Giao tiếp tiếng anh chủ đề Examinations

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Examinations What is a school without examinations? They all have it So, we will have to spend a session talking about exams There are many types of tests and different terminologies You can be taking an in-class test, or it could be a take-home final It could be a multiple choice exam or an essay type format In either case, we will cover it here First, let's learn the different terminologies associated with testing Examination Mid-term Finals Test Quiz Pop-quiz Exam Take-home final Research paper Final paper Report Essay Presentation Open-book test/final Common questions you can ask about exam format: "How many tests did you have to take in your Math class?" "What was the mid-term like?" "How much percentage is the mid-term towards the final grade?" "Do you have to write any papers in that class?" "How many pages did you have to write for your essays?" "Was the open-book exam hard?" "How difficult was the take-home final?" "Was the final exam short answer questions, or was it multiple choice?" "Did you have any pop-quizzes in your geology class?" "How much time did you get to write your research paper?" "How often did you have a quiz?" "What day did you take your final?" "When did you take your final?" "Are you done with your mid-terms?" Copyright © 2012 TALKENGLISH.COM | Copying or Redistribution of this material is illegal "When is finals week?" "The syllabus for the econ class says you have six exams What were they like?" "How difficult is the mid-term for psychology 101?" Examinations - Finding Information Having a lot of information about tests can help prepare for exams The next several questions are geared towards finding specific information "Does Professor Giles use old exam questions for his tests?" "Can I borrow your old exams for Intermediate Accounting? I want to use the questions to test myself before the real exam." "Do you know anybody who took Physics 340? I want to know the types of questions that were asked on the final." "Do you think I need to study chapter for the mid-term? It's so boring, and I can't seem to apply it anywhere." "What topics did the professor cover the most in the final exam?" "What were the long essay questions on?" "Do you remember the long essay questions you had on the final?" "I was thinking about buying the study supplement for the engineering class Do you think it will help?" And of course, you may be required to answer these types of questions, so let's get into answering: "How many tests did you have to take in your Math class?" "We had a total of tests in that math class." Or more simply, '4 tests.' Answering can be real easy The reason I put full sentences is for your practice But remember when you really answer, you are not required to put them in full sentences I'll try to mix it up so you get a familiar feel answering both long and short ways "What was the mid-term like?" "The mid-term was hard If you read all the material, you will still have a hard time because the professor wrote up all the questions in a difficult way." Examinations - General Information The hardest types of questions to answer are the, 'What was it like' types, and the 'how was' types The reason it is hard is because you have to explain in your own words the answer It's not Copyright © 2012 TALKENGLISH.COM | Copying or Redistribution of this material is illegal as simple as a number or a 'yes' or 'no.' "How much percentage is the mid-term towards the final grade?" "The instructor said it was twenty percent of our final grade." "Do you have to write any papers in that class?" "No We only had one mid-term and one final." "Yes We had to write essays for that class." "How many pages did you have to write for your essays?" "We had to write pages for both essays." "Was the open-book exam hard?" "Most of the time, open-book exams are harder, but this one was really easy All the questions were in the glossary so I found the answers quickly." "How difficult was the take-home final?" "It is easy that we have the material to look through, but it is very time consuming I had to an all-nighter just to finish." All-nighter means to stay up all night Examinations - More Information "Was the final exam short answer questions, or was it multiple choice?" "It was multiple choice." "Neither The exam had long essay questions." "Did you have any pop-quizzes in your geology class?" "We had pop-quizzes in that class Luckily, only five percent counts toward the final grade." "Fortunately we didn't have any." "How much time did you get to write your research paper?" "We had two months to write the research paper." "How often did you have a quiz?" "Once a week." "What day did you take your final?" "I took the final last Monday." Copyright © 2012 TALKENGLISH.COM | Copying or Redistribution of this material is illegal "I didn't take it yet I take the final tomorrow." "The syllabus for the econ class says you have six exams What were they like?" "It was pretty easy because they only covered chapters If you keep up, then you shouldn't have a hard time." "Does Professor Giles use old exam questions for his tests?" "He always creates new test questions so old ones will not help you." "Can I borrow your old exams for Intermediate Accounting? I want to use the questions to test myself before the real exam." "Sure, I have it in my dormitory I'll bring them tomorrow." "He didn't return the exams, so I don't have them." "What were the long essay questions on?" "Both questions were on supply and demand Make sure you know that stuff inside and out." "I was thinking about buying the study supplement for the engineering class Do you think it will help?" "I highly recommend it I didn't have it for the first exam, and I got a B- But after I studied with the supplement, I aced the next test." Examinations - Interactive Practice Click on Listen All and follow along After becoming comfortable with the entire conversation, become Person A by clicking on the Person A button You will hear only Person B through the audio file There will be a silence for you to repeat the sentences of Person A Do the same for Person B The speed of the conversation is native speed Use the pause button if the pause between each sentence is too fast for you After practicing several times, you will be able to speak as fast as a native Listen All | Person A | Person B A: "Did you already take the history exam?" B: "Yeah It was hard When you take it?" A: "I take it tomorrow morning There is so much material, that I don't know what to emphasize on What types of questions did you get?" B: "Mostly on the civil war You should also study the impact Martin Luther King Jr had on American society." A: "How about Abraham Lincoln? Did you get any questions about him?" B: "I only had question about him But you might get more I don't know if he will have the Copyright © 2012 TALKENGLISH.COM | Copying or Redistribution of this material is illegal same exam or not." A: "Hopefully he will use the same exam, cause I'm going to spend most of my time studying the civil war It is a huge section and that is what he lectured the most on in class." B: "If you can't study everything, then that is probably the best way to go." A: "Aright Thanks for the info I gotta go to the library now." B: "Good luck." A: "Thanks See ya." Listen All | Person A | Person B A: "Hey Jack You look tired What's going on?" B: "It's finals week and I have been up all night studying." A: "How many exams you have left?" B: "Three more to go?" A: "Have you been keeping up, or are you cramming everything?" B: "If I was keeping up, I wouldn't need to stay up all night." A: "Ha ha Looks like you are in for a tough week." B: "Tell me about it How about you? What have you been up to?" A: "I finished my last final this morning." B: "So you're completely done?" A: "No I have one more report that is due this Friday I haven't started it yet, but it shouldn't be too tough." B: "How many pages you have to write?" A: "It's a 10 page paper on habitual behavior for psychology 211." B: "You wanna take one of my exams for me?" A: "I would if I could, but you know that's not possible." B: "Yeah, I know." A: "If you need help with your chemistry class, I can help you over the weekend." B: "That would be great." A: "Let's get together Saturday around lunch time." B: "You don't know how much this means to me Thanks." A: "Don't mention it I'll see you on Saturday." Copyright © 2012 TALKENGLISH.COM | Copying or Redistribution of this material is illegal ... says you have six exams What were they like?" "How difficult is the mid-term for psychology 101?" Examinations - Finding Information Having a lot of information about tests can help prepare for... will still have a hard time because the professor wrote up all the questions in a difficult way." Examinations - General Information The hardest types of questions to answer are the, 'What was it... time consuming I had to an all-nighter just to finish." All-nighter means to stay up all night Examinations - More Information "Was the final exam short answer questions, or was it multiple choice?"
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