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The Effect of Content Familiarity and Gender on EFL Learners’ Performance on MC Cloze Test and C-Test

1. Omid Tabatabaei; 2. Shiva Shakerin (Corresponding author).
1. English Department, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University Najafabad, Iran; 2. English Department, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University Najafabad, Iran.
Abstract :
The present study has investigated the effects of familiar and unfamiliar content on Iranian 
intermediate EFL learners’ performance on Multiple- choice (MC) cloze test and C-test. Also, 
it has intended to compare the effects of gender on the learners’ performance on MC cloze 
test with familiar and unfamiliar content as well as its effects on their performance on C-test 
with familiar and unfamiliar content. During the testing period, 107 examinees took an 
Oxford quick placement test and a homogeneous sample including 30 males and 30 females 
was selected. They were from Islamic Azad University Najafabad Branch ranged in age from 
20 to 35. The first session of the research process was dedicated to MC cloze test with 
familiar and unfamiliar content and a week later, the second session to C-test with familiar 
and unfamiliar content. The results showed that the participants had more successful 
performance on two tests with familiar content. Moreover, the results indicated that gender 
had no significant effect on the participants’ performance on two tests.
Keywords :
Content Familiarity, Gender, Multiple-Choice Cloze Test, C-test, Reading Comprehension

Date Deposited : 25 Apr 2014 16:27

Last Modified : 25 Apr 2014 16:27

Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/3952/3251

Volume 1, Number 3, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887

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