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    Default ITT I struggle with M.F

    Hi

    I have one week left of my Celta, and the tutors have made it clear that I am lacking in a few areas.

    One of the biggest is clarification of meaning and form. From filling in my language analysis sheets through to checking meaning in lessons.

    I find it hard to envisage what problems might come up.

    Two examples (any ideas appreciated!);
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    I wish I hadnít lost my temper - what problems may students have with the form?

    Verbs followed by two nouns;

    Model sentences:


    He gave his boss a present. ( verb + indirect object + direct object)
    He gave some earrings to his wife ( verb + direct object + to + indirect object)

    Apart from distinguishing between direct and indirect objects, what problems may students have with form and meaning, and how would you clarify this?
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    What sort of things do you write for this? How can I get better at working this stuff out?

    Thanks for any input

    dakky

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    Default Re: ITT I struggle with M.F

    Quote Originally Posted by dakky View Post
    I wish I hadn’t lost my temper - what problems may students have with the form?
    They may not be aware of the use of the past perfect for past counterfactual ideas (I did
    in fact lose my temper
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    You could check that the students understand the idea - 'Did the speaker lose his temper?' 'Is the speaker happy about this?'
    I jumped a stage there. Are you sure that the students actually understand what 'I wish' and 'lose one's temper' mean?

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    Default Re: ITT I struggle with M.F

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I jumped a stage there. Are you sure that the students actually understand what 'I wish' and 'lose one's temper' mean?
    Ok well that example is from an assignment where the question is "Potential problems and solutions: What problems might students have with the form? What might students say? What could you write on the board to prevent this?"

    There is already a section on CCQs/timeline etc

    The other examples are from my lesson planning...

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    Default Re: ITT I struggle with M.F

    Have you thought of any incorrect forms students might use instead of the past perfect?

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