Conversation 1: F1 and F2

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Instructions given for the speakers
NEWSPAPERS
STUDENT A
You think that newspaper are old-fashioned and that eventually nobody will read them. Instead, people will read their news on the Internet, like you do. You do not read newspapers at all.

STUDENT B
You think that newspapers will survive the age of the Internet. You like to read your daily newspaper and believe in the future of newspapers as well.

COVER AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
– Starting the dialogue about newspapers
– Student A: expressing your opinion about the future of newspapers
– Student B: expressing your opinion about the future of newspapers
– Continuing the conversation and arguing for your own point of view
– Ending the conversation

Metadata
Title Value
File format (in FUSE) mp3
Discussion tags newspapers, future, digitalization
Recording sent to FUSE (date) 08.06.2015
Recorder and sender id 1
Student assessor (university student, MA programme in English Studies) id 7
Student assessor (university student, MA programme in English Studies) id 8
Teacher id 1
Transcriber id 1
Teacher's assessment based on students' conversation in part III of the exam
CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(see e.g. Europass)
Teacher id = 1
F1
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR School grade
Interaction B2.2 9
Fluency B2.2 9
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B1.2 7
Vocabulary and structures B2.1 8
Grammar B1.2 7
Average value B2.1 8
F2
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR School grade
Interaction B2.2 9
Fluency B2.2 9
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B2.2 9
Vocabulary and structures B2.2 9
Grammar B2.1 8
Average value B2.2 9
Students' assessments based on this conversation in part III of the exam
CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(see e.g. Europass)
Student id = 7
F1
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR
Interaction B2
Fluency B2
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B2
Vocabulary and structures B2
Grammar B2
Average value B2
F2
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR
Interaction B2
Fluency B2
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B2
Vocabulary and structures B2
Grammar B2
Average value B2
Student id = 8
F1
Skill areas in spoken English CEFR
Interaction B2
Fluency B1
Pronunciation, intonation and stress B1
Vocabulary and structures B2
Grammar B2
Average value B2

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Turns Speakers and utterances
1 F1: Okay [cough]
2 F2: What do you think you're doing?! //Is//
3 F1: //Erm,// I'm reading a newspaper, what about that?
4 F2: No one reads newspapers anymore, like only old people, it- they're s- so yesterday. //H- Haven't you//
5 F1: //[laugh]//
6 F2: seen my new iPad? Everyone has something like that nowadays.
7 F1: Well, yeah I've seen your iPad and it has good games and stuff like that but I like to read my newspaper //like//
8 F2: //it's//
9 F1: in a paper.
10 F2: It's
11 F1: //[inaudible]//
12 F2: //so// slow, and you have to- you have to eh see the news you don't want to see an- and if- if you're in internet you can just find "I wanna know what happens in Ukraine". Then you can read what happens in Ukraine, you don't have to
13 F1: but
14 F2: know what happens in some sort of stupid, work. Tsh augh. No.
15 F1: But- but er that's the point. If you are just looking for things er like you said from Ukraine- Ukraine, you will see just the things but when you're not reading this newspaper, you can- you can like see something that you didn't have no idea that is there. You know there's a news that you didn't know and then you are reading it and oh my God new information. In intern- internet you have to choose and in the paper you can see very very different //things//
16 F2: //If// you look at //just the front page//
17 F1: //[cough]//
18 F2: of like er some newspapers er website then there is- there are all the important news of the day you don't have to see all the //boring news//
19 F1: //no no//
20 F1: but that is not ehm, like that is not sophisticated, sorry but it's just- you know, you have to know about things that is not like some Iltalehti's n- l- website and you're like oh there's somebody got killed and nothing more. And when you're reading the newspaper you can see the whole news and read them and get information and yeah, //that is good//.
21 F2: //But it's not// ecological you just- so much paper is wasted just on newspapers because some people who don't want to evolve and get into this new era of time just want to read their newspapers.
22 F1: But hey, in Finland there is lack of er paper [prd]indu- industry- industry[/prd] and er they have er problems because people are l- doing like you and er the paper [prd]industry[/prd] [laugh] is er the- it's the Fin- Finland's first big thing //er before Nokia//
23 F2: //Let's find a new big thing//, Let's find a new big thing //for real//
24 F1: //Well// we found and Nokia, it didn't success so well, so eh maybe the paper industry //it's [inaudible]//
25 F2: //Well// let's agree to disagree, shall we? //[fin]joo[/fin]//
26 F1: //Yeah//, that's good.
27 F2: That was it.

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