What is an Explanation?

Try this task to understand more about Explanations.

Task 1

Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. You can listen to the recording above as many times as you want and you can pause it if you need more time to put the answers into the spaces.



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I have a question regarding L's answers to S's questions in the text of "What is an Explanation?" The first sentence of each answer of L has a subject and a verb, but then the rest of part consists of incomplete sentences, which are unacceptable in an formal academic essay.
Thus, it would be very helpful if the learners would see the complete sentences along with the colloquial expressions since written English is very different from spoken English, I often do not know how to utilize the English grammar rules when writing.
Thank you very much!

The text "What is an Explanation?" is a transcript of a spoken dialogue between a lecturer (L) and a student (S).The student is talking to the lecturer to find out about the Explanation genre family. The original spoken version of the text is available for you to listen to as an audio file. You can't really fill in the gaps in the text successfully without listening to the dialogue, so it is a kind of listening exercise to encourage learners to listen closely to the dialogue and think about what it means.
The gapped text is not at all like an essay - it is more like a playscript. Later exercises provide examples of complete textsbelonging to each of the genre families, and excerpts from assignments written by students whoi received high grades.

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the first time i heard 100% right

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