Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (gap-fill example)

Here's another example of embedding a textivity on a blog. This gap-fill exercise is based on Shakespeare's sonnet XVIII.

The gap-fill exercise is accessed via this button on the textivate menu screen:

Note that if you click on the "" image at the top left of the exercise, you'll be directed to the textivate front page. From there, you can access lots more exercises based on this and other texts.

Click below to access the activity. (Opens in a new window on touch devices.)
Click here to open the above activity in a new window.

Information about the gap-fill exercise:

  • Every time you restart the exercise, a different set of gaps will appear, so the same text can be used over and over.
  • You can change the number of gaps on the screen by clicking on the -gaps or +gaps buttons. (The maximum number of gaps is 18 - so if you already have 18 gaps, the +gaps button does not display.)
  • You can choose to hide / show the word list using the button at the bottom left of the screen. If you show the word list, words can be dragged into the gaps. If you hide the word list, you have to type in the gaps. (When typing in the gaps, the text must be exactly as in the original, and special characters such as accents matter.) You can toggle between showing and hiding words at any time - this will not affect the words used in the exercise.
  • If you are using a desktop computer or a laptop (ie. not a touch-only device) you have the choice between checking answers using the "Check" button or enabling "Auto check", which means that answers are automatically checked after you drag a word into a gap (or, if typing answers, after you move out of the text box). NB. On touch devices, the "Check" button is disabled and answers are automatically checked.

Hope this is useful.