Groups Help! I’m Stuck on my TEFL Course! Discussion Checkpoint Four: Teaching the Skills

Checkpoint Four: Teaching the Skills

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Icon_missing_medium dasta 8 posts

can someone please please help me with this.............letter of complaint and the next one debate/discussion..please please

Icon_missing_medium dasta 8 posts

thanks to everyone for there help........................i hope none of ye get stuck.......i-to-i is a joke

Img_1131_medium Spiwak432 4 posts

Did you get it worked out?  I rarely check this group... but if you need help I will see what I can do.

Icon_missing_medium deirdreLyon 3 posts

can you help me with checkpoint 4 question 3 really stuck on it please and thanks

The most popular gambling city in America and perhaps the world is Las Vegas. Located in the middle of the Western desert, this city is a unique place where the main attractions are the many casinos with their non-stop gambling machines and nightclub entertainment.
The gambling covers a wide range of games from roulette to slot machines and black jack. The foreboding element and danger of risk is ever present. A person may lose a little over a long period of time or a great deal all at once. Such is the uncertainty of gambling. A careful gambler will never lose more than he could afford and a lucky gambler may walk home with a jackpot. Most would be happy if they just broke out even.
When one tires of these games of chance, the gambler may enjoy the many nightclubs which are part of the casinos. Featuring some of the nation's most famed entertainers, they provide a necessary distraction and offer a moment of relief from the tensions of the gambling tables. For those who may have suffered great financial losses, they offer temporary consolation before the long trip home.
If one cannot afford to travel out West, then there is a gambling center in the eastern part of America which offers a similar outlet to those who wish to try their luck with fate. The East Coast "Las Vegas" is located at Atlantic City in New Jersey. Instead of being located in the desert, it is found on the windswept white sandy beaches of the great Atlantic Ocean.
Often in the streets which feed into the gambling districts, there are many pawn shops for those who have sold their earthly possessions to wager a bet or who need money to compensate for their losses.
In recent years the popularity of gambling once confined to Las Vegas and Atlantic City has extended to other states especially along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Following suit several other states have chosen to legalize casino gambling with the hope of acquiring revenue to fund domestic programs. The once pristine and secluded beaches in many southern states are now alive with the lights and lure of the casinos. These casinos have begun to attract many gamblers worldwide to their shores. 
Although the excitement of gambling can provide much fun, it's possible to lose a great amount of money at the casinos and some people often do. There is a growing fear among some people that gambling can be a social disorder which breaks up families and lives. If someone feels they are a compulsive gambler, they are advised to seek help through Gamblers Anonymous.


Icon_missing_medium dasta 8 posts

what do you need to know.........which questions

Icon_missing_medium Sammi70 2 posts

I´m finding this checkpoint really hard, spent the entire day on it and still got 3 questions to answer!Can´t say that I'm confident that my answers to the other questions are right either! any suggestions would be appreciated.

N1216539228_30094253_2281_medium emmafoers 71 posts

Hello to all!

Dasta - what part of the letter of complaint and debate are you stuck on specifically?

Deirdre - when deciding what level I would place someone I look at the grammar structures they are using and also the vocabulary.  This gets easier the more levels you teach.  It will be difficult to place them as you haven't taught yet, but the idea is to get you to start thinking about and analysing a student's level.

To see what grammar you would expect them to know at each level have a look at this brief table of what to expect:

Hope these help!

Hello_medium Tania88 9 posts

This checkpoint really has me struggling, iv been doing it for nearly 2 days :(

im also having trouble with the first question. so far i have :

To introduce the topic I would come in to the classroom looking very upset and annoyed and explain to my class that while out at a restaurant last night my food order had come to me cold. I would ask the students what they think I should do about it to elicit the idea of writing a letter. A class discussion on some things that students are unhappy about would generate ideas for their letter writng task, and woudl be written up on the board

and thats it. If anybody can help with a good website or lesson plans, things like that, i would really appreciate it


N1216539228_30094253_2281_medium emmafoers 71 posts

Hi Tanya,


Don't worry - you have three attempts - if you are struggling with any areas your tutor will direct you in the right area.  Just try to give examples where possible.

Hello_medium Tania88 9 posts

thanks emma

i will have to do that question againg though :( along with question 8 :(


Jakarta_2009_2_005_medium Cheekyface 11 posts

Help...I am stuck on Checkpoint 4 q 5. Can someone please help me with this one? I have been 2 days on this CP so far and its annoying me now...I just want to get through it.


Fenz_medium Chua3421 4 posts

Hi all!

I had just started on my checkpoint 4 and i am stucked with the first question!

will someone please guide me along? as i do not know how to start off at all!

i had taken a look with the rest of the questions, this checkpoint does not seem to be easy at all. =(




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