About language : tasks for teachers of English

About language : tasks for teachers of English

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Teachers of English need not only to have a good productive command of the language; they also need to know a good deal about the way the language works. This book asks: 'What is it that a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively?' It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system. The book consists of 28 units, each containing around ten tasks, plus a diagnostic introductory unit. Units start at phoneme level and progress through words, phrases and sentences on to complete texts. Task-types include recognition, categorisation, matching, explanation, and application tasks. Throughout the book, the language is illustrated wherever possible from authentic sources, so that the teacher can be sure that the English being studied represents current usage.Scott Thornbury. 7 9 10 The rules for question formation in English are: To make yes-no questions, invert the first auxiliary verb, or the verb to be, and the subject. ... They are then interrogated separately, and their stories compared. ... Some useful classroom questions at beginner/elementary level are: What does X mean ?

Title:About language : tasks for teachers of English
Author: Scott Thornbury
Publisher:Ernst Klett Sprachen - 1997

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