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by Lorikeet
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: The "r" sound
Replies: 40
Views: 31433

My goodness, I started this thread in 2004. Thanks for reminding me ;)
by Lorikeet
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Struggling a bit, not sure what they want for one class
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

I hope things are working better for you--it seems you have the right idea about trying to meet your students needs. As you may have guessed, this forum is not as active as it once was. However, you may find some ideas in the archives that might trigger some more ideas.
by Lorikeet
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: New ESL teacher in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 809

As you can see, this forum isn't as active as it once was, and I don't know what questions you may have, but you might find some interesting things in the archives.
by Lorikeet
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Should we liven this up a bit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Nice to see you, revel. No, I can't believe you are doing agricultural machinery importation and sales! I retired in 2010 after 40 years teaching ESL, but I am not doing anything exciting like agricultural machinery :D. Dave's has not been real busy for quite some time, but there are a lot of nice t...
by Lorikeet
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

I've just noticed it from people writing and speaking. I don't like the demise of the past perfect though. There's no better way to show something happened in the past before something else ;)
by Lorikeet
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

Hiya Lori, how's it going? :) I just wish the guy could articulate his objections more clearly (perhaps he should write a grammar of his own LOL), but then, to do so he'd actually have to understand a lot more than his pet (and apparently irrational) hate. I'm doing fine, thanks. Hope you are too. ...
by Lorikeet
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

If you want to see some serious confusion about Past Perfect at least, there's a reviewer on Amazon who's found fault with dozens of grammar books for using the form LOL. It's actually impossible to work out quite what the guy's problem is (other than he doesn't appear to have grasped that a "super...
by Lorikeet
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

Re: HI everybody

I was just going through all the pages on this website and out of the blue I focused on this good question you're asking for. You must always remember what the concept of the present perfect is about, it's an action that began in the past before another took place, so the most important thing it's ...
by Lorikeet
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: How to turn a non-classroom talkative student into one?
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: How to turn a non-classroom talkative student into one?

So far I've got a student in the classroom who doesn't speak at all, every time and activity I do to make him talk is useless. I've tried with relaxing and entertaining things, but it's not enough, At home he behaves the same way What can I do??? If he behaves the same way at home, it seems he woul...
by Lorikeet
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: How to Teach English to Non-English Older Learners in Their
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

As I have gotten older, I must admit the concept of "elderly" has increased as well. 60 to 70 isn't very elderly to me ;) Before I retired, I taught many students who were in their 70s and 80s. We had mixed classes that included adults of different ages from many different countries and many differe...
by Lorikeet
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: AEON Interview -- Lesson Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 2496

I will tell you at the start I have never taught kids, but I spent forty years teaching English as a Second Language to adults, from beginners to advanced. I don't know what level the "beginning" is, nor what age the children are supposed to be. It seems you have a mix of some nice activities, but I...
by Lorikeet
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: BOISTEROUS STUDENT
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

If you have a large room, you can move everyone a bit too.
by Lorikeet
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: What do we call them linguistically?
Replies: 4
Views: 8059

Both of them seem to have be verbs omitted. I don't know a special name for it though. A reduction of some sort perhaps?
by Lorikeet
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?
Replies: 15
Views: 10586

Re: Thank you ever so much for your kind reply :)

Thank you ever so much for your kind reply :) Yes I agree with what you said. I would also say the same. As far as the use for simple present perfect goes I have more examples here which conform to this rule. 2. To emphasise the present result of a past event. I can't get in the house. I've lost my...
by Lorikeet
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: BOISTEROUS STUDENT
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Is there any chance of moving her group a little further away from the others?