Corpus-Based Study on Dictation in TEM4 Preparatory Materials

ZHANG Yang, YANG Chen

Abstract


Corpora has been widely used in language teaching and learning nowadays. The use of corpora facilitates teachers for effective language teaching, meanwhile it provides valuable materials for the language learners to learn the language. The current study focuses on the self-designed corpus in dictation part in TEM4 and aims to explore if there any difference exists in the three sets of materials (TEM4 dictation, TEM4 mock and listening textbook dictation). The author finds that TEM4 dictation enjoys higher quality compared with the other two types of the material. In addition, the listening textbook dictation covers most topics that exist in TEM4 dictation. The mock test dictation fails to cover as much relevant information as possible. Such findings will be helpful for the test-takers to prepare the TEM4 dictation.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v9n2p1

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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