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How to Act out a Conversation with a British Student

Act out a dialogue in pairs. One of you is a visiting student from the UK and the other a Norwegian student. Base your dialogue on the instructions below. Remember to shake hands first!

Norwegian student Visitor from England
1. Greet the visitor 1. Answer his/her greeting and questions
2. Find out something about him/her 2. Find out: Which trade he/she is studying
3. Where he/she comes from 3. Find out: Why he/she chose it
4. Why he/she is visiting Norway 4. Ask him/her to describe what the course involves
5. How long he/she is staying here 5. What qualifications he/she will have at the end of the course
6. What he/she plans to do in the future and why 6. If there are any advantages and disadvantages of this course
7. Answer his/her questions about the course you are taking 7. What his/her future plans are
8. Answer questions about school environment, discipline and school cafeteria/canteen. 8. Ask about the school environment. discipline, etc.
9. Finish the conversation in a suitable manner 9. Finish the conversation in a suitable manner

You will find information in English about all upper secondary education courses at this link: Programmes for Upper Secondary Education in English

Useful Vocabulary
  • Mekaniske yrker - mechanical trades (e.g. welder, industrial mechanic, etc.)
  • Kjemisk prosessyrker - chemical processing trades (e.g. process operator)
  • Laboratorieassistent - laboratory technician/assistant
  • Lærling - apprentice
  • Læretid - apprenticeship
  • Fagbrev - craft certificate
  • Studiekompetanse - university entrance qualifications (A-levels (England))
  • Ingeniørutdannelse - engineering course (leads to a degree in engineering)
  • TIP - technical and industrial production
  • TAF - technical and general subjects
  • DH - design, arts and crafts
  • Byggfag - building studies

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