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Please please help me with my Celta language awareness task. I have finished the task, and need your advice. Thanks

1. (a.)Write down the mistake, (b.) write the corrected version, (c.) write in simple terms, as if speaking to a learner of English, how you would make the correction clear.
1. -Have you got any money? -Yes, I've been to the bank yesterday.
a. I've been to
b. I went to the bank yesterday
c. Simple past used with expression refer to a finished time, like yesterday, last week

2. -Is John ill? He's lost a lot of weight. -Yes, he is rather slender these days, isn't he?
a) Slender
b) Thin
c) Slender refer to people or their body thin in an attractive way, so not appropriate. (Not very sure about the answer)

3. -Why didn't you answer the telephone? -Because I had a bath.
a) I had a bath
b) I was in a bath/ I was having a bath (I am not sure which one is right)
c) ??

2. a) comment on the differences in meaning between the following pairs of sentences. B) Outline some ideas on how you might teach these differences in meaning.
a) If I had the money, I'd buy a new car. (unreal situation)
b) If I have the money, I'll buy a new car. (future)

a) The house was very isolated. (remote)
b) The house was very secluded.(quite)

a) Give me a hand with this bag, will you? (informal)
b) Could you give me a hand with this bag, please? (formal)

I can tell the differences in the meaning between the pairs of sentences, but in terms of ideas on how to teach the differences, shall I use other examples, or give pictures to illustrate the difference. I am not sure I sure write this. Can anybody give me an ideas or an example, please?
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Hi,

Here are a few comments.

Please please help me with my Celta language awareness task. I have finished the task, and need your advice. Thanks

1. (a.)Write down the mistake, (b.) write the corrected version, (c.) write in simple terms, as if speaking to a learner of English, how you would make the correction clear.
1. -Have you got any money? -Yes, I've been to the bank yesterday.
a. I've been to
b. I went to the bank yesterday
c. Simple past used with expression refer to a finished time, like yesterday, last week

BUt you could also say that the mistake is 'yesterday', and that the correct sentence is 'Yes, I've been to the bank'.

In addition, you need to word your explanation as if you are actually talking to a real student.

eg When you are talking about a specific time in the past, like 'yesterday' or 'last week', you need to use Simple Past tense.

2. -Is John ill? He's lost a lot of weight. -Yes, he is rather slender these days, isn't he?
a) Slender
b) Thin
c) Slender refers to people who are thin in an attractive way, so it is not not appropriate here because you think the person looks unhealthy.

3. -Why didn't you answer the telephone? -Because I had a bath.
a) I had a bath
b) I was in the bath/ I was having a bath (I am not sure which one is right) Both, but I'd just talk about the continuous version.

c) You need to use a tense that shows what was happening at the time the phone rang. You were in the bath before it rang, when it rang, and after it rang.

2. a) comment on the differences in meaning between the following pairs of sentences. B) Outline some ideas on how you might teach these differences in meaning.
a) If I had the money, I'd buy a new car. (unreal situation)
b) If I have the money, I'll buy a new car. (future)

Try to explain 'unreal' versus 'real' conditions.

Use examples.

eg If I met an alien with three heads, I'd scream.

eg If I meet my friend, I'll say hello.

a) The house was very isolated. (remote)
b) The house was very secluded.(quite)

There's almost no difference here.

a) Give me a hand with this bag, will you? (informal)
b) Could you give me a hand with this bag, please? (formal) Not formal, just more polite.

Discuss the idea of politeness.

Explain that an order format is not polite, although 'please' helps.

I can tell the differences in the meaning between the pairs of sentences, but in terms of ideas on how to teach the differences, shall I use other examples, or give pictures to illustrate the difference. I am not sure I sure write this. Can anybody give me an ideas or an example, please?

Clive
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Hi, Clive. Thank you very much for your quick reply. I get some idea of how to think from teacher's perspective from your comment. Thanks again.