Freshman ESL Conversation Spring, Week 15

It’s week 15 for the freshman English conversation class. Makeup class time.

What did we do last week?

  • returned quiz #2
  • completed chapter 4 in book

Hour 1-2

Attendance and review (5)

Schedule (5)

When is the final exam?

  • Thursday June 15 – final exam speaking test for 12 people
  • What about the other 5-7 students?
  • I suggest 5-7 students take the speaking test Tuesday June 13 between like 11:30-12:30
  • Otherwise, they will have to wait longer and will have an extra weekend to prepare (a little bit not fair to the other other students)

Final Exam (20)

  • speaking test
  • check ability to speak fluently and accurately
  • check your understanding of vocabulary
  • check your ability to explain reasons with logic
  • about 6-7 minutes per person
  • Here are the questions on a pdf file, which can be printed easily.

Question 1 Vocabulary (1 minute)

  • vocabulary check
  • 3-4 random words, give me a fast definition
  • most of words from quiz#2 list, a few added and deleted (total 108)

Question 2 Review Poster Presentation (1-2 minutes)

  • tell me about your presentation topic
  • what was the main idea?
  • provide lots of details
  • expect follow up questions

Question 3 Mini Speech (2 minutes)

  • speak fluently about a topic
  • use long, full sentences with lots of details
  • expect follow up questions

Here is the topic with suggested questions to help you make a great answer. Short answers with incomplete information, such as “I don’t know, I’m not sure” will result in a low grade.

Two Special Places

  • think of two wonderful places
  • answer the question, “What so great about ….?

Use the text on page 22 and 23 as a model to help you create a great answer.

You should:

  • describe the places in great detail
  • use superlatives to describe why they are special or interesting
  • a city, a building, a restaurant, a monument, a lake, a mountain, a neighborhood

Question 4 Q&A (2 minutes)

Make an interesting answer with long sentences and lots of specific details. Expect a few follow up questions. This is your chance to show that you can be descriptive in the English language. If you need help to create grammatically correct sentences, review chapter 4 in the book.

You will get one of these questions (random).

  1. What are some things that parents today shouldn’t let their kids do?
  2. When you were in elementary school, what are some of your happiest childhood memories? What things did you used to do but don’t do now? What did you parents make you do?
  3. What do you think about the story on page 40? Do you agree with the writer’s main ideas?

Brain Puzzles (15)