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Vocabulary Quiz
evaluate • accountable • systematic
overreliance • appreciate
  1. Tim really all the gifts he recieved.
  2. We must all be for our actions.
  3. My fitness programs have an on weight training.
  4. Can you this software for me? We might buy it.
  5. He has a way of buying clothes. He is such a geek.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Mixer 140 Tasking Tests

Listen to six people share their thoughts on tests and whether they help people learn.

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Tests give you the opportunity to evaluate how much you know.

When you evaluate something, you rate it by quality. Notice the following:

  1. We need to evaluate the results.
  2. Students always evaluate the teacher at the end of term.

hold accountable

Tests hold you accountable for information.

If you hold someone accountable, you make them take responsibility for their actions. Notice the following:

  1. The man was held accountable for his crime.
  2. The boss holds all the sales people accountable for sales revenue.


They can organize the knowledge in a systematic way.

If something is systematic, it follows a designed process or system. Notice the following:

  1. She has a systematic way of thinking.
  2. His approach to teaching is very systematic.


I think overreliance on tests is a bad thing.

If you have an overreliance on something, that means you rely on it more than you should. Notice the following:

  1. There is an overreliance on computers in education these days.
  2. We can all agree that we have an overreliance on our cell phones. We can't live without them.


They do not really appreciate what they're learning.

If you appreciate something, you are thankful for it. Notice the following:

  1. We appreciate you taking the time to visit.
  2. The mayor appreciated the large amount of public support.