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    Default (4) Could you correct or confirm these questions?

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

    If this is what the students will hear:
    At midday he found a quiet field and lay down under some small trees. He slept at once.
    At about three o’clock Alex opened his eyes, and saw an old woman in front of him.
    ‘What are you doing in my field, young man?’ she said.

    Are these suitable questions to ask?
    1. Where did he arrive at noon? He arrived at a quiet field.
    2. Where did he rest and what did he immediately do after that? He rested under some small trees and slept immediately after.
    3. Who was there when he woke up? An old woman was.
    4. What did she inquire about? She inquired about what he was doing in her field.
    (Not so sure about number 4)

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: (4) Could you correct or confirm these questions?

    1- I'm not sure that finding a field is the same as arriving.
    2- If he fell asleep immediately, he didn't rest under a tree as there is no time for him to rest before sleeping.
    4- The question does not sound natural to me.

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    Default Re: (4) Could you correct or confirm these questions?

    1. What happened at noon?
    2. Where did her rest? (Just leave it there.)
    4. What did she ask him?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: (4) Could you correct or confirm these questions?

    Hi Tdol,
    Thank you for your commentaries. They make me think.
    L.
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    Default Re: (4) Could you correct or confirm these questions?

    Hi Barb_D,
    Thank you for your corrections. I really appreciate them.

    L.
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