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    What was his reaction to the doctor's comment?

    Hi teachers,
    This is for a listening comprehension exercise. The text is from a CD. (The Elephant Man)
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    I told the Hospital Chairman, Mr Carr Gomm, about Merrick. He listened carefully, and then he wrote a letter to the editor of the times newspaper.
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    Assuming that we know that 'I' is 'the doctor', would the following be a suitable question and answer?
    What was Mr Gomm's reaction to the doctor's comment? He wrote a letter to the editor...

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by learning54; 09-Sep-2012 at 15:56.

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    Re: What was his reaction to the doctor's comment?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    This is for a listening comprehension exercise. The text is from a CD. (The Elephant Man)
    Context:
    I told the Hospital Chairman, Mr Carr Gomm, about Merrick. He listened carefully, and then he wrote a letter to the editor of the times newspaper.
    __________________________________________________ _
    Assuming that we know that 'I' is 'the doctor', would the following be a suitable question and answer?
    What was Mr Gomm's reaction to the doctor's comment? He wrote a letter to the editor...

    Thanks in advance.
    I don't like the word "comment" in the question. It sounds like the doctor told Mr Gomm the whole story of Merrick - that's much more than a comment.
    Also, Mr Gomm's "reaction" was to listen carefully. The action he took was to write a letter to the editor of The Times (note the capitalisation of the newspaper's name).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What was his reaction to the doctor's comment?

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and comments.
    It sounds like the doctor told Mr Gomm the whole story of Merrick.
    You are right. It sounds like he did.

    Also, Mr Gomm's "reaction" was to listen carefully. The action he took was to write a letter to the editor of The Times (note the capitalisation of the newspaper's name) Thank you.
    Then, how about this one?
    What did Mr Gomm do after he listened carefully to the doctor?

    L.

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    Re: What was his reaction to the doctor's comment?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and comments.

    You are right. It sounds like he did.


    Then, how about this one?
    What did Mr Gomm do after he listened carefully to the doctor?

    L.
    That fits the context better although it is a much easier question to answer. I'm not sure what level you are aiming this at but that won't challenge your students very much.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What was his reaction to the doctor's comment?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That fits the context better although it is a much easier question to answer. I'm not sure what level you are aiming this at but that won't challenge your students very much. I do agree completely.
    Hi,
    They are intermediate.
    How about this one, 'Did the doctor's talk have any impact on Mr Gomm?'?

    L.
    Last edited by learning54; 09-Sep-2012 at 18:04.

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