1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write a paragraph describing your academic background and achievements.
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
academic background and achievements, and then answer them. The
question does not have to come directly from the listening exercise.
Example: Why did Bill refuse several employment offers in the
financial sector after graduating from National Cheng Kung University
Answer: to conduct finance-related research
Example: Why did you decide to major in Nursing during your undergraduate
Answer: Because I have been interested in helping people ever
since I can remember.
4. Ask a person two
questions beginning with "Why" 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:
Why did Bill major in Finance at National Cheng Kung University?
Why did Bill choose National Cheng University to pursue a bachelor's
degree in Finance?
Why has Bill decided to pursue advanced study in this field?
Why is Bill equipped to meet the rigorous demands of advanced
study in Finance?
Why did Bill perform so well during his undergraduate studies?
Why did Bill concentrate on developing his analytical skills and
Why did Bill refuse several employment offers in the financial
sector after graduating from National Cheng Kung University in
Why did Bill take the highly competitive nationwide university
Why is Bill confident of his ability to meet the rigorous demands
of graduate study?
Why does Bill feel that he can meet the rigorous demands of graduate