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    Info Gap.

    Hello teachers,
    WR Dictionary says:

    gap
    /ɡŠp/ n

    • a break or opening in a wall, fence, etc
    • a break in continuity; interruption; hiatus: there is a serious gap in the accounts
    • a break in a line of hills or mountains affording a route through
    • chiefly US a gorge or ravine
    • a divergence or difference; disparity: there is a gap between his version of the event and hers, the generation gap
    • a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit
    • See spark gap
    • bridge a gap, close a gap, fill a gap, stop a gap ⇒ to remedy a deficiency


    vb (gaps, gapping, gapped)

    • (transitive) to make a breach or opening in


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    In spite of having looked up the meaning I can't understand what "Gap" means in "Info Gap."
    I have taken a picture of the page of the book. If you click here you will see the the whole text.

    I know what "Info" is and I also know what "Gap" is but "Info Gap." doesn't make sense to me.
    Would you please clarify it to me?
    Source: Top Notch Fundamental A by Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher (American English learning book)

    (I searched for it in the forum but couldn't
    find a thread related to my question)

    Many thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Info Gap.

    See definition #2 here.

    Does info(rmation) gap now make sense if you look at the following exercise in which A and B have to ask each other questions in order to fill in the gaps?

    A has a sentence that reads: Peter _____ walked _____ his bedroom at ______ in the morning.

    B has a sentence that reads: _____ Jones _____ out of his _____ at six o'clock in the _____.

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    #3

    Re: Info Gap.

    Sorry I couldn't understand your explanation. I think it's my problem not yours. You did best. I wish one could explain it to me more clearly.
    Any way thank you 5jj.

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    #4

    Re: Info Gap.

    You need to put info in the ​gap.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Info Gap.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You need to put info in the ​gap.
    Thank you now I got it.
    As you know, one of the meanings of the word "Gap" is "difference".
    Can we also say that "Info Gap." means "information differences"?

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    Re: Info Gap.

    Not really, no. There is a gap; something is missing. That's it.

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    Re: Info Gap.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    See definition #2 here.

    Does info(rmation) gap now make sense if you look at the following exercise in which A and B have to ask each other questions in order to fill in the gaps?

    A has a sentence that reads: Peter _____ walked _____ his bedroom at ______ in the morning.

    B has a sentence that reads: _____ Jones _____ out of his _____ at six o'clock in the _____.
    After reading deeply I understood what you meant by saying this. Thanks so much 5jj. It was useful.

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