Are Conversation Groups Right For You?

Look over this self-evaluative questionaire to see how often you participate in the following actions.

 

 

ALWAYS

USUALLY

SOMETIMES

NEVER

I speak English every day.

 

 

 

 

I enjoy speaking English.

 

 

 

 

I speak English outside of classes.

 

 

 

 

I speak English while shopping.

 

 

 

 

I speak English with my roommate.

 

 

 

 

I speak English during class discussions.

 

 

 

 

I can easily start conversations in English.

 

 

 

 

I can ask questions in English and be understood by my listeners.

 

 

 

 

I ask follow-up questions in English to keep a conversation going.

 

 

 

 

I share personal experiences in English.

 

 

 

 

I like to give people new information in English.

 

 

 

 

I like to learn new information from other people in English.

 

 

 

 

I can ask for a piece of information in many different ways in English.

 

 

 

 

I can ask questions to clarify a situation or comment in English.

 

 

 

 

I can rephrase questions in English.

 

 

 

 

I can paraphrase responses that I hear in English.

 

 

 

 

I can sense, or feel, what my conversation partners are thinking.

 

 

 

 

I can encourage other people in English.

 

 

 

 

I can confirm information in English.

 

 

 

 

I can correct misinformation in English.

 

 

 

 

I feel comfortable giving my opinions in English.

 

 

 

 

I provide reasons for my opinions in English.

 

 

 

 

I can politely disagree with other people in English.

 

 

 

 

If I feel bored or uncomfortable, I can change the subject in English.

 

 

 

 

I use body language to help communicate.

 

 

 

 

I like to use gestures when I communicate.

 

 

 

 

I look at other people during a conversation.

 

 

 

 

I smile easily when talking with classmates.

 

 

 

 

I can use English idioms- or figures of speech - to express my ideas.

 

 

 

 

I can use English proverbs- or common sayings - to express my ideas.

 

 

 

 

I can adapt my English vocabulary depending on my audience.

 

 

 

 

I can end English conversations in a natural manner.

 

 

 

 

I can ask direct questions in English.

 

 

 

 

I can ask indirect questions in English.

 

 

 

 

I can “repair” a broken English conversation when I am misunderstood.

 

 

 

 

I can “repair a broken English conversation when I do not understand somebody.

 

 

 

 

I can politely end a conversation in English.

 

 

 

 

Did you answer "Sometimes" or "Never" to any of the above statements?

If so, than ALI Conversation Groups are for you!