Japanese 2A 2013 Midterm

Where and When

Friday, 11/1: Reading & Writing in your regular classroom

Monday, 11/4:
Listening, Speaking & Kanji at the Mac Lab in HH269A Please be on-time.

Don't forget to bring a SCANTRON (form 882-E or #882-ES) for the Listening Exam on Monday.

The Reading and Writing exams will be administered in your regular classroom. You will have 50 minutes to complete both and it is recommended that you spend the first 25 minutes for reading and the second 25 minutes for writing.

Reading (50 pts):
You will read a passage and answer the questions.

Writing (30 pts):
You are to write the e-mail on the topic provided in plain form. The length is at least 10 sentences

Be sure to use a variety of grammar patterns and expressions that we have learned this Quarter: 〜たらいいと思います、ことにします、と、前、後、いけません(prohibition, obligation)、 〜たり〜たり、〜ために、あげます/くれます/もらいます、〜てもいいです、〜ないでください、〜ほうがいいです、ところ、おきます etc.

Use any kanji that you are responsible for (e.g. all kanji from Yookoso vol. 1 and vol. 2 Chapter 1 & 2).

Grading Criteria:
1) Accomplishment of Task: Content/Volume/Organization (10)
2) Variety of Choices: Vocabulary & Expressions from Chapter 1 & 2 (10)
3) Accuracy of Grammar and Use of Kanji (10)

The Kanji, Speaking and Listening exams will be administered at the Mac Lab in HH269A.
The test will begin on time, so be sure not to be late.
Do not forget to bring a SCANTRON (form 882-E or #882-ES)!!

Kanji (20 pts):
The kanji test will be given at the very beginning of Midterm Day 2. Review all kanji from Chapters 1 and 2.
No partial points will be given. Make sure that you review accompanying hiragana (i.e., okurigana) as well.

Write 10 kanji words: 1x10 words =10 points
Write the readings of 10 kanji words: 1x10 words =10 points

Speaking (30 pts):
The speaking test will be administered at the Language Lab in Humanities Hall (=HH269A). If this is your first time to ever be in this lab, make sure you figure out where it is located way ahead of the test date and check out the actual room where the test will be given.

You will be sitting facing a computer in the Language Lab and will record what you say into the microphone of the headset you are wearing. You will be given 1 task to complete. You will not be allowed to bring any prepared notes. You will be given 3 minutes preparation time (i.e., writing down ideas on a scratch paper) and 3 minutes to record your actual speaking. Please know beforehand that the entire class will be in the room at the same time as you and speaking at the same time, so it might be hard to concentrate. However, do not let this distract you from doing your best.

Task (30 points): Suppose that you rent a house with two other friends but are looking for another roommate to share the house. Today, you are in luck, because you've found a prospective renter! Call this person and leave a message on their answering machine, describing the house according to the given description, as well as informing this individual of the house rules specified in the task. You will speak in polite です・ます form.

* It is very important that you create complex sentences that include at least five different new expressions that we have learned so far this Quarter such as たりたり、ために、〜ておく、〜てもいい、ないで、ばかり、ところ、ほうがいい、くれる、もらう、あげる、〜前/〜後、etc.

Grading Criteria
1) Accomplishment of Tasks: Volume and Content
2) Variety of Vocabulary and Expressions
3) Accuracy
4) Fluency

Listening (50 pts):
The Listening exam will be given immediately after the speaking exam, in the same room. You will answer Multiple-Choice questions and True-or-False questions in English, while listening to a monologue and dialogues through the headset.
Do not forget to bring a SCANTRON (form 882-E or #882-ES)

Part I: 10 multiple-choice (A-D) questions on 10 short dialogues between Mr. Kawamura and Ms. Machida in polite form.

Part II: 8 true-false questions on a monologue about a phone message from someone named Miki regarding a trip that her friend, Shiho, will take. The message will be in casual form.

PartIII: 7 multiple-choice (A-D) questions on a dialogue between a real estate agent and a customer.

Words that are used in the Listening Section but have not been formally introduced or emphasized in class:

Part II: わすれる:forget、 タオル:towel
Part III: ガレージ:garage、 バルコニー:balcony、ペットを飼う(かう)=keep/have a pet (かって=te-form)、 さがす・さがした=look for, looked for/find, found