6.4 HW Building Vocabulary for Speaking & Writing: Choosing a University Major Copy
Welcome to TOEFL Vocabulary Building for Speaking and Writing.
In this lesson we will talk about choosing majors and degrees for universities studies. We will not only familiarize ourselves with important vocabulary around the topic, but will also learn some practical recommendations around choosing a degree or a major.
Step 1: Review target vocabulary and examples of their use in this presentation
Step 2: Now watch a short video with recommendations on choosing a major. Focus on the following questions:
- What is the purpose of the Venn Diagram?
- What components does it include?
Step 3: Now check your understanding of the vocabulary and the recommendations covered in the video
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Task 1: Complete the following paragraph by choosing an appropriate word from the list below. Some of the options could be extra.
to be alert / Venn diagram / major / controversial / to be good at / to pursue / minor / overlap
High school graduates are often faced with two significant decisions that will shape their futures: which college to attend and what 1. to study.
Similar to the vast number of colleges, options for a major are numerous and wide-ranging. University and career counsellors suggest students to use 2. to help them think systematically about their choices.
It basically urges students to answer three questions. First of all, what a student 3. . Also, since the decision on what to study often shapes future work experiences, it is important that students 4. their passions. Finally, understanding future earnings requires students to 5. to trends in international labour market.
Task 2: The following set of questions are based on the video you have just watched. If necessary, please take another look at the video and complete the questions.
Are you ready to continue?CorrectIncorrect
2. Which of the following is NOT a question addressed by the Venn Diagram discussed by the speaker?CorrectIncorrect
3. How does the speaker define “passion”?CorrectIncorrect
4. Why does the speaker mention “carpentry”?CorrectIncorrect
5. Why does the speaker mention “singing”?CorrectIncorrect
1. What is the main purpose of this video?CorrectIncorrect