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    Question for a listening comprehension exercise (8)

    Hi teachers,
    This is for a listening comprehension exercise for low intermediate students.
    If this is what the students will hear: "You're dirty, and hungry, and tired ... and afraid.", is this a suitable question to ask? Is there a better one, a more challenging one?
    a) What was Alex's general physical and mental state?

    If this is what the students will hear: "He moved quickly and stayed away from towns and villages.", is this a suitable question to ask? Is there a better one, a more challenging one?
    b) How did he move and where did he stay away from?


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    Re: Question for a listening comprehension exercise (8)

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post

    This is for a listening comprehension exercise for low intermediate students.
    If this is what the students will hear: "You're dirty, and hungry, and tired ... and afraid.", is this a suitable question to ask? Is there a better one, a more challenging one?
    a) What was Alex's general physical and mental state?

    Your question is fine and certainly tests their comprehension more than some of the previous examples. However, I'm a bit concerned by the number of times "and" is used. Why not "You're dirty, hungry, tired and afraid"? The repetitive commas and "and"s are a little overwhelming!

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    Re: Question for a listening comprehension exercise (8)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your question is fine and certainly tests their comprehension more than some of the previous examples. However, I'm a bit concerned by the number of times "and" is used. Why not "You're dirty, hungry, tired and afraid"? The repetitive commas and "and"s are a little overwhelming!
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and your words. That's what the CD says. It's not my sentencces. All the statements that I give here for the listenings are from a book. So, unfortunately I can't change them.

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