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    Default Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Hi teachers,
    This is for a listening comprehension exercise.The text is from a CD.
    Alex Dinon escaped from prison yesterday.


    If this is what the students will hear:
    What are you doing in my field, young man?’ she said. Alex sat up quickly. ‘I’m sorry,’ he said. ‘I was tired, and needed some sleep. I’m going now.’‘You’re very dirty,’ the old woman said. ‘Look at you! Where are you going?’‘North,’ Alex said. He stood up and began to move away.


    Would the following be suitable questions and answers?
    1. How did Alex rise from the field? He did it quickly.
    2. Did Alex apologize to the old woman? Yes he did
    3. What were Alex’s motives to be in her field? (They were that) he was tired and needed some sleep.
    4. What did Alex look like? He was very dirty.
    5. Which direction did Alex want to go? He wanted to go North.
    6. Did Alex rise and began to leave the field? Yes, he did.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    It looks like you are planning this exercise for detailed comprehension. I would first try to work out some more general questions or a multiple choice test for general comprehension. As to the questions, they are more or less fine to me, except the first one. Alex didn't rise from the field, he sat up which means he was still on the ground, not lying now as it was before the woman came up to him, but sitting.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Hi englishhobby,
    Thank you for your reply.
    The exercise is planned for intermediate students, so they don't really need to work out any general questions. They have been doing this kind of exercise in the beginners level with much more easy questions.

    Alex didn't rise from the field, he sat up which means he was still on the ground, not lying now as it was before the woman came up to him, but sitting.
    Sorry, but if I'm not mistaken, don't you also raise when you go from a lying position to a sitting position?

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Sorry, but if I'm not mistaken, don't you also rise when you go from a lying position to a sitting position?
    No–englishhobby is right–you sit up.

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    "To rise from the field" suggests that he was capable of levitation!

    Perhaps you should ask them "How did he move from his original/lying position in the field?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Hi Rover,
    Thank you for your reply. I wrote 'rise' the way I pronounce it. My mistake.

    How about the questions? Are the rest correct?

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi Rover,
    Thank you for your reply. I wrote 'rise' the way I pronounce it. My mistake.

    How about the questions? Are the rest correct?

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    If you are pronouncing it "raise", then you are pronouncing it incorrectly. "Rise" should rhyme with "eyes".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "To rise from the field" suggests that he was capable of levitation! Oops! That's not the case at all!

    Perhaps you should ask them "How did he move from his original/lying position in the field?"
    Hi emsr2d2,
    Thank you for your reply.
    So, instead of:
    How did Alex rise from the field? He did it quickly
    I should ask:
    How did he move from his lying position in the field? He did it quickly.

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    3. What were Alex’s reasons for being in her field?


    6. Did Alex rise and begin to leave the field?

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    Default Re: Could you correct or confirm these questions for a listening exercise?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you are pronouncing it "raise", then you are pronouncing it incorrectly. "Rise" should rhyme with "eyes".
    On second though, I pronounce it right then. I wrote my question when I was in a hurry.

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