anticipated problems
a) Meaning
Sts might confuse with fear
To introduce an apologetic refusal and bad news (= I’m sorry).
Used to soften an unpleasant statement
b) Form
Sts may forget to repeat the subject statement: subj. + to be + afraid (that) + after afraid (I’m afraid have to go)

Sts may forget the verb to be (I afraid I statement: subj. + to be + afraid + can’t do it) infinitive… Ss may try to use the negative (I’m not
Not used in the negative, interrogative afraid I can’t go) or other tenses rather than the present
c) Pronunciation
Ss might say /əˈfraɪd/
Primary stress normally falls on the
Ss might say /əˈfreɪdɪ/ unpleasant fact and the secondary stress falls on afraid: I’m afraid I can’t meet you. connected speech: I’m afraid

e) Providing a context/conveying meaning
Ask sts how they feel when somebody refuses their invitations or requests ( Unhappy). Ask them if they feel bad when they refuse a request or give bad news to someone. Ask if they feel concerned or reluctant; elicit afraid (I’m afraid I can’t go).
f) Checking Understanding:
Am I happy

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