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 "Why" 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: Why does Tom want to pursue an advanced degree at the
Institute of Public Health of Harvard University?
Answer: To effectively address public health issues in Taiwan.
Example: Why are interested in studying biotechnology in graduate
Answer: To contribute to Taiwan's development of this technology
4. Ask a person two
questions beginning with "Why" 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:
Why does Tom want to pursue an advanced degree at the Institute
of Public Health of Harvard University?
Why has Tom decided to devote himself to effectively addressing
public health issues in Taiwan following graduate school?
Why is Tom interested in researching public health issues at Harvard
Why has Tom chosen a career in public health after completing
his advanced degree at Harvard University?
Why is Tom motivated to research public health issues at Harvard
Why did Tom select Harvard University to research public health
Why does Taiwan's public health system interest Tom?
Why does Taiwan have an unequal distribution of public health
resources in urban and rural areas?
Why is equitable health care essential for Taiwan?
Why are there few high school graduates in the remote areas of