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New Trapdoor activity on textivate :)

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by mlapworth, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. mlapworth

    mlapworth Occasional commenter

    Just a quick message to let you know that a new Trapdoor activity option has been added to textivate.

    Many language teachers will be familiar with Trapdoor as an activity done in class using a text with several multiple choice options, such that many different versions of the text can be created by selecting from the multiple choice options. In class, this is typically played as follows:
    1. The teacher selects a route through the text, making a note of his / her selected options.
    2. Students take turns to read the text, guessing at the options chosen by the teacher, and they continue until they make a wrong guess, at which point they fall through the trapdoor. It is then another student's turn to start again from the beginning, remembering the progress so far.
    3. The activity requires students to listen carefully, paying close attention to which answers are correct and which are wrong. It is also good speaking (at least pronunciation) practice.
    On textivate Trapdoor is similar. It is essentially a guessing game and a memory game combined. Students have to guess their way through a series of equally valid multiple choice options to rebuild a text. If they guess correctly, they proceed to the next option. BUT if they make a wrong guess, they fall through the Trapdoor, which means that they have to start again, remembering their progress so far as well as where they went wrong. They keep on playing until they reach the end of the text.

    For more information, see this blog post, which also includes an example activity:



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