Celta assignment 3 Essay

1762 Words Dec 15th, 2013 8 Pages
December 2013
Assignment 3: Skills Related

The receptive skill chosen for this assignment is reading, and the authentic material used for the purpose of developing this skill is an article entitled, Greenwich is packed full of London's most popular attractions [1], which will be related to the productive skill of writing.

The learners reside in London and come from EU countries (mostly Italy), and motives for learning the English language vary. The age factor of the students may suggest different needs and cognitive skills, however all the students are competent to a pre-intermediate level of the English language.

The authentic text chosen is an article from the Metro newspaper online website, (metro.co.uk). The text
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The main strip, around Cutty Sark DLR station, has a seaside vibe. It’s popular with visitors and the famous covered Greenwich Market (Tue to Sun, 10am-5.30pm, shopgreenwich.co.uk/greenwich-market ) is likely to be one of your first stops.
One half sells fairly standard market fair, including graffiti prints, jewellery and clothing from far flung corners of the world. The other half comprises food stalls (on Wednesdays and weekends) which are a great alternative to the clutch of tourist-orientated eateries and lacklustre chains on Greenwich Church Street. Exotic, cheap and extremely tasty, the queues are worth it for Ethiopian stews, pad Thai or sushi. Unfortunately, there isn’t really anywhere to sit, so either head around the corner for a bench view of the Cutty Sark or, better still, lose the crowds altogether by heading to the picturesque park behind St Alfege Church, just a stone’s throw from the market.
In terms of shopping, Greenwich has a surprising amount of gems. In the main melée, you’ll find the reliable second-hand charity bookshop Oxfam Books (2 College Approach, Tel: 020 8305 1656), as well as Music & Video Exchange (23 Greenwich Church Street, Tel: 020 8858 8898), both good for a rummage.

Further treasure can be found around the corner and down the road at Greenwich High Road’s Clocktower Market (Sat and Sun, 10am-5pm, clocktowermarket.co.uk ). You’ll come across hard-to-find CDs, tatty old beer

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