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November 15, 2010

Final Speaking Exam: Discussion Questions

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 3:21 am

Final Speaking Exams will be on Week 15 (December 6th to December 10th)

–> make appointments at the beginning of Week 14 (November 29th to December 3rd)

All Classes

* Which do you like better, e-mail or text messaging? Why?

* Tell your partner, “You are a classmate in my English class at school. Today’s homework was to read Chapter 10.”

You are a student. You call your classmate. You were absent from class, and so you want to know what the homework is. While you talk, your dinner begins burning. Interrupt the conversation, and then restart the conversation. Begin the conversation with, “Ring, ring.”

* Describe this person in as much detail as possible.

* Who do you take after more, your mom or your dad? How are you alike?

* Tell your partner, “I’m going to describe something. Ask questions and try to guess what it is.”

Describe one of the following things to your partner.

shoe hair clock suitcase car snow accident news ghost bird

* What are your goals for the next five years?

Class 100

* Do you think that teenagers are too young to join girl groups or boy bands? Why or why not?

* What can we do while watching baseball in a stadium?

* What kind of festivals do you want to go to? And why do you want to go?

* What do you think about a the high salaries of F1 drivers? Why?

* Do you want to get married while you are watching the TV program “We Got Married”? If so, who with? Why?

* If someone offered you money to go into a sink hole, would you go? Why or why not?

* What would you want to do most on Halloween? Why?

* Why do all Korean men have to do their military service?

Class 30

* What do you think about street biking? Why?

* What do you think about the popularity of Superstar K2?

* What do you think are the reasons why people are addicted to some computer games?

* How well do you think Korea will do in the next 2014 Brazil World Cup? Why do you think so?

* What do you think are Seoul’s best attractions? Why do you think so?

* What do you think about conscription? Is it right for South Korea, in its present condition? Why do you think so?

* Would you like to try foie gras? How about escargot? Why or why not?

Class 167

* If your older/little sister wanted to have plastic surgery, what would your advice to her be?

* What do you think about Superstar K2? Why?

* Why are people all over the world excited in by the World Cup of soccer?

* Do you think it’s possible for women to impersonate men? Why or why not?

* Would you like to buy a smart phone? Why or why not?

* What do you think are the reasons for Superstar K2’s popularity?

* If your boyfriend or girlfriend used a smartphone to find your location, what would you do? Why?

* Do you have an interest in Korean baseball? Why or why not?

Class 65

* Do you think that it’s possible to be immortal? Why or why not?

* Do you think that Jang Dong-geon and Go So-young’s married life is good or bad? Why?

* Why do many people not want to go into the army?

* What do you think about smart phones?

* Who was your favorite entry in Superstar K2?



  1. we have a question.

    In final speaking test announcements,

    When I have a question to classmate,
    at the same time,
    Do I have a interrupting situation?
    So then, restarting the conversaion is so strange.
    We hope we are not bothering you.

    Comment by 윤혜슬, 김희선 — December 3, 2010 @ 8:44 am | Reply

    • You will be told in the question if you have to interrupt or restart. Remember that you learned how in the lessons on telephone conversations.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — December 6, 2010 @ 1:51 am | Reply

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