My Favorite Animal
You and your friend visit a pet shop. There are many cute animals. You chat about the animals you like or dislike, then describe the appearance of your favorite animal or your pet.
In a group of two, you may choose to do one of the following:
- Create a conversation and present it to the class, or
- Create a presentation with PowerPoint or a poster and present it to the class.
Standards and Criteria for Success:
The dialogue or presentation must contain:
- Ask and answers questions for favorite colours and animals
- Describe the appearance of your favorite animal or pet
- Each group should use all 6 verbs: 是、不是、有、没有、喜欢、不喜欢.
- Two students must take turns to speak
- Each student must ask a minimum of five questions
- Create a situation dialogue
- Oral practice to memorize
- Oral presentation with props
- Pronunciation and tones
Please study the following scenario and create a conversation regarding eating out. There are two phases for this performance task.
Create and incorporate conversation contents relating to eating out. The focus is comprehension. Please pay attention to word order and pronunciation.
Conduct an improvised discussion about setting up a time and place to meet, ordering food, making payment and receiving change. Please note bargaining is not part of this conversation.
During the weekend, a number of friends had a Skype call. They chatted about the school activities and then got the idea to have lunch together next day. They heard so many positive comments about a Chinese restaurant where many other ISM students had been to. There are some very popular authentic Chinese dishes. They set up the meeting time and looked forward to having Chinese food. Next day, they went to the restaurant, placed their orders and enjoyed lunch together.
In groups of three or four, one student acts as a waiter/waitress while the others act as friends. The whole group will collectively create a conversation to talk about the popular Chinese dishes, food preference and balanced diet. This content is incorporated into the telephone/Skype conversation.
Then the skit will take place in a restaurant where food ordering, chat about personal interests—e.g. classes, movies, books, activities, comments about each dish are main content of the conversation. The skit will end with asking for the bill, making payments and receiving change.
The improvised dialogue should include the following components:
- Invite friends to eat out
- Discuss the most famous dishes in that restaurant
- Your food preferences
- Recommendations from waiter
- Order food and drinks
- Chat about personal interests, books, movies, etc in Chinese
- Comment on the food
- Ask for and pay the bill
In the dialogue, you should also do the following:
- Use proper sentence patterns for ordering and comments
- Use proper measure words
- Include soup, appetizer, main courses, staple food, dessert and drinks
- Everyone has to comment on the food
- Ask for method of payment before you pay
- Pronunciation and tones
- Fluency and performance
The spring break is approaching; you want to buy some clothes for your spring vacation. During the weekend, you call your friend and make an appointment to go shopping together. The next day, two friends go to a store to buy their favorite clothes.
Three to four students work in one group for this improvising conversation: two or three students act as friends, one student acts as a salesperson. The friends decide to go shopping the next day and set out the details about where and when to meet through a telephone call. The third person acts as a salesperson in later part of the skit.
The skit should include the following components:
- A phone call to discuss the shopping schedule, shopping idea, the meeting time and place.
- Ask each other about clothing preferences
- Price inquiry and bargaining
- Each person will purchase two different pieces of clothing or accessory
The assessment includes the following criteria:
Pronunciation and tones
Please complete page one following these instructions:
1. Copy the sentences in a character sheet;
2. Leave two lines blank under each sentence;
3. Copy the original sentence in the first blank line;
4. Make a sentence with “喜欢”,”什么颜色”, and “很好看” in the second blank line.
The first page is due on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 for A and B Block, Thursday, February 17, 2012 for H Block.
These are sentences copied during the class for homework. Please follow the instruction given during the class and complete the first page. The first page is due first class next week.
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