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Hi teachers,
What is the meaning of 'target word'?

Thanks in advance
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Target word = the word that is meant to appear in the answer to a question or that is meant to be elicited from the student or that is meant to be taught in the lesson segment.

Please supply some context for a more specific definition.
Mister MicawberTarget word = the word that is meant to appear in the answer to a question or that is meant to be elicited from the student or that is meant to be taught in the lesson segment.
Hi Mister Micawber,
Thank you for you reply.
Could it also be a word that has been taught or explained previously and the students will hear it during the listening?

Please supply some context for a more specific definition. I really like this one, the result should be the target word!

Thanks in advance
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Could it also be a word that has been taught or explained previously and the students will hear it during the listening?-- Yes, of course: that fits neatly into the definition I have already suggested.

Please supply some context for a more specific definition. I really like this one, the result should be the target word!-- I don't understand what you are asking of me.
Mister MicawberPlease supply some context for a more specific definition.
Aren't they directions for an exercise where the students have to supply some context for the target word?
If not, I apologize for my misunderstanding.

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Sorry, I am completely lost. 'Target word' does not mean 'directions for an exercise'.

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Mister MicawberSorry, I am completely lost. 'Target word' does not mean 'directions for an exercise'.
Hi Mister Micawber,
Right. I know it doesn't mean it at all.
Sorry I had better make myself clearer.
When you wrote this sentence, 'Please supply some context for a more specific definition'. I assumed they were directions for an exercise.
Eg.
Directions: Please supply some context for a more specific definition.
They were wearing elegant clothes.
They were well-dressed.

Have I explained myself better this time? If not I'll try it again.

TS
When you wrote this sentence, 'Please supply some context for a more specific definition'. I assumed they were directions for an exercise.- Aha! No, I was asking you to give me more context so that I could give you a more specific definition of 'target word' in the context that you had. Well, I think we needn't do that now.
Hi Mister Micawber,
So sorry I got it completely mixed up.Emotion: embarrassed

Before the listening I always explain my students some of the vocabulary that is new for them.
Eg.
Let's say, they don't know the word 'sort'.
I give them this explanation on the page previoulsly to the listening.

What sort of person is he?
Word class: noun.
Synonyms for ‘sort’ can be ‘kind’ and ‘type’.

After that they do the listening.
These are the instructions. 'Write down why Ikuko felt that way'. ('that way' here means 'nervous')
And this should be their answer more or less:
Because that wasn’t the sort of place they usually came to. (place: the restaurant was an expensive one)

On the top of the page they have these target words. The given numbers are there to inform them when they'll need to use the target words. In answer 3 they'll need 'held'. In number 4 'arranged', and so on.



Number:

3

4

5

5

8



Target word:

held

arranged

well-dressed

softly

sort


That's why I've asked about the term 'target word'?

TS
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