CELTA Language Related Assignment, item 1

I was going to phone you yesterday, but I forgot.

1. Generative Context

I was going to have my first lecture in my new language school. I was very excited and I was looking forward to teach some new foreign students. My boss was going to phone me to let me know about what time I needed to arrive at the language school. I waited all day for her phone call but she didn??™t ring. The next day, I arrived at the language centre at 8:30 and one of the colleagues gave me a message that my boss was at her friend??™s party last night and had forgotten to phone me.

2. Meaning

We use this form to give someone information about your intention to do something. Although this is a future tense but in this sentence it is a past continuous tense

She planned to phone

She did not phone

3. Form

Subject + be simple past + present participle go + to + infinitive
4. Phonemic transcription, including marking the stressed syllables and notes on pronunciation
See Appendix A
5. Concept checking questions (with answers), and, where appropriate, time lines, diagrams, pictures, etc (please continue overleaf if necessary)

Did she plan to phone (Yes)

Did she phone (No)

Will she phone now (No)

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CELTA Language Related Assignment, item 2

She must have gone home by now.

1. Generative Context

I was at the University of Sussex campus where I am staying at the moment due to the CELTA course that i am doing at ISE in Brighton. Yesterday I came to my room and found my flat kitchen very dirty. I went to complain at the reception and told them that I would like them to send a cleaner to my kitchen. The receptionist asked John to go and call Julie who was responsible for the cleaning on my floor. He came back to the reception and told the receptionist that he couldn??™t find her and that she must have gone home by now.

2. Meaning

This type of sentence structure is used to express certainty about something that happened in the past. E.g. it seems certain that she has gone home.

She was there a while ago.
She is not there at the moment.
She is usually on her way home at this time.

3. Form

Subject + must have (modal verb) + past participle

4. Phonemic transcription, including marking the stressed syllables and notes on pronunciation
See Appendix A

5. Concept checking questions (with answers), and, where appropriate, time lines, diagrams, pictures, etc (please continue overleaf if necessary)

Was she there before (Yes)
Is she there now (No)
Has she gone home (Maybe)

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CELTA Language Related Assignment, item 3

A: Open the window, will you

B: I wonder if you??™d mind opening the window.

1. Generative Context

A: The first week of July was very warm in Blackburn. I was invited to my sisters??™ house for a party. There were many others that were invited too. As soon as I entered my sisters??™ house I felt so hot because she was baking a cake in the oven, the children were running around the house and the windows were all closed. I went in the kitchen and complained to her by saying, ???It??™s so hot, open the window, will you???

B: As part of my studies last year, I had to go for some work experience in a primary school. The school was much disciplined and the students and teachers were very polite. Once i was in the classroom doing some work with a group of children when the head teacher came to have a look around as she was just going pass the classroom. She came in the classroom and asked me very politely, ???I wonder if you??™d mind opening the window, please???. I was extremely delighted to see how polite she was to me.

2. Meaning

A: This is an imperative sentence which is used in an informal way. We use this sentence structure to tell or ask people to do things (interpersonal uses) – and the question tag makes it a little bit polite.

The window is closed.
Two close people are talking.
The speaker is not very polite.
The two people are very comfortable with each other.
The speaker may be annoyed.

B: This type of sentence structure is used as a formal or polite request.

The speaker is very polite.
They are not very comfortable with each other.
They could be strangers.

3. Form

A: Imperative + object + will you (question tag)

B: Present Simple + if + would mind (modal verb) + present participle + object

4. Phonemic transcription, including marking the stressed syllables and notes on pronunciation
See Appendix A
5. Concept checking questions (with answers), and, where appropriate, time lines, diagrams, pictures, etc (please continue overleaf if necessary)

A: Is the window open
Are the two people strangers
Is the speakers??™ language formal or informal
Is the speaker being polite

B: is the speaker being informal
Is the speaker close to the recipient
Do they know each other

CELTA Language Related Assignment, item 4

A: She??™s phoned 3 times today.

B: She phoned 3 times today.

1. Generative Context

A: I went for a day out with my friends that live in Brighton. Unfortunately, my mobile phone wasn??™t working either. So I thought I??™d go for a day out and also get my mobile phone sorted. When I came back to the hotel I asked the receptionist if my mum had called for me. The receptionist replied and said I think you should phone home, your mum rang, she sounded worried and she??™s phoned 3 times today. I then asked the receptionist if I could use the telephone to call my mum.

B: I was very upset with one of my friends as she was not going to attend my party. I switched off my mobile and didn??™t call her. She then called on my home telephone which my mum answered. After the party was over and my friends had gone my mum said to me that your friend didn??™t come to the party but she phoned three times today. I thought to myself, I can??™t be bothered with her anymore.

2. Meaning

A: This form is used to explain to someone about something that happened in the past that is still relevant now.

She has phoned.
It is still relevant.
It has happened in the past.

B: This form is used to talk or inform about an action that was completed in the past.

She had phoned in the past.
It is not relevant now.

3. Form

A: Subject + present perfect

B: Subject + past simple

4. Phonemic transcription, including marking the stressed syllables and notes on pronunciation

See Appendix A

5. Concept checking questions (with answers), and, where appropriate, time lines, diagrams, pictures, etc (please continue overleaf if necessary)

A: Is the window open
Are the two people strangers
Is the speakers??™ language formal or informal
Is the speaker being polite

B: is the speaker being informal
Is the speaker close to the recipient
Do they know each other

CELTA Language Related Assignment, item 5

A: A stranger

B: A foreigner

1. Generative Context

A: I came to Brighton for my CELTA course and had my first day on Monday at ISE. When I entered the class I found that everyone was a stranger to me. I wasn??™t familiar with anybody.

B: In the same class I came to know that Karim was a foreigner. He had a different accent. I asked him, ???Where are you from???. He said I??™m from Morocco, I don??™t hold a British passport. I thought, WOW! We have got a foreigner in our class.

2. Meaning

A: A stranger: a foreigner: one whose home is elsewhere: one unknown or little known: one who is outside of one??™s familiar circle or kindred: a visitor: a new-born child (humorous): a non-member: an outsider.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, New Edition 1983

B: A foreigner: a native of another country.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, New Edition 1983

3. Form

A: Indefinite article + Noun

B: indefinite article + Noun

4. Phonemic transcription, including marking the stressed syllables and notes on pronunciation
See Appendix A
5. Concept checking questions (with answers), and, where appropriate, time lines, diagrams, pictures, etc (please continue overleaf if necessary)

A: Do you know him (No)
Does he reside in the same country as you do (Maybe)

B: Are you a native of this country (No)
Are you a passport holder of this country (No)
Do you know him (Maybe)

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