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::Tags: Wisdom Quotes
Author: Mr.Khalesi
Date: 93/01/29

Dear Colleague

The March issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) of the Iranian Journal of Language Testing (IJLT) is now available online

This is a special issue on Pragmatic Assessment edited by Dr. Zohreh Rasekh Eslami of Texas A & M University

The contents of this issue are listed below. Please visit our web page at www.ijlt.ir to download full text papers

Please feel free to share the content of this email with colleagues and students


Best regards

Khalil Motallebzadeh

Purya Baghaee



Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2014

Introduction from the Guest Editor 
Zohreh R. Eslami 

Towards Increased Classroom Assessment of Pragmatic Ability
Andrew D. Cohen 

Expanding Traditional Testing Measures with Tasks from L2 Pragmatics Research
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Sun-Young Shin 

Examining Rater Effects in a WDCT Pragmatics Test
Jianda Liu, Lijun Xie 

Pragmatic Rater Training: Does It Affect Non-native L2 Teachers' Rating Accuracy  and  Bias?
Zia Tajeddin, Minoo Alemi 

Teacher-based or Interactional?: Exploring Assessments for Children's Pragmatic  Development
Noriko Ishihara, Akiko Chiba 

Reorienting the assessment of the conventional expressions of complaining and  apologising: From single-response to interactive DCTs
Esther Usó-Juan, Alicia Martínez-Flor 

Speech Act Data Collection in a Non-Western Context: Oral and Written DCTs in the  Persian Language
Zohreh R. Eslami, Azizullah Mirzaei


::Tags: Introduction
Author: English Department
Date: 93/01/26

- To lend a hand : To help .
Example : 
The Smiths' neighbors lent a hand when they were building their new fence (The neighbors helped them build the new fence)

- In hot water : in trouble .
Example : 
Bob didn't do his homework, so he's going to be/get in hot water! (from the teacher).

- Put a lid on it ! : Be quiet !!!

- Once in a bluemoon : Once in a while, occasionally .
Example : 
I go swimming outside once in a blue moon.

- Hit the books : to study, prepare for class.
Example : 
Tonight I'm going to hit the books !

- A poker face : A face with no expression
Example : 
George has a poker face so you never know what he's thinking about.

- To look like a million dollars : to look great, to be very well dressed !
Example : 
Julia Roberts looked like a million dollars at the Oscars !

- The cats out of the bag : The secret is not a secret anymore !

- There's no time like the present : It is best to do it now !

- What goes around comes around : If you treat people badly, something bad will happen to you and if you treat people well, something good will happen to you. 

- A Dime a dozen : very common, easy to find 
Example :
 In North America, shopping malls are a dime a dozen !
(countable nouns in plural form)

Author: Mr.Khorshidi
Date: 93/01/24
A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity,
suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said…
“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

Author: Mr.Khorshidi
Date: 93/01/23
Author: Mr.Khorshidi
Date: 93/01/21

Author: Ms.Mosalla
Date: 93/01/21

High in the Himalayan mountains lived a wise old man.

Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to "psychically" tell the villagers the contents in their pockets, boxes, or minds.

A few young boys from the village decided to play a joke on the wise old man and discredit his special abilities.

One boy came up with the idea to capture a bird and hide it in his hands. He knew of course, the wise old man would know the object in his hands was a bird.

The boy devised a plan.

Knowing the wise old man would correctly state the object in his hands was a bird, the boy would ask the old man if the bird was dead or alive. If the wise man said the bird was alive, the boy would crush the bird in his hands, so that when he opened his hands the bird would be dead; if the wise man said the bird was dead, the boy would open his hands and let the bird fly free. So not matter what the old man said, the boy would prove the old man a fraud.

The following week, the wise old man came down from the mountain into the village. The boy quickly caught a bird and cupping it out of sight in his hands, walked up to the wise old man and asked, " Old man, old man, what is it that I have in my hands?"

The wise old man said, "You have a bird." and he was right.

The boy then asked, "Old man, old man tell me, is the bird alive or is it dead?"

The wise old man looked at the boy and said, "The bird is as you choose it."

And so it is with your life.

Author: Mr.Khorshidi
Date: 93/01/21

Introductions and opening conversations (3)


A: Hamid, I’d like you to meet my brother Keyvan.

B: Hi.

C: Nice to meet you.

B: What do you think of Yazd?

C. Well, I’m still feeling a little homesick and so many things seem strange to me.

B: You’re bound to feel that way at first, I guess.


I’d like: I would like:  مايلم

meet: ملاقات

I’d like you to meet my brother: مايلم با برادرم آشنا شويد

hi: how do you do?: سلام

nice to meet you: it’s a pleasure to meet you:  از ديدار با شما خوشبختم

what do you think of Yazd?: What’s your impression of Yazd?

نظر شما در مورد يزد چيست؟

still: هنوز

homesick:  دلتنگ خانه

well, I’m still feeling a little homesick: خوب، من هنوز اندكي احساس دلتنگي مي كنم

things: چيزها

seem: به نظر رسيدن

strange: odd: عجيب

so many things seem strange to me:  خیلی چیزا برام عجيبه

bound: ملزم، مجبور، بسته، محدود

bound to: sure to: مسلما

first: اول

guess: گمان كردن، حدس زدن

You’re bound to feel that way at first, I guess:

به نظرم، اولش تو بايد چنين حسي داشته باشه

فكر كنم اولش طبيعيه اين طور احساسي داشته باشي


::Tags: easy english
Author: English Department
Date: 93/01/19

Keep something under your hat

معنی: چیزی را از دیگران مخفی نگه داشتن، تو دل خود نگه داشتن


- You should keep the news under your hat.

- تو باید این خبر را از بقیه مخفی نگه داری.

Author: Ms.Mosalla
Date: 93/01/18

from        (prep)   beginning at a specified place or time

       .e.g. From Monday to Friday, you will be my slave

since    (prep)   from a time in the past up to the present

.e.g. Since Wednesday, I have walked 6 miles a day

for        (prep)   through the duration of

       .e.g. For two weeks I have walked every day

::Tags: Confusable words
Author: Ms.Babai
Date: 93/01/15

Introductions and opening conversations (2)


A: Mrs. Dehghan, I’d like to introduce a friend of mine, Ali Mohammadi.

B: How do you do?

C: Hello.

B: What’s your impression of Yazd?

C. Well, I can’t get over how different the weather is here.

B: Oh, You’ll get used to it soon.


Mrs: خانم (متاهل)

Miss: خانم (مجرد)

I’d like: I would like:  مايلم

introduce: معرفي كردن

I’d like to introduce a friend of mine:

مايلم دوستم را معرفي نمايم

how do you do? سلام (رسمي. معمولا زمان اولين ملاقات استفاده مي شود)

impression: نظر، احساس

what’s your impression of Yazd?

نظر شما در مورد يزد چيست؟

I can’t get over: در تعجبم

different: متفاوت

weather: آب و هوا

Well, I can’t get over how different the weather is here.

خوب، من هنوز در تعجبم كه چقدر هوا در اينجا متفاوت است.

to get used to: to adjust: عادت كردن، وفق دادن

soon: به زودي

You’ll get used to it soon: به زودي بهش عادت مي كني

::Tags: Easy English
Author: English Department
Date: 93/01/09

برای موفقیت در سال جدید باید به این هفت نکته توجه جدی داشته باشیم .

1- نگاهي به روزهاي گذشته خود داشته باشيم ، آنچه از موفقيت و پيروزي و يا عدم موفقيت ( تجربه هايي براي موفقيت ) برايتان رخ داده است را به ياد بياوريد. اگر دوست داشتيد يادداشت كنيد و اگر خوب دقت كنيد در تمام اين موارد خودمان تاثير گذار بوده ايم ، اين خودمان بوده ايم كه مي خواستيم موفق بشويم و يا موفق نشويم .
2- بررسي كنيم ببينيم چه كساني به ما كمك كرده اند كه توانستيم موفق بشويم . اسامي همه آنها را بنويسيم و از آنها تشكر و قدرداني داشته باشيم . اين تشكر از خداوند مي تواند يك نماز شكرگزاري باشد و يا از دوستان و خانواده با يك هديه ، يك نامه و يا حتي يك جمله محبت آميز .

 3- اگر در سال گذشته اذيتي براي ديگران ايجاد نموده ايم از آنها عذر خواهي كرده و حلاليت بطلبيم و اگر توانستيم براي آنها كاري انجام دهيم.

 4- اگر كسي يا كساني در حقمان بدي كرده اند آنها را از صميم قلب ببخشيم و برايشان دعا كنيم .

5- نقاط قوت و ضعفمان در سال گذشته را بنويسيم و براي تقويت نقاط قوت و تبديل نقاط ضعف به قوت برنامه ريزي و تلاش كنيم .

6- اهدافمان براي سال جديد را بنويسيم . اهداف بايد بسيار دقيق تعريف شده باشند . يعني بايد داراي ويژگي هايي باشند از جمله : كاملا اختصاصي و مشخص ، قابل اندازگيري ، قابل دستيابي و منطبق بر واقعيات ، حتما داراي زمان بندی و همچنين قابل توسعه و انگيزش بخش باشد.

در ضمن شما بايد در زمينه هاي مختلف هدف گذاري نماييد. هدف هايي مرتبط با خانواده ، دوستان ، كار ،امور معنوي ، توسعه مهارت هاي فردي ،سلامت و تفريح و سرگرمي . شما زماني موفق خواهيد بود كه در زمينه هاي مختلف موفق باشيد .

 7- براي رسيدن به اهدافتان برنامه ريزي نماييد . 

::Tags: Improving
Author: Dr.Naeimi
Date: 93/01/04

Happy New Year

::Tags: Events
Author: Dr.Naeimi
Date: 93/01/01

Author: Ms.Babai
Date: 93/01/01


Introductions and opening conversations (1)


A: Reza, this is Ali’s brother Javad.

B: I’m very glad to meet you.

C: It’s a pleasure to meet you.

B: How do you like Yazd so far?

C. It’s really different from what I expected.

B: Don’t worry, You’ll get used to it in no time.


introduction: معرفي كردن

conversation: مكالمه


pleasure:افتخار، شادي

so far: تاكنون

expect: انتظار داشتن

to get used to: to adjust: عادت كردن، وفق دادن

in no time: soon: به زودي

::Tags: Easy English
Author: English Department
Date: 92/12/27


به مناسبت آغاز سال جديد و همچنين دومين سالگرد تاسيس وبلاگ انجمن علمي گروه زبان انگليسي دانشگاه آزاد اسلامي واحد يزد، اين گروه در نظر دارد از  طريق این وبلاگ اقدام به آموزش مكالمه زبان انگليسي به زبان ساده و به صورت كاربردي با نام Easy English نمايد.

لذا از اين پس اصطلاحات پركاربرد در مكالمه هاي زبان انگليسي بر گرفته از كتابهايي از جمله Around Town را در اختيار كاربران قرار خواهيم داد. اميداواريم اين حركت بتواند در مرتفع كردن بخشي از نيازهاي عزيزان در فراگيري اين زبان موثر باشد.

توصيه ميكنيم اين اصطلاحات يادداشت و مرتب در طول روز تكرار شود. در صورت پيروي از اين روش ميتوان شاهد رشد چشمگيري در افزايش قدرت مكالمه عزيزان بود. همچنين خواهشمند است دوستان ارجمند ما را از نظرات و پيشنهادات خود بهره مند سازند.


گروه زبان انگليسي

 دانشگاه آزاد اسلامي واحد يزد

::Tags: Easy English
Author: English Department
Date: 92/12/27

"Happy Birthday "ELSA

,Dear friends

Today is the second anniversary of this blog establishment in order to get better the general English knowledge of English- lover.We celebrate two years with ELSA. We cannot believe how quickly these two years have passed. By the way, our blog has become two year old. I hope we could do the best in these two years. I am enthusiastic to thank all who helped us in this journey.  Many thanks for our dear professors and head of English department who engaged us to complete this mission as good as possible. I think it’s the best time to thank all the readers and members of “ELSA”. Finally, I am very grateful of Miss. Babai (the founder of ELSA) who turned on some lights  for classmates in the dark tunnel of their education and she could manage this blog successfully. Actually she had a hard task in this journey.I really appreciate what she has done for us


,Best regards

::Tags: events
Author: Mr.Khalesi
Date: 92/12/26

اولین کسی که داخل بهشت می شود، فاطمه است.

"پیامبر اکرم (ص)"


::Tags: Tip of the Day
Author: Mr.Khalesi
Date: 92/12/23
با سلام و احترام

 دوستانی که تمایل به همکاری در فصلنامه بهارانجمن علمی زبان را دارند میتوانند مطالب

خود را به آدرس زیر ایمیل نمایند تا درصورت تآیید با نام شما در مجله چاپ گردد.


::Tags: events
Author: Mr.Khalesi
Date: 92/12/20

Author: Ms.Babai
Date: 92/12/11