Wikitests - open cloze tests
by: Langtech • 12
Wikitests is an application for creating open cloze tests from Wikipedia articles.The user interface is very simple and allows you to do 1 of 3 things:
1) Select a title from a random selection of 5 articles taken from a list of 1000. Your selection will them be used to create the test
2) Enter a topic or article title of your own. Wikipedia will then be searched for relevant articles and one selected for creating the test.
3) Create a test from text which you enter into the text box.
A test is constructed from a random section taken from the downloaded article. The chosen section is turned into two types of test. In the first test a number of words, usually about 10, have had their letters jumbled up and your task is to unscramble them. The second test created from the chosen section is an open cloze test.
In addition to the two types of test generated, a list of important words contained in the article is also displayed along with a table of possible word collocations. When appropriate, ngrams of length 2, 3 and 4 are displayed.