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[Online TESOL] Hi Allan,


Name park haewon Date19-02-28 08:12 View4,508 Comment4


Hopefully you are doing well!

I have a question module 6 q4
questions designed to get students to use their imaginations are great because:

Could you please advise why my answer is wrong..? I thought accuracy is required when eliciting voca...

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Hi Park Hae Won,

Actually, when we ask questions to get students to use their imaginations, we are not eliciting.  Eliciting is different.  Eliciting is about getting students to guess words by asking questions or by giving them hints.  Questions that get students to use their imagination do what they say, they get students to use their imagination.  These questions don't have an answer; students can say whatever they think.  If I say, "look at the picture and guess what the man is thinking", there is no answer.  So, basically, these questions focus on improving fluency, not accuracy.

Well, I hope that makes sense, if not, please post again and have a wonderful day!

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Hi again Park Hae Won,

Oh dear, that is a big problem.  Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, because this is wrong!  I will have to get our technical administrator to change this as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we owe you a mark.  It usually takes a while to change a quiz mark for someone, so, how about instead of changing this mark, I give you an extra mark on your final assignment?  Would you be okay with that?

Anyhow, sorry about the inconvenience and the error.  I will award you with an extra mark, and get this changed as soon as possible!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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