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Hello everybody,

I will be most thankful and will appreciate very much, if one of you could help me in correcting the below exchanges
and advice to the Tasks below; Please note, I will be grateful to receive corrected versions in simple termes and grammartical explanation to the corrections.

Since I am preparing for the CELTA Cambridge Certficate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages course here in Vienna, Austria. I am seeking for profession advice in Internet and also searching for Books in the following:

A. English grammar
B. Common Errors in English Laungage Usage.
C. English Drafting and Editing

To be corrected:
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1. "I`d like some informations about your courses."
"Certainly, here`s our brochure."

Correction:
Explanation in in simple terms:
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2. “Have you got any money?”
“Yes, I’ve been to the bank yesterday”

Correction:
Explanation in in simple terms:
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3. “Why don’t you give up smoking?”
“I’ve tried, but I just can’t give up it.”

Correction:
Explanation in in simple terms:
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4. “Why didn’t you answer the phone?”
“Because I had a bath.”

Correction:
Explanation in in simple terms:
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Approaches to Teaching and Learning English:

1. Imagine that you are teaching a multilingual group of 12 adult learners at elementary level.

2. What problems might your students have in understanding these sentences:

I’ve got: a headache
: a sore throat
: a cough

3. What problems might they have in pronouncing them?

4. Outline some ideas on how you could teach these expressions.

5. Now think of your own experience as a learner of languages at school or elsewhere.
What conclusions would you draw from your experience as regards what makes a good language lesson?

6. Write at least 100 words in the space below:

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Claudius Taruvinga-Mtasa
E-Mail: (removed)
Vienna. Austria/Europe.
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Comments  
1. "I`d like some informations about your courses."
"Certainly, here`s our brochure."

Correction: some information
Explanation in in simple terms: information is an uncountable noun. It can't be used in the plural form.

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2. “Have you got any money?”
“Yes, I’ve been to the bank yesterday”

Correction: I went to the bank yesterday
Explanation in in simple terms: The Present Perfect needs a connection with the present, but the sentence refers to a past action (yesterday). If you want to make a connection with the present, then you must rephrase: "I've been to the bank today"
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3. “Why don’t you give up smoking?”
“I’ve tried, but I just can’t give up it.”

Correction: give it up
Explanation in in simple terms: give up is a phrasal verb, so if the object is a pronoun it must be used between the verb and the particle.
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4. “Why didn’t you answer the phone?”
“Because I had a bath.”

Correction: I was having a bath
Explanation in in simple terms: It is a continuous action that started in the past and continued for a time, so a progressive tense is preferred. "As the phone was ringing, I was having a bath"
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I hope this helps. Maybe someone can help you with the second part of your question.
Dear Novalee,

I am most thankful and appreciate very much for your contribution.

Very best regards from Vienna,

Claudius.
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Novalee

I am very surprised to hear that the word information exists in the plural form.

You go to the job centre and inquire about some information as to the vacancies for bus drivers.

It should be some information not some informations.
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Police received information about the burglary.

Even if the police have received more than 1000 tips from people from all walks of life, I wouldn't write informations in this context.

I have learnt the word information is always uncountable.

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1. Information on something or someone

2. Information about something or someone
Andrei, excuse me for saying this, but have you read my post??? Information doesn't have a plural form and, yes, it's uncountable. You can only say "piece of information" to make it countable, as far as I know.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Hi Novalee,

I have been on duty in the last 12 hours , so I could not Log-in to check my Mail.

Well, well, I guess you are right with plural form.

Please note, I need a profound lesson in basic-English-grammar, to be able to make a qualified acountable assessment.

However, your contribution has given me a good start for my Prep. for the CELTA in September.

Nice of you to follow my Thread, many thanks!

Claudius.
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Novalee

It was a mental aberratiion. I read your post wrongly. Sorry for the mistake.
Ha ha ha, very funny your "mental aberration", AndreiEmotion: smile I'm still laughing. Don't worry about it. (f)
Re: profound lesson in basic English grammar.
Hi Claudius,
Greetings from the 5th. district.
This is just to let you know that I will try to contact you soon, as I have an idea concerning CELTA which I'd like to share with you. I will leave my name and number and hope you'll give me a call.
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