Skip to main content
Humanities LibreTexts

2.5: Unit Project Part 1- Interview

  • Page ID
    62945
  • \( \newcommand{\vecs}[1]{\overset { \scriptstyle \rightharpoonup} {\mathbf{#1}} } \)

    \( \newcommand{\vecd}[1]{\overset{-\!-\!\rightharpoonup}{\vphantom{a}\smash {#1}}} \)

    \( \newcommand{\id}{\mathrm{id}}\) \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\)

    ( \newcommand{\kernel}{\mathrm{null}\,}\) \( \newcommand{\range}{\mathrm{range}\,}\)

    \( \newcommand{\RealPart}{\mathrm{Re}}\) \( \newcommand{\ImaginaryPart}{\mathrm{Im}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\Argument}{\mathrm{Arg}}\) \( \newcommand{\norm}[1]{\| #1 \|}\)

    \( \newcommand{\inner}[2]{\langle #1, #2 \rangle}\)

    \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\id}{\mathrm{id}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\kernel}{\mathrm{null}\,}\)

    \( \newcommand{\range}{\mathrm{range}\,}\)

    \( \newcommand{\RealPart}{\mathrm{Re}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\ImaginaryPart}{\mathrm{Im}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\Argument}{\mathrm{Arg}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\norm}[1]{\| #1 \|}\)

    \( \newcommand{\inner}[2]{\langle #1, #2 \rangle}\)

    \( \newcommand{\Span}{\mathrm{span}}\) \( \newcommand{\AA}{\unicode[.8,0]{x212B}}\)

    \( \newcommand{\vectorA}[1]{\vec{#1}}      % arrow\)

    \( \newcommand{\vectorAt}[1]{\vec{\text{#1}}}      % arrow\)

    \( \newcommand{\vectorB}[1]{\overset { \scriptstyle \rightharpoonup} {\mathbf{#1}} } \)

    \( \newcommand{\vectorC}[1]{\textbf{#1}} \)

    \( \newcommand{\vectorD}[1]{\overrightarrow{#1}} \)

    \( \newcommand{\vectorDt}[1]{\overrightarrow{\text{#1}}} \)

    \( \newcommand{\vectE}[1]{\overset{-\!-\!\rightharpoonup}{\vphantom{a}\smash{\mathbf {#1}}}} \)

    \( \newcommand{\vecs}[1]{\overset { \scriptstyle \rightharpoonup} {\mathbf{#1}} } \)

    \( \newcommand{\vecd}[1]{\overset{-\!-\!\rightharpoonup}{\vphantom{a}\smash {#1}}} \)

    Project: Interview a Friend of Family Member

    Task

    1. Write at least 5 yes/no questions and 5 wh- questions. You can use some of the questions from this unit if you prefer. Practice reading the questions using correct intonation. Remember to use correct intonation for yes/no and wh- questions.
    2. Make a video of yourself interviewing someone you know. Ask them about their job, their hobbies, their family and anything else that interests you.
    3. Include the following in your video:
      • 5 yes/no questions
      • 5 wh- questions
      • Ask about the person's job.
      • Ask about the person's hobbies.
      • Ask about the person's family.
      • Ask about the person's values. (What is most important to the person?)
    4. We must be able to see you and your interviewee in the video.
    5. The interview must be conducted in English.
    6. Provide a list of at least 10 questions you asked during the video interview. Make a note of which questions have rising intonation and which have falling intonation. You can write "rise" and "fall" or use arrows that point up and down.

    Purpose: Why are we doing this?

    • You will practice communication skills including asking questions and listening for replies in English.
    • You will review and practice using pronunciation features we have learned in this unit including correct intonation in questions.

    Rubric

    50 Points Possible

    Criteria Excellent Good Needs Improvement (Resubmission Required) No Marks (Resubmission Required)
    10 7 5 0

    Content

    • Ask about the person's job.
    • Ask about the person's hobbies.
    • Ask about the person's family.
    • Ask at least 2 questions that were not in the example video.
    The student meets all four requirements. The student meets 3 of the 4 requirements. The student meets 2 of the 4 requirements. The student meets 1-0 of the requirements.
    • Ask 5 yes/no questions
    • Ask 5 wh- questions
    The student asks a minimum of 5 yes/no questions and 5 wh- questions. The student asks 3-4 yes/no questions and 3-4 wh- questions. The student asks 2 yes/no questions and wh- questions. The students asks less than 3 questions.
    Volume and eye contact Both participants can been seen in the video. The student speaks loudly enough to be heard comfortably and the student looks at the interviewee often. The student has memorized most of the questions and speaks confidently with little aid from notes. Both participants can be seen in the video. The student looks at the interviewee occasionally. The student is reading some of the questions and has made some attempt to practice or memorize the questions before making the video. Both participants can be seen in the video. The student is clearly reading most of the questions and has made little effort to practice or memorize the questions before recording. The student is too reliant on notes and may not understand the questions he/she is asking. The student's and interviewee's faces are not seen during the video at any time and/or the student reads all of the questions with littl evidence that he/she understands what is being read.

    Pronunciation Focus

    • Vowel Sounds
    • Consonant Sounds
    • Linking Consonants to Vowels
    • Correct intonation used for Wh- Questions
    • Correct intonation used for yes/no questions
    The student is very clear and easy to understand. Individual words are clear and easy to understand. Correct intonation is used for all of the questions. The student is mostly clear and easy to understand. Correct intonation is used for most of the questions. The student is understandable some of the time. Correct intonation is used for some of the questions. Most of the presentation is difficult to understand. Student makes no attempt to use correct intonation when asking questions.
    Transcript A list of at least 10 questions is provided. Correct intonation noted for each question.   A list of at least 10 questions is provided. Correct intonation is NOT noted for each question. Written questions are not provided.
    Total        

    Example

    Example Video

    Watch the video from the beginning of this unit to get some ideas for your own interview. You do not need to ask the same questions.

    Example Transcript

    1. What's your name? (fall)
    2. Where did you grow up? (fall)
    3. Where are you living now? (fall)
    4. What's your job? (fall)
    5. What do you do each day? (fall)
    6. Why do you like your job? (fall)
    7. What do you not like about your job? (fall)
    8. Why is your job important to you? (fall)
    9. What do you like to do in your free time? (fall)
    10. Do you have a car? (rise)
    11. Are you a morning person? (rise)
    12. Do you eat meat? (rise)
    13. Are you a vegan? (rise)
    14. What does that mean? (fall)
    15. Why are you vegan? (fall)

    Brainstorm/Plan

    1. Write the questions you might like to ask a friend or family member.
    2. After you have a good list of questions, put them in order.

    Post-Project Discussion

    Your classmates videos will be posted on an online forum. Watch two of your classmates' videos. Post a thoughtful comment or question to each classmate or group.


    This page titled 2.5: Unit Project Part 1- Interview is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

    • Was this article helpful?