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by Andrew Patterson
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Ways of interacting
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Well, here's the sort of thing I had in mind:
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by Andrew Patterson
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Ways of interacting
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

I'd never heard the terms referential and display question. They are horrible terms. The British council website defines them as follows: "Display questions are questions you ask to see if the person you are speaking to knows the answer. In an ELT classroom, this normally means questions teachers as...
by Andrew Patterson
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Ways of interacting
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Thank you Fluffy. What this is about is that I have a lesson plan form in my current job that has a heading "interaction". It seems to me that this is something that needs analysis. I'm in the process of writing little arrows with interaction that I can paste into a lesson plan but I have to get a n...
by Andrew Patterson
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Ways of interacting
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Ways of interacting

I haven't been in this forum for a very long while. If you'll forgive me. I have been wondering recently about the different ways in which a teacher might interact with a student and vice versa and how students may interact with each other. A teacher may do any of the following to one or more studen...
by Andrew Patterson
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Headway for ESOL
Replies: 1
Views: 384

That would depend on whether it was level E1a, b, c or d literacy or non-literacy. Ie whether the students have learnt to read and write in their own languages. In EFL, this is almost a given, In ESOL, it most certainly isn't. In fact, in E1a literacy classes be prepared to have to show your student...
by Andrew Patterson
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Sine wave speech
Replies: 1
Views: 526

I've only just managed to work out the words myself.

It might be better described as a fairytale than a nursery rhyme.
by Andrew Patterson
Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Sine wave speech
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Sine wave speech

I recently came across an article on "sine wave speech" in the New Scientist. It is a sort of mathematical extraction of real speech which becomes intelligible only after listening to the unaltered speech recording although apparently you can be trained to understand them. I have been wanting to fin...
by Andrew Patterson
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: infinitive as subject
Replies: 18
Views: 1873

No, no, no. "To+infinitive" is perfectly OK in current English but it has to be either: 1) something profound or of great importance - To impeach or not to impeach. (Or indeed, "To practise regularly is important.") Perhaps the latter is a trifle old fashioned. 2) the answer to a "Why did...?" quest...
by Andrew Patterson
Sun May 06, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Bought Up
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Juan wrote:

"I'd agree with you Andew..."

Typos get everywhere.
by Andrew Patterson
Sat May 05, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Bought Up
Replies: 10
Views: 639

It's a typo. Why are we even discussing this. If people actually said it, it'd be a different matter.
by Andrew Patterson
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: male/female grammar
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Have you been researching this question, Metal?
by Andrew Patterson
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: In which register/s?
Replies: 2
Views: 437

All registers, theoretically as they are pretty well neutral. However, they fit into what are often described as the "plain" register. There are formal equivelents, which may be considered pompose if over used "at any time", "in perpetuity", etc. I cannot think of more informal equivelents.
by Andrew Patterson
Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The Roots of English
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

There are a few words that have come in from Celtic languages. Krysstal.com lists loads but is not to be trusted as it lists dialect words that are absolutely not derrived from the Celtic languages. Wikipedia lists: Adder Bard Booth Bow (archery) Brock Coney Coracle Corgi Druid Flannel Flummery Peng...
by Andrew Patterson
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: male/female grammar
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

I would like to know: what is linking the sentences together whether adverbials are acting as linkers or whether other linking words are used where the adverbial is final also are adverbials both initial and final in the same sentence also whether the corpus is native speaker or general. Without the...
by Andrew Patterson
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Active form: passive meaning
Replies: 23
Views: 1636

Re: Active form: passive meaning

There are dishes to do. No, but I wouldn't regard it as wrong. There are dishes to be done. Yes. These apples are ready to eat. No, but I wouldn't regard it as wrong. These apples are ready for eating. Yes. These apples are ready to be eaten. Borderline. The movie is filming in NY. No way, yuck! The...