Essay about Celta Assignment 1

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CELTA WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1
LANGUAGE RELATED TASKS
1) The plane leaves at 10.00 tomorrow.
a) Present simple; present form of the verb.
b) Talking about a future event. ‘The present simple is used for ‘timetabled’ future events’ .
c) Students may use the infinitive of the verb instead of the present. (F)
Students may use ‘ing’ (present participle) form of verb. (F)
Students may have difficulty understanding the use of the present simple to talk about the future. (M)
Students may have difficulty understanding that it is a scheduled event. (M)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with leaves, as it is said differently from how it is spelt. (Ph)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with the linking of ‘leaves at’
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(Ph)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with linking of ‘should go’ / / as the vowel sound turns from strong to weak when linked to other words. (Ph)
d) One person advising the other on health (you should exercise, you should eat healthy food).
e) Do you have to go to the doctor? (No).
Could you avoid going to the doctor? (Yes).
Have you already been to the doctor? (No).

4) She’s a stranger / She’s a foreigner.
a) Nouns; noun phrase.
b) A stranger is someone you have never met; a foreigner is someone who is not native to a country.
c) Students may have difficulty understanding that foreigners can be strangers and visa-versa. (M)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with stranger / /. (Ph)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with the word foreigner / /. (Ph)
d) Show students a photo of tourists next to the Pyramids in Egypt. Explain that they are my friends, I know them, but they are foreigners in another country that they do not come from. Then tell students a story of my first day at work when I did not know anyone and they were all strangers.
e) Do you know her? (No, she’s a stranger).
Was she born here? (No, she’s a foreigner).

5) I’ve just had lunch.
a) Present perfect; subject + have + just + past participle.
b) Talking about something that has recently happened; ‘a finished

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