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CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE

CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE 19 - 22 DE JULHO, 2010 São Paulo - SP

DENILSO DE LIMA
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CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE

What are Chunks of Language? Language?
A sequence of words which native speakers recognize as the natural and better way of expressing a particular idea.

DENILSO DE LIMA
http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com denilsolima@gmail.com

CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Are there chunks in Portuguese? Portuguese? DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com .com denilsolima@gmail.

. de como ele conseguiu fazer isto? ntrar 08......................... trasado 02. segue o link corrigido... em fazer agora? rrumar 06.. abertos para saber o que ele vai fazer. Eu não quero falar c..... um emprego? deia 07........com ............................... ela novamente...... Vamos comer? DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.. Não cheguei a ler tudo não.............CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Chunks in Portuguese: Portuguese: em 01.. Não faço a menor i..... Esta conversa sobre comida abriu meu a........ ensando 05..... só dei uma olhada r............. Já está mais do que na hora de você a. É bom a gente ficar de olhos b... Eu perdi o ônibus! Por isto cheguei a.............com denilsolima@gmail............. ápida 09..... om 03........................ petite 10........... bem cedinho.... Acho bom você fazer isto amanhã de m........ O que vocês estão p. e pronto........................... no site..........blogspot... ao trabalho.... Para quem não está conseguindo e.... anhã 04.

..... 07....... no saco..............com ....... O irmão dela é um tremendo ........ Tudo dá errado para ele! 05. 06.............. 04............ por causa desta história.... Já está mais do que na hora de você começar a fazer seu ..... ele deu no ..CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Chunks in Portuguese: Portuguese: 01....... na bunda da namorada dele...... Ela vive pegando no meu .. 10.......com denilsolima@gmail. Rodrigo levou um ....... Não podemos traduzir estas expressões ao .... Mas que história mais sem ........... 09... da letra............... 03....... e volte no outro! DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima... 08......................... de meia............. nem cabeça.. frio e tanto............ 02. Quando ele ouviu a voz do pai dele............... Quando o rio é fundo demais algumas pessoas dizem que ele não dá ... Pode ir! Mas vá num ............. O filho dela é um ...blogspot...

Because of chunks we’re able to speak and write fluently.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Why learn and teach chunks? The brain stores more sequences of words than isolated words.com . DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.com denilsolima@gmail.blogspot. Knowing lots of chunks also makes listening and reading easier as well.

blogspot.com denilsolima@gmail.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE institutionalised expressions prepositional phrases idioms Kinds of Chunks of Language collocations sentence heads phrases or polywords DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.com .

blogspot. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. As we prefer to say: NOTICE them.com ...com denilsolima@gmail.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE How can we teach chunks? Before teaching chunks we’d better learn how to find them. Or.

DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE How to notice chunks? chunks? Reading is by far the best way to notice chunks of language.com denilsolima@gmail. we have to help learners to improve their skill of NOTICING NOTICING.blogspot. So.com .

who’s playing? The Yankess and the Red Sox.com .. I’m working very hard this semester.. It’s me. So.. Ok. right now I’m watching a baseball game.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Noticing chunks in dialogs: dialogs: Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Hi. Let’s talk again in two hours. yeah. hi.blogspot. How’s it going? Oh. Dad. So what are you doing right now? Are you studying? Uh. Dad.. are you studying for your exams? Oh.com denilsolima@gmail. Enjoy the game! You too. Baseball? . Carl.. But please try and study for your exams! DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. Dad. Everything’s great. Carl. Good. Uh. Really? Uh.

are you studying for your exams? Oh. So.blogspot.. Really? Uh. Good.com denilsolima@gmail. Let’s talk again in two hours. Uh. Carl. right now I’m watching a baseball game. Ok. Carl. hi.. Baseball? . yeah. Dad. Dad.. It’s me. But please try and study for your exams! DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.. Dad.com . So what are you doing right now? Are you studying? Uh.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Noticing chunks in dialogs: dialogs: Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Carl Dad Hi.. Enjoy the game! You too. I’m working very hard this semester. How’s it going? Oh. Everything’s great. who’s playing? The Yankess and the Red Sox.

Anyway.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Noticing chunks in texts: texts: I started my new job at the design company. He wants to go out for dinner on Wednesday.com denilsolima@gmail. I met Brad after work. and I really want to go. Brad never pays. but I already made dinner plans with some people from work.com .blogspot. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. I like it a lot.

and I really want to go. I met Brad after work.com denilsolima@gmail. He wants to go out for dinner on Wednesday. but I already made dinner plans with some people from work.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Noticing chunks in texts: texts: I started my new job at the design company.com . Brad never pays.blogspot. Anyway. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. I like it a lot.

com denilsolima@gmail.blogspot.com .CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE How can learners remember chunks? chunks? LEXICAL NOTEBOOK Alphabetical Order Portuguese into English Full of Examples DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.

.com .. o que você vai fazer [. o que você está fazendo [..CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Recording chunks: chunks: E aí.]? tonight? tonight? tomorrow? tomorrow? on the weekend? So. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. E aí.com denilsolima@gmail.blogspot. what are you doing So.. what are you doing So.]? now? now? right now? now? at this moment? moment? So.

com .com denilsolima@gmail.blogspot.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Recording chunks: chunks: Chunks with Foot: Foot: put your foot down = bater o pé have a foot in the door = estar com o pé na porta put your best foot forward = esforçar-se ao máximo put your foot in your mouth = meter os pés pelas mãos go on foot = ir à pé DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.

DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.com .blogspot.com denilsolima@gmail.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE The Importance of Revisiting Encourage your learners to look back at the language they’ve recorded and do something – perhaps anything – with it.

com . DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. In the next class. Hand out the transcript . If you have it on CD. Tell them they’ll have to memorize the whole dialog as homework. let students listen to it.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Helpful Activities Memorizing short dialogs 1. 4.blogspot. 3. Partners may give each other hints as necessary 2.com denilsolima@gmail. Have a little conversation about the dialog. have students in pairs and they’ll have to recite the whole dialog to their partner. Choose a very short dialog from the coursebook.

com denilsolima@gmail. 5 classes. After a couple of classes. In the blanks you have the initials of the chunks you want to revisit with them 2. say.blogspot. 3. Discuss them with students whenever possible. Motivate students to record chunks of language during a period of time. Ask them for examples using that specific chunk. Hand out copies of a worksheet you prepared and ask students to complete the blanks.com .CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Helpful Activities What are those initials for? 1. These chunks are chosen by the teacher. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.

DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. This helps them to keep chunks alive in the brain. Doing so.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Helpful Activities Teach your Chunk Ask students to teach the class a chunk from time to time. you’ll be motivating them to record.blogspot. revisit and reactivate chunks.com denilsolima@gmail.com .

/ w. From time to time use this poster to reactivate a chunk.CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Helpful Activities Review Posters Poster A – Chunks Being Learned: Write only the initials of a chunk which students are having problems to remember – b.? / t. t. You can even use the Portuguese equivalence to that chunk so as to help them remembering. v. g. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.com . y. m. y. y.? / etc. t.blogspot. Give students some hints so that they can remember what chunk is that. a q.com denilsolima@gmail. a. t. m. w. / n. I a. / c. d.

DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima. Review the chunks on Poster B once a week. cross the initials out and write them on Poster B. cover it with a blank one.com .CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Helpful Activities Review Posters Poster B – Pretty Well Learned: When most of the students can remember a chunk represented by initial on Poster A.com denilsolima@gmail. When Posters A or B are full.blogspot.

CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Helpful Activities Lexical Bag or Lexical Box Ask students to write a chunk they noticed in the lesson on a small piece of paper.blogspot. DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.com denilsolima@gmail. If one student do not know what that chunk means. In the beginning of each lesson. other will have the chance to teach the chunk.com . Students place the paper in a bag or box. teacher picks 2 or 3 papers and asks students for example with the chunks.

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