This page provides information on the final exam for UvA Talen Arabic 6 and was last updated on 19 February 2019.
The exam covers Mastering Arabic 2, units 9 through 14, and contains the following elements:
- Vocabulary. You will be presented with around ten sentences with blanks in them. You will need to select words out of a list and write them in the correct blanks. Although the vocabulary will be drawn from all units covered, the format of this section will resemble the exercise on page 75 in your textbook. There will be an additional exercise in which you will match vocabulary items to pictures.
- Grammar. You will be asked several questions involving points of grammar presented in units 9 through 14. In particular, you will be asked questions involving the imperative, the future, and the passive.
- Writing. Imagine you are currently a university student (and perhaps you actually are). The teenage son of an Arab friend has written you to ask what college life is like in your country. Write him an email message that touches on some of the following points: subjects, likes and dislikes, activities, daily routine, exams, planning for the future. Your text should be between 40 and 60 words long.
- Listening comprehension. You teacher will read aloud a short text three times. It will include material covered in units 9 through 14. You will be asked to answer a few questions about the text in either English or Dutch.
- Speaking. Imagine you are on a trip somewhere in an Arab country, so you go to a doctor, played by your instructor. Explain your symptoms to the doctor, who may also ask you some general questions about your health and lifestyle. Note that the speaking skills portion of the exam may be conducted on a different day than the written portion.
You can also visit a page with general information on UvA Talen courses Arabic 4, 5, and 6.