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    Default PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    I moved this to Editing & Writing Topics that's where I visit the most & am familiar with a lot of the person's there.
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    Default Re: PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    The people interviewing you are trying to assess the likelihood of your getting through the course successfuly, so it would be inappropriate for us to help you. Do not worry too much about making some slips - if you knew everything, you probably wouldn't need to take the course.

    The instructions for such tests normally say that you may refer to reference books if you wish. I would suggest that you check the names we give to the various tense forms of the verb. You'll find some initial help here: English Glossary of Grammar Terms - UsingEnglish.com

    Good luck with the course if you are accepted and decide to take it.
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    Default Re: PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    Thank you for that, I hear you loud & clear. However the placing is very very competitive & they said that they will only take the best candidates. I know i am smart enough to do it on my own, once my memory is refreshed as I have always gotten A's in English. There are many threads on this site where a newbie like myself posted their questions & was given the help they needed. I am not looking for an easy fix so to speak, that is why I left out half the exam & tried answering the parts I was unsure of, while at the same time, asking for HOW TO on how to explain things to an ESL learner. So please help. I am also thinking of deleting this post by the end of the day & re-posting it under ASK A TEACHER, where there are hundreds of viewers at a time, while here there are hardly over 20 at any given time. Might have posted in the wrong section.

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    Default Re: PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    Quote Originally Posted by Samer1 View Post
    So please help.
    I have explained why we can't. If you are accepted on the course, it needs to be on the strength of your own abilities and knowledge, not of ours.
    I am also thinking of deleting this post by the end of the day & re-posting it under ASK A TEACHER, where there are hundreds of viewers at a time..
    It would receive the same answer there.
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    Default Re: PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    as I mentioned to you, I am just really afraid I don't make the final cut.

    I don't suppose then you could explain the dozens of similar requests posted on here who received help? It just seems a little strange that others are availed the help they need & suddenly, I am not. Sorry to say so..no pun intended. But thanks to you all the same.

    Hopefully someone WILL see it from the other perspective.

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    Default Re: PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    If you look in the teacher training section, you will find many similar requests turned down. You are asking for someone to give you the answers- something we don't do here when it's an assignment. I will give you a suggestion- check the difference between progressive & simple, and the present and past progressive.

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    Default Re: PLEASE NEED HELP on this NEW 2011 CELTA Pre-Interview task

    Ah haa, the progressive & past progressive. Now it is making sense. Thanks

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