Can We Predict Language Items for Open Tasks?

  • David Cox


I wanted to find out if teachers of EFL would be able to predict structures and phrases that would naturally occur when people from different English-speaking countries carried out five ‘open’ (experience-sharing/opinion-giving) tasks. The results were interesting as they call into question the practice of setting tasks at the end of a three-stage PPP cycle to allow students to put into use the language item that has previously been taught and practised.


Open Task Native Speaker Relative Clause English Language Teaching Simple Past 
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