Celta Assignment 1 Language Analysis

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CELTA Assignment 1 – Language analysis Target statement: He can speak 5 different languages. Analysis a) Meaning To talk about present or ‘general’ ability. (Elementary) 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…show more content…
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? (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) Target statement: I’m afraid I can’t meet you tomorrow. intermediate) (Pre- Analysis 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 /aɪməˈfreɪd/ 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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