THE COMPARISON IMPACT OF WORD-MEANING AND GUESS TECHNIQUES ON WORD-MEANING AND FILL-IN-THE BLANK TESTS PROCEDURES ON SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM RETENTION OF VOCABULARY ITEMS

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  • 1. THE COMPARISON IMPACT OF WORD-MEANING AND GUESS TECHNIQUES ON WORD-MEANING AND FILL-IN-THE BLANK TESTS PROCEDURES ON SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM RETENTION OF VOCABULARY ITEMS Seyed Hossein Fazeli The purpose of research described in the current study to investigate the comparison impact of Word-meaning and Guess techniques on word-meaning and fill- in-the blank tests, their correlation and procedures on both short-term and long-term retention of vocabulary items. The importance of this study, to explore about the condition that the learners are not allowed using Guess technique or randomly answers the questions in the both tests; however the Guess technique was used in teaching of vocabulary. Such decision about using the Guess technique in teaching and not using on testing is done in order to test the role of Guess technique in real understanding of correct answer. The population for subject recruitment was all under graduated students from second semester at large university in Iran (both male and female) that study English as a compulsory paper. In Iran, English is taught as a foreign language. Keywords: Vocabulary acquisition; Retention; Word meaning; Guess technique