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    a request for filling in pragmatic tests

    I will be grateful if any English native speaker helps me with the tests. Your cooperation will be of great help to me. I need to revise the tests and make them more natural.

    In the title I changed the word 'questionnaire' to 'pragmatic tests' but I forgot to change the verb . I can't edit it unfortunately. I'm really sorry for my mistake..

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    Last edited by tulipflower; 01-Mar-2017 at 06:50.

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    Re: a request for filling in pragmatic tests

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post
    I will be grateful if any English native speaker helps me with the tests.
    What kind of help do you need?
    Also, where did you actually get the material for these tests?

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    Re: a request for filling in pragmatic tests

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    What kind of help do you need?
    Also, where did you actually get the material for these tests?
    I would like native speakers answer the tests and help me with the most appropriate answer for each item. I would also appreciate any comment on the acceptability of the options or the whole test . As I want to administer the test to a group of students, I would like to know about the most appropriate answer if there is any.
    Actually the test has been developed by a researcher in language testing and pragmatics, Liu Jianda (2007). However, I adapted it by adding 1 extra option and modifying some options considering common strategies used by people for making request and apologizing. The following is the paper I used as a reference:

    Jianda, L. (2007). Developing a pragmatics test for Chinese EFL learners. Language Testing, 24(3), 391-415.
    Last edited by tulipflower; 25-Feb-2017 at 06:10.

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    Re: a request for filling in pragmatic tests

    Some of the material seems unnatural, and for some of the questions there is more than one possible choice. Do you have to use that test or can you sidestep it?

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    Re: a request for filling in pragmatic tests

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Some of the material seems unnatural, and for some of the questions there is more than one possible choice. Do you have to use that test or can you sidestep it?
    I need to use some tests as instruments in my research project. I aim at teaching how to make requests and apologize using tests. I need a reliable and valid test. Is it possible to modify the current test? I'll be grateful if anybody help me with modifying the test.
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    Re: a request for filling in pragmatic tests

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    Is it possible to modify the current test?
    In what way?

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    Re: a request for filling in pragmatic tests

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    In what way?
    By modifying unnatural options. I mean making them more natural and modifying items with more than one possible answers. Could you possibly help me with revising the test or just by showing me the problematic options? I know it is really a hard job.
    Last edited by tulipflower; 27-Feb-2017 at 04:29.

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