Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Oral Exam

Oh boy. Our oral exam is tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2008.
I'm not so nervous right now but I'm sure the butterflies will start flying in my belly as soon as the alarm clock goes off tomorrow morning.
The good thing is that Sarah, our teacher, allowed us to practice, in class, with each other, for almost the entire class today. We will also have time tomorrow in class to practice as well.
To my understanding, this is how it will go tomorrow.
We will arrive to class at the usual 8:15. Sarah will give us the option to have a lesson or practice with her and with each other. (Pretty sure we will choose the option of practicing!) Then three at a time will leave the class. We will go to wait outside another classroom. Then we will be called in to take our exam.
Here is what we have to do during the exam. First there is a small interview. What's your name? What's your address? When did you arrive in Israel? Are you satisfied in Israel? Do you have contact with Israelis? What's you opinion of Israelis? What will you do after Ulpan? What will you be doing in five years? Second we will have drawn two cards while waiting outside that are situations that we have to talk about. Such as, your neighbors had a loud party last night. You complain. Or, your friends gave you a birthday gift. Thank them. The final portion is talking about a text that we have written during the course. We wrote several so we got to choose which one we want to talk about. I will be talking about my dream house.
Then it's over. Hallelujah!
Then Sarah starts cramming as much information as possible into our already overflowing brains in order to prepare us for the written exam in two weeks. Oh boy.


Kim Heinecke said...

Good luck!!

Kris the Girl said...

I can't believe you guys have been there for 5 months! It seems like you left last week!
Good luck with the exam. Get it, girl. :D

terriH said...

You go girl! And Brent, you go guy! You two will do fabulous...I can't believe you know Hebrew now...that's just so cool!

Good luck! Loves to you both!

Tonya said...

Thanks for the good luck wishes, ladies! I'll be sure to let you know how it went!

Natalie Witcher said...

I hope you pass. If you can't think of anything, just bow, say Shalom and walk out.