Japanese 1B Midterm 2013

Where and When?

Monday, February 11... Reading and Writing @Regular classroom
Tuesday, February 12...Speaking, Listening & Kanji @Language Lab (=HH269A)

The Midterm Exam will be worth 200 points, according to the following breakdown:

Reading - 50pts
Writing - 40 pts
Listening - 50 pts

Speaking - 40 pts
Kanji - 20 pts

The content of the exams will cover through the end of Chapter 3 of the textbook.

Reading (50 pts):
The Reading exam will be administered in your regular classroom. You'll have 50 minutes to complete both the sreading and writing sections. You will need to bring your own scantron for this section(#882-E or #882-ES). Review all the kanji you've learned in Chapter 1-3.

Part I: A passage about Suita-shi, a city in Japan, with 10 true-false questions. Review the the names of the buildings and places on pp. 141-142.

Part II: A passage about Mr. Yoshimoto's daily activities with 5 multiple-choice questions of fill-in-the-blank and 10 true-false questions on the content.

Words that are used in the Reading Section but may not have been either formally introduced or emphasized in class:
Part I: すいたし(city of SUITA) :せんり(place name, place in Suita city)):人口(じんこう)population :とほで ( on foot) :ちゅうしゃじょう(parking lot):, アルバイト(:part-time job), ウェートレス(:waitress), ぜんぶで:(in total):たてもの(building):つくる( to cook)

Part II: ながい(long):かみをとかす(comb one's hair):ねぼうする(oversleep):〜にのる(to ride):ラーメン ramen noodle), なつ(summer):休みをとる:take a vacation/break


Writing (40 pts):

You will be asked to write an article for a club newsletter in order to introduce a new member. The length of the profile should be two paragraphs of at least a total of 10 sentences in PLAIN/DICTIONARY form. The data that you will need to include as part of his daily schedule will be provided for you. Use sentence connectors such as そして、それから、そのあと、それで(therefore)、でも etc. Use kanji you have learned also, whenever possible. Review the verbs on the on-line list (Verb List).
1. Quantity and variety of facts (8pts)
2. Variety of expressions and vocabulary(8pts)
3. Organization and flow (appropriate usage of sentence connectors) (8pts)
4. Grammatical accuracy (correct verb conjugation, particles, and word order etc) (8pts)
5. Correct usage of hiragana, katakana, and kanji (8pts)

Speaking (40 pts):
The Speaking test will be administered in the Language Lab in Humanities Hall (=HH269A). The test will begin on time, so be sure not to be late. You'll be sitting facing a computer screen in the Language Lab, and will speak into the microphone of the headset you are wearing.  You'll not be allowed to bring any prepared notes with you but will be given time to prepare what you want to say, i.e., writing down ideas on a scratch paper, once you receive the speaking assignment. The entire class (about 25 students) will be in the lab and speaking at the same time, so please be aware that it might be hard to concentrate.

Words that are used in the Speaking Section but may not have been either formally introduced or emphasized in class:
かぞく: family; しょうかいします: to introduce; 本だな: bookshelf; たな: shelves; こたつ: heated table unit

Task #1 (20 points): You will describe what is located in the picture provided, using the です・ます sentence endings. Review positional words and patterns.

Task #2 (20 points): You will be leaving a voice mail to introduce a new club member by talking about his everyday life both on weekdays and weekend. His schedule will be provided for you. Use sentence connectors such as そして、それから、そのあと、それで(therefore)、でも etc. Use
the です・ます sentence endings for this task as well.

You will have three minutes to prepare for each task and then two minutes to do the actual speaking.

Grading Criteria for Each Task:
1. Accomplishment of Task: Volume and Content of Speech------------[ /10 pts.]
2. Variety of Vocabulary & Expressions-----------------------------[ /10 pts.]
3. Accuracy: Precision of Vocabulary and Expression Usage------------[ /10 pts.]
4. Accuracy: Pronuncition, Intonation and Fluency--------------------[ /10 pts.]

Listening (50 pts):
The Listening exam will be given after the Speaking exam at the same location. You will answer 25 questions in English on the test sheet handed out to you, while listening to a monologue and dialogues through the headset.You'll use the back of the scantron you used for the Reading Exam, so you won't need to bring a new scantron.

Part I: 10 multiple-choice question on short dialogues between Mr. Kawamura and Ms. Machida in the です・ます form. Each dialogue will be read twice.

Part II: 10 true-false questions on a telephone conversation between Mr. Kawamura and Ms. Machida in the です・ます form about Ms. Chin's birthday party. The dialogue will be read three times.

PartIII: 10 multiple-choice questions on a monologue by Ms. Mio Suzuki to introduce her daily life in PLAIN form. The monologue will be read three times.

Words that are used in the Listening Section but may not have been either formally introduced or emphasized in class:
トヨタ:Toyota, セール: sale, だから: therefore, たくさん: a lot, すきやき: a Japanese hot-pot dish made with meat and vegetables, みんなで: everyone all together; うそ: lit. 'a lie' but can be used to mean "you're kidding!" アルバイト:part-time job, Tシャツ:T-shirt, たんじょうび:birthday, ガールフレンド & ボーイフレンド: girlfriend/boyfriend,くろさわ あきら: name of a famous Japanese movie director, 「らん」:name of a famous movie, こうばん: police box, かお: face, うんてんする: to drive a car, たまに: once in a while, サンドイッチ:sandwich, モーニングセット:breakfast combo, デパちか:basement of the department store, おべんとう:lunch box, メールする: to send an e-mail, やさしい: nice, ふく:clothes
, へいじつ: weekdays, はたらく:work

Kanji (20 pts):
上、下、左、右、中、外、前、後、千、万、方 from Chapter 2 and all kanji from Chapter 3
Study the words listed under each kanji in the workbook.

10 words for writing kanji ( 10 pts) NO PARTIAL CREDIT
10 words for reading kanji ( 10points)

It will be in a short paragraph format. Make sure that when you fill in the Kanji, you also add proper OKURIGANA (=accompanying hiragana) if necessary.