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by meylenlau
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: grammar question
Replies: 5
Views: 4704

Re: syntax...

Dear Njsullivan, In my previous entry, I offered my interpretation of what I thought your student was attempting to say while at the same time, giving you advice on lexical development. Now, I believe that you should review English punctuation rules and when you are ready, learn more about English ...
by meylenlau
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How can you teach English to 52 teenagers in the same class?
Replies: 3
Views: 5285

Re: How can you teach English to 52 teenagers in the same cl

I,m a teacher in a public school we have 49 or 52 students in class, with 3 hours per week , we use the software Ellis in the lab. But every year I feel that we can't advance and they are still begginers. Can you help me, I use dialogs, recipies'presentations, readings, songs ,rol play and many thi...
by meylenlau
Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I like dogs / I like dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 8297

Re: plurality for generalizations...

Dear Meylenlau, The type of generalization you are talking about grammatically requires plural usage. The type of distinguishing characteristic you are referring to reminds me of the differing definitions between the use of "fish" and "fishes". In general, "fish" is considered to be an uncountable ...
by meylenlau
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: I like dogs / I like dog?
Replies: 6
Views: 8297

Doesn't matter

When you say, "I like dog." That means in your mind you have a figure of a dog, you don't care whatever dog it is , very general.But when you say," I like dogs". That means a variety of dogs appear in your mind.
The language you use convey your message.
by meylenlau
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: motivation/creativity/knowledge
Replies: 0
Views: 4136

motivation/creativity/knowledge

Hi, Pupils at that age range need fun learning,most of them are very active and playful,thus teacher has to crack his/her head to plan some fun learning activities to teach grammar and others language content. Examples:- Teacher composes song using the language content that he/she wants to teach(use...
by meylenlau
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Is this correct? "to do" in this sentence?
Replies: 4
Views: 5829

It is a verb and also a noun.

Hi, 1.How often does he exercise? and 2.How often does he do exercise? Both sentences are correct. exercise is a verb and also a noun In the first sentence it is a verb while in the second sentence it is a noun. So the meaning in No. 1 equlvalent to: excercise (v)=perform/do physical activity while ...
by meylenlau
Mon May 08, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Is this sentence correct?
Replies: 6
Views: 9262

Is this sentence correct?

Hello,

Is this correct?

Question:- Construct a sentence using the words given below:

- eating - one o'clock-

Answer:- Mary is eating at one o'clock everyday.

Thanks and please explain.
by meylenlau
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Instead of 'pronouns' could we use 'the'?
Replies: 2
Views: 10632

Hi meylenlau, With me it is all right, since the listener knows whose aunt is mentioned. Besides, just "aunty" without any article at all could also be good in this situation. "My"is absolutely unnecessary here. Although, when one doesn't know which article should be used, a possessive pronoun is a...
by meylenlau
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Out of the question
Replies: 2
Views: 9401

Out of the question!

Hi , Dixie,

The teacher means that his students do not answer the question.
by meylenlau
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Instead of 'pronouns' could we use 'the'?
Replies: 2
Views: 10632

Instead of 'pronouns' could we use 'the'?

Hello teachers,

Could you kindly view your opinion regarding this sentence which was written by my pupil during exam?

The aunty is gardening.

Instead of 'pronouns' he used 'the' . What's your view?

Your great help will be appreciated.
Thank you.