University English: the blog for ESL students

November 29, 2010

How to do well on your Final Speaking Test (Updated)

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 2:42 am

Update:

If your partner is not there, go into the room anyway. Do not be late because of your partner. (I will do the test with you alone.)

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Original Post:

–> complete sentences

–> Show me that you learned something (e.g. How to begin a telephone conversation, how to interrupt a telephone conversation, how to describe people and things, how to talk about the future, etc.)

–> details

Question: How do you stay healthy?

“F”-quality

Answer: “Gym.”

“D”-quality

Answer: “I go to the gym.”

“C”-quality

Answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes.”

“B”-quality

Answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes. I also do a little weight training.”

“A”-quality

Answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes. I also do a little weight training. Additionally, I try to eat good fruit, like apples, everyday.”

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Hesitations, pauses, or very slow answers –> lose marks

e.g. “Ummm … I go to the gym … uhhh … three times a week. There, I … 뭐지? … jog on the treadmill for … 뭐라고? … twenty minutes.”

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How many questions you answer is not important.

How well you answer the questions is important.

Quality is more important than quantity.

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Do not be late!

You and your partner only have 10 minutes for this test. That is only 5 minutes for each student.

It is worth 30% of your final grade.

So, for every minute you are late, you will lose 6 marks.

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Do not miss your appointment!

I only have one week to test all of my students, so I cannot reschedule.

So if you miss your appointment, you miss the test, and you get 0 out of 30%

Also, you will be marked absent for the whole week (3 hours).

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