Language Related Task Assignment 1 Celta

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CELTA WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1

LANGUAGE RELATED TASKS

Look at the sentences below and identify the following: the verb form and structure the meaning (contrast the vocabulary items in number 4) possible student difficulties (in terms of form, meaning and phonology) a likely context through which you could teach the language (who says this sentence to whom and why?) check questions you might ask to check understanding (think about this in relation to your answer for b), your analysis of the function/meaning).

The plane leaves at 10.00 tomorrow.
If I had a lot of money, I’d buy a boat.
You should go to the doctor.
She’s a stranger / She’s a foreigner.
I’ve just had lunch.
I’m going to visit my aunt tomorrow.

Example: I’m seeing the doctor tomorrow at 2.00. present continuous auxiliary to be in the present tense + main verb with ing
Talking about a future arrangement.
Students may omit the verb ‘to be’ in forming the sentence.(F)
Students may use the infinitive of the verb instead of ‘ing’. (F)
Students may have difficulty in understanding that we are talking about the future because of the present continuous. (M)
Students may have difficulty understanding that it is an arrangement. (M)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with the contracted form of the verb to be. (Ph)
Students may have pronunciation difficulties with the final consonant sound in –ing (Ph)
Someone talking about his engagement diary entries for the following week in order to arrange to meet his friend for a drink.
Is this about the present or the future? (The future). Does the receptionist know about it? (Yes). How does he/she know? (They made an appointment).

Assessment criteria

The design of the assignment to include:
Candidates can demonstrate their learning by:
Length 750–1,000 words
• identification of significant features of the form, phonology, meaning and use of language items/areas and the use of relevant information from reference materials
a. analysing language correctly for



References: Penston, T (2005) A Concise Grammar for English Language Teachers Swan, M (2005) Practical English Usage Websites: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/irregular-verbs/leave.html http://www.thefreedictionary.com http://www.englishforums.com/English.html http://www.elook.org/dictionary/leave.html http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past_s.htm

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