1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write a paragraph describing your interest in a field of study.
View the accompanying Power Point presentation on details of how
to write this paragraph.
3. Write four questions
beginning with "Why" to ask someone about their interest
in a field of study and then answer them. The question does not
have to come directly from the listening exercise.
Example: Why does Ray want his graduate studies to focus on interactive
Answer: Because it is a timely topic for the recently emerging
electronic communications media in Taiwan.
Example: Why did you decide to acquire a master's degree in Biochemistry?
Answer: Because I have been fascinated with this field since undergraduate
4. Ask a person
two questions beginning with "Why" about his or her interest in
a field of study. Write down each questions 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:
Why does Ray want to attend graduate school?
Why does Ray feel that studying interactive marketing research
Why does Ray wish to further his knowledge of interactive marketing
Why did Ray select this university to acquire a master's degree
in Interactive Marketing Research?
Why does Ray want his graduate studies to focus on interactive
Why did Ray select this university to pursue a bachelor's degree?
Why has Ray studied Marketing since high school?
Why is Ray interested in the increasing number of customer-oriented
administrative database systems and customer/supplier relations?
Why does Marketing interest Ray?
Why did Ray immerse himself in customer service-related issues