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by Lorikeet
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: (?) I use to do it
Replies: 37
Views: 15861

Hmm I would use "didn't use to be" with no problem. Just goes to show there are a lot of varieties!
by Lorikeet
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Practice Tests
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

Re: Practice Tests

Can anyone inform me or direct me to a source about the use of practice tests? I am particularly interested when a practice test is given before the final test but contains exactly the same format with a few changes in wording. Is this OK teaching practice or just loading ths bases, so to speak? My...
by Lorikeet
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Difference between -in, -ing, and -een
Replies: 3
Views: 4408

Are you saying that your students are having trouble differentiating between the final sounds in thin and thing? The vowels are technically both "i" although the quality changes before "ng".
by Lorikeet
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Listening Activities Online?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Actually, she posted the same thing in a lot of forums. Here's the one with the most answers: http://forums.eslcafe.com/teacher/viewt ... ght=#42659
by Lorikeet
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: 'The definite article before place names is going missing'
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

One of my favorites, is the use of "the" before bridges. Thus, it was always fun to explain to students that they could visit "the Golden Gate Bridge" or "Golden Gate Park".
by Lorikeet
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Good sites
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

You can check out my website too if you want. http://fog.ccsf.edu/~lfried If you click on "ESL classes" at the top, and then on "Past Classes" you can also see the assignments I gave my students, including other websites. I have a mixture of listening, grammar, and reading quizzes too.
by Lorikeet
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: that car is "calling out my name"
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

That's a pretty good idea of what it means. By the way, you might want to take a look in the Student Forums. There are lots of questions like yours in the "Help Center". In fact, I forgot which forum I was moderating for a second!
by Lorikeet
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Is "prejudiced" a verb or adjective?
Replies: 6
Views: 3988

In your sentences, I think it is an adjective.
by Lorikeet
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Make learners love a matter not a class!
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

I think it's more likely that students who like the class will like the material. Even students who like the material may be unhappy if the class is poorly taught.
by Lorikeet
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Is use of the future continuous incorrect here ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3418

Ah nice to hear from you on this topic again, Larry. I did buy and read "The English Verb" and used it in several higher level classes to give them an alternate way of thinking about verbs. I appreciated your suggestion that we read it.
by Lorikeet
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Beginning sentence with "for"
Replies: 14
Views: 3923

Actually, I don't generally like starting sentences with "And" either. I think you could leave it off. "For a three-ounce portion of skinless turkey breast has only 0.2 grams of saturated fat." does not seem like a complete sentence to me. It could be attached to the sentence before as was just sugg...
by Lorikeet
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: “on / in / during” exams he just regurgitates everything
Replies: 11
Views: 2904

Hmm. I can say, "He always has trouble on exams." "What did you get on the exam?" but "He got tired during the exam." I don't think I can use "in".
by Lorikeet
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Wish I could and wish I would
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

I think you could say something like "I wish I would stop smoking." especially if you find you are addicted and it's too difficult to quit. Or even "I wish I would go to the grocery store." because you are just too lazy and won't leave the house. However, it is definitely rare.
by Lorikeet
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Breaktime!
Replies: 20
Views: 5837

I'm sure what you say is true. For my part I have found texts for ESL to be quite poor and certainly not student centred. Not matter what method they think they employ it still comes across as GTM to me. That is why I'm doing my Masters on a Freirean approach to ESL. Hmm you might want to start a t...
by Lorikeet
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Most popular posters? "Stats"
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

Been a while since I've seen some of those names...