Dictation: New Methods, New Possibilities

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 15, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 122 pages
Dictation contains a wealth of new techniques to extend the traditional language-learning activity of dictation. The authors present some thought-provoking answers to such apparently simple questions as: Who chooses the text? Who dictates? Who corrects? What and how do they correct? The activities range from traditional focuses on spelling and punctuation problems to exercise that emphasize personal attitudes and opinions of both teachers and students. Dictation provides: activities suitable for a wide range of levels and ages; example texts for many activities, with permission to copy; opportunities for students to create their own texts; a variety of suggested correction techniques; suggestions for using dictation in teacher training.

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Paul Davis, is an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist, writer, and broadcaster. In 1995 he won the prestigious Templeton Prize for his work on the philosophical meaning of science, and was recently awarded the Kelvin Medal by the U. K. Institute of Physics for his success in bringing science to the wider public. He is based in Australia but travels, teaches, and lectures frequently in the U. S.

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