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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.
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Learning Target
Learning Target
verb noun sort
verb noun sort