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    A Fragment: Does it sound natural?


    1)
    Does the following fragment sound natural (two students are talking about their coming practice at school as trainees)?:
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    Sasha tried to comfort her by saying: I would s
    tart with settling the class down. It's all about keeping them quiet from the start to set their mood right and then go through the activities you have planned.“I am araid maintaining discipline is going to be the hardest thing to do.” sighed Mary. “Plus, according to the curriculum I am supposed to teach them the Present Perfect Tense.” <...>

    Could you change it if it doesn't?

    2) Does the title On (First?) Teaching Practice sound as a good title for a text about a university student going on her first teaching pratice?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 03-Nov-2013 at 12:28.
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    Re: A Fragment: Does it sound natural?

    Sorry for boosting this thread, but nobody replied so far, so I thought it would be better than start a new one with the same content. I have changed my questions to sound simpler.

    Thanks to anyone who dares!
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    Re: A Fragment: Does it sound natural?

    Sasha tried to comfort her by saying: "I would start with settling the class down. It's all about keeping them quiet from the start to set their mood right and then go through the activities you have planned."
    I am afraid maintaining discipline is going to be the hardest thing to do,” sighed Mary. “Plus, according to the curriculum I am supposed to teach them the Present Perfect Tense.”

    I'm not sure why you've quoted Mary, but not Sasha.
    Yes, the title is OK.

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    Re: A Fragment: Does it sound natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sasha tried to comfort her by saying: "I would start with settling the class down. It's all about keeping them quiet from the start to set their mood right and then go through the activities you have planned."
    I am afraid maintaining discipline is going to be the hardest thing to do,” sighed Mary. “Plus, according to the curriculum I am supposed to teach them the Present Perfect Tense.”

    I'm not sure why you've quoted Mary, but not Sasha.
    Thank you. I just concentrated on the content and forgot about punctuation.)
    Last edited by englishhobby; 03-Nov-2013 at 16:21.
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