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 "How" 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: How can Taiwan enhance its local competitiveness?
Answer: By adjusting financial market strategies
Example: How has Taiwan's economy evolved from an agricultural-based
one to a hi-tech one?
Answer: Well, let me briefly explain…
4. Ask a person two
questions beginning with "How" 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:
How did Nancy select which degree to pursue in graduate school?
How did Nancy develop her knowledge of International Finance?
How did Nancy develop her interest in Taiwan's economy?
How does Nancy remain abreast of the latest topics in International
How did Nancy become interested in Taiwan's economy?
How does Nancy plan to research the way in which domestic companies
can compete with multinational corporations?
How did Nancy decide which degree to acquire in graduate school?
How did Nancy select which university to pursue a graduate degree?
How has Taiwan's economy flourished in recent decades?
How can Taiwan enhance its local competitiveness?