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Gain wrote:I personally think IELTS is a much better than TOEFL, the latter is so lame imo(even though I've never taken it )
Gain wrote:I would be totally fucked if I had to speak to a machine so I chose to do IELTS without any hesitation.
I don't think I would be able to score that well if I'm to take another test. The test sheets I got were really easy so I miraculously got a 9 on both listening and reading.
Ducked wrote:"A transport with engine and with four wheels. Also use up gasoline for it motivation"
Charlie Phillips wrote:Ducked wrote:"A transport with engine and with four wheels. Also use up gasoline for it motivation"
Scary thing: after 12 years here, I don't have a problem with this statement except that 'it' lacks a possessive, and there is a redundant 'with'. I would advise my student to rewrite thus: A transport with engine and four wheels. Also use up gasoline for motivation.
差不多 , 就好了.
ironlady wrote:You're still teaching facts.
Try providing them a series of scaffolded exercises, with increasingly less support. Start with cloze, and have them read their completed paragraphs/essays out loud to each other. If there's one particular error that is driving you mental at the moment, set that up as a "check sheet" and have the partner listening check each sentence for it. To set THAT up, print out a sample essay with that problem in it, with a checkbox for each sentence or clause, and have them literally put a checkmark in it if the error is NOT there, and fix it if it IS there.
The only way you can expect written English to be different from their spoken English is if they have time to apply rules, and if they know the rules. But "knowing" doesn't mean having seen a presentation -- it means being able to identify where the rule has to be applied, and in this case, since there seems to be a lot of fossilization, it also means overcoming the "this sounds okay" that goes with wrong language so the error can be identified and hopefully fixed.
Writing is a fairly mechanical process for most non-native speakers (and many native speakers). If it were something you could just show a PowerPoint and have everyone say "Oh, now I get it!" the world would be much different from what it is.
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