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What language system are they teaching?

Clips of language focus stages to show examples of language teaching
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Fine. So this has been kind of an unusual, but definitely unlucky story, right? So this class is more about unfortunate situations, unlucky situations, than not. Have you heard about rules or laws which express ideas about bad luck? This is Mr Murphy suffering from his own bad luck. If it can go wrong, if something can go wrong, it definitely will. Same conditional structure, right? Let’s look deeper into Murphy’s Laws together, and then with your partner. I’m sorry, can you see this? How would you - if you were a Murphy expert - how would you finish this sentence? You’re going to get your own sentences. OK?
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This is your last piece of paper. Make sure you don’t misunderstand me. It’s not that you have to match the sentences, OK? You have to finish these, and you have to start these three. OK, so come up with a funny, creative, typical ending for these, and a funny, creative, typical beginning for those. In pairs, work with your partner. If you want more information about famous people, where can you look? Newspaper. Do we have famous newspapers like this in Hungary? “Story” and “Best.” “Story,” “Best,” “Blikk.” Maybe “Blikk,” a little bit. OK, we have some famous people, and some lines. What do you think you have to put in there? [INTERPOSING VOICES] Yes, the phrasal words.
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So all of them will go in one story. We have eight for eight stories. OK? Please do this on your own first. And then, you will be able to compare. OK? These phrasal words sometimes in the past, sometimes in the present. OK, so be very careful with that.
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And if we read this, how do we normally read this in English? Exactly, so these two come together right? So, I couldn’t have. Okay? And actually, this also blends in. So it’s, instead of could not have, it’s couldn’t have. Okay? Couldn’t have.
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Okay, so with me: Couldn’t have [class repeats]. Couldn’t have [class repeats].
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Can’t have [class repeats]. Can’t have [class repeats]. Okay good. Couldn’t have. Dezha. Couldn’t have. Couldn’t have. Very good. Flora? Couldn’t have. Couldn’t have. Very good, very good. And Attila. Can’t have. Can’t have. Great.
Watch the video and you’ll see some clips from lessons. Think about these questions while you watch:
  • Which language system are the teachers teaching? Grammar? Vocabulary? Pronunciation?
  • Which stage of the lesson is it? Is it the stage where the teacher presents the language for the first time or is it the stage for the learners to practise the language?
  • Check your answers with other learners by using the comments section. Comment also on anything you found interesting in the lessons.
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