2 difficult question

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1> It is often not considered necessary to correct errors in communicative language teaching if:

A)communication is not impeded
B)the speaker speaks clearly
C)the student is nervous
D)the teacher does not believe in correcting

2> The main problem with serious grammatical errors is:

A)they cause confusion
B)they cause embarrassment
C)They impede communiction
D)they undermine confidence

I am stuck with these 2 multiple choices


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1- a
If the objective is to communicate and communication is successful, then the error is not serious enough to impede communication and correcting it might break upthe flow of the conversation. Forinstance, if someone says 'it deoends of you', the other person is likelyto understand. However, if the teacher leapsin an insists on the use of 'on', it might inhibit the speaker and interrupt things.

2 c
Again, the primary aim is communication. If I say 'if I am there, I would taken it', which conditional am I trying to use, what time am I referring to? ;-)
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