Role Play 2A 2013

On Tuesday Oct 15

* You will choose a partner and then may choose either Role A or B for each Role Play shown below.
* On the day of the Role Play, you will find out which Role Play (either #s 1 or 2) you will have to do by drawing a number.
* You will have some time to rehearse and 3 minutes to complete the Role Play.
* Plan with your partner as to how you will manage the conversations. HAVE FUN!

Role Play 1

Role A: You are an ESL student from Japan who arrived here in the US last week. You attended a meeting of a Japanese campus organization for the first time and were befriended by an American student there who can speak Japanese.

Tasks
1. Ask this American student to help you get where you need to go. Make sure he/she understands exactly what you need to do and where you need to go.
2. Ask the American student about some "Dos & Don'ts" concerning living in the U.S. and American customs/society.

Role B: You are a American UCI student who speaks Japanese. You attended a meeting of a Japanese campus organization and met an ESL student from Japan who arrived here in the US last week. He/she asks you for help, so give him/her suggestions and advice.

Tasks
1. You are very familiar with the UCI campus . Listen to what he/she needs to do, and then give suggestions about what to do and where to go.
2. In response to his questions/concerns, you give him/her some advice about living in the U.S. and American customs/society.

Role Play 2

Role A: You are a customer visiting a travel agency. You are planning to go to Japan this winter and need advice.

Tasks
1. Ask the travel agent about such things as: what to do, what to see, where to go, where to stay, etc. in Japan.
2. Since you have no knowledge of Japanese customs, you need to ask and get some information from the travel agent about Japanese customs/society and "Dos & Don'ts."

Role B: You are a travel agent. Your customer wants to travel to Japan this winter and needs all sorts of advice.

Tasks
1. Give suggestions about such things as: what to do, what to see, where to go, where to stay, etc., in Japan.
2. Since your customer seems to have no idea about Japanese customs/society and "Dos & Don'ts," offer some advice and help him/her have a nice trip.

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Grading: (20 pts)
The Role Play will be graded on an individual basis.

Exemplary
- 4 -
Accomplished
- 3 -
Developing
- 2 -
Beginning
- 1 -
Language Accuracy & Comprehensibility Rarely makes grammar or vocabulary errors.
Listeners are able to comprehend the entire all of the Role Play.
Makes some grammar or vocabulary errors.
Listeners are able to comprehend nearly all of the Role Play.
Makes frequent grammar or vocabulary errors.
Listeners are able to comprehend the main ideas and some details.
Makes so many errors that it gives the impression that the speaker was not prepared.
Listeners are able to comprehend only certain phrases or sentences.
Variety of Expressions Excellent use and variety of vocabulary and expressions (especially those learned this Quarter); many complex sentences Good use and variety of vocabulary and expressions (especially those learned this Quarter); some complex sentences Some vocabulary and expressions used (especially those learned this Quarter); mostly simple sentences Few vocabulary and expressions used (especially those learned this Quarter); mostly simple sentences
Content Logic, Flow, and Connection A sequence of events, descriptions, or expressed thoughts are well connected and flow smoothly. A sequence of events, descriptions, or expressed thoughts are fairly well connected and flow smoothly for most part. Sentences are loosely connected in meaning Phrases and sentences are unconnected.
Depth Demonstrates extensive and accurate knowledge of the topic.
His/her own thoughts are well presented.
Demonstrates fairly extensive and accurate knowledge of the topic.
His/her own thoughts are presented.
Demonstrates some knowledge of the topic.
Very few thoughts of his/her own are presented.
Does not demonstrate accurate knowledge of the topic.
His/her own thoughts are not presented.
Presentation Style Memorized dialogue; Use of note: Eye contact; Volume of voice Very well presented to the audience Well presented to the audience Adequately presented to the audience Poorly presented to the audience


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