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by schetin
19 May 2012, 23:03
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Teaching and Explaning Verbs and Tenses
Replies: 3
Views: 14974

Re: Teaching and Explaning Verbs and Tenses

My reply was not quite to the point since the question was about telling the Past Indefinite (Simple) and the Past Perfect. The difference seems pretty evident: when you don't define the Aspect, it's the Past Indefinite (or the Past Simple); when you define the Aspect (or "link the before-the-past w...
by schetin
19 May 2012, 14:26
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Teaching and Explaning Verbs and Tenses
Replies: 3
Views: 14974

Re: Teaching and Explaning Verbs and Tenses

One thing you've got to do is to show your students the difference between Present and Past, since both are Perfect. Tenses are always indicated by the first verb of the Predicate, namely, by the finite form. If the talk is about past events, then the Past is more in tune; otherwise, the Present is ...
by schetin
28 Aug 2006, 22:55
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: The usage of move and transfer
Replies: 4
Views: 8877

Hi Chocolate,

You can transfer data - you can move objects.

'Transfer' is a transitive verb, i.e. you can only transfer SOMETHING.

'Move' can be used both transitively and intransitively: you can move to a new location or move something to a another place.

My two cents,

Slava
by schetin
13 Aug 2006, 13:37
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: teaching speaking to adults
Replies: 2
Views: 9330

Hi Rachel,

http://groups.msn.com/Philosophy4EVERYO ... tsnew.msnw

has got a lot of options for discussion. Browse the forum threads. I'm sure you'll find something to your liking.

My ha'porth,

Slava
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 23:43
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: How to help yourself learn to speak?
Replies: 1
Views: 4895

What are you for? Isn't it your job to see to it that has enough practice? My take is that you are wasting too much time on advice. We all do at first. I suggest you get her involved in a conversation - choose a text and plan some remarks that could be questioned in class. First, it won't be easy, b...
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 23:26
Forum: Teaching Adults
Topic: Pronunciation Methods Debate
Replies: 4
Views: 12410

I'd fully agree with Alex.

My ha'p'orth,

Slava
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 22:51
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Tenses
Replies: 1
Views: 6637

Your question mainly concerns the usage of modal 'will'. The thing is that Future Perfect, as you call it, is rather rarely used to denote the result of some action in the Future but is frequently used in the literary style as an anticipation of the result of an action in the Present, say: "He looks...
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 22:30
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: the usage of "both" and "all"
Replies: 1
Views: 6412

Hi Michelle,

(2) and (4) are correct.

My ha'p'orth,

Slava
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 22:23
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Can kids going to school be called "students"?
Replies: 1
Views: 4200

Generally speaking, 'students' are those who 'study' and 'pupils' are those who 'learn'. It's common that pupils be called 'students' nowadays, and Burma is not unique. I think it's up to you to decide for yourself how to call pupils of yours; and I wouldn't demand that others call them the way I do...
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 22:10
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: explain TO me, say TO me, tell me
Replies: 1
Views: 6264

Hi Dominique,

Do you mean the pattern 'give me', 'show me', 'tell me', &c.? The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives likewise patterns in the introduction.

If it helps,

Slava
by schetin
01 Aug 2006, 21:58
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: inifintive and gerund
Replies: 1
Views: 6956

Re: inifintive and gerund

Hi Unicorn, For Gerund and Infinitives, does a main verb always precede them? Gerund is a verbal, having mainly the functions of Noun. It is never preceded by a 'main verb'. Infinitive (or 'the name of a purpose') is different in that it can have various functions: Subject - To master a language is ...
by schetin
03 Jan 2006, 02:26
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: using L1 in L2 classroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 13883

Re: L1 or not L1

Hi Jeremy, Many people send their children to an English speaking country to learn English. While there, they study in classrooms where there may be 10 different nationalities and the teacher can only use English. You are missing the point. Many doesn't mean everybody; moreover, try to imagine real ...
by schetin
21 Nov 2005, 14:03
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: URGENT: Help needed on tenses!
Replies: 1
Views: 6780

Re: URGENT: Help needed on tenses!

Hi Osman, 1. So how are you anyway? Done anything exciting since I last saw you? No, nothing at all. It's rained / It's been raining all weekend. I haven't been / I haven't been going out once! "...It's been raining..." - since it doesn't only tell on the result in the Present, but has to do with th...
by schetin
26 Oct 2005, 16:32
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: 3rd Conditional
Replies: 13
Views: 19796

Hi again Steve ...doesn't 'should' take the place of 'if' in your example? Sure. "Had I been..." instead of "If I had been..."; "should you go..." instead of "if you should go..."; etc. I realise we have the options, "Should I have won..." and also "If I were to have won...", (which are both a littl...
by schetin
26 Oct 2005, 12:08
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: 3rd Conditional
Replies: 13
Views: 19796

Re: 3rd Conditional

Hi Steve, All was going well until I caught myself (a native speaker) saying, "If I'd have won the lottery, I'd have bought a Ferrari" Now, we all know that an if-clause cannot contain a 'would', so that 'd must be a 'had'. "If I had have won the lottery...." - it looks bad written down, doesn't it?...
by schetin
24 Oct 2005, 09:50
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: International English or not
Replies: 15
Views: 16884

Re: International English

Hi Nigel, I don't agree with Schetin saying nobody speaks international English. I said there's no people that speaks International English - for one reason: it's INTERNATIONAL. What you say is what you say. Be attentive, will you. You're also wrong to say that America has no culture! Why is a mix o...
by schetin
26 Sep 2005, 17:30
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Mixed
Replies: 2
Views: 7485

Hi educationglobal, 1. Both are correct. The only difference is that in the first instance the answer will be the color of eyes and in the second - the eyes color (lol), which is the same. 2. What tense is used in the following sentences? I am tempted to give an examination. I am scared to do the te...
by schetin
26 Sep 2005, 15:36
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: International English or not
Replies: 15
Views: 16884

http://www.englishclub.com/tefl/viewtopic.php?t=355 [Recently] I have attended several courses and met different teachers. Sadly most of them could do anything from planning or building a house, selling things in a supermarket, washing cars, etc. but teach English professionally. Most of them were n...
by schetin
26 Sep 2005, 13:10
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: International English or not
Replies: 15
Views: 16884

Good point here Paula, Do people out there think we should be teaching our students some brand of real English as spoken between native speakers: eg Australian, British, American. Or do you think we should be teaching "international English" as spoken between, Germans, Japanese etc. I don't think th...
by schetin
20 Sep 2005, 12:43
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: using L1 in L2 classroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 13883

Hi all, In practice, L2 without association with L1 is an advantage only for emigrants. If the country you belong to wants to get rid of its citizens, or is a slave of an English speaking country, or else is getting tired of its own culture - only then the above mentioned association is a pain in th...