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So many things in a day

William Garcia

So many things in a day

The lesson So many things in a day was designed for High School learners. This lesson aims to help learners use colloquial expressions with the verbs be, get, have, put and take in the context of daily/routine activities.

This lesson is available in hands-on and hands-off formats. The difference between these two formats is that in the first one, learners need to access SKELL to search for the linguistic data necessary to carry out the activities. The second format does not require learners to access this tool as the linguistic data has been previously selected by the author, and is available to download in the lesson itself.

Regarding SKELL, learners are expected to be able to use the search options EXAMPLES and WORD SKETCH, the latter being the most relevant for determining the combinations with the verbs be, get, have, put and take. A screenshot of this function for ‘be’ is shown below.

Options EXAMPLES and WORD SKETCH on SKELL for 'be'.
Figure 1. Screenshot of  SKELL – query be. Retrieved on September 17, 2022. © SKELL, all rights reserved, used with permission.

Watch the Pressbooks Video 12 (YouTube, 5m, 33s) below to learn more about SKELL, in particular how to use the search functions EXAMPLES and WORD SKETCH.

About the author

William Danilo Garcia is an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher who works at public schools in São Paulo state, Brazil. He is currently a Ph.D student in Applied Linguistics at São Paulo State University (Unesp), Institute of Biosciences, Humanities and Exact Sciences. He conducts research on the implications of Data-Driven Learning for the context of public High Schools. This research is linked to The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Brazilian research: A corpus-based approach to support research-paper writing and translation Research Project. He is a member of the En-corpora: Corpus-Based and Corpus-Driven Teaching Research Group. He also holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, as well as the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).

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