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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


Corrected conversation with Jason

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Comment by Jean-Paul Morselli on July 9, 2009 at 12:21am
Comment by Ellen Pham on July 9, 2009 at 1:43am
The problem is, people make these dictates that won't transfer to other, similar situations. In this example, it would be fine to say, "I met my father at the stadium and we watched a baseball game."

Jason is right in his correction. When someone asks you, "What did you do this weekend?" it sounds funny to say, "I met my father," and leave it at that. The native listener will assume that you met your father for the first time. But it's fine to say, "I met my father at the movie theater and we had a great time." That means my father and traveled to the movie theater separately, where we "met up" to watch the show.

Hard distinction for a non-native speaker to acquire, and it does no good to make a dictum that you can only "meet" someone when you see them for the first time- we "meet" each other all the time.

I hope these students are pretty advanced, or you will do more to confuse than help by trying to make the distinction.

Jean-Paul, you can't just say rubbish and leave it at that- show some respect for Jason's effort, make a little of your own to explain yourself! {smile}

Comment by Jory on April 1, 2011 at 4:16am
You need some spaces between your sentences for the sentences to think and translate into their language so it makes sense.  I don't even have time to think and understand this and I'm a native speaker of English.

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