Essay on Celta Assignment 1: Language Related Task

1072 Words Oct 17th, 2012 5 Pages
I’ve been waiting here for two hours.

Meaning
I started waiting here two hours ago.
I am still waiting here now.

Form
Subject + have/has + past participle (been) + present perfect continuous

Pronunciation
Contraction of I and have – I’ve
Been – weak /i/
Waiting - /wei/

Eliciting
Show picture 1 of myself sat at a table with a knife and fork in my hands with a big clock in the background. The time on the clock is 7pm. I am happy.
Ask: Am I waiting for food? Yes

Show picture 2 of myself sat at a table with a knife and fork in my hands. The time on the clock is 9pm. I am unhappy.

Time line: Me ←-----------------------→ Past 7pm Now 9pm Future

Ask: Am I still waiting? Yes
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Yes
Ask: Why? Because the patient is unable to and he is happy to open it
To elicit..."would you mind..."

Concept Questions
Is the window closed? Yes
Does the patient want the window open? Yes
Can the patient open the window? No
Can the other person open the window? Yes
Is the patient polite? Yes
Will the other person open the window? Yes
Why? Because it is no trouble for him

Anticipated Difficulties and Solutions

Form: ss may say, "would you opening the window?"
Solution: Finger model and drill ss may not understand the use of the negative with the quantifier
Solution: Finger model and drill ss may drop the ing from opening
Solution: highlight on w/b and drill

Phonology: ss may have problems with would linking straight into you
Solution: use phonemics on w/b, highlight and drill ss may have problems with not linking straight into at
Solution: use phonemics on w/b, highlight and drill ss may have problems pronouncing would
Solution: use phonemics on w/b, highlight and drill

Concept: ss may not understand the use of the word mind as a polite request
Solution: use CCQs, highlight on w/b and drill, and use examples of other polite ways to ask e.g. would it be any trouble for you to open the window for me? ss may confuse "Not at all" with saying no, and not understand they are saying they don't mind
Solution: highlight on w/b and drill - underline the part of the sentence the “Not at all” is a
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