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M2 Oral Exam Contents The 15-minute M2 oral exam concludes Language Courses I & II. It tests both the students' knowledge of English and their ability to speak fluently, correctly and appropriately, without significant native-language interferences. In the exam, students must orally summarize, analyze and discuss a brief newspaper article in English. They must be prepared to identify, classify and explain selected linguistic features and write a short phonemic transcription. The exam tests the language features taught in the two courses, LC I and LC II, based on their respective coursebooks (see below). LC I: Martin Parrott, Grammar for English Language Teachers. With Exercises and a Key (2nd edition). Cambridge UP, 2010. Particular emphasis on -lexical units (e.g. collocations, idioms, fixed phrases) -the noun phrase (e.g. types of nouns, articles, possessives) -the verb phrase (e.g. tense, aspect, voice) -clause and sentence structures (e.g. relative, adverbial, and noun clauses) LC II: Hartwig Eckert and William Barry. The Phonetics and Phonology of English Pronunciation. A Coursebook with CD-ROM. WVT, 2005. Particular emphasis on -common German interferences and problem areas (e.g. devoicing, diphthongs, dental fricatives, trap vowel) -stress - weak forms, linking, elision and assimilation Further details on the exam requirements are available in the language courses, attendance of which is compulsory for all students.