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Cloze Passage Builders

These BUILDER routines create cloze passages of different types and some allow links to learning resources (dictionary, audio file, video file) on user specification.

  1. Nth-word and rational deletion cloze: English + French

    • v.1.5.0 XMAS 2010 - Bilingual French-English Interface - big top up - many more dedicated dictionaries
    • v.1.5.8 December 2009: Similar length distractors for better quality MCQs
    • Each with choice of linked resources for target words (dictionary, concordance, etc).
    • Students replace every 4th, 5th etc word (n-word), or particular words selected by teacher (rational).
    • Can be attached to corresponding RealAudio, MP3 etc sound file (see demo).
    • Summer 2007: Multiple Choice List is constrained to 4-5 choices
    • March 2008: English/Fr version attaches to corresponding Windows Media video file
    • v.2 August 2008: English/Fr version SAVES
    • October 2009: YOUTUBE videos + song lyrics
    • December 2009: Equal-length distractors for better quality MCQs
    • v.3 March 2, 2014: Monitor panel for teachers (on saved version only saved or unsaved version)
    • v.3.3 Jan 26, 2016: Testing model abandoned (paper is better); whole new Lextutor-wide cloze interaction
    • *NEW* v.8 Dec 2016: Multiword capacity (without intervening elements)
  2. VocabProfile Clozes (frequency based): English
    • Students replace words from a specific frequency level
    • First thousand, second thousand, Academic Word List
      • English 1k and AWL allow specification of sublists
    • One resource: targets linked to Brown concordance
    • Feb 08 - Negative lists for English version (beyond 2k, AWL, etc)
    • August 2008: English version SAVES
    • June 2009: English version allows MIXED + PARTIAL PROFILES (Learner is stronger at 2k than 1k, etc.)
    • July 2009: Eng preserves WORD-LENGTH + non-base-altering AFFIXES in paper version (replacement => re_____ment)

Resources from many sources; wiring by Tom Cobb - Didactique des langues, UQAM