1. I’m meeting Dave for lunch on Sunday. (Elementary)
|Analysis |d) Anticipated Problems | |a) Meaning |Ss may confuse present continuous with will. | |The act of coming together in the future by a chance or |Ss understand it’s something that is being done at the moment | |arrangement. |of speaking (action in progress). | |b) Form |Ss forget to use the verb suffix “ing”. | |Statement: Subj. + Verb to be + Verb +ing |Ss use no instead of using not. | |Negative: Subj. + verb to be + not + ing |Ss forget to use the verb to be before the subj. in the | |Question: Verb to be + Subj. + verb + ing ...? |question. | |c) Pronunciation |Ss don’t raise intonation when making questions. (Phonemic | |Stress on the first syllable (me’ting). |Symbols) | |Use of contraction with the subj. + verb to be (I’m). (Phonemic|Ss don’t use contraction with the subj. + verb to be. | |Symbols) |(Phonemic Symbols) | |Present continuous is pronounced /ing/. |Ss forget the stress in the first syllable of the ing verb. | |(Phonemic Symbols) |(Phonemic Symbols) |
e) Providing a context/conveying meaning
Present the following dialogue:
A: Hi John! How are you?
B: I’m good, thanks! And you?
A: I’m fine, thank you! So, next weekend is Easter time! What are you doing on Sunday? B: I’m meeting Dave for lunch on Sunday.
A: Oh! Nice. It has been a while that I don’t see Dave, send me a hug for him!!
f) Checking understanding
Have I already met Dave for lunch? (No)
Am I going to meet Dave? (Yes)
Am I going to meet Dave in the future? (Yes)
Is it an arrangement? (Yes)
“Webster’s Universal College Dictionary”, Gramercy Books (New York). “Apple MacBook Dictionary”, Version 2.2.3 (118.5), (© 2005-2011).
2. She might have left already. (upper-intermediate)
|Analysis |d) Anticipated Problems | |a) Meaning |Ss might confuse might have with must have. | |Use to possible reasons that something happened in the past; |Might is used when people think something is possible but not | |she is not any more at a place, but without 100% sure. |very likely. | |b) Form |Ss may use past form of have (had). | |Statement: modal + have + past participle |Ss may use not before the modal verb. | |Negative: modal + not have + past participle |Ss may forget it’s a question and use the last verb in the | |Question: modal + subj. + have + past participle…? |simple present. | |c) Pronunciation |Ss might pronounce /might/ instead of /mit/. | |/mit/ /əv/ /left/ | | |Past simple & particle. /əv/ /left/....
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