TESOL/Delayed copying

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Delayed copying is a very simple method of studying a foreign language where the learner reads a small amount of text, holds it in memory for a moment, and tries to write it exactly as it was written. The key is to do this with as long a piece of text as the learner can accurately remember.

Exercises[edit]

These sentences come from 1910 Cuba hurricane.

Beginners should do the exercises in the section Beginner. Students who have studied a long time might want to try Intermediate. For students who have studied English for many years and have good memories, Advanced is best.

Beginner[edit]

For each question, click here to read. Remember. Click again to hide. Wait a moment and write what you read.
  1. The 1910 Cuba hurricane was said
  2. to be one of the worst
  3. tropical cyclones that has
  4. ever hit Cuba.

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For each question, click here to read. Remember. Click again to hide. Wait a moment and write what you read.
  1. The storm formed in
  2. the southern Caribbean Sea
  3. on October 9, 1910.

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Intermediate[edit]

For each question, click here to read. Remember. Click again to hide. Wait a moment and write what you read.
  1. The 1910 Cuba hurricane was said to be one of
  2. the worst tropical cyclones that has ever hit Cuba.
  3. The storm formed in the southern
  4. Caribbean Sea on October 9, 1910.

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Advanced[edit]

For each question, click here to read. Remember. Click again to hide. Wait a moment and write what you read.
  1. The 1910 Cuba hurricane was said to be one of the worst tropical cyclones that has ever hit Cuba.
  2. The storm formed in the southern Caribbean Sea on October 9, 1910.
  3. It grew stronger as it moved northwest. It then made landfall on the western end of Cuba.

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