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by Lorikeet
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: A balance between prosody and segmental feature?
Replies: 9
Views: 5481

I taught it together. I might explain some grammar first, but in the spoken practice, I always said things the way we speak, and encouraged, but did not insist, on them trying it out. The most important part was understanding. If you say, "Did you go?" and pronounce each word clearly, you will be un...
by Lorikeet
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: A balance between prosody and segmental feature?
Replies: 9
Views: 5481

There are patterns that can be taught. For example, "you" is often reduced to "ya" in fast speech. I used to indicate that by circling it. The "dz" sound happens when it's a __d y___ combination (would you, could you, did you, should you, had your, etc.) or "ch" for a ___t y___ combination (don't yo...
by Lorikeet
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: A balance between prosody and segmental feature?
Replies: 9
Views: 5481

imkimjeng wrote:Prosody here means intonation, rhyme, connected speech, etc.
Well I don't see why you can't teach that in the beginning, as I said above.
by Lorikeet
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: A balance between prosody and segmental feature?
Replies: 9
Views: 5481

I am not sure what you are including in "prosody" but I will say that I taught about the way words were connected in very elementary levels. I had them write telephone numbers after I dictated, "fi voh" for 5-0, etc. I had them say "It's a" with the connection. I did it with everything from the very...
by Lorikeet
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: could have+past participle vs. could+infinitive
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

Thanks Lorikeet! Does it mean that in the following utterance: I can't find my umbrella. I think I could have left it in the office. replacing "could have left" with "could leave" would render the sentence grammatically incorrect? What I would like to know, as a non-native speaker of English, is th...
by Lorikeet
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: meaning of the word "exact"
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

I'd even prefer "You are doing exactly the wrong thing." to "You are doing the exact wrong thing." but I sure couldn't explain why. I'll leave that to Fluffy :D
by Lorikeet
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: could have+past participle vs. could+infinitive
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

Re: could have+past participle vs. could+infinitive

Hi, Please correct me if I am mistaken in the understanding of the difference between these two utterances: He could go home.- it was possible for him to go home but it's unknown if he did. He could have gone home.- it was possible but he we know he didn't. Many thanks for your comments. Well, I ca...
by Lorikeet
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: You could have come I would be your teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 4215

I think mixed conditionals are fine, but in the example you gave, it didn't make sense to me. If you had given a different example, perhaps I wouldn't be confused now. Hmm on rereading several times, if we both knew that your chance to come to Sydney was this semester, then perhaps it would work. In...
by Lorikeet
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: You could have come I would be your teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 4215

I personally find the sentence jarring. The "you could have come" implies the person didn't come, but the "I would be" sounds like it's in the future. I much prefer the "You could have come and I would have been" myself. I never know what to say about other possibilities, because there are a lot of ...
by Lorikeet
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: READ, LISTEN, PRONOUNCE
Replies: 2
Views: 5931

It was from 2007, and apparently she changed the links. This is what I found: http://www.josiespoems.webeden.co.uk/#/ ... 4544424592
by Lorikeet
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: The subjects taught in each grade
Replies: 3
Views: 5350

I moved this here because "Preschool" is for students 3 or 4 years old usually. Elementary can be from kindergarten to 5th grade or 8th grade, depending on the school. I think the syllabus of what is taught varies by state.
by Lorikeet
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Unions?
Replies: 6
Views: 3138

I think it would depend on the laws in the country you were operating in, and whether it was a private or public employer. In my case, there is a collective bargaining law in California which provided the legal backing.
by Lorikeet
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Unions?
Replies: 6
Views: 3138

I was a member of a teachers' union for forty years. You have to explain your question a little better though. Do you work for a school district that has a union contract?
by Lorikeet
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: teaching PRO-DROP
Replies: 10
Views: 4853

Care to explain what "pro-drop" is for those of us who are unaware?
by Lorikeet
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: a sun
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Seems like a typo to me. Never heard it that way. Some people go outside and get a lot of sun. Unless it's a British thing.