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    tmarcoli is offline Newbie
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    Learn English through Media

    Hello English learners! :)

    How are you all doing? My name is Tachaya. I am conducting a research on the role of media in helping learners pick up English. I have designed a questionnaire and would like to ask for your cooperation by simply answering the questions below and either send your answers to my Email (EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead) or post them here on the forum. Note that you do not need to provide your real name. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks a million for your cooperation. I truly appreciate it.

    Tachaya


    Questionnaire

    General Information
    1. Nationality:
    2. Age:
    3. Native Language:
    4. Education Level:
    5. Occupation:

    Background of Formal English Education
    (Note: "Formal" as in taking classes either in school/ institute/ language school or tutorial school)
    1.) How many years have you had formal English education?

    2.) Are you still studying English at the moment?
    a. If yes, how many hours per week do you take English lessons?
    b. If no, how long have you not been studying English formally?

    3.) What is your main motivation to study English? (Choose only 1 of the following)
    a. to be able to communicate with foreigners.
    b. to get good grades in exams.
    c. to get a higher salary, a good job or a job in an international company.
    d. to be able to understand media (books, movies, internet articles, songs, etc.) in English.
    e. just for the fun of learning it.

    4.) Have you ever been to an English-speaking country? If yes, answer the following questions.
    a. What country did you visit?
    b. What was your purpose?
    1. tourism
    2. studying
    3. visiting someone
    4. working/ attending conference/seminar/meeting etc.
    5. others
    c. How long did you stay in that country?
    d. Did you use English significantly during your stay?

    Learning English through Media
    1.) How many hours per week do you spend doing each of the following in English;
    a. ____ Watch movies/ soap operas/ television shows/ youtube clips with subtitles in your native language
    b. ____ Watch movies/ soap operas/ television shows/ youtube clips without subtitles
    c. ____ Listen to music.
    d. ____ Sing.
    e. ____ Browse or participate in Internet forums/ social networks.
    f. ____ Play video games or computer games.
    g. ____ Read books other than English textbook/ magazines/ newspapers/ online articles.
    h. ____ Video chatting with English native speakers.
    i. ____ Chat with native speakers on the Internet.
    j. ____ Correspond with native speakers via Email or regular mail.


    2.) Look at the following words/ phrases and mark "0" if you have never seen or heard it,
    "1" if you have seen or heard it but don't know the meaning, and "2" if you know the meaning
    and "3" if you know the meaning and have used it yourself before.

    ___ 1. spontaneous
    ___ 2. precarious
    ___ 3. transient
    ___ 4. auspicious
    ___ 5. ostensible
    ___ 6. impetuous
    ___ 7. alleviate
    ___ 8. commodity
    ___ 9. notorious
    ___ 10. captivate
    ___ 11. volatile
    ___ 12. quotidian
    ___ 13. aftermath
    ___ 14. nuptial
    ___ 15. coerce
    ___ 16. cumulative
    ___ 17. accentuate
    ___ 18. precipitate
    ___ 19. poignant
    ___ 20. daunt
    ___ 21. paradigm
    ___ 22. ingenuous
    ___ 23. converge
    ___ 24. detrimental
    ___ 25. invincible
    ___ 26. proximity
    ___ 27. discrepancy
    ___ 28. scrutiny
    ___ 29. resilient
    ___ 30. obstinate


    Slang/idioms
    ___ 1. to play by ear
    ___ 2. to lose one's cool
    ___ 3. to drive someone nuts
    ___ 4. to speak for itself
    ___ 5. to work one's tail off
    ___ 6. to put on a brave face
    ___ 7. once and for all
    ___ 8. twenty four seven
    ___ 9. to screw up
    ___ 10. the real deal
    ___ 11. no-brainer
    ___ 12. to hit the road
    ___ 13. to be behind bars
    ___ 14. to freak out
    ___ 15. to give me a break
    ___ 16. to be knocked up
    ___ 17. to be laid-back
    ___ 18. to leave someone in limbo
    ___ 19. make-believe
    ___ 20. on again off again
    ___ 21. to up for grabs
    ___ 22. to wrap up
    ___ 23. right up one's alley
    ___ 24. to be out of one's elements
    ___ 25. to go out of one's way
    ___ 26. to call it a day
    ___ 27. to hit the sack
    ___ 28. through thick and thin
    ___ 29. to be on the go
    ___ 30. to get on one's nerves

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Learn English through Media

    For security reasons, your email has been removed- it helps reduce the amount of spam. You won't receive any PMs until you have reached 10 posts and posts simply to achieve that number will be deleted. You might get more answers if you contact us and ask us to post a link to an online survey, which would be much easier for people to answer- you can't post a link either until you have posted regularly. I don't want to sound unfriendly, but we have to protect ourselves from the torrent of spam and advertising and these are tools used in this.

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    tmarcoli is offline Newbie
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    Re: Learn English through Media

    Dear Admin,

    Thank you for the notification. I would like to ask you for help with the online survey. I have created a link to my questionnaire but I do not know how to contact you. Could you please tell me how I can reach you so I can forward you the link? Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your help.

    Tachaya

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    Post it here with spaces and we will make the link work. Thanks

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    Re: Learn English through Media

    Questionnaire

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    1. Nationality: Italian
    2. Age: 17
    3. Native Language: Italian
    4. Education Level: High school education (I'm also applying for FCE exam)
    5. Occupation: Student

    Background of Formal English Education
    (Note: "Formal" as in taking classes either in school/ institute/ language school or tutorial school)
    1.) How many years have you had formal English education?
    Between 9 and 11 (I don't remember if I started at the first year of school when I was six or at the third).
    2.) Are you still studying English at the moment?
    a. If yes, how many hours per week do you take English lessons?

    5 or 6.


    3.) What is your main motivation to study English? (Choose only 1 of the following)
    e. just for the fun of learning it.

    4.) Have you ever been to an English-speaking country? Unfortunately no.

    Learning English through Media

    1.) How many hours per week do you spend doing each of the following in English;
    a. __1__ Watch movies/ soap operas/ television shows/ youtube clips with subtitles in your native language
    b. __6-7__ Watch movies/ soap operas/ television shows/ youtube clips without subtitles
    c. __2-3__ Listen to music.
    d. __0__ Sing.
    e. __3__ Browse or participate in Internet forums/ social networks.
    f. __6__ Play video games or computer games.
    g. __0__ Read books other than English textbook/ magazines/ newspapers/ online articles.
    h. __0__ Video chatting with English native speakers.
    i. __0__ Chat with native speakers on the Internet.
    j. __0__ Correspond with native speakers via Email or regular mail.


    2.) Look at the following words/ phrases and mark "0" if you have never seen or heard it,
    "1" if you have seen or heard it but don't know the meaning, and "2" if you know the meaning
    and "3" if you know the meaning and have used it yourself before.

    __3__ 1. spontaneous
    __2__ 2. precarious
    __0__ 3. transient
    __1__ 4. auspicious
    __0__ 5. ostensible
    __3__ 6. impetuous
    __3__ 7. alleviate
    __1__ 8. commodity
    __1__ 9. notorious
    __1__ 10. captivate
    __2__ 11. volatile
    __2__ 12. quotidian
    __1__ 13. aftermath
    __0__ 14. nuptial
    __0__ 15. coerce
    __0__ 16. cumulative
    __1__ 17. accentuate
    __2__ 18. precipitate
    __0__ 19. poignant
    __0__ 20. daunt
    __1__ 21. paradigm
    __2__ 22. ingenuous
    __0__ 23. converge
    __0__ 24. detrimental
    __3__ 25. invincible
    __2__ 26. proximity
    __2__ 27. discrepancy
    __2__ 28. scrutiny
    __1__ 29. resilient
    __2__ 30. obstinate


    Slang/idioms
    __0__ 1. to play by ear
    __0__ 2. to lose one's cool
    __1__ 3. to drive someone nuts
    __2__ 4. to speak for itself
    __0__ 5. to work one's tail off
    __1__ 6. to put on a brave face
    __2__ 7. once and for all
    __0__ 8. twenty four seven
    __2__ 9. to screw up
    __2__ 10. the real deal
    __1__ 11. no-brainer
    __1__ 12. to hit the road
    __0__ 13. to be behind bars
    __0__ 14. to freak out
    __2__ 15. to give me a break
    __1__ 16. to be knocked up
    __0__ 17. to be laid-back
    __0__ 18. to leave someone in limbo
    __1__ 19. make-believe
    __0__ 20. on again off again
    __0__ 21. to up for grabs
    __0__ 22. to wrap up
    __0__ 23. right up one's alley
    __0__ 24. to be out of one's elements
    __2__ 25. to go out of one's way
    __0__ 26. to call it a day
    __0__ 27. to hit the sack
    __0__ 28. through thick and thin
    __1__ 29. to be on the go
    __0__ 30. to get on one's nerves

    Hope I've been helpful somehow :)

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