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vabeckele



Joined: 19 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Grammar Reply with quote

Change these sentences into active voice:
1. Price is often used to indicate value.
2. You are required to put down a deposit of $79,950.
3. Money is exchanged for most products and services.
4. The practice of exchange goods and services for other goods rater than for money is called barter. (ALL QUESTIONS ARE AS WRITTEN IN ORIGINAL TEXT)



These questions are from a Vietnamese book in the Academy of Finance. The teacher is Vietnamese, does not hold a qualification higher than a bachelor's and has to teach 80 students. Most, if not all, are of beginner, elementary level.

There are mistakes in the text and it is hard enough for a native speaker to convey the message of 'By Whom' - Especially at these levels and class sizes, let alone a non-native speaker. I wonder how students pass these exams, this is an easy example, some of the hoops I've seen students have to jump through are not intelligible.

I guess you all know how I just spent my last hour.
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Tigerstyleone



Joined: 26 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what we need is a professional EFLeducator to come and sort these things out
Then we could pay them $20 an hour, treat him like a god and he'll be in paradise paradise.
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