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by LarryLatham
Tue Jan 21, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: is or are
Replies: 19
Views: 7914

Too many cars...

I think we agree. But you put it more elegantly than I did.
by LarryLatham
Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: How to use a bilingual dictionary...?
Replies: 6
Views: 30519

Collins COBUILD Dictionaries in the Far East.

Yeah Roger,

You can indeed get them in the Far East. I just purchased a COBUILD New Students Dictionary in Bejing two weeks ago at the Foreign Language Bookstore on Wangfujing DaLu. I saw them in Shanghai too, along with the more advanced user versions in both locations.
by LarryLatham
Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: is or are
Replies: 19
Views: 7914

RE: Is or are?

Yeah but, I think "Too many cooks spoil the broth." is a different kind of sentence than "Too many cars is a problem in Japan." :) Iain is certainly correct that spoil here is plural . But how would it work if we said, "Too many cooks is a problem in the kitchen." The key, I believe, is in the predi...
by LarryLatham
Mon Jan 20, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: adjusting grades?
Replies: 18
Views: 9148

Grade "adjustment"

It's just business, guys! Believe me, I also know the frustration you feel from a teacher's point of view. :x But let's look at it from the school's position. Getting students is not always easy, and keeping them certainly is the key to success. Parents have to be satisfied, and often that means the...
by LarryLatham
Mon Jan 20, 2003 6:17 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: How to use a bilingual dictionary...?
Replies: 6
Views: 30519

Dictionaries

Right! They'll have to actually look through the dictionaries on the shelves at the bookstore to find a good one. Roger suggests the Oxford, which is OK, but my favorite is the Collins COBUILD series. The New Students Dictionary is highly simplified for, I would say, lower intermediate students (ass...
by LarryLatham
Mon Jan 20, 2003 6:05 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: New Message Board
Replies: 23
Views: 7397

New BB system

I'm with Iain. Granted, the new board takes some getting used to and I admit to still being a little confused with how to navigate in it. But I'm gradually learning--mostly from other posters who're using techniques I can copy. For instance, I learned to use the quote system from Iain. Well, to be h...
by LarryLatham
Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 10 activities for pre-teaching vocabulary
Replies: 9
Views: 49500

Re: Bag of tricks

A teacher may well learn the finer points of the language, but still not have the first clue about how to interest, motivate, inspire, or control a class of students . :? It's quite possible you have a point there. But I have the gnawing feeling this originally came out of a brochure for a program ...
by LarryLatham
Sat Jan 18, 2003 7:41 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 10 activities for pre-teaching vocabulary
Replies: 9
Views: 49500

Introducing new "vocabulary."

Some of the ideas posted are good. I especially like numbers 9 and 10, although I personally might alter number 9 so that after students guess about the topic of the text, I'd hand it out without telling them what I think it is, and then after they've processed the text (whatever you're going to hav...
by LarryLatham
Fri Jan 17, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: How to use a bilingual dictionary...?
Replies: 6
Views: 30519

Learning to use a dictionary

Hi, Your idea to give students exercises in which they have to use dictionaries is excellent. Many students do not know how to use one efficiently or even have much of an idea on the range of information that is available in a good dictionary. Notice my term "good dictionary." Many (especially bilin...
by LarryLatham
Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:02 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: OK....what happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 2447

OK....what happened?

Where did all the existing posts go? And replies? :shock: