Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Conversations and personal ads in the Midterm Exam

Conversations in the Midterm Exam

Two students will have a conversation based on the prompts provided.  The conversations do not have to be the same as the ones in the book, but should be similar.

Here are some examples:

A shopping conversation like the one on page 134.
A: What are you looking for, name?
B: running shoes.
B: No, too heavy.
B: Too big.

A shopping conversation like the one on page 136-137.
A: May I help you?
B: I'm looking for a pair of jeans.
A: design?
B: Skinny leg.
B: Too loose
A: $30.00

A food conversation like the one on page 146
Main Dish 1:  Spaghetti good, too spicy
Main Dish 2:  Steak Okay, too chewy
Next Time: Chicken salad
Appetizer:  Seafood soup (해물탕)
very spicy
a little sour
soft, round things
shrimp - a little sweet

A restaurant conversation like the one on page 148.
Order a chicken burger and cider
What size?
cheese sticks?
Yes, large order
Personal Ads in the Midterm Exam:

Choose one of these people and explain why:

Women ISO men:
1) Janice
SWF, 19YO, ns, sd ISO SM Age 19-21, NS, sd as friends-with-benefits

I am fun and honest, but messy.
I like dancing, concerts and going to the beach.
I want a good dancer and swimmer.
2) Kelly
SF, 20YO, ND, NS ISO SKM Age 21~, ND for LTR

I am serious and quiet.
I like reading and going to movies.
I want a man who likes quiet evenings.
3) Nancy

I am fun and active but also responsible and  strict
I like being outdoors and hiking and seeing movies and visiting temples and historic sites.
A good date would be hiking up a nearby mountain and having a picnic.
SF 25 YO ISO M, 22-27 YO, SD

I am hardworking and practical but also fun and sociable
I like getting out of the house: going outdoors or to parties and events.
I want a man who likes hiking and swimming but also nightclubs and dancing.
5) Jackie

I am quiet but fun.  I sleep a lot and am never on time.
I like to travel and do things, but only in the afternoon, because I sleep late in the morning.
6) Anne

I am talkative and serious.  I work and lot and am always on time.
I like to meet people at coffee shops and talk.
I want a man who will be on time and call me Anne, not Jackie.

Men ISO Women

7) John
SM, S, SD, 22 YO, just out of army, ISO SF under 22YO to have fun with

I am active, funny and fun.
I finished my military service so I want to relax and not be serious.
I like to go to night clubs and to movies.
8) Dave

I am generous and honest but messy
I like playing computer and phone games.  I love my Galaxy Tab.
I would like to go to movies and PC rooms.
9) Greg

I am sociable and talkative but inactive.
I like to chat at coffee shops and in class.
A good date would be a bus tour and visits to coffee shops.
10) Paul

I am active and friendly but messy.
I like hiking, swimming, cycling and reading.
I would like to find someone to travel with and explore.

11) James
I am friendly and honest.
I will start military service next week so I want to have fun this week!
A good date would be a romantic one!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fall 2012 Midterm Exam

Below is a list of several questions.  I will ask you 3 of them.  Then, you and your partner will have a a conversation based on the prompts.

Unit 7
Look at the man in the picture.  What does he look like?
Look at the woman in the picture. What does she look like?

I expect four or more details:
Tall/short, slender/robust, hair length and color, face and glasses.
What is different about the person in these two pictures?
I expect as many details as possible.
Tell me about your character.
Tell me about my character.
At least three details, and the word 'but'.
Here are four personal ads.  Which person is the best match for you?  Why?
Match details to yourself.  "He is tall and I am tall.  She is shy and I am shy..."
Unit 8
What clothes are you wearing?
What clothes is Brian wearing?
Tell me about three or more articles of clothing.
Look at the picture and describe one person.  The other student should identify him/her.

Unit 9
What did you eat for dinner/supper last night?
At least three foods and/or drinks.
How do ___(pickles)__ taste?  I will bring food into the exam for you to taste.
They taste sweet/ sour/ creamy....
What is your favorite drink?  Where do you get it?  How often do you drink it?
Name the drink.  Name the store....

Brian will choose one of these conversations for you and your partner to act out:
A shopping conversation like the one on page 134.
A shopping conversation like the one on page 136-137.

A food conversation like the one on page 146
A restaurant conversation like the one on page 148.

Monday, 1 October 2012

2012 fall homework

Deadline for blogging homework:
  • 1st post by: Sept 29 Done!
  • 2nd post by Oct 15
  • 3rd post by Oct 31
  • 4th post by Nov 16
  • 5th post by Nov 30

You need 5 blog posts:
  • Introduction
  • describe your hobby
  • describe your major
  • what you did in the summer
  • a personal ad
  • Winter plans
    • Music, movies, TV you like : This can be three different posts if you want
    • Books you like
    • cooking and recipes
    • Your option

    Remember each blog post needs to be 25 or more words long.