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Hi teachers,
This is for a listening comprehension exercise. The text is from a CD. (The Elephant Man)
Context:
Can the readers of The Times help us? This man is not ill, but he needs a home. We can give him a room at the hospital, but we need some money. Please write to me at the London Hospital.
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Assuming that we know that 'the Hopital Chairman, Mr. Gomm' is 'the person who writes the letter', and 'this man' is 'Merrick', would the following be suitable questions and answers?

a) Who did Mr Goom ask for support? The readers of The Times.
b) What was necessary for Merrick? A home.
c) What was the hopital ready to do? To give Merrick a room.
d) What did the hopital require to give it to Merrick? Some money.
e) Where did the editor of The Times have to address the answer? To the London Hospital.

Thanks in advance.
Comments  
Hola!

I fixed up the grammar in your questions and answers, as seen below:

a) From whom did Mr Goom ask for support? The readers of The Times.
b) What did Merrick need? A home.
c) What was the hospital willing to do? Give Merrick a room.
d) What did the hospital need in order to give Merrick a room? Some money.
e) Where should the readers of The Times have to address their answer? The London Hospital.

¡Mis mejores deseos! --Aina
Hi Shi Aina,
Thank you so much for your help.
I really like all of your corrections. The thing is that for letters 'b, d' I would like to have another verb or common noun in order to ckect the listening comprehension of the students. If I use the verb 'need' on those ones, it will be too easy for them. Don't you think so?

Mis mejores saludos!Emotion: nodding

TS
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Thinking SpainThe thing is that for letters 'b, d' I would like to have another verb or common noun in order to ckect the listening comprehension of the students.
Hi TS. I like Shi Aina's corrections too, but I've noticed in all your previous Q&A's that you try to find a different verb from what's used in the narrative. Here are some ideas, although your original D is fine in my opinion:

b) What did Merrick lack? A home.
d) What did the hospital ask for in exchange for the room? Some money.
Shi Ainae) Where should the readers of The Times have to address their answer? The London Hospital.
There are two auxiliary verbs here. You can choose either:

e) Where should the readers of The Times address their answer? The London Hospital.
e) Where do the readers of The Times have to address their answer? The London Hospital.
Shawn79I've noticed in all your previous Q&A's that you try to find a different verb from what's used in the narrative.
Hi Shawn,Emotion: wave
Thank you for your help and time. That's right. I always try to find a different verb from what's used in the narrative. Like that I'm not checking the students' ability to recognize spoken words and produce them in writing. What I always intend to do is to check their listening comprehension with challenging questions.
By the way, I really like your 'b' and 'd' ones.
Shawn79 You can choose either:
e) Where should the readers of The Times address their answer? The London Hospital.
e) Where do the readers of The Times have to address their answer? The London Hospital.
Don't we need the preposition 'to' at the beginning of the answer?
Thank you for your suggestions. Though whenever it is possible I prefer to have my questions always is past. I like both of them. The second 'e' should be with the verb 'did' just according to my preference.Emotion: nodding
Thinking SpainDon't we need the preposition 'to' at the beginning of the answer?
No, "where" is already defined as:

in, at, or to what place, point, or position? ⇒ "where are you going?" (Collins)
Thinking SpainThe second 'e' should be with the verb 'did' just according to my preference.
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Shawn79No, "where" is already defined as:
in, at, or to what place, point, or position? ⇒ "where are you going?" (Collins)
Hi Shawn,
Thank you very much for your help. I've always thought that to answer 'where' you need at the minimum, a prepositional phrase in the answer.Emotion: thinking

TS
Hey TS, I just realized I didn't answer your question. You asked me about the answer not the question, sorry!

Right, if you asked me "where should the readers address their letters?" I would answer "to the London Hospital."

An adverb of place can sometimes substitute for a prepositional phrase: Where is he? He is here.

I get too hasty in answering these questions sometimes. Emotion: sad
Shawn79I get too hasty in answering these questions sometimes.
Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your reply. Right! the adverbs of place too!Emotion: smile
Those thigs happends when you don't have much time. But don't worry, I have a lead of at least one thousand km on that.

TS
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