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Figure 3. Figure 3. Grammar Challenge

The comments area of Grammar Challenge, titled Use the Grammar, has prompt questions, but they differ significantly from those featured in "The Flatmates" in that they provide a context for production of target language. For example, in the Grammar Challenge that focuses on question tags (see Use the Grammar: Question Tags - form [http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/173_grammarc learners are presented with a dialogue and asked to continue it, using the target language:

Now is your chance to use this week's grammar! Try continuing the following dialogue using question tags. We'll publish our favourite five entries.

Mary: Hey John, how are you? I haven't seen you for ages! John: I know. Time just flies, doesn't it? Mary: You've got a new job, haven't you?

The Grammar Challenge comments board has proved to be an extremely popular area of the site. It allows learners not only to produce language as the result of the learning journey presented by Grammar Challenge, but also to share

TESL-EJ 11.4, March 2008

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