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Pre-Interview Task 2010

Pre-Interview Task 2010

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Cambridge CELTA
PRE-INTERVIEW TASK 
NAME:_____________________________________________________________
Please note that this is not a test of your English. All questions in this pre-interview task will be fullycovered during the Cambridge CELTA Course. It is a task to give the interviewer some idea of your approach to certain aspects of language and learning.
Please return this task along with your application form.
1.Have you ever experienced learning a second language? Was it successful? What positiveand/or negative feelings did it involve?2.Have you ever taught anyone to do something ( e.g. to sew, to drive)? How would you ratethe success or lack of it and can you think of any reason for this?3.Give a brief summary of one successful and one unsuccessful learning experience thatyou have had ( not necessarily language-related). Why do you think these experienceswere successful and unsuccessful?
a.b.
The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
We are registered in England as a charity.
 
4.What personal qualities do you recognise in yourself which you think would make yousuitable for TEFL work.5.Consider the following questions:
a.You teach an evening class of tired adults. How would you motivate them/wake them up?b.Which do you think is more difficult, understanding speech or speaking? Why?c.In your class of 16 students, one has not understood what you are teaching. What would youdo?
6.Identify which of the following sentences contain errors and correct them:
a.I am usually sleeping in on Fridays.b.Did you ever go scuba diving?c.If I was you, I’d get some more sleep.d.Neither Bill nor Steve are coming to my party.e.Just between you and I, she’s a bit of a troublemaker.f.There was far less people at the match than I’d expected.g.The hotel’s comfortable and the weather’s attractive.h.His doctor recommended that he gives up smoking.
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i.She had a brand new, black, big, plastic handbag. j.I can’t help wondering how much did he pay for it.
Why do you think the student made the errors? How would you help the student to remember what
is
correct?
7.Comment on the meaning and/or function of the underlined items in thefollowing sentences:
e.g. During the holidays, we would always go to the seaside.Would shows a regular/repeated past (discontinued) habit/routine.In the past they regularly went to the seaside during their holidays, but now they don’t.
a.
If you listened to me, you would understand.
b.
So, after that, I leave the cafe and I’m walking down the street and what happens?I see Bob.
c.
Eve doesn’t get on with her eldest sister.
d.
I’ll have finished the report by Saturday.
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