Name: ________________________________Date of Application: _________________
Please complete the tasks as neatly, as carefully and as fully as you can. There are three parts. The completed document should be sent to us with your application. Make a copy of your work if you wish to have one. We will keep the original for your file.
You may refer to a dictionary and a grammar. Recommended grammar reference books and dictionaries:
Practical English Usage – Michael Swan (Oxford University Press) How English Works – Michael Swan and Catherine Walter (Oxford University Press) Teaching Tenses – Rosemary Aitken (Nelson)
Please complete this task in your own handwriting.
1. Read the following piece of writing carefully.
• Identify the errors by underlining them
• Correct them
• Choose two errors
o say why you think they occurred
suggest one possible way of helping them
- He studied in Al-Bustan Primary School from 1915 to 1920. From 1921 to 1926 Rashid Studied at Khaleej Secondary School. He wrote 25 books from 1927 to 1965. He got married in 1927. His wife’s name was Mona. He had 5 children, three boys and two girls. He died in 1980. - Two errors, studies – very simply teaching tenses, past and present tenses. *Chk difference between simple and continuous for past and present tenses.
2. Student Mistakes
Each of the exchanges below contains a mistake.
In each case :
a) underline the mistake
(b) write the corrected version in the space provided
c) write, in simple terms, as if speaking to a learner of English, how you would explain the correction
3. Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Imagine you are teaching a multilingual group of 12 beginners here in Saudi Arabia.
a) What problems might your students have in understanding and pronouncing these sentences?
I’ve got a headache
I’ve got a pain in my leg
| | | | |Understanding – | |The usage of ache and pain, despite their similar meanings. | | | |Pronouncing | |– occasionally some beginners do not pronounce a clear v, and their pronunciation leans towards an f. | |They may well pronounce headache as headashe, confusing with more familiar words like chips and chat. | |Making the transition from syllables ‘dayk’ and ‘ke’ | |Making the transition from ‘got’ to ‘a’. |
b) Outline some ideas on how you would teach these expressions
| | |Initially, I would try and maybe do a small role play showing a real life example, presenting for which parts of the body...