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    Is this question and answer suitable?

    Hi teachers,
    According to this contex: It is from a CD. (The Elephant Man) (The second and third 'I' is a doctor)
    He put one enormous foot on the first step, and then he stopped. After a minute, he moved his second foot slowly. Then he stopped and waited again.
    Hello, sir. Can I help you?I looked behind me. It was the postman.
    The postman took Merrick’s left hand, and I helped him with two hands from behind. Slowly very slowly, Merrick went up the steps and into the cab.


    Is this question and answer suitable?
    How did Merrick get into the cab?
    He put one enormous foot on the first step, and then he stopped. After a minute, he moved his second foot slowly. Then he stopped and waited again.

    The thing is that Merrick did not get into the cab by himself, so the question and answer are not right.
    Could it be this one?
    How did Merrick get into the cab?
    By himself and the doctor's and postman help.

    Will it be better to have more than just a question for that pupose? It is for a listening exercise.


    Thanks in advance.

    Last edited by learning54; 25-Aug-2012 at 18:06.

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    #2

    Re: Is this question and answer suitable?

    My answer would be "Slowly, with the help of the postman and the doctor."
    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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    Re: Is this question and answer suitable?

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your help.

    L.

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