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    Default (6) Could you correct my 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. Felix and Adam are the detectives that have to look for him.

    If this is what the students will hear:

    ‘Dinon can’t get out of the country now. But we need to find him today. The Chief isn’t going to be very happy.’
    Late in the afternoon the Chief of Police telephoned. ‘Come to my office in half an hour,’ she told Felix. Felix felt tired and dirty. He quickly drank some black coffee, and changed his shirt. Twenty minutes later he stood in front of Eva Hine’s desk. She did not smile, but looked at Felix and waited.

    Are these suitable questions to ask?
    1. When did they want to capture Dinon? They wanted to capture him that day.

    2. What did the Chief of police want when she called late in that afternoon? She wanted Felix to go to her office.
    3. Did Felix do anything before leaving his office? Yes, he drank some black coffee, and changed his shirt.
    4. What was Eva Hine’s attitude when Felix was in her office? She did not smile, but looked at Felix and waited.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: (6) Could you correct my questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    This is for a listening comprehension exercise. The text is from a CD.
    Alex Dinon has escaped from prison a day ago. Felix and Adam are the detectives that have to look for him.

    If this is what the students will hear:

    ‘Dinon can’t get out of the country now. But we need to find him today. The Chief isn’t going to be very happy.’
    Late in the afternoon the Chief of Police telephoned. ‘Come to my office in half an hour,’ she told Felix. Felix felt tired and dirty. He quickly drank some black coffee, and changed his shirt. Twenty minutes later he stood in front of Eva Hine’s desk. She did not smile, but looked at Felix and waited.

    Are these suitable questions to ask?
    1. When did they want to capture Dinon? They wanted to capture him that day.
    How soon did they want to capture Dinon?

    2. What did the Chief of police want when she called late in that afternoon? She wanted Felix to go to her office.
    Why did the Chief of Police make a phone call?

    3. Did Felix do anything before leaving his office? Yes, he drank some black coffee, and changed his shirt.
    That's fine.

    4. What was Eva Hine’s attitude when Felix was in her office? She did not smile, but looked at Felix and waited.
    Why was Eva smiling and what else did she do? (Again, trick question because she wasn't smiling.)

    Thanks in advance.
    My suggestions and comments are above. I might add a question "Who is the Chief of Police?" It is just possible that some students won't realise that Felix goes to see Eva Hines because she is the person who called him. Some people will assume that the Chief of Police must be a man!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: (6) Could you correct my questions?

    Hi,
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    My suggestions and comments are above. I might add a question "Who is the Chief of Police?" It is just possible that some students won't realise that Felix goes to see Eva Hines because she is the person who called him. Some people will assume that the Chief of Police must be a man!
    You are very right! I myself got some doubts when I wrore #2.

    4. What was Eva Hine’s attitude when Felix was in her office? She did not smile, but looked at Felix and waited.
    Why was Eva smiling and what else did she do? (Again, trick question because she wasn't smiling.)

    Isn't it a good one?

    Sorry, What is the difference between 'trick question' and 'a tricky question'?

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    Default Re: (6) Could you correct my questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks a lot for your help.


    You are very right! I myself got some doubts when I wrore #2.
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    Isn't it a good one?

    Sorry, What is the difference between 'trick question' and 'a tricky question'?

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    Your question is fine but I was just trying to be more challenging.

    A tricky question is one that is difficult to answer. A trick question is one which actually tries to confuse the answerer into getting the answer wrong. They have to spot that something in the question is wrong, not just work out the answer.

    Here's an example which many people are caught out by:

    How many animals did Moses put on the Ark?
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    Default Re: (6) Could you correct my questions?

    Hi,
    Thank you for your explanation. I didn't know that one.
    How many animals did Moses put on the Ark?
    None. Noé was the one that did it.

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