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Of omsk spring 2014.pdf

  1. 1.   Oral  Fluency  Sample   Omsk  Universities/Various   Spring,  2014         This  is  a  testing  instrument  designed  to  assess  your  developing  abilities  with   English  during  the  Spring,  2014  Semester.         You  will  draw  on  English  language,  culture,  and  civilization  skills,  knowledge,   and  themes  developed  in  your  work  this  semester.     As  outlined  by  your  instructor,  make  a  digital  audio  recording,    reading  aloud   the  following  text.         Do  not  prepare  or  rehearse  this  text;  use  several  moments  to  orient  yourself   with  the  text,  and  then  begin  reading.         It  is  not  expected  that  you  will  read  the  presented  text  materials  perfectly;  do   not  “agonize”  over  word  elements  you  do  not  know  or  repeat  words  or   phrase—one  measure  of  your  oral  fluency  is  the  total  time  taken  to  complete   the  reading.     Refer  any  questions  or  concerns  to  your  faculty  instructor.     At  the  conclusion  of  your  readings:    in  your  own  words,  describe  yourself   as  a  language  and  culture  learner.    Speak  freely  about  your  language   learning  process  and  goals  as  a  language  and  culture  learner.      
  2. 2. 1.         Food trucks bring jobs, flavors, and a friendly urban feel It  is  noon  on  a  sunny  day  in  Portland,  Oregon.    In  what  not  long  ago  was  a  vacant  lot,   customers  roam  past  brightly  painted  food  carts.    They  peruse  menus  for  vegan   barbeque,  Southern  food,  Korean-­‐Mexican  fusion,  and  freshly  squeezed  juice.     The  smell  of  fried  food  and  the  tent-­‐covered  seating  bring  to  mind  a  carnival.    But  a   number  of  Portland's  food  carts  take  a  healthy  approach  to  street  food.  The  Big  Egg,   for  instance,  serves  sandwiches  and  wraps  made  with  organic  farm-­‐fresh  eggs.     Their  to-­‐go  containers  are  eco-­‐friendly.    And  next  to  the  order  window  is  a  list  of   local  farms  where  they  source  their  ingredients.     "We  don't  have  a  can  opener.  We  make  everything  ourselves,  so  it's  very  time-­‐ consuming.  And  that's  the  way  we  want  it,"  says  Gail  Buchanan,  who  runs  The  Big   Egg  with  her  partner.     The  Big  Egg  usually  sells  out,  says  Buchanan  as  she  hands  a  customer  the  last   sandwich  of  the  day,  one  made  with  savory  portobello  mushrooms.  And  on   weekends,  customers  form  a  line  down  the  block,  willing  to  wait  up  to  45  minutes   for  their  food.     Buchanan  and  Morehead  dreamed  of  opening  a  restaurant  for  years.  They  had  food   service  experience,  saved  money,  and  spent  their  free  time  developing  menu  items.     "Then  2008  happened,"  says  Buchanan.  It  was  difficult  getting  business  loans  during   and  after  the  recession.    That  convinced  them  to  downsize  their  dream  to  a  running   a  specialty  food  cart.    And  when  a  developer  announced  he  was  opening  a  new  food   cart  lot,  Buchanan  and  Morehead  jumped  in.         There  are  about  440  food  carts  in  the  metro  area.    The  food  cart  scene  has  taken  off   in  Portland  in  a  way  it  hasn't  in  other  cities.    Portland  is  transforming  vacant  lots   into  community  spaces.    And  Portland’s  neighborhoods  are  now  more  pedestrian-­‐ friendly  and  livable.  
  3. 3.   2.     Now,  at  the  conclusion  of  your  reading:    in  your  own  words,  describe   yourself  as  a  language  and  culture  learner.         Say  as  much  as  you  can,  speaking  for  at  least  one  to  two  minutes.     How  much  speaking  and  listening  practice  in  English  do  you  have?         How  comfortable  are  you  in  speaking  English  and  understanding  native   speakers?       What  are  your  goals  in  language  and  culture  learning?       Which  language  learning  activities  or  classes  do  you  enjoy  the  most?       Which  activities  do  you  learn  the  most  from?         Be  as  specific  and  detailed  as  you  can.            

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