Celta Assignment 1: Language Related Task

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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
Ask: How long? 2 hours
Ask: Why am I unhappy? Because I've been waiting for two hours To elicit… “I've been waiting…”

Concept Questions
Was I waiting two hours ago? Yes
Am I still waiting now? Yes
Am I still in the same place? Yes

Anticipated Difficulties and Solutions
Form: ss may drop the contraction (‘ve) – “I been” or “I wait” Solution: Highlight form by underlining problem areas on w/b – demonstrate “I have” and then “I’ve” – drill ss may just say, "I've been here for two hours"

Solution: Use CCQs to establish what they have been doing for those two hours

Phonology: ss may over pronounce the “ee” in “been” and mispronounce “waiting” Solution: Use phonemics on w/b – waiting /wei/ + been

Concept: ss may not understand “waiting” as past and present Solution: Use time line on w/b to highlight when
I wish I didn’t live in London.

Meaning
I live in London.
I don’t want to live in London.
I live in London because I have to.

Form
Subject + base form + subject + past simple

Pronunciation
live = not(as in alive)
Weak /t/ in didn’t

Eliciting
Show picture 1 of myself, very unhappy sat in front of a house with a sign over the door saying, “My Home”. In the background is Big Ben. There is a speech bubble saying: “I want to live somewhere else.” Ask: Do I live in London now? Yes

Ask: Do I dislike living in London? Yes
Ask: Do I want to live in London? No

Time line: X

Past Now Future

To elicit… “I wish…”

Concept Questions
Do I live in London now or in the future? Now
Do I want to live in London? No
Do I want to live somewhere else? Yes
Am I going to live somewhere else? No

Anticipated Difficulties and Solutions
Form: ss may get confused with the use of the past simple – didn’t – with the present participle – live – ss may want to say: “I wish I didn’t lived in London” or “I wish I don’t live in London.” Solution: Highlight form on w/b, use time line + drill

ss may drop the contraction from didn’t
Solution: Demo “I did not” as same meaning

Phonology: ss may say l/ /ve and not l/ /ve
Solution: Use phonemics on w/b

Concept: ss may not understand the person is presently living in London because of the use of “didn’t” Solution: Use time line on w/b to highlight when it is happening ss may not understand “wish” as an imaginary concept.

Solution: Use CCQ’s
Would you mind opening the window? Not at all.

Meaning
The window is closed.
A polite request asking someone to open a closed window.
The person asking cannot open the window himself or herself. Not at all - No to any extent.

Form
Would + subject + modal verb + present participle. Negative + quantifier.

Pronunciation
The schwa on would w
The link between the d and you
The link between the t and at
The different sounds of the two a's
The different pron of mind and window

Eliciting
Show a picture of a patient in a hospital bed and another man with a happy face sat on a chair by a closed window. There is a speech bubble above the patient saying, "Please, I would like some fresh air in here." Ask: How can the man get fresh air into the room? Open the window Ask: Can he open the window himself? No

Ask: Can the man sat on...
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