1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write four questions beginning with "Where" 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: Where did John graduate from in 1999?
Answer: The Industrial Engineering Department at Feng Chia University
Example: Where have you decided to apply to graduate school after
completing your undergraduate studies?
Answer: The University of Oregon
3. Ask a person
two questions beginning with "Where" 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: Where did John receive a bachelor's degree?
Where did John foster his interest in this field of study?
Where did John gain a further glimpse into industry-related research?
Where did John foster his ability to solve problems logically?
Where did John graduate from in 1999?
Where did John develop his analytical skills?
Where did John gain practical laboratory experiences?
Where did John acquire theoretical knowledge of factory automation
Where did John learn how to conduct research independently?
Where did John serve as a teaching assistant?