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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  30/NOV/2010 5:36 PM
Assunto:  Which one - Which ones
 
Mensagem:  Orlando, your English is spot on.  No worries.  But I bet you haven't asked this kind of questions in a while.  You don't want to (1) put words in the interviewee's mouth (2) nor
provide him with closed questions that can be answered with "yes"or "no".

Compare this
Tico:  Do you take drugs?
Teco: pot.
Tico:  You just smoke marijuana or do other drugs?

with this:
TICO:  Which drugs have you used?
TECO:  Marijuana.
TICO:  What else?
TECO:  Cocaine, heroin, PCP, LSD, crank, uppers, downers, ludes, peyote, and anything else I could get my hands on.
 
TICO:  What do you have on you today?

I'm joking with you, Orlando.  The post reminded me of the thousands of times I asked those same questions.   LOL  I've heard many interviewers provide interviewees with the answers.  Not a good idea.  Make them talk.  They more they talk, the more mistakes they made and the easier it is to discover lies.  And they will lie to you. 




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Which one - Which ones  –  Marfo  30/NOV/2010, 11:12 AM
Which one - Which ones  –  Dale-USA  30/NOV/2010, 1:13 PM
Which one - Which ones  –  orlando  30/NOV/2010, 4:20 PM
 Which one - Which ones  –  Dale-USA  30/NOV/2010, 5:36 PM
Which one - Which ones  –  orlando  30/NOV/2010, 11:44 PM
Which one - Which ones  –  Dale-USA  01/DEZ/2010, 2:23 AM

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