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    Default Re: Is anyone going to pass anything today?

    I agree that it's not a natural analogy. I would also suggest something like "OK, lots of you have homework outstanding. Who wants to go first with their dialogue?"
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    Default Re: Is anyone going to pass anything today?

    Thank you, Barb_D!
    Though it seems a litle bit strange to me to talk about home assignment in general. If I just mention "an important assignment", my students may not understand what exactly I mean (they are given important assignments at every lesson, and some of the sdtudents don't manage to do them on time, so they can do them at one of the following lessons. That's why I usually need to specify the "old" assignments by saying what exactly I want.

    So, can you think of some better way of saying "Now I want you to "present" your monologues?" ( just like "Now I want you to act out your dialogues.")?
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    Default Re: Is anyone going to pass anything today?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree that it's not a natural analogy. I would also suggest something like "OK, lots of you have homework outstanding. Who wants to go first with their dialogue?"
    Thank you, that sounds like what I need. But what does "outstanding " mean here?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Thank you, that sounds like what I need. But what does "outstanding " mean here?
    It means homework which was due in at some point in the past but was not done on time. It has yet to be submitted, presented, acted out etc. See definition 3 here.
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    Default Re: Is anyone going to pass anything today?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It means homework which was due in at some point in the past but was not done on time. It has yet to be submitted, presented, acted out etc. See definition 3 here.
    Then it's exactly what I need! Thanks a lot, Emsr2d2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post

    So, can you think of some better way of saying "Now I want you to "present" your monologues?" ( just like "Now I want you to act out your dialogues.")?
    That's why I suggested "Take the stage."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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