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December 1, 2009

How to do well in your Final Speaking Exam

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 11:52 pm

–> complete sentences

–> lots of details

It’s not how many questions you answer. It’s how well you answer the questions.

Quality is more important than quantity.

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Very Bad Answer (F)

A: Is it better to have a digital camera or a regular camera?

B: Digital camera.

Bad Answer (C)

A: Is it better to have a digital camera or a regular camera?

B: It’s better to have a digital camera.

Good Answer (A)

A: Is it better to have a digital camera or a regular camera?

B: I think it’s better to have a digital camera. It’s more fun. You can see the pictures right away. Also, you can store so many pictures on a memory card.

Below is a list of the discussion questions.

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Discussion Questions

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All Classes

– Which method of communication do you prefer? Why?

– What are the pros of text messaging?

– What are the pros of cell-phones?

– What are the cons of text messaging?

– What are the cons of cell-phones?

– It it better to have a digital camera or a regular camera? Why?

– It it better to shop online or in a store?

– It it better to have a cell phone or a regular phone?

– It it better to leave a message with a person or on voice mail?

– It it better to use e-mail or text messaging with friends?

– Do you think you’ll live in another country someday?

(except for Class # 175)

– What are your goals for the next five years?

(except for Class # 175)

– Describe some of these people in detail.

uee-soju-cool-love

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Class 32

– Which Korean baseball team do you cheer for? Why do you cheer for them?

– What do you think about the punishments given to sexual criminals? Why?

– How did you feel when you took the College Entrance Exam? Why?

– Only Korean men have to do military duties. Women don’t. What do you think about that?

– What are the cons of plastic surgery?

– Should people be able to do anything in a parody? If not, what should they not be able to do? Why?

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Class 102

– Do you agree with Korea University’s decision to give Kim Yu-na special admission? Why or why not?

– What have you done to prevent the spread of influenza?

– If someone plagiarises, how should they be punished? Why?

– What’s your favorite sport? Why?

– Have you ever thought about having plastic surgery? Why or why not?

– Which movie impressed you the most? Why?

– What do you think about the “Na-yeong Incident”?

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Class 138

– Which group do you like better, the Wonder Girls or Girls’ Generation? Why?

– Which do you believe in more, Murphy’s Law or Sally’s Law? Why?

– Are you satisfied with your body shape? Why or why not?

– Do you agree or disagree with plastic surgery? Why?

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Class 172

– If today were the end of the world, what would you do?

– How often do you ride bicycles? Where do you ride them?

– Do you think Park Jae-beom (of 2PM) could return to the entertainment business? Why or why not?

– Do you agree with revealing offenders’ identities? Why or why not?

– Which girl groups do you like? Why?

– Do you think H1N1 is very dangerous? Why or why not?

– How do you think we can solve the problem of plagiarism?

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Class 67

– Which Kim Yu-na commercial do you like better, the one for yoghurt or the one for air conditioners? Why?

– How many countries have advanced to the main round of the 2010 World Cup? What are some of those countries?

– Will Park Ji-sung’s time finally come after Christian Ronald leaves for the Real Madrid soccer club? Why?

– What is your favorite baseball team? Why?

– Do you like any brands? Which ones do you like? Why?

– What kind of TV program do you like best? Why?

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Class 175

– What do you think about the “Volleyball Player” incident?

– What do you think about becoming pregnant before you get married?

– Do you like baseball? Why or why not?

– How can we prevent another “Na-yeong Incident”?

– What do you think about the statement, by the girl from “Misuda,” about “losers”?

– If you are on a bridge, and suddenly the bridge begins to break. What will you do?

– What do you think about what Park Jae-beom (of 2PM) did?

– Who is your favorite Hollywood actor and why?

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You will be making appointments for your Final Speaking Exams.

Do not be late for your appointment.
You might miss your exam, and will be marked absent.

If you miss your exam, you will be marked absent for the whole week (three hours).

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