Tactics for LISTENING

First, listen to the audio file and guess the words and phrases you hear. Write it down and this will boost your listening power. Examples: One: 1-What’s your name? 2-It,s Alina Smith. 3-Elina? 4-No, Alina. A-L-I-N-A 5-Oh, Alina. It’s nice to see you, Alina. Two: 1- Your name, please? 2-Matt Rosenblum. 3- Rosenblum… How do you …

Learn English – I’m hungry

Thomas: Hi Sarah, how are you? Sarah: Fine, how are you doing? Thomas: OK. Sarah: What do you want to do? Thomas: I’m hungry. I’d like to eat something. Sarah: Where do you want to go? Thomas: I’d like to go to an Italian restaurant. Sarah: What kind of Italian food do you like? Thomas: …

Input, interaction, and Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 6. Input, interaction, and Second Language Acquisition for Exam Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D Candidate It is axiomatic that in order for SLA to take place, there must be (1) some L2 data made available to the learner as input and (2) a set of internal learner mechanisms to account for how the L2 data are …

The role of the first language for Exam

Chapter 2 The role of the first language for Exam Summarized: Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D Candidate It is a popular belief that second language acquisition (SLA) is strongly influenced by the learner’s first language (L1). The clearest support for this belief comes from ‘foreign’ accents in the second language (L2) speech of learners. When a Frenchman …

Key English Test

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES   Do not open this question paper until you are told to do so.   Write your name, Centre number and candidate number on your answer sheet if they are not already there.   Read the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.   Answer all the questions.   Read the instructions on the answer sheet.   …

Qualitative data collection

Chapter 6: Qualitative data collection Book Name: Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Writer: Professor Zoltan Dornyei Professor: Dr.Zoghi, M      Summarized :Saeed Mojarradi Ph.D. Candidate  Monday, November 19, 2018 Quantitative inquiry can be divided into two distinct phases: 1-data collection 2-and data analysis They typically follow each other in a linear manner. In accordance with the …

G.Power , A free Statistical Calculator

G*Power is a program to calculate statistical power examinations for many distinct T tests, F tests, χ2 tests, z tests and some perfect tests. G*Power can also be used to calculate effect sizes and to show graphically the results of power examinations.In order to find the status of an ongoing action you might need to …

The Boarded Window

Our story today is called “The Boarded Window.” It was written by Ambrose Bierce. Here is Shep O’Neal with the story in 1830, only a few miles away from what is now the great city of Cincinnati, Ohio, lay a huge and almost endless forest. The area had a few settlements established by people of …

Beyond Tests: Alternatives in assessment

Chapter 6 Beyond Tests: Alternatives in assessment Book name: Language Assessment Principles and Classroom Practices Written by: Brown and Abeywickrama Summarized by: Saeed Mojarradi   Ph.D. Candidate      —————————————– In the public eye, tests have acquired an aura of infallibility. (Without errors) Everyone wants a test for everything, especially if the test is cheap, quickly …