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Collocational Cloze: The Effect of Deletion Procedure and
Hamid Zahedi (Ph.D.)
Shahid Bahonar University, Iran
Mahsa khajooei Mirzadeh (M.A.)
Bandar Abbas Azad University, Iran
Hamid Zahedi is assistant professor at Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman Iran. He has published articles in the area of English language teaching and learning.
Mahbobeh Saberi is MA student in Bandar Abbas Azad University, Iran.
The present study tried to investigate different aspects of collocations and Iranian EFL students’ performance (Male and Female) at different levels of interchange Books in collocational cloze test. For the study, eight collocational cloze tests each with 20 deletions were developed based on students’ textbook to measure the subjects’ knowledge of grammatical and lexical collocations. At last, the data Analysis showed that there are significant differences between the performance of participants on first word
deletion and second word deletion in collocational cloze test, but there aren’t any significant differences between the performance of female and male participants in collocational cloze test. Implications for teaching and research are discussed.
Key words: Cloze test, Collocation, , Collocational Cloze, Deletion procedure, Gender difference