ARE YOU GOOD AT TAKING EXAMS?

Цілі: формувати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць; вдосконалювати навички читання, аудіювання й усного монологічного мовлення; розвивати пізнавальні інтереси учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.

Procedure

1.Warm-up

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘exam’?

2) Are there too many exams in school?

2. Speaking

Do ex. 1, p. 29.

Use the following questions:

1) Do you get nervous when you take tests?

2) Are there any kinds of tests / exams that you love?

3) Do you have any special routines you follow before you take a test / exam?

4) What test has made you most nervous?

5) What do you think about while you wait for the result of a test?

6) Have you ever

cheated on a test?

3. Reading and speaking

Do ex. 2, p. 29.

4. Vocabulary practice

Before listening

Match the words and their definitions.

1) suppose

A) to cause to make mistakes

2) butter up

B) give something to each member of a group

3) blow up

C) no problem, something that is easy to do

4) trip up

D) to flatter with the purpose of getting something

5) ace

E) do what you should do based on rules or expectations

6) no sweat

F) do very well on an assignment or test

7) pass out

G) to get angry suddenly

Key:

1 e, 2 d, 3 g, 4 a, 5 f, 6 c, 7 b, 8 d, 9 h, 10 f.

5. Listening

Listen to the dialogue and do the tasks.

SCHOOL REPORT

Girl. Dad, can I go to a movie with Sharon?

Dad. Yeah, sure, but wait. Weren’t you supposed to get a report card sometime this past week?

Girl. Well, oh yeah. Can I call Sharon now?

Dad. Uh-hum. You didn’t answer my question. Did you receive it or not?

Gіrl. I love you Dad! You’re the best!

Dad. Don’t try to butter me up. I can guess that your answer means that you didn’t do well in some of your classes?

Girl. Well, my English teacher is soooo boring, and he blows up every time someone talks.

Dad. In other words, you’re not doing so well?

Girl. Uh, a C… minus.

Dad. Oh. Well, how are you doing in your Spanish class? You said you liked that one.

Girl. Well, I do, but I forgot to turn in a couple of assignments, and I had problems on the last test. All those verbs tripped me up. I get them all mixed up in my head!

Dad. Okay, and what about algebra?

Girl. Ah, I’m acing that class. No sweat.

Dad. Oh!

Girl. Can I go now?

Dad. And how are you doing in history?

Girl. Oh, that’s my favorite class. Mr. Jones is always passing out candy if you know the answers to his questions.

Dad. Great. Now, I have a bright daughter with tooth decay.

Girl. Ah, Dad. Can I go now?

Dad. You can go if you answer my history question. How old am I?

Girl. Uh, fifty-five?

Dad. Fifty-five! You just failed a math and history test at the same time!

Girl. Dad…

Dad. Well, okay, but you need to come straight home from the movie, and you need to practice your clarinet.

Girl. Oh, I forgot about that grade?

Dad. What?

Girl. Gotta run, Dad.

Choose the correct word.

1) Based on the girl’s statements, how would you describe her English teacher?

A) irritable

B) fascinating

C) considerate

2) How does she feel about her Spanish class?

A) She finds that the exams are quite confusing.

B) She says that the assignments require too much time.

C) She feels the teacher doesn’t spend enough time explaining verbs.

3) How is she doing in her algebra class?

A) She is getting excellent grades.

B) She is doing average work.

C) She is failing the class.

4) Why does the girl like her history class?

A) The teacher gives easy questions on tests.

B) The teacher rewards students who can handle his questions.

C) The teacher gives candy to all of the students.

5) What does the girl have to do after she returns from the movie?

A) She has to finish her algebra homework.

B) She must read her history book.

C) She needs to practice her instrument.

Choose the correct word.

1) The teacher… when she caught students cheating on the test

A) supposed

2) If you study hard, you should be able to… the test

B) tripped me up

3) Students sometimes try to… the teacher by saying nice things about him, but they just want a good grade

C) ace

4) I was… to take a test today, but I was sick

D) butter up

5) There were two trick questions on the test that…, and I chose the wrong answer

E) blew up

6. Summary

What was the hardest class you took in high school? What made the class difficult? What are the keys to passing exams?

7. Homework

Express your own opinion as for statements in ex. 5, p. 30.




ARE YOU GOOD AT TAKING EXAMS?