May 03, 2018 - 04:06 AM
In the matching sections, they always use a specific gendered pronoun in the answer instead of "you/his/her." You are correct, but the answer/choice given will always be gendered, formal, or plural. I look at the left side, think of the answer in my head, then look for the answer on the right. I always end up thinking "his/her/your/their" and looking for one of those pronouns, since "su" is used for his, her, your (formal), and their.
May 03, 2018 - 08:59 AM
What I have been doing is trying to translate the left side text and then looking for it on the right. So, in this case, since there is no specificity, I default to the masculine choice. In teaching, I think it's important to be as accurate, clear, and consistent as possible, so I would suggest that this be addressed either with specificity on the left or options on the right. :-)
May 04, 2018 - 04:05 AM
I agree. It's a bit annoying.
May 11, 2018 - 05:50 PM
Hola!!! You are correct the answer could be his/her.. The idea of just using His or Her in matching is that when you are confronted with scenarios and you must speak, chances are your brain will think the way you do so in English (ex. What is her name?)--- so we are slowly "training" users to make those links...
May 13, 2018 - 09:25 PM
Sonia, why would we naturally think "What is her name" in English any more often than we would naturally think, "What is his name" in English? Both genders should be accepted.
May 14, 2018 - 06:21 PM
@sportyguy209, that's a rally good idea. Have to try that. Thanks.