Spring 2003 Oral: /30% of course

( /10%) Suffixation and Accentuation. You pronounce two lines of your choice, then two of mine.

1.

photograph

photographer

photographic

photographically

2.

anthropology

anthropologist

anthropological

"Anthropologically speaking, …"

3.

vomit

vomited

intermittent vomiting

vomitorium

4.

spontaneous

spontaneously

spontaneity

spontaneous combustion

5.

constitute

constitution

unconstitutionally

constitutionality

6.

supervise

supervisory

supervision

Super Vision

7.

inhibit

uninhibitedly

inhibition

an inhibiting effect

8.

mountainous

mountaineering

Monty the Mountaineer

the Carpathian mountains

9.

concentrate

temperate

approximate the cost

the approximate cost

10.

judgement

unjudgemental

parenting problems

parental responsibility

 

( /10%) Compound adjectives, compound nouns, and modifier + noun collocations. You pronounce one line of your choice, then one of mine.

 

1) I live in a house made of red bricks = I live in a _______________________________________ house.

2) My sister is getting married in a forest somewhere in Transylvania = She is getting married in the _______________________________________

3) She is marrying a teacher of math of French nationality who is somewhat eccentric = She is marrying a _______________________________________

4) When she was dating him, he wasn’t teaching math, he was teaching French. That means that he used to be a teacher of French of French nationality. In other words, he used to be a _______________________________________

5) My other sister also used to date a French teacher, but this one was actually of German background. In other words, he wasn’t a French French teacher, he was a _______________________________________

6) This other sister caught a parasite in the swamps of Tasmania. She caught a _______________________________________

7) A surgeon removed it. The specimen weighed one-hundred and fifty grams and measured twenty-five centimetres. The surgeon removed a _______________________________________

8) After her operation, I took my poor sister for a relaxing tour in a special row-boat with a glass bottom. We went out in a _______________________________________

9) She teaches a silly course about contemporary theatre = She teaches a _______________________________________

10) She has a temporary position teaching a silly course about contemporary theatre. She is a _______________________________________

 

( /10%) Tag-questions. You will have to do as many of these as I deem necessary! (Certainly not all of them.)

 

  1. I think there are some nice Tofu desserts in the vending machines downstairs.

= There’s…

2) I can tell you don’t like Tofu! = You…

3) I think that was a lovely lunch. Did you like it too? = That…

4) Tell me some more about your boss’s mental problems. = So, your boss…

5) I suppose you’re coming with me to the laboratory after lunch. = You’re…

6) You’re not coming?! But I thought you wanted to see my specimens!! = You…

7) Oh, fiddle-sticks, it’s true, I forgot. We were supposed to visit the Nuclear Hand-Guns Museum. = We were...

8) Alright, we’ll go now. = Let’s…

9) Do you happen to know how to turn on this ray-gun? = You don’t / wouldn’t…

10) I hope you weren’t playing with the special secret switches!! = You weren’t…

11) It looks like you DID change the settings!! = You DID…