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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your corrections, your dedication and your advice, they are GREAT! They are never complicated.


    This is the piece they will hear:
    ‘Are we really eating here, Hiroshi?’ Ikuko stopped by the door of the expensive Tokyo restaurant, looking unsure.
    Hiroshi smiled as he held the door open for her. ‘Of course. It’s your birthday. Everything’s arranged.’
    Inside, the big room was almost full. Well-dressed people talked softly together. The waiter showed Ikuko and Hiroshi to their table and brought them a bottle of wine. Ikuko felt a little nervous. This wasn’t the sort of place they usually came to. But when Hiroshi smiled at her across the table, with his dark hair falling into his eyes as usual, she felt better.

    And these are my questions out of it:

    1. Write down what was Ikuko’s question was. (Spanish word order!)
    2. Write down where Ikuko stopped.
    3. Write down what Hiroshi did before speaking
    for the first time.
    4. Write down what Hiroshi said after that.
    5. Write down what the big room looked like.
    6. Write down what the waiter did.
    7. Write down how Ikuko felt.
    8. Write down why Ikuko felt nervous
    like that (or "felt that way"). If you say "... why Ikuko felt nervous" then you have just given them the answer to question 7.
    9. Write down when she(Ikuko) felt better.
    That's OK, but I would prefer "Write down what made Ikuko feel better".

    Are they right?
    See above. Just an extra note - when you number questions, either have a full stop or a dash after them, not both. I have removed the dash from each one and left the full stop in place in your list.

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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Furniture is usually "arranged," not "organized." And I echo emsr2d2 that you could be confusing students with two different senses of the word "arranged."
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. Which synonym will be appropriate for 'arranged' according to the context then?

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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. Just an extra note - when you number questions, either have a full stop or a dash after them, not both. I have removed the dash from each one and left the full stop in place in your list.
    Hi,
    Thank YOU for your great help. Now I guess I have explained what I want to do, haven't I?

    This is exactly what I want to do.
    1) Tell the students that you have some new vocabulary for them.
    2) Give them two sentences, one containing "arranged" and one containing "organised" and explain to them that those two words are synonyms.
    3) Play the audio.
    4) Tell them to write down exactly what they heard.

    This is how I'll present them the vocabulary:
    Some c
    omfortable chairs were arranged around the fireplace.
    A synonym for 'arranged' can be 'organized'.

    What do you think? Is there a better sentence including the word 'arranged' as an adjective?


    Last edited by learning54; 16-Mar-2012 at 20:58.

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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. Which synonym will be appropriate for 'arranged' according to the context then?
    "Organized" or "positioned" will work. I was just saying that the normal verb used with furniture is "arrange."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Organized" or "positioned" will work. I was just saying that the normal verb used with furniture is "arrange."
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your reply once again.

    Best,
    L54

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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    You could also use laid out, though I guess organised and positioned would be easier to understand for Spanish learners.



    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Organized" or "positioned" will work. I was just saying that the normal verb used with furniture is "arrange."

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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    You could also use laid out, though I guess organised and positioned would be easier to understand for Spanish learners.
    Hi Shan,
    Thank you for your reply. Yes! You are absolutely right. That's what I'm always looking for, whenever that is possible, English synonyms with latin roots.

    Best,
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    Last edited by learning54; 17-Mar-2012 at 06:49.

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    Default Re: Question on directions for an exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi John,
    Thank you for your reply.

    1. Is ‘Listening Comprehension Vocavulary’ a suitable title? I don't think so. Could give a better one?
    Should I only say as a title, 'Vocabulary before listening'? Since it's a title you are looking for, why not just add a colon? - Listening Comprehension: Vocabulary
    2. Knowing that in the examples above the first one contains the word they’ll hear (arranged), and the second one
    (organized) is a synonym, what should I write between sentences ‘a’ and ‘b’?
    Should I only say 'A synonym for arranged is organized' below, 'Comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace'.
    As for question 2, I think that the other posters have offered excellent options.

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    Hi John,
    Thank you for your reply.

    Best,
    L54

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