Pre-interview Task

Sections 1-5 are assessing your knowledge of language awareness: grammatical structures, their meaning and use and pronunciation. Here are some examples of the types of questions you might be asked:

I was living in Italy in 1998

Name the tense used here.


I’m going to do the CELTA.                                        I think I’ll do the CELTA.

What’s the difference in meaning between these two sentences?


photograph                      photographer                 photographic

Where would you place the stress (emphasised syllable) in each of these words?


sometimes         although           however            and  

Which of these words is the odd one out and why?

Sure, it’s a little challenging but it’s not too difficult. The biggest challenge is sitting yourself down and making yourself start to think and work your way through the tasks. You are also allowed to use the internet or any grammar books you need to in order to complete it. It’s really more a test of your resourcefulness in being able to find the answers if you don’t already have them and how you would then explain the concepts to your students.

To finish off then, Section 6 is a short handwritten assignment about teaching and you can choose one of four topics. Again, feel free to do a little background reading although some people like to just write down what thy already think and feel. The most important thing here is that this should be written to a high standard of Academic English, as you will have to complete four 750 – 1,000 words written assignments whilst on the course, two of which must also be to an Academic standard.

Once you’ve completed everything, scan your handwritten assignment and send it back into us with the application form, personal statement and pre-interview task.


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