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During this speaking partner session, you will practice listening for information while your Speaking Partner reads to you. You will also discuss different topics related to the unit content, which the Speaking Partner will choose.
Listening, Reading, and Grammar Practice
In part of a BYU devotional speech, President Monson talked about the importance of preparation and he related preparation to goals. The attached article's text has missing prepositions and conjunctions. (The full text is attached for you as the Speaking Partner.) Your speaking partner will read the text from President Monson, and will pause whenever you need to fill in the missing words. You will say what you think the missing words are and then your speaking partner will tell you whether you are correct or not. He or she can guide you as you think about the answers. When you find the correct answers, write the missing words on the blank lines.
Your speaking partner will read through the article once again with all of the words included.
Then, you will read the same text with all of the correct answers to your speaking partner. Your speaking partner will help you with any pronunciation or new vocabulary issues. Ask your speaking partner to explain any parts of the article that you did not understand. For example, if you do not understand President Monson's metaphor of "running up ________ down the field _________ never crossing the goal line," ask your speaking partner to explain where that metaphor comes from.
Discuss President Monson's article with your speaking partner. You may discuss some of the questions he asked, such as the following:
More Speaking Practice
Part 1: Your speaking partner will select one or more of the topics from the topic list, which the two of you can discuss. After you are done, your speaking partner will help you with any issues they notice with grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation issues.
Part 2: Your speaking partner will ask you a number of questions about your goals and plans for after you complete the Pathway program.