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    Default Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Hi teachers,
    According to this statement, 'He was a considerate man who had done well in his company.
    Could this be the appropriate instruction? 'Write down what kind of man he was and what he had accomplished'.
    Is there a better one?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    According to this statement, 'He was a considerate man who had done well in his company.
    Could this be the appropriate instruction? 'Write down what kind of man he was and what he had accomplished'.
    Is there a better one?

    Thanks in advance.
    Your instruction sounds OK to me. An alternative could be "Write down what sort of man he was and whether he had been successful or not".

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    Default Re: Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your instruction sounds OK to me. An alternative could be "Write down what sort of man he was and whether he had been successful or not".
    I like yours very much, but the thing is that the students are low intermediate. So I guess mine is easier for them.

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    Default Re: Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your instruction sounds OK to me. An alternative could be "Write down what sort of man he was and whether he had been successful or not".
    Hi,
    Sorry, one more question, according to this instruction of yours, '... whether he had been successful or not', isn't the reply 'yes' or 'no'?

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    Default Re: Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    I like yours very much, but the thing is that the students are low intermediate so I guess mine is easier for them.

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    Yes, yours is easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, yours is easier.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and for correcting me. I always have this tendency to put a period or a comma before 'so'.

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    Default Re: Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Sorry, one more question, according to this instruction of yours, '... whether he had been successful or not', isn't the reply 'yes' or 'no'?
    You're quite right. It would be a closed question which is never a good idea. Yours is much better on all levels.

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    Default Re: Question on instructions for a listening exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You're quite right. It would be a closed question which is never a good idea. Yours is much better on all levels.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your opinion.

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