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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15300 on: November 11, 2023, 04:56:40 pm »
Did you invent that phrase in the language lab?
Er, ... in my head in seconds. Then posted it. No filter.

Language use is messy. We hear native speakers make "mistakes" daily. Sometimes they are intentional and sometimes not.  But let's not repeat trite expressions. I don't traffic in tired phrases, if I'm up to it.

Let your students say and write whatever - as long as the MEANING is clear. "Fourteen" vs. "Forty" is way more important than the spelling of 'tomato'.
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15301 on: November 11, 2023, 05:14:30 pm »
Er, ... in my head in seconds. Then posted it. No filter.

Language use is messy. We hear native speakers make "mistakes" daily. Sometimes they are intentional and sometimes not.  But let's not repeat trite expressions. I don't traffic in tired phrases, if I'm up to it.

Let your students say and write whatever - as long as the MEANING is clear. "Fourteen" vs. "Forty" is way more important than the spelling of 'tomato'.

Great advice! 8)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15302 on: November 11, 2023, 08:54:40 pm »
Fluency vs accuracy. Standard CELTA material right there.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15303 on: November 11, 2023, 10:34:48 pm »
Fluency vs accuracy. Standard CELTA material right there.
CELTA does not sponsor absurd questions like: "Is it a pencil?" ... of course it is. No human ever asks that question, hence no student should ever have to answer it.

I took the CELTA program in Auckland, New Zealand about 18 years ago. Not a word uttered in the classroom was to differ from that out of it. That meant 'gerund', 'adverb' and 'participle' were off the table.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2023, 11:48:03 pm by VanIslander »
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15304 on: November 12, 2023, 08:37:46 am »
You got me mixed up with someone else.


Oh, Van. Lying about this is akin to lying to your parents about where you grew up.  Weíre a small group of participants here. Everyone recalls you referring to people that used Google as keyboard warriors. Everyone remembers you refusing to accept Google searches as evidence Terry Fox didnít start his Marathon of Hope on the Pacific coast or run through Kamloops. You said you would have to order his biographies as Google searches werenít acceptable. He didnít get you mixed up with someone else. We all KNOW that. Why lie? 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15305 on: November 12, 2023, 08:52:09 am »
I ain't gonna argue against my drunk self.
Yes, i post when inebriated.
I'm sober now, the sun is shining and i'm off.

Before i go: i was born in Vancouver General Hospital while my parents lived on Randolph Street in nearby Burnaby. My dad and i went to Vancouver Island when i was mid-kindy (a shock i recall vividly). We lived on Vancouver Island until i was 10, close to 11,  departing VanIse the last week of 1979. We sang "Take me home, country road, to the place, where we belong..." on the push-button am radio only dashboard. My family home thereafter for 29 years was Kamloops. I spread my dad's ashes in 2008 in the North Thompson river at his fav out-of-the-way fishing spot. It was a good day.

Have a good day! :)

(Our days are numbered. Speak your truth. Don't stutter. Let come what may.)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2023, 08:59:57 am by VanIslander »
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15306 on: November 12, 2023, 09:31:42 am »
I ain't gonna argue against my drunk self.
Yes, i post when inebriated.
I'm sober now, the sun is shining and i'm off.

Before i go: i was born in Vancouver General Hospital while my parents lived on Randolph Street in nearby Burnaby. My dad and i went to Vancouver Island when i was mid-kindy (a shock i recall vividly). We lived on Vancouver Island until i was 10, close to 11,  departing VanIse the last week of 1979. We sang "Take me home, country road, to the place, where we belong..." on the push-button am radio only dashboard. My family home thereafter for 29 years was Kamloops. I spread my dad's ashes in 2008 in the North Thompson river at his fav out-of-the-way fishing spot. It was a good day.

Have a good day! :)

(Our days are numbered. Speak your truth. Don't stutter. Let come what may.)

Speak THE truth, not your truth. Have a good day, as well. Quick question, what was the point of that second paragraph in your post?  It was lost on me. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15307 on: November 13, 2023, 09:08:53 am »
Yes, i post when inebriated.

Finally a truth of yours we can all get behind.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #15308 on: November 13, 2023, 10:38:09 am »
Yes, i post when inebriated.


Big surprise.