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May 28, 2013

Final Speaking Test

Filed under: final speaking exam — richardlstansfield @ 3:34 am

Four Conversations

Conversation 1

Student A begins a conversation with Student B.

Student B then asks Student A a question from the list from his class’ presentations.

During the conversation, Student B corrects Student A on something that Student A said.

Student A ends the conversation.

Conversation 2

–It’s the same as Conversation 1, but Student A and B reverse roles.–

Student B begins a conversation with Student A.

Student A then asks Student B a question from the list from his class’ presentations.

During the conversation, Student A corrects Student B on something that Student B said.

Student B ends the conversation.

Conversation 3

Student A begins a conversation with Student B.

Student B asks Student A an embarrassing question.

Stuent A responds with a “Conversation Killer” and then a “Conversation Keeper”.

Student B responds with a “Conversation Killer” to change the topic of the conversation.

Student B then asks Student A a question from the list from his class’ presentations.

During the conversation, Student B asks Student A a Clarification with a Question Word.

Student A ends the conversation.

Conversation 4

–It’s the same as Conversation 3, but Student A and B reverse roles.–

Student B begins a conversation with Student A.

Student A asks Student B an embarrassing question.

Stuent B responds with a “Conversation Killer” and then a “Conversation Keeper.”

Student A responds with a “Conversation Killer” to change the topic of the conversation.

Student A then asks Student B a question from the list from his class’ presentations

During the conversation, Student A asks Student B a Clarification with a Question Word.

Student B ends the conversation.

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Example of Conversation 1

A: Hi. Are you a friend of Sally’s?

B: Yes I am. We met in high school.

A: I see.

B: So … What do you think about President Park Geun-hye?

A: I think that many people don’t trust her because of her father, Park Chung-hee. Park Chung-hee was a dictator, so some people worry that she might become a dictator. However, I don’t think that people should judge her because of her father. I think that she has made some bad decisions but some good ones as well. She should be given a chance. She has only been president since January.

B: Actually, I think you mean since February.

A: Oh. You’re right. I mean, since February. Well, I should be going.

B: OK. Bye.

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Example of Conversation 3

A: Could I ask you something? How often does the bus come?

B: It comes every five minutes.

A: Thanks.

B: How much do you weigh?

A: Umm, ahhh, I’d rather not say. How about you?

B: I’d have to think about that. What do you think about illegally downloading music?

A: Music is made by songwriters, musicians, singers, producers, and other people. They have a job and they need to earn money. If you download music without paying money, then how can they earn a living? I know that music can be expensive, but illegal downloading is wrong. You can listen to music and then decide if you want to buy it or not. For example, you can go to -blah blah- and watch music videos there.

B: I’m sorry? You can go where?

A: You can go to YouTube.

B: Oh, I see.

A: It’s been nice talking to you.

B: OK. Bye.

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To do well on the test, you have to:

– answer the question from the list from your class’ presentations with complete sentences and a lot of details

– correctly use the conversations strategies (e.g. how to answer an embarrassing question)

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2 Comments »

  1. can we choose one of four examples??

    Comment by 송민선 — June 2, 2013 @ 3:11 am | Reply

    • You can choose the four discussion questions that you use.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — June 2, 2013 @ 10:21 pm | Reply


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