Drag the Words, Multiple-choice etc.

Pammellam's picture

In Drag the Words and other exercise, it would be great if there could be extra choices/wrong choices for words to drag or in the multiple-choice selections, if there could be extra choices.  I have not analyzed all of your exercise choices so I can’t be sure which other exercises this could apply to. But in all cases where choices have to be made, it would be great to have “extra words“ Or extra choices, which are wrong words or choices.

 Using the Drag the Words exercise as an example because I am familiar with it: 

 In the case of teaching a language..... If you have a sentence with five words you can just make five boxes and drag those words to the boxes. The only thing that can be practiced/tested then is the order of the words.   Still going with the sentence with five words, if you were allowed to have seven or eight choices for the five boxes it would be possible to put in slightly different spellings of a certain word so that the student would have to choose the correct spelling of a word or the correct case of a word in that particular sentence. 

 I am helping create exercises for a Hindi course. Hindi has subtle changes in the spelling and pronunciation of words depending on the speaker being male or female or the noun being female or male.  The plural case also changes depending on if it is male or female noun.

Here are a few examples.  I have used all caps to indicate where a verb or a noun changes. 




When talking ABOUT a male or a female the verb ending changes:

राम  सेब खाता है  |    Ram  Seb  KhaaTA Hai. Ram eats an apple. M

सिता सेब  खाती है  |  Sita Seb  KhaaTEE Hai. Sita eats an apple. F

”eats” is different


A male or female often USES a different verb ending when speaking:

मैं हिंदी सीख रहा हूँ।   Main Hindi Seekh RaHA Hoon. M    I am learning Hindi. M

मैं हिंदी सीख रही हूँ।   Main Hindi Seekh RaHEE Hoon. F    I am learning Hindi. F

The “ing” part of the verb changes.


Male or female nouns change differently when PLURAL or when they are MODIFIED:

छोटीलड़की     chotī lar       little girl   

छोटीलड़कियाँ  chotī larKIYA   little girls

”girls” has a different ending for the plural S.


बड़ाकमरा ba kam   big room

बड़ेकमरे   baRE kamRE   big rooms

The modifier changes just as the noun changes when plural.

Male and female nouns change differently!!

Extra Words in certain exercises like Drag the Words
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BV52's picture

Hi Pammellam,

Thanks a lot for contributing your ideas on how to make H5P better! We’re now working on something called the H5P supporter program allowing the H5P community to vote for and fund the top voted H5P features. Also there are developers in the community who every now and then works on a feature they find interesting or useful.