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    Default Re: Is the question and answer correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    The thing is that this exercise requires an excellent understanding of the English language and unfortunately it is beyond my grasp.
    I can't judge that, but I suspect it may seem so simply because you have not been exposed to this tyoe of question before.

    They are certainly not easy to compose, especially for a non-native speaker, but you have the facility here at usingenglish.com to try out some of your questions and see how we react to them. I have tried again with some different Group B questions - ones that I am fairly sure you could create:


    Lord Muffin snatched the derringer and shot his nephew

    Group B ( some slightly different):

    Lord Muffin ...... the derringer?
    a. took..... b. pushed..... c. lost...d. dropped

    Lord Muffin snatched the derringer ......
    a. slowlyy.....b. quietly..... c. intelligently..... d. quickly

    A derringer is a type of .....
    a. knife.....b. medicine..... c. gun..... d. pencil

    Lord Muffin was his nephew’s .....
    a. father..... b. aunt. ..... c. uncle. ..... d. brother

    The nephew was a .....
    a. girl..... b. boy..... c. animal..... d. it is not clear

    Lord Muffin killed his nephew. Is this statement
    a. true..... b. false ..... c. it is not clear.....? [/QUOTE]

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    They are certainly not easy to compose, especially for a non-native speaker, but you have the facility here at usingenglish.com to try out some of your questions and see how we react to them.
    Hi,
    I sure will and thank you once again for your class and new Group B questions.

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    Another point. If I am playing a short passage only once, I always give my students the questions before they hear the passage, so that they know what they are listening for.

    Or, for a longer and/or more difficult passage:

    1. I play the passge in full once, without pauses, so that they have the general idea of what it's about.
    2. I give them the questions, with time to read them, so that they know what they are going to be listening for. (At this stage, some of the bright ones may already be able to answer some of the questions.)
    3. I play the whole passage again, with pauses at appropriate times so that they have a chance to circle/write in the answers.
    4. (optional) I play the passage a third time, without pauses, so that they have a chance to check their answers.

    Part of the point of this is that I am trying to check their comprehension, not their memory.

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    Another point. If I am playing a short passage only once, I always give my students the questions before they hear the passage, so that they know what they are listening for.
    I always do that too.


    1. I play the passge in full once, without pauses, so that they have the general idea of what it's about.
    2. I give them the questions, with time to read them, so that they know what they are going to be listening for.
    3. I play the whole passage again, with pauses at appropriate times so that they have a chance to circle/write in the answers.
    4. (optional) I play the passage a third time, without pauses, so that they have a chance to check their answers.
    I also do that, except for point 4. It is not an optional point, I always play it again.

    As I have suggested in other threads, your questions check that the students have heard certain words, but do not generally check that they have understood anything.
    One more question please, for them to check that they have heard certain words and are able to write them, is already a step. Since that is a challege for them, what if I mix this kind of questions with the ones that check their comprehension, the ones you have proposed to me. Will that be a good exercise to begin with?

    Ooops! It seems that I did something wrong to enclose your words in a ballom.
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    Default Re: Is the question and answer correct?

    Don't forget that each QUOTE and /QUOTE needs a [ before it and a ] after it, so that they look like this: [QUOTE] and [/QU0TE]

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    Hi 5jj,
    Thank you! I was missing that part.
    One more question please, for them to check that they have heard certain words and are able to write them, is already a step. Since that is a challenge for them, what if I mix this kind of questions with the ones that check their comprehension, the ones you have proposed to me. Will that be a good exercise to begin with?
    It seems that you don't agree with my idea, do you?
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