At this point you should be actively preparing for your final speaking assignment - our talk show featuring the people from Night Swallows twenty years after the end of World War II. For this your preparation depends on your roles.
Audience, Host, Psychologist - You will want to think of questions to ask as well as generate possible answers so that you can predict follow up questions. You may also want to have a few sentence starters handy to help you speak and organize your thoughts.
Characters from the Show - You will want to think of sentence starters to get you started as well as how to talk about yourselves and your situations in Russian. Continue to develop your vocabulary as well as start to write.
All of you should start to write cue cards for yourself with sentence starters or questions. Next class we will start to prepare more for speaking and listening in this type of way.
Today I gave you the final exam study guide which goes over all of the topics that will be covered on the exam. Tonight would be a good night to sit down with your work and to see where your problems lay. I would say that many of you should probably focus on vocabulary and case declensions. Take this time to organize your notes and prioritize your areas to study. I'll continue to give you chances to review and study in class as we prepare for the final.
If you did not have your family project ready for me today, make sure that it is ready and submitted ASAP. Remember that the gradebook will close for the quarter on the 25th of May.
I'm pleased with the fact that so many of you were able to get a lot of good work done on your essays today. Next class we will continue to work on those and develop the body paragraphs before going on to the conclusion.