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Academic Paper

Title: The Comparison Impact of Word Meaning and Guess Techniques on Word Meaning and Filling the Blank Tests Procedure for Short-Term and Long-Term Retention of Vocabulary Items
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Author: Seyed Hossein Fazeli
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Institution: University of Mysore
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of the research described here is to investigate comparison impact of word-meaning and guess techniques on word-meaning and fill-in-the blank tests regarding both short-term and long-term retention of vocabulary items in the condition that the learners are not allowed to use Guess technique.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Nepal
Publication Info: Volume25,November2010
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