Narrator Listen to a conversation between two students. Man Hey, Marnie. What's wrong? Woman Oh ... I'm just struggling about what to do ... I won an award from the Creative Writing Institute for a story I wrote, and ... Man That doesn't sound like anything's wrong! Woman Well, it's a huge honor to win, and there's an award ceremony they've invited me to attend-which I'm so excited about-but-and here's what's frustrating-I've got a biology exam that's scheduled for the same time. Man Uh-oh. Well, have you talked to your professor about this? Woman Yeah ... she said I could write a five-page paper instead, and I have lots of ideas and know I could do a good job, but ... Man But what? Woman Well, writing a paper would take up so much time ... a lot more time than studying for and taking the exam. I have lots of other schoolwork to deal with. Man Oh. Or you could have someone else receive the award for you ... I mean go in your place and accept it on your behalf? Woman Maybe. I'd still get the award and the money that way ...
Man Ooh-you won money too? Woman Yeah, pretty cool, huh? But anyways, my parents were really looking forward to coming and seeing me onstage shaking hands with the lnstitute's president and all. I'd hate to disappoint them. Man True. I'm sure they're really proud. Woman Like I said, I'm still struggling about what to do. Narrator The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the woman's problem. Briefly summarize the problem. Then state which of the solutions you recommend and explain why.
- Communicate with your family and friends by letter, e-mail, or by telephone. What is your option?
- Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing Then state which of the two solutions from the conversation you would recommend Explain the reasons for your recommendation 75
- Many universities now offer academic courses over the Internet. However, some people still prefer learning in traditional classrooms. Which do you think is better? Explain why.
- Starting this year, the university dining hall will be transformed into The Campus Dining Club for one week at the end of each semester. During the last week of each semester, the dining hall will feature special meals prepared by the university’s culin 53
- Some people feel they perform better when they have to finish by a strict time. Others feel they do better work if they do not have time pressure. Which best describes you? Explain why. 50
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 508.0 599.738853503 85% => Need more words or more difficult words.
No of words: 128.0 158.596602972 81% => More words wanted. You may: choose simpler words or speak faster or remove hesitations or remove long pauses, and fully use the time, do NOT save one or two seconds.
Chars per words: 3.96875 3.77925476217 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.36358566101 3.54123138178 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.12109015308 1.79916674678 118% => OK
Unique words: 88.0 95.8789808917 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.6875 0.607024082132 113% => OK
Syllable count: 162.9 189.005732484 86% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.3 1.19129511677 109% => OK
Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.0941780821918 0.0831539838537 113% => OK
Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 1.0 4.29936305732 23% => Need more acoustic paragraphs.
Average paragraph length: 128.0 70.8089261375 181% => OK
STD paragraph length: 0.0 23.6022091992 0% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 44.83 25.9380837976 173% => OK
STD paragraph duration: 0.0 8.54438981162 0% => The duration of acoustic paragraphs keeps same.
Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 20.0 40.7070063694 49% => Need more acoustic sentences. Maybe the speech rate is too fast.
Average acoustic sentence length: 6.4 4.24305496596 151% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 4.73708771293 3.29867071766 144% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 2.2015 1.4825078846 148% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 1.51561959277 1.02222390891 148% => OK
Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 12.0 38.0 32% => Need to have little pauses between words/sentences.
Total acoustic silence duration: 1.2 7.14643312102 17% => Still need a very little pause between two words.
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.1 0.189447223375 53% => Maybe the speech rate is too fast.
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.0937194394634 0.156783300276 60% => OK
Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 39.78 46.7170700637 85% => Need to talk more.
Average word duration: 0.31078125 0.297490414073 104% => OK
STD word duration: 0.172968608853 0.186336302485 93% => OK
Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 6.0 7.29723991507 82% => OK
Total_disfluencies_duration: 4.63 5.7916985138 80% => OK
Total acoustic noise duration: 2.34 3.38276008493 69% => OK
Total speech duration: 44.83 59.3491295117 76% => Talk more. Do not save time. People can talk 4-5 words in one second.
Compare to expected duration: 0.747166666667 0.989152158528 76% => Some seconds left. Need to talk more.
Rate of silence: 0.267677894267 0.642608181899 42% => OK
Rate of speech: 2.85523087218 2.6701766005 107% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.96297122463 1.61481078811 122% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.21216691805 2.05366198651 108% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.428908859375 0.327712499341 131% => OK
Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by speech e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
Note: the speech e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas.