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ERIC Number: EJ443085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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ISSN: ISSN-0264-2425
Testing Reading Comprehension in LSP: Does Topic Familiarity Affect Assessed Difficulty and Actual Performance?
Peretz, Arna S.; Shoham, Miriam
Reading in a Foreign Language, v7 n1 p447-55 Fall 1990
Investigates hypothesis that topic familiarity and assessed difficulty of a text correlate positively with performance on reading comprehension tests. A study of 177 advanced students of English for Specific Purposes indicates that students' subjective evaluation of the relative difficulty of a reading text is not always a reliable index of their actual performance on reading comprehension tests. (24 references) (GLR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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