Преподаватель по Скайпу Полина: английский язык

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Полина

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Возраст: 33 года

Язык: английский
Образование: высшее лингвистическое (письменный и устный перевод, 2007), TEFL (2014)
Опыт преподавания: с 2009 года

После окончания университета Полина работала переводчиком в американской строительной компании, дополнительно давая частные уроки английского языка. В 2013 году она приняла решение полностью посвятить себя преподаванию. Опыт участия в различных международных программах (США, Великобритания, Германия, Италия) и работы на международных мероприятиях в России в качестве переводчика безусловно помог ей усовершенствовать знания английского языка и культуры и применять эти знания на своих занятиях.

Занятия составляются исходя из индивидуальных предпочтений и целей учеников, используются разнообразные учебные пособия и онлайн-ресурсы для развития всех навыков (чтение, письмо, общение, аудирование). Помимо общего курса английского языка, Полина помогает подготовиться к сдаче экзамена IELTS.

Полина убеждена, что занятие, в первую очередь, должно быть интересным. Интерес поддерживает мотивацию продолжать заниматься, что, в свою очередь, несомненно отражается на результате.

Диплом университета, TEFL

Статья Полины: Особенности английского произношения в беглой речи

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Level of English: B2-­‐‑C1

Hello, everyone! Today we’ll take one grammar point that I hope you’ll find useful and interesting. But before I tell you what we’re going to talk about, I want you to look at this picture.

 

Well, actually there’re two pictures. In the first one there’s a man and a woman. The man is holding a gun. And in picture No 2 there’s the woman standing alone. Now I want you to answer two questions: Where are they? and What happened between these two events?  As for the 1st question, we can be quite sure that they’re on a roof or a balcony of a high building. As for the 2nd question, there could be various answers. E.g. they argued and he left her. Or even maybe she used his gun and killed him. We don’t know.

 

Sometimes we can be completely sure about different kinds of events. Or who a person is. Sometimes we have doubts. In such cases in English we can use MODAL VERBS OF DEDUCTION AND SPECULATION. And this is what we’ll talk about today.

 

Ok, let’s have a sentence Mike is at home.

 

1. If we are 100% sure that Mike is at home, we say Mike must be at home. For example, I called him 5 min ago and he told me that he’s at home and not going anywhere.

 

2. If we’re only 50% certain, we say Mike may be at home.  / Mike might be at home.  / Mike could be at home. All three options are possible.

 

3. And finally, if we’re 100% sure that Mike is NOT at home, we say Mike can’t be at home.

 

In the same way, we can speculate about past events. If we put our sentence in the past tense, we’ll have Mike was at home.

 

1. If we are 100% sure that Mike was at home, we say Mike must have been at home.

 

2. If we’re only 50% certain, we say Mike may have been at home.  / Mike might have been at home.

 

3. And if we’re 100% sure that Mike was NOT at home, we say Mike couldn’t be at home.

 

And if we put all information together, it will be

 

certainty

 

You are 100% certain that    he is / was at home.

·          He must be at home.

·          He must have been at home.

You are only 50% certain that he is / was at home.

·         He may / might / could be at home.

·         He may / might have been at home.

You are 100% certain              he isn’t / wasn’t at home.

·         He can’t be at home.

·         He couldn’t be at home.

In the end, I’d like to draw your attention that you can find these forms in Sherlock Holmes’s speech who often used his method of deduction to find out who is the murderer.  So if you’re interested, you can take any book about Sherlock Holmes in English and find similar structures. Here is a couple of examples, which I found: The gun must have been taken from the room’. Here I can guess that Sherlock is certain about it. Another one ‘The owner of the glasses might be a woman’, it means he’s not certain so far but probably he has some clues that prove this fact.