- This is the
first extensive oral presentation of a speech you create with the
- Your task is to
create an ideal hotel and describe it to the audience. Suppose you are
in charge of advertising the hotel and you must attract as many people
- The audience
will rate each described hotel to indicate how much they would like to
visit your hotel to stay.
- The presentation
is scheduled on March 21, Monday, 22 Tuesday.
- You are required
to submit a script a week before the presentation day [ March 14, Monday]. Please be sure to
meet the deadline so that you will have sufficient time to revise your
draft before the presentation.
- There will be SA
sessions to help you improve the quality of your first draft. You may
receive a bonus point (see the evaluation section for details) for a
very well written first draft.
- We will spend
some time in class to practice on March 18, Friday. It is important
that you can smoothly read your script at least, if you have not
What to write
- Please include
basic information such as location (Is it in the U.S.? Japan? Outer
space?) and facility (including with what your hotel is equipped and
can do there).
- The best
language to be used is vivid (paint a picture of what your hotel looks
the listener), specific (give details; describe what one can do in your
hotel, describe the hotel, using appropriate adjectives), and simple
to understand). Since there is no instant replay, your listeners need
be able to understand you the first time.
- You are
encouraged to use a wide variety of expressions. There are many useful
expressions in this lesson that you can use in your speech such as the
potential form (One can do...), the expression [Verb Te form +
arimasu] to indicate something is hung, stored, placed and so on. Take
full advantage of these expressions to enrich your speech.
- You are
encouraged to use a variety of vocabulary. However, try your best NOTto
use new words found in a dictionary so that you will not lose your
length for the draft should be about 2 pages, double-spaced (make sure
that there is sufficient space for the instructors to write in
feedback), which should be the equivalent of approximately two minutes
of (practiced, uninterrupted) oral presentation.
only 2 minutes for the presentation. As a principle, please memorize
your speech to make an effective presentation, although you may use
index cards on which you have written down outlines (NOT the entire
speech). Repeated practice is extremely important for a
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Creative Dialogue Presentation
You will be asked to
present your own dialogue instead of the textbook dialogues.
- You will be
assigned to work with another student (or two) to create your own
conversation. Your conversation should go beyond simply replacing some
words from the textbook dialogues
What to write
situations are up to you. Three things to keep in mind, however, are;
conversation must include a description of a certain place (your
hometown, Pittsburgh, etc.)
- The length
should be at least 8 exchanges.
exchange= Aさん「 ～～～～～～～。」 Bさん「 ～～～～～～～。」
「はい。」or 「いいえ。」and the lke will not be counted.
conversation should include at least three new expressions from L.6.
informal past) ＋ことがあります」"one has done..."
become..." (e.g., 大きくなりました。元気になりました。）
when..." (e.g., 日本に帰ったら～。よかったら～。）
verbs of giving and receiving
plan to do..." (e.g., 来年、日本に行くつもりです。）
Script Due: TBA
- Content :
Information of certain places, Cultural appropriateness
Appropriate use of expressions from L.6 (at least 3 new expressions),
Grammar and vocabulary accuracy and appropriatenes. (Please try not to
use many new words.)
manner: Memorization, Fluency & Clarity
- Others: Speech
balance between the two (or three) people,Length, Quality of the
script,Meeting due dates, Incorporating the feedback, etc.
integrity: The script must be created by you. Please read our syllabus.
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