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    What name would you give to an exercise in a listening test in which the candidate has to reconstruct the passage from notes taken while it is played at a normal speed?

    Someone was asking me, and my mind seems to have gone blank on this one.

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Yes, it's "torture."

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Yes... is there perhaps a better way of selling it to students? :)

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by orangutan View Post
    What name would you give to an exercise in a listening test in which the candidate has to reconstruct the passage from notes taken while it is played at a normal speed?

    Someone was asking me, and my mind seems to have gone blank on this one.

    shorthand dictation
    dialog/passage/story reconstruction
    reconstructing the situation
    retelling in your own words
    a better view than the original
    a personal point of view
    checking understanding
    shorthand notes
    the attentive listener
    attentive rewriting
    rewriting in your own words
    a personal rewriting
    checking listening comprehension
    ...

    PS Not a native speaker, please comment on the less appropriate ones.

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Passage reconstruction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Passage reconstruction?
    You mean this one does not sound good?
    Maybe the word 'passage' cannot have such meaning?
    Perhaps it would be better: "text reconstruction", "dialog reconstruction", or "(something else) reconstruction" ?

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Yes, they are good as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Passage reconstruction?
    By 'passage' I tried to mean:

    "- An occurrence or event: “Another encouraging passage took place . . . when heads of state . . . took note of the extraneous factors affecting their economies that are beyond their control” (Helen Kitchen).
    - A segment of a written work or speech: a celebrated passage from Shakespeare."
    from passage: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

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    "a usually brief portion of a written work or speech that is relevant to a point under discussion or noteworthy for content or style"
    from passage - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    Doesn't it apply here?

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Yes, I just thought for a moment I had added a new one.

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    Default Re: name for listening exercise

    Thanks for all these suggestions.

    I was thinking of something like "reconstruction from notes". But that doesn't make it clear that the original input is aural.

    I also like Ymnisky's "shorthand dictation". The trouble is that shorthand to many people means something different.

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