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5.14: Midterm Exam Review

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  • The midterm exam will be administered in two different parts, the Written Midterm and the Oral Midterm. 

    The first part is the Written Midterm, which you will take via the Homework & Tests tool on Laulima, just like all of your quizzes and tests so far.  It will include the listening, reading and writing sections of the exam. 

    The second part is the Oral Midterm, which you will take via Flipgrid.  It will cover the speaking section of the exam.

    Prepare Your Essay for the Written Midterm Exam 

    There is a written essay for the exam.  The written response will be submitted together with the other writing sections of the exam.  To help you prepare, here are the instructions for this essay question:

    "Write in Chinese about yourself: What is your name? How old are you? When is your birthday? How many people are there in your family and who are they?  Are you a student? Where and what do you study? (Write no fewer than 50 Chinese characters.  Use pinyin with tones, or write characters for extra credit.)"

    You may wish to prepare your response for this essay ahead of time so as to make the midterm exam easier.  If you would like personalized feedback on your draft, you should *both* (1) e-mail me at polley@hawaii.edu with your draft essay included in the main body of your message, and (2) text me at the phone number provided in our syllabus and class overview page to let me know you've sent the your e-mail.  I will then provide feedback as soon as possible.  In order to provide such feedback in a timely manner, I'd be grateful if you could please do both steps 1 and 2 above at least 72 hours before the deadline for the midterm exam -- though even earlier is of course better.

    Prepare your Responses for the Oral Midterm Exam 

    In the speaking section of the Midterm Exam, you will be asked to answer several different questions, which will be selected from the sample items listed below.  To prepare, first you should write out a response for each of these questions.  Then, practice speaking your responses aloud.

    1. Nín guì xìng? Nǐ guì xìng? Nǐ xìng shénme?
      您贵姓?你贵姓?你姓什么?
       
    2. Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?
      你叫什么名字?
       
    3. Nǐ shì xuéshēng ma?
      你是学生吗?
       
    4. Nǐ shì nǎguó rén?
      你是哪国人?
       
    5. Wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén, nǐ ne?
      我是中国人,你呢?
       
    6. Wǒ shì Měiguó rén, nǐ ne?
      我是美国人,你呢?
       
    7. Nǐ jiā yǒu jǐkǒu rén?
      你家有几口人?
       
    8. Nǐ yǒuméiyǒu xiōngdì jiěmèi?
      你有没有兄弟姐妹?
       
    9. Nǐ bàba zuò shénme gōngzuò?
      你爸爸做什么工作?
       
    10. Nǐ māma zuò shénme gōng zuò?
      你妈妈做什么工作?
       
    11. Nǐ bàba zài nǎr gōngzuò?
      你爸爸在哪儿工作?
       
    12. Nǐ jīnnián duō dà?
      你今年多大?
       
    13. Nǐ de zhōngwén lǎoshī jiào shénme míngzì? 
      你的中文老师叫什么名字?
       
    14. Nǐ shì cóng shénme dìfāng lái de? 
      你是从什么地方来的?
       
    15. Nǐ huì shuō diǎn hànyǔ, hái huì shuō shénme yǔyán ne?
      你会说点汉语,还会说什么语言呢?
       
    16. Nǐ de bàba māmā shì zhōngguó rén ma?
      你的爸爸妈妈是中国人吗?
       
    17. Nǐ yǒu gēgē ma?
      你有哥哥吗?
       
    18. Nǐ hē shuǐ, yào fáng bīng ma?
      你喝水,要防冰吗?
       
    19. Hē kāfēi, nǐ yào hē rè kāfēi háishì yào hē bīng kāfēi? 
      喝咖啡,你要喝热咖啡还是要喝冰咖啡?
       
    20. Hē jiǔ, nǐ yào hē báijiǔ háishì yào hē píjiǔ? 
      喝酒,你要喝白酒还是要喝啤酒?

    If you haven't yet familiarized yourself with Flipgrid, you should be sure to go back to the previous week's guide and follow the instructions there to learn how it works.  For the Oral Midterm Exam, you'll likewise use Flipgrid.  I will be posting a question in Chinese, and you'll need to post a video of yourself responding to the question in Chinese.

    Practice for the Speaking Section of the Midterm Exam! 

    You can practice making spoken responses to each of the above questions on Flipgrid.  Use the login credentials for Flipgrid provided in the syllabus and sent via class announcements.  You should be able to use Flipgrid on any camera-enabled device; my recommendation is to download the Flipgrid app to your Apple or Android phone.

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