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ERIC Number: ED432920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-8
Pages: 9
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The Effects of Question Type and Preview on EFL Listening Assessment.
Teng, Huei-Chun
A study investigated the effects of question type (multiple-choice, wh-questions, and cloze items) and question preview on assessment of English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) listening comprehension. Subjects were 90 freshmen at a Chinese university, randomly assigned to two groups. One was administered a question preview before listening to a passage; the other was not. All subjects answered the three question types after hearing the passage. Results indicated that the subjects had better listening performance when answering multiple-choice questions than when answering wh-questions or cloze items. Also, question preview appears to have facilitated listening performance. Additional listening comprehension testing techniques are suggested, including use of question types with nonverbal response, having students read questions before the test begins, and designing test questions according to students' listening proficiency. (Contains 2 tables and 12 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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