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by Lorikeet
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?
Replies: 15
Views: 11945

Re: Present Perfect Simple - Is this an exception ?

If the present perfect simple is used to emphasise the result then why is it correct to say 'Sorry I am late. I missed the bus' and not 'Sorry I am late. I have missed the bus' Thank you :) I have never heard that it is used to emphasize the result. When you use the present perfect, it has to be co...
by Lorikeet
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Some classroom grammar advice please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

You said, "the book asks students to identify the rules ..but i prefer to put this all on the board from the book and try to elicit form and meaning from the students...." I'm not sure what you put on the board and when, but I know I always had better luck when I tried to involve the students too. O...
by Lorikeet
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: A/The Vote of Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

"a vote of thanks"
by Lorikeet
Mon May 27, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Looking for warm-up ideas for adult grammar class...
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

I remember an activity where I made sets of questions of any kind. (What's your favorite_____ and why? What did you eat last night? What do you like to cook? How often do you send text messages?...), say, 20 questions in a set. Each set was in an envelope. I put a letter on the envelope. I had stude...
by Lorikeet
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Intonation with idioms, up or down?
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

Intonation goes down with declarative sentences with me, so I see no difference like that.
by Lorikeet
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: I hate to go out shopping, thus I let my fingers do the walk
Replies: 4
Views: 3132

Your second sentence would be clearer. I remember an old advertisement for the yellow pages, the book for advertising businesses with their addresses and phone numbers, which said "let your fingers do the walking" but I don't know if that is understood by other people, and whether it would be unders...
by Lorikeet
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Keypals
Topic: I need help with getting on korea job discussions
Replies: 1
Views: 2258

Did you try registering there too? I'm sorry I have no control over that board.
by Lorikeet
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Helping students unlearn bad habits and uncorrect pronunc.
Replies: 3
Views: 4627

I did a great deal in my pronunciation classes on the kind of "fast speech" we use in American English. You can see what I mean at my (alas) unfinished but grandly titled "Listening to American English" exercises I started when I was learning how to use flash. http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~lfried/activi...
by Lorikeet
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Finding a Balance Between Correcting/Not Correcting Errors
Replies: 2
Views: 2610

You can also take notes, especially on things that make it difficult to understand. I used to tell my pronunciation students to concentrate on fixing on thing at a time. There is no way you can worry about everything at once, because then you will be afraid to open your mouth. But if you are concent...
by Lorikeet
Mon May 28, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: present/past perfect??
Replies: 9
Views: 6402

If I might add, I got a copy of Lewis' The English Verb some time ago after one of these discussions. It was really interesting reading, and I even managed to use some of it to explain an alternate "grammar" explanation to my high level students. It's one of the few books I kept when I retired. You ...
by Lorikeet
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Problems with a 4 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 4113

My son is doing speech therapy with a six year-old who sounds the same way. He's been using stickers as rewards, and so many stickers gets a prize. Don't know if that would help or not.
by Lorikeet
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: future adult esl teacher
Replies: 1
Views: 974

I taught many many classes over the years in English with adult students at a very beginning level. I used a smattering of different languages (none of which I was fluent in) to occasionally get a little rapport ("Don't worry." "Little by little" etc.) but it was a mixed class and I certainly didn't...
by Lorikeet
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: We had a great time discussing this issue
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

It seems to be "While discussing this issue, we had a great time."

Although on second thought, the meaning to me is slightly different, as is often the case!
by Lorikeet
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: How to differ /l/ /n/ and /r/?
Replies: 15
Views: 31845

Re: middle east

my students cannot pronounce p or j they sound like ba so they might say phonetically I bark my car, I am looking for a bab (job). Middle east. Haven't found the best way to correct this yet. I haven't taught too many Middle Eastern students. I have never heard of j sounding like b. One way to make...
by Lorikeet
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Earthquake!
Replies: 41
Views: 12998

And nice to see you, Larry!