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by Lorikeet
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: (?) I read always
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

I always read when I eat. (My husband finds that funny, as he once left a container for corn plasters on the table, and noted that my son and I had read it several times without even thinking.) And no, "I read always" doesn't sound good to me, although I could probably think of a rare occurence wher...
by Lorikeet
Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Fun Adult Homework for a Beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

There are lots of exercises and websites online written for ESL students. Maybe you can find some of those and give her some links. I have some listed on my website http://fog.ccsf.edu/~lfried under "Links" on the left side of the page.
by Lorikeet
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Listening Activities Online?
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

I think there is plenty of room for more on-line listening exercises. I hope they will be free. ;)
by Lorikeet
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Grammar question: using "can" or "could"
Replies: 20
Views: 4168

Sally Olsen wrote:I wish! She gets up at 7 and doesn't go to bed until 11. Wish I had her energy. Memoirs are done, just waiting on the publisher.
Oh that sounds exciting! Please let us know when it's published.
by Lorikeet
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Conducting non-standard course- need help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Sally--was the method you were thinking of Suggestopedia? I never did try that one. ;)
by Lorikeet
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Conducting non-standard course- need help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

I can't imagine why you can't use any materials. I understand if they want to focus on conversation or discussion, but there are a lot of things you can do that still require materials.
by Lorikeet
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Grammar question: using "can" or "could"
Replies: 20
Views: 4168

Hi Lorikeet. You are certainly quite the veteran on this forum, although I see you now have some help monitoring the kids to keep them from flaming each other. Larry Oh! It just dawned on me that there's a big list of "moderators" who aren't! Dave was testing something and put them all up there, bu...
by Lorikeet
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Grammar question: using "can" or "could"
Replies: 20
Views: 4168

Nice to see you around, Larry. I read "The English Verb" a couple years ago, after hearing about it here. It made a lot of sense to me, and I decided to use the ideas to teach my high level students "another way" to look at the English verb. It went over some of their heads, but a lot of them found ...
by Lorikeet
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Grammar question: His sister and "he / him" live i
Replies: 4
Views: 3759

Re: Grammar question: His sister and "he / him" li

Hello, I'm not sure if I should use "he / him" in the following sentence. 1. His sister and "he / him" live in Beijing. I know that a good way to check for if the subjective pronoun is correct is by eliminating the begining subject and saying only the second subjective pronoun. You would say "He li...
by Lorikeet
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: 'Irreparable' - whose pronunciation scheme do you prefer?
Replies: 1
Views: 3338

I use the Oxford Dictionary's American version. MacMillan's sounded the same to me to. I think I have 5 syllables, although one of them is pretty reduced. Somehow, "irreprable" doesn't sound quite right. The example in Cambridge sounded like it was really dropped.
by Lorikeet
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: How to deal with an aggressive lower ESL level student
Replies: 5
Views: 2761

I have had similar kinds of students. Once a substitute asked me how I did it, as the student had somewhat hijacked the class. It of course depends on what the student is doing. My students included some very educated Russians who wanted to show how much grammar they understood by asking involved qu...
by Lorikeet
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: TOEFL
Topic: Prescription Medicines
Replies: 1
Views: 2419

You might also consider posting in the job boards. I think there might also be some people there who have been through similar problems.
by Lorikeet
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Teaching Consonant Clusters
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

Makes sense that different techniques might be used with different language backgrounds.
by Lorikeet
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Grammar question: using "can" or "could"
Replies: 20
Views: 4168

Well they both sound okay to me.
by Lorikeet
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Teaching Consonant Clusters
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

The only problem with saying "pin" and putting an "s" in front for "spin" is that the normal initial "p" in English is aspirated, with a puff of air, and it isn't aspirated after an "s". If the student is saying "pin" properly, you don't want them to add a puff of air after the "p" in spin. The most...