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by jirkux
12 Feb 2013, 23:14
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: tesol
Replies: 2
Views: 4033

Re: tesol

The question seems rather general, but form and meaning are often discussed when talking about various teaching methods. There were some form-focused method in the past (Grammar Translation Method for instance) and you may say that nowadays the methods are rather meaning-focused (understanding the f...
by jirkux
12 Feb 2013, 23:04
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Do/Does
Replies: 5
Views: 14119

Re: Do/Does

The auxiliary (do, does, did) is kind of an "operator". It doesn't have any meaning it just forms the question and it likes to take on all the "grammar". It takes the third person -s so you don't need it any more: He like s music. What do es he like? (we don't need the -s any more with the verb like...
by jirkux
04 Sep 2010, 11:09
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Help with Phonemes!
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

Re: Help with Phonemes!

Which country are you teaching in? Are you teaching students who have serious problems distinguishing between these two sounds? What level are the students? How many are there in the class?
by jirkux
04 Sep 2010, 11:04
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: science and math resources for ESL
Replies: 1
Views: 5624

Re: science and math resources for ESL

Hi,
I've only heard about the book called Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners. You can find a review here. http://www.onestopenglish.com/section.asp?docid=500988
I hope it helps.
by jirkux
04 Sep 2010, 11:01
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: How do you interpret this sentence?
Replies: 7
Views: 8121

Re: How do you interpret this sentence?

I agree with Josef: When he was hired the company had already grown to 150 (and he had to look after them). That's the way I see it...
by jirkux
02 Jan 2007, 11:04
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: 'Will' vs. 'Going to"
Replies: 1
Views: 8029

Will vs. Going to

Hi Ben, I guess that my answer if a bit too late for you but anyway. Future forms in English are generally kind of tricky. We can express future in many ways will and going to are just two of them. This is how I see it: USAGE ONE !1. Wait, I'll come with you. 2. I'm going to see my mother this week...