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ERIC Number: EJ1075920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Unified (Russian) State Exam in English: Reading Comprehension Tasks
Solnyshkina, Marina I.; Harkova, Elena V.; Kiselnikov, Aleksander S.
English Language Teaching, v7 n12 p1-11 2014
The article summarizes the study of Reading Comprehension Tasks utilized in preparation for Unified (Russian) State Exam. The corpus of reading tasks was analyzed with the use of the classification algorithm developed by Weir and Urquhart (1998), and aimed at determining the level of engagement (local or global) and type of engagement (literal or interpretative) of a reader performing a Reading Task. The analysis demonstrated manifestations of both levels and types of engagement: the majority of Reading Tasks of "Heading-Text Match" type are found to be of "global-interpretative" configuration, Tasks 2 in EGE Reading Section are typically of a "local-literal" configuration, while Multiple Choice Tasks (Task 3) require both careful and expeditious (in rare cases) reading skills and two types of engagement--literal and interpretative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia