1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write a paragraph describing your knowledge of a field of study.
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
current knowledge of a field of study and then answer them. The
question does not have to come directly from the listening exercise.
Example: What will China's population of over 1 billion people?
Answer: A major market for Taiwanese products
Example: What are the latest developments in Taiwan's semiconductor
Answer: Well, let me explain briefly…
4. Ask a person
two questions beginning with "What" about his or her current knowledge
of a field of study. 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 motivates John to attend graduate school?
What would John like to focus on while studying for a Ph.d. in
What has John decided to study?
What career path does John intend to take after completing his
What is the reason for John's decision to study for a Ph.d. in
What can John tell us about Taiwan's economic situation?
What does John know about Taiwan's economic situation?
What is John's motivation to study for a Ph.d. in Management?
What will China 's population of over 1 billion people provide?
What organization does Taiwan anticipate entry into?