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May 09, 2011

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1-F
2-T
3-NG

Hi Simon,

My answers are the following:
1 – NG
2 – False
3 – False

1. Not Given
2. True
3. False

Not Given
True
False


1-False
2-False
3-Not given

false
true
not given

NG
T
NG

T
F
NG

NG
F
F

F
F
NG

GN
T
F

F
T
NG

NG
T
NG

1. Not Given
2. True
3. False

Hi Simon
1-FALSE
2-TRUE
3-NOT GIVEN

T
F
T

F - "It has been repeated many times since"
T - "If the child could resist eating the marshmallow, he was promised two instead of one"
NG - "and whether or not doing so had an effect on their future success"

False
True
Not Given

Correct me if i am wrong
1.NOTGIVEN
2.TRUE
3.TRUE

Hi
My answers are
1. Not Given
2. True
3. Fales

Thank's simon

1.TRUE
2.FALSE
3.TRUE

1. False
2. True
3. Not Given

1. False
2. Not Given
3. True

1.NG
2.True
3.False

1-F
2-T
3-F

1- NG
2- T
3- F

When repeated by other researchers, the experiment was less successful.not given
2. Children were offered a second marshmallow if they managed not to eat the first one.true
3. Scientists found a correlation between resisting temptation and future success. true

1. false
2. true
3.NG

1.NG
2.F
3.T

1. True
2. False
3. Not Given

i,ng
2,false
3,true

1. F
2. F
3. N G

all are true :)

1. F
2. T
3. T

1.true
2.true
3.true

1.NG
2.true
3.false
thanks Simon!

1. TRUE
2. TRUE
3. NOT GIVEN

T
F
T

My answer is
Not Given
True
False

Hi Simon! My answer is :
1. Not Given
2. True
3. Not Given


hi simon, my answers are :
false
true
true

True
True
Not given

Fales
True
False

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. NOT GIVEN
(nothing is mentioned about how successful the repeats were)

2. TRUE
(If the child could resist eating the marshmallow, he was promised two instead of one.)

3. NOT GIVEN
(We know that they "analysed" whether or not resisting temptation had an effect on future success, but we don't know if they "found" this to be the case)

Check carefully if you were tricked!

well-done Daniel.


not easy

sulaiman

Hi Simon

I was tricked in Q2.
My answer was False because I thought that a second mashmallow ≠ two insted of one.
Is it "over think"??

1.not given
2.false
3. not given

1. "the original study at Stanford is regarded as one of the most successful experiments"
So, we can interpret the other experiments as less successful, can't we?
Or, the trick is in the phrase "by other researchers"? Because, there isn't mentioned by whom these researches were conducted again.
3. The same problem Amie mentioned:
"a second mashmallow ≠ two"

Hi Amie,

Yes, maybe you were "over-thinking". I'm not sure why you thought the meaning was different.

...

Hi Jay,

Number 2 should be TRUE. Look at my answers just a few comments above yours.

...

Hi Alexander,

1. No, you can't interpret that. We know that the original experiment is recognised as successful, but that doesn't mean that the repeats were less successful. When you "assume" something in IELTS reading, you will probably get the answer wrong.

3. "A second marshmallow" DOES mean "marshmallow number two".

NG
T
F

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. NOT GIVEN
(nothing is mentioned about how successful the repeats were)

2. TRUE
(If the child could resist eating the marshmallow, he was promised two instead of one.)

3. NOT GIVEN
(We know that they "analysed" whether or not resisting temptation had an effect on future success, but we don't know if they "found" this to be the case)

Check carefully if you were tricked!

Hi Simon,

My answer to the first question was "no". The text says that the original study was "ONE OF the most successful". Apparently this means that there have been other equally successful experiments. Therefore, the statement is wrong. Could you please explain we where is my mistake? Thanks in advance!

Hi David,

We know that the original study was one of the most successful experiments in the WHOLE FIELD of human behaviour (this includes many completely different psychology experiments).

We don't know anything about how successful the repeats of this particular experiment were - we don't know if they were among the other successful experiments in the field of behaviour.

Hope this helps

Hi Simon,

I have a question, though I have already both matched the possibilities conveniently given at the question. I have really confused about the fact that is to understand or what "so had" means to me? (...and whether or not doing so had an effect on their future success. ) I would not like to over think over that tiny detail whereas, I think, there is little bit curiosity for me.

Regards

Hi cagdas,

Don't think about "so had" as belonging together. "so" belongs with "doing" ('doing so' means 'doing it/that') and "had" belongs with "an effect".

In other words "whether or not doing so had an effect on their future success" means "whether resisting the marshmallow had an effect on their future success".

Hi Simon,

I have a question in terms of the answer of question 2:
Children were offered a second marshmallow if they managed not to eat the first one.
A: TRUE
(If the child could resist eating the marshmallow, he was promised two instead of one.)

Although the child was "promised" to be offered two instead, it doesn't indicate that the child was truly "offered" two in the article?

"Promise" to me is just making a commitment rather than real action afterwards to make something happened. What if the scientists did not really offer the child two marshmallows? But we don't know nevertheless. Therefore, isn't NOT GIVEN more appropriate here?

Hi Hung Chou,

I'm afraid that you are "over-thinking": "offer" and "promise" express the same meaning in this situation. I understand your argument, but we could argue that an offer might also be a lie. The fact is, the children were told that they would get a marshmallow later.

Simon:

I am a student of science. When we are doing research, we would the no relationship between two things as one kind of correlation.Thus, i think the answer for the 3rd question should
be True.

Hi Chiao,

But it doesn't say that there is no relationship. We only know that they "analysed" whether or not resisting temptation had an effect on future success. We don't know what they "found".

About the second question,

The passage says they were promised 2 marshmallows, but nowhere it says whether they were really offered 2 marshmallows, therefore it should be NG.

1. False
2. True
3. Not Given

I believe you need to check once plz..
for first i agree its not given but how for second question you are saying true.
Q:children were offered "a second" marshmallow if they managed not to eat the first one.
Answer from text:In the study, a marshmallow was offered to each child. If the child could resist eating the marshmallow, he was promised "two instead of one".
And for third question it must be true coz at the end the text says results provided.

I agree with Mohit. Especially in third question, it it obvious that researcher benefited by the results. Even if we can't understand the type of the correlation, there is a correlation, for sure due to the "great insight"

ahaha. was totally tricked by it. Your really have to read the statement carefully. :))

who can help me explain Question 3? I chose True in stead of Not give. Eventhough, I've go the correct answers from Simon, I am stuck in the last question. To my way of thinking "correlation" is "the result" which the writer mention afterwards. Is that true?
I am very thankful for those who can help me in this case.

'It has been repeated many times since, and the original study at Stanford is regarded as one of the most successful experiments' isn't that mean others researches are less successful??

How can I know Simon's answer?

hi Simon,

I am right in Q1 and 2, in Q3, the trick is hard to realize. By the way, thank you a lot for your explanation.

hi simon,

Thanks alot for the desiging this website to help us all.

I was tricked in question 2 because of the word "promised".

I choose false.

Hi Simon, You wrote that the first question as not given. But I could understand that other repeated ones are less successful in these keywords"The original one" and "the most successful". Am I wrong?

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