1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write a paragraph describing your academic background and achievements.
View the accompanying Power Point presentation on details of how
to write this paragraph.
3. Write four questions
beginning with "What" when asking someone about their
academic background and achievements, and then answer them. The
question does not have to come directly from the listening exercise.
Example: What university did Ellen receive her bachelors degree?
Answer: National Chiao Tung University
What academic awards or citations did you receive while in university?
4. Ask a person
two questions beginning with "What" about his or her academic
background and achievements. Write down each question and its
one or two sentence reply. You can select from among the following
questions from the above listening exercise as models for the
questions that you ask:
What university did Ellen receive her bachelor's degree?
What courses interested Ellen the most at National Chiao Tung
What courses in the Department of Industrial Engineering did Ellen
enjoy the most?
What university did Ellen graduate from?
What courses did Ellen audit at National Chiao Tung University?
What fundamental skills did Ellen acquire at National Chiao Tung
What opportunities did Ellen have to come into contact with actual
What department did Ellen receive her bachelor's degree from?
What did the coursework during Ellen's junior and senior years
What did a solid academic background in Industrial Engineering
at National Chiao Tung University provide Ellen with?