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Activity: true/false 2

True/false activities are also useful for demonstrating the¬†role of the Expression stratum in¬†highlighting given and new information within a clause. Let’s take two examples: The boy is 11 years old. He rides his bike to school. In the first example, … Continue reading

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Activity: true/false

I’d never really paid much attention to true/false activities before, where the students read a statement about a reading or listening passage and then decide if it’s true or false, and usually just whip through the answers without really spending … Continue reading

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Given-New

As well as the grammatical system of THEME, the clause as a message also carries “a unit that is parallel to the clause” (H & M, p.88): the information unit. This is a system of Given and New information, where … Continue reading

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