Good afternoon, I have applied for the CELTA course at my local college in Ireland. I have an interview on Friday morning and I have to complete a pre-interview task and bring it with me.
I was wondering if someone could correct my answers and give me some feedback. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1. Write a sentence giving an example of each of the following tenses.
a) Present Simple: I like sunny days.
b) Present Continuous: He's learning Japanese.
c) Present Perfect Simple: I've been to Australia.
d) Present Perfect Continuous: He's been waiting for over two hours.
e) Past Simple: He went to Paris last week.
f) Past Perfect Simple: I'd just finished work.
g) Past Perfect Continuous: He'd been waiting for over two hours when he finally arrived.
h) Future Simple: I'll meet you at the train station tomorrow.
i) Future Continuous: I'll be cooking dinner when you arrive.
j) Future Perfect Simple: I will have finished by 10pm.
k) Past Simple Passive: the window was broken.
L) Present Perfect Simple Passive: she has rcently been given money.
2. What would you say to a student who asked you the difference in meaning between these pairs of sentences? Identify the verb form and explain the difference in meaning.
a) He's always combing his hair
He always combs his hair.
In the first sentence, the verb form is present continuous. In the second sentence, the verb form is past simple. The Difference in meaning is that the first sentence implies that he's currently combing his hair at that time and has not finished. The second sentence is a general statement based on past observations.
b) She speaks Spanish.
She's speaking Spanish
In the first sentence, the verb form is present simple. In the second sentence, the verb form is present continuous. The difference in meaning is that the first sentence is a general statement providing information; the second sentence implies that the person is currently speaking Spanish at that time and has not finished.
c) I had breakfast this morning.
I've had breakfast this morning.
In the first sentence the verb form is past simple. In the second sentence the verb form is past perfect. I'm not sure what the difference is?
d) She stopped to listen to the music.
She stopped listening to the music.
I'm not sure about this one either, I know the difference, but explaining it is a problem.
3. Look at the following words and decide which syllable carries the main stress. Mark the words accordingly.
a) Photographer Photographer
b) Photographic Photographic
c) Politics Politics
d) Advertisement Advertisement
e) Objective Objective
f) Advise Advise
g) Practical Practical
h) Investment Investment
i) Intoxication Intoxication
4. The Following Modal verbs perform a specific language function (e.g. giving advice, making complaints, asking for permission etc.) state the use of the modal verbs underlined in the following sentences.
a) You must stay at home. Giving an order
You must have left it at home. Giving advice
You really must come round for a drink sometime. Making a suggestion
b) I'll (I will) help you with the washing up. Offering assistance
I'll (I will) see you tomorrow. prediction
I won't tell anyone. Making a promise
c) He should be on the train by now. Giving information
You should take an aspirin. Giving advice
have a nice day
hope will be good
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