WRITING

Write a 3-paragraph essay (1 introduction paragraph, 1 body paragraph, and 1 conclusion paragraph, minimum 200 words) in response to the following prompt (60 minutes):

1.    Nowadays, many students are studying online instead of going to class.
Do you prefer studying online or going to class? Provide reasons and examples to support your choice.

Your essay must include:


  • An introduction paragraph that introduces the topic (what it means to be a good student) and briefly states your answer to the question (i.e., how you think a good student should look, think, and act).

  • A body paragraph that explains your answer with several details and examples (from famous people/stories you know, or from your own experiences).

  • A conclusion paragraph that emphasizes your answer to the question and provides a sense of completeness.

  • Transitional words and phrases (e.g., first, in addition, next, moreover, in conclusion, therefore, however, etc.) that help your ideas flow smoothly and logically.

SPEAKING

Read the following questions carefully and answer by recording yourself.
Please record and submit each answer separately.

You can choose to either record directly on this website or record on your device and upload your files.

OPTION 1: RECORD DIRECTLY

Step 1:Click the “Record” button and start speaking.
Speak as loudly as you can.
You cannot pause and resume, so make sure you have already prepared the answer to speak continuously.
Step 2:After you have finished, click “Stop”.
You can listen to your recording again by playing it.
If you wish to delete your recording to have a new one, press the "Record" button again.
Step 3:Continue with other answers.

OPTION 2: UPLOAD RECORDING

Step 1:Record yourself on your device and save the file.
Step 2:Click “Choose file”. Click to choose the file that you already recorded and would like to submit.
Step 3:Click “Upload file”.
If you wish to change to another file after uploading, please take the same steps.

Length requirements:
Please speak for at least 30 seconds for each answer.
You should not speak for longer than 5 minutes/answer.
You can record multiple times before submitting. However, only 4 recordings will be allowed as final submission.

1.    What does it mean to be a good friend?


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2.    What do you want to be when you grow up?


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3.    What is something you do well that you’re most proud of?


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4.    Tell us about someone you like or admire the most.


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