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    tarynmm is offline Newbie
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    Hi
    I need some help Im doing my TEFL Course and am seriously struggling with concept questions.

    Below I have the 4 following statements and I need to come up with 4 questions for each statement:
    1. Tanya is having her car repaired.
    2. I wish you wouldn't smoke so much.
    3. By this time next year I will have graduated.
    4. When he had arrived at the station the train had left.

    Please can someone maybe assist me a little? It would be appreciated.

    I have tried with the below questions for each but not sure I'm asking the right thing:
    1. Is Tanya's car broken?
    3. Will he have graduated by next year?
    4. Did the train leave by the time that he arrived?
    Please can someone help me...

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    Default Re: Help with TEFL Concept questions & answers

    Your questions should allow you to understand whether the students have grasped the ideas behind what you're teaching. In the first, for instance, I assume that the point being taught is the causative, where someone doesn't do the action but causes it to be done. Firstly analyse the sentences and get the item that they are illustrating, and they are grammatical structures of one sort or another, then ask questions that will show you whether they have grasped this point.

    Your question for number three doesn't go to the heart of the difference between will graduate and will have graduated, where the perfect aspect shows or emphasises completion.
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    Default Re: Help with TEFL Concept questions & answers

    1. Tanya is having her car repaired.
    2. I wish you wouldn't smoke so much.
    3. By this time next year I will have graduated.
    4. When he had arrived at the station the train had left.

    1
    a. Is Tanya's car broken/ damaged?
    b. Is Tanya repairing the car herself?
    c. Does Tanya want to have her car repaired?
    d. Is Tanya's car repaired.

    2.
    a. Does he/ she smoke alot?
    b. Do you like the fact that he/ she smokes so much?
    c. ??
    d??

    3.
    a) Have I already graduated?
    b) Am I happy that I will be graduating?
    c)

    4.
    a) Did he catch the train?
    b) Did he arrive at the station before the train arrived?
    c) Did the train arrive before he arrived at the station?
    d) Was he happy that the train had left?

    Sorry I couldn't complete all of these for you.

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