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If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

Prospects for Women in Writing, speech Portland, 21986

During Golden Week - not vs never

During Golden Week SheetDuring Golden Week Sheet

This is a quick worksheet focusing on the difference between not and never. Students work in pairs and for each image produce one of three possible sentences as summarised by an example using the Hiroshmia Flower Festival:

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For students who are unfamiliar with the present perfect tense I usually draw a time line with a baby on the left and now somewhere on the right. . I use myself as an example and write my age on the timeline. Something like this:

Timeline baby

With non-adult (less age sensitive) students I'll renforce the idea by adding further lines with their own ages. I'll stress that if they did an activity just once during their lives then that means that they have done it.

There are two versions of the sheet one with spaces for labelling the activites and one without. A further consideration is deciding which verb to use with which activity. Dig/dug/dug the garden (or a hole) is straight forward. How about using a hoola-hoop? Or is that playing with or exercise using or something else?

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