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Functions and Exponents (CLT)

Theory and principles of the Communicative Approach

The ELT Trainer

on 31 July 2013

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Transcript of Functions and Exponents (CLT)

Communicative Approach
Semantically oriented
communicate real meaning
in context
Communicatively competent
know the rules
use the rules
(what we communicate)
i.e. offering something
i.e. Coffee? (raising intonation)
Would you like some coffee?
Do you want some coffee?
'Would you like'
< noun phrase > ?
'Do you want'
< noun phrase > ?
What about going to the cinema?
How about going to the cinema?
Let's go to the cinema!
Why don't we go to the cinema?
1. What do you like doing in your free time?
I like swimming


2. Where are you from?
I am from Canada.



3. They have worked for this bank since 1997.

like + -ing
Asking and talking about likes

Where + be + S + from?
S + be + from + country.
Asking and tlaking about origin.

aux. have + past participle > PP
Talking about an action that started in the past and continues in the present.
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