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by Maciek
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: could have+past participle vs. could+infinitive
Replies: 5
Views: 3784

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 the...
by Maciek
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: He must be rich, ....... he?
Replies: 11
Views: 10034

"He must be rich" is our logical assumption, based probably on somebody's observation, and therefore "isn't he?" is to me the ideal question tag to this particular sentence.
by Maciek
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: could have+past participle vs. could+infinitive
Replies: 5
Views: 3784

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.
by Maciek
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The language of advertisements/jokes
Replies: 12
Views: 9453

Thx fluffyhamster and everyone else for your interesting remarks which I have taken into consideration. I will write more after writing the first chapter which should happen quite soon. I have changed the topic and I am writing an analysis of humour according to Sperber and Wilson's Relevance Theory...
by Maciek
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: The language of advertisements/jokes
Replies: 12
Views: 9453

The language of advertisements/jokes

Hi everybody! :)I am writing a MBA paper on the language of advertisements on the basis of relevance theory. I am thinking of changing the topic slightly and try to analyse jokes instead of ads because I think I can find more jokes than advertisemnts for my research. I have already written 3 pages w...
by Maciek
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Creative teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Creative teaching

HI!I am writing a diploma paper and right now I'm at the stage of collecting materials. I don't really know what I am going to write about as the topic is not the one I wanted to get. Well to cut the story short, the topic is "Creative teaching". The paper isn't supposed to be longish ( on average 1...
by Maciek
Sun May 23, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Need a game/rolepaly
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Need a game/rolepaly

I have a lesson on Present Perfect vs. Past simple and I am trying to think of a game/roleplay which would help Ss understand these tenses. Any suggestions?
Many thanks,
Maciek :)
by Maciek
Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Flashcards?!
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Flashcards?!

Hiya!!
I would like to know, if you guys use flashcards while presenting new vocabulary items to students. I know that a lot of books suggest using them, but, because it's so time-consuming, many teachers prefer to write words on blackboards. Let me know your own ways. :P
Cheers,
Maciek
by Maciek
Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Plain English in the EFL classroom
Replies: 49
Views: 6603

Hi, Lolwhites is right saying that we should try to avoid using metalanguage. With students it's better not to use things like 'repetitive grammar pattern', as one of my friends once did during a lesson.Language must be meaningful to students, otherwise they get discouraged and simply won't understa...
by Maciek
Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: see and watch and look at?
Replies: 11
Views: 2420

Hi! I agree with the last post. You can't see TV, you watch it. So definitely there's a difference between 'see' and 'watch'. The verbs mentioned in the title seemed to me quite obvious at first glance but, having read the posts, I started thinking about the distinction. Sometimes easy things turn o...
by Maciek
Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: 'Come on up from out of under there'- the longest?
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

'Come on up from out of under there'- the longest?

Can anyone explain to me the difference between ''how do you mean?" and ''what do you mean?''. I also would like to know, if there's a longer sentence comprising mainly prepositions than this one: ''Come on up from out of under there''.- To me it sounds odd and I doubt, if there's anyone who has eve...
by Maciek
Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Internet Language?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Hi everybody! In my opinion the Internet is a great help in the process of learning a new language.It not only provides you with tests, quizzes or even books on-line, but also gives you an opportunity to speak English or any other language you want with folks all around the world. This way you can p...