In the most recent TaskMagic3 update, 5 new exercise formats have been added to the Mix & Gap component of TaskMagic, which now has a total of 23 interactive exercise formats available based on the same source text.
1. Multi Gaps
2. Write Gaps
3. Prompt Gaps
Prompt Gaps: a written answer gap-fill exercise with a prompt for each gap. There are all sorts of possibilities for prompts, e.g. a verb in the infinitive requiring conjugation; a translation; a verb requiring a noun or vice versa, etc. You can also specify up to 3 additional correct answers for each gap, for those situations where more than one correct answer would be acceptable.
4. Long Gaps
Comprehension: you can now create a multiple choice reading comprehension activity based on your Mix & Gap text. A comprehension activity can have up to 60 questions, each with 2, 3 or 4 multiple choice answers. This means that you can use it for True / False, True / False / Not mentioned, as well as for normal multiple choice questions.
With the 4 new gap-fill formats listed above, there are now 5 different gap-fill formats in TaskMagic3 Mix & Gap, including the original Gap-Fill exercise:
1. Multi Gaps
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SEE THESE EXTENSIVE VIDEO TUTORIALS on all aspects of creating your own resources in Mix and Gap to exploit all sorts of texts. These include a separate video for each of the non-automatically-generated exercises featured on this post.