Salam! Khosh amadid!
Hello everyone, welcome back!
Examination, A word that scares everybody!
Yes, today is the day of judgment! I didn’t announce it before because good students are always ready!
Personally, I wanted to take this exam a couple of weeks later. Yet, the number of the students who are asking for the exam is increasing. So, I decided to prepare a test for you. You have asked for it!!
Trust me and don’t be afraid of the exam. You will learn much more when you are tested. I believe this exam will help you more than you expected. Try it and you will ask for more!!
According to the educational system in Iran, the top mark in each exam is 20, not 100. So, the maximum mark (score) you can get in this exam is 20. I have mentioned time and marks next to each question. This will help you know how good you are!
This exam is mostly focused on what we have learned before to let you review things. The next exams may be different!
Please cool down and start your job. You may spend less or more time on each question, but your given time must not exceed the total 77 minutes. No cheating!!
1- Say and write the Persian alphabet (small and big letters). ( 4 minutes – Marks: 1)
2- Write down the complete structure of a sentence in simple past tense (subject +…). (1 minutes – Marks: 0.5).
3- Suppose that we have the infinitive “To forgive” = /bækh shidæn/. In a very simple language (either in English, Persian or in your own language), explain the structure of infinitives in Persian (what do infinitives look like in Persian) and the way we can change the infinitives to have a verb in simple past tense. Then, generalize the rule by giving two more examples on your own. (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
4- Write down (in Persian) four complete sentences in simple past tense (Your sentences should have all possible elements such as place, time, object, and so on). (8 minutes – Marks: 1)
5- Find the objects in these sentences: (1 minute – Marks: 0.5)
6- Write (either in Latin alphabet or in Persian scripts) the following numbers: 0 – 1360 – 35 – 700 – 2003 – 32000 (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
7- Suppose that you are going to teach somebody how to read 53225 in Persian. Explain it in simple words so that he can understand the general rule. (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
8- Suppose that we have the infinitive ‘To wash’. Explain in simple word (in any language) how we can change it into present perfect tense verb. Then say the verb with all subjective pronouns. (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
9- How should we translate ‘For’ and ‘Since’ in present perfect tense? Explain it. (4 minutes – Marks: 1)
10- How do you know such and such word is an object in your Persian sentences? (What is your object indicator?). Explain when you should and should not use this object indicator in your sentences (give examples). (4 minutes – – Marks: 1)
11- Write down the days of a week in Persian scripts. (2 minute – Marks: 0.5)
12- How do you make simple future tense? Give an example using all subjective pronouns. (3 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
13- How are compound verbs used in simple future tense? Give an example. (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
14- Explain (in any language) the negative form of compound verbs in simple future tense, giving an example in a sentence. (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
15- Explain (in any language) past perfect tense and give an example in complete sentence. (3 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
16- Explain how we can change an infinitive into a verb in simple present tense. Give an example. (3 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
17- Explain present continuous tense in Persian. Give an example. (3 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
18- What are the four seasons in Persian? What are the months of summer and autumn? (2 minutes – Marks: 0.5)
19- How can we make comparative adjectives in Persian? Explain it using an example. (1 minute – Marks: 0.5)
Part 2 (Listening ability):
1- Listen to the audio file and write down 10 words. (5 minutes – Marks: 2)Audio words
2- Listen to the audio file and repeat the same sentence (tongue twister). (5 minutes – Marks: 1)Tongue twister
3- Listen to the audio file and write down the name of 8 countries. (5 minutes – Marks: 1)Rafighi daram
4- In the above audio file, who is he talking about? (2 minute – Marks: 1)
Part 3 (Translation ability):
1- Translate the following text into Persian.(10 minutes- Marks: 3.5)
Bob is in his classroom. His friends are sitting on the chairs. Some have big books. Some have small bags. And some have blue pens. Bob is reading a book. Alice is writing. Michael is opening his bag. Helen is speaking. Suddenly, somebody opens the door. The children see the teacher. They stand up. The teacher has several papers. He gives the papers to the students. They are sad. The students have exam.
To stand up = /bolænd shodæn/.
Part 4 (optional):
How would you teach Persian to a foreigner if you were a Persian teacher? Which part of the language would you focus on more? What would you add to or deduct from our weekly lessons if you were the teacher of this online course? How would you take the exam? (4 minutes) (Feel free to send me your answers to this optional question)
You may find the answers on Useful drills page.
See you next week!
May 21, 2014 @ 6:26 am
Please Mr. Hassan or somebody tell me why the passage of translation from English to Persian in this exam consist of sentences in present tense and the answers are in past tense? I was totally disheartened when I saw the answers until I realized that in the answer section the passage itself has been changed.
June 3, 2014 @ 1:00 am
I think that they were in past continuous too which we have not yet learnt.
Am I misunderstanding something?