celta language analysis written assignment Essay

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LANGUAGE RELATED TASKS
Grammar item 1: …but sooner or later we have to sleep.
Meaning
 In this sentence have to sleep is used to express the idea that we are obliged to sleep even if we don’t wish to do so.
 CCQs: Is it something we must do? Yes. Can we avoid it? No.
Use of examples: We have to use the safety belt. Children have to attend school by law.
Form






Have to is a non-modal alternative to the modal verb must to talk about obligation.
It is interchangeable with have got to, this last form being more common in spoken and informal British
English.
The structure of the have to form is Subject+ Have+ Infinitive (with to).
The negative form expresses an absence of obligation.
It can be used in questions to
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 CCQs: Will death happen? Yes. Will it happen immediately? No. Will it be an easy death? No.
Synonyms: finally, at the end.
Form



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Time adverb that provides information about the time of an action or event in relation to some other point of time (often now).
The position of this adverb is flexible: at the end of a clause, preceding a main verb and between two auxiliary verbs. Also, at the beginning of a clause, particularly in written or more formal styles of English.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/eventually

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Pronunciation

/ɪˈventʃuəli/

…….we suffer hallucinations, and eventually die.
Anticipated problems and solutions
 Problem: Eventually is a false friend with the Spanish word “eventualmente” (de forma incierta) which in
English should be translated as by chance, occasionally.
Solution: Use CCQs to explain difference. Request examples using both expressions from students and ask them to think and explain difference in meaning.
 Problem: Incorrect word order, students place eventually after a verb and before a direct object i.e. She found eventually the lost dog. This word order would be correct in Spanish: Encontró finalmente el perro que habia perdido.
Solution: Ask the students for sentences with eventually and, on the board, write different combinations of the same sentence, given by the students, by changing the position of the adverb. Mark the

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