HCI Exam III (Monday, Nov. 24) Review notes.

I. Give the correct definite article & match with the correct definition. (singular: la, a, an, nan,lan) [10 pts; 1 pt each]

Example: Klas la gen anpil elèv jodi a.

II. Ki-sentences. Combine the two sentences provided into 1 complex sentence containing a “ki-sentence” (in grammatical terminology a “ki-sentence” is called a “relative clause”). Study the examples carefully and be sure to distinguish between INDEFINITE (yon + noun) and DEFINITE (noun + la/a/lan/nan/an) contructions. [3 pts each; 15 pts]

EXAMPLE: Li gen yon chen lakay li. Li mechan.
Li gen yon chen ki mechan lakay li.

EXAMPLE: Li aprann sijè a nan lekòl la. Sijè a difisil.
Li aprann sijè ki difisil la nan lekòl la.

STUDY PAGES 85-86, review your class notes

III. Days of the week and related words. In this section you will be asked to provide the appropriate day of the week. Based on the information provided, indicate what day is being asked about [2 pts; 8 pts]

EXAMPLE: Jodi a se dimanch. Epi demen? Se lendi.

STUDY PAGE 98. YOU NEED TO KNOW DAYS OF THE WEEK PLUS THE TIME EXPRESSIONS STARTING WITH jodi...

IV. Ti Koze 5. Listening. Listen to the dialogue and fill in the blanks with the expressions that you hear [10 pts; 1 pt each].

STUDY THIS CHAPTER. READ IT 2-3 TIMES MINIMUM. RECOGNIZE THE VOCABULARY.

V. Ti Koze sou Istwa Peyi d Ayiti, chapters 2, 3 & 4. True-false, multiple choice and short answer.

REREAD CHAPTERS 2-4. UNDERSTAND THEIR CONTENT!

VI. Dictation (this means that you write in Creole what I read in Creole) [9 pts; 3 pts each].

VII. Emphatic se...ye construction. Your friend is asking you a question. Use the emphatic se...ye construction to provide confirmation [10 pts; 2 pts each].
EXAMPLE: Se yon ti gason? Wi, se yon ti gason li ye!

STUDY PAGES 87-88. DO ANNOU PRATIKE A TO GET READY. WATCH OUT FOR THE PRONOUN, i.e. mwen/ou/li/nou/yo:

Yo se timoun >> Se timoun yo ye
Nou se timoun >> Se timoun nou ye

Also watch out for trickier constructions with adjectives, i.e. :

Yo janti? > Wi, se janti yo ye

VIII. Caribbean Nationalities. Please indicate the nationality of the named country. Be sure to capitalize the nationality since it is being used as a noun here. [10 pts; 2 pts each].

EXAMPLE: Yo viv nan Trinidad, yo se Trinidadyen.

STUDY PAGES 82-84. YOU WILL HAVE TO MEMORIZE THEM AND BE ABLE TO WRITE THEM.

IX. Writing. Yesterday was a busy day for Ti Djo. Describe Ti Djo’s morning activities based on the pictures provided. Make sure you use the past tense marker te to place the description in the past. Try to be as descriptive as possible. Write at least 7 sentences [10 pts].

NOTE HERE YOU MUST USE THE PAST TENSE!!! i.e. TE + VERB!!!
STUDY THE VOCABULARY ON PAGE 95. BY LOOKING AT A PICTURE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE WHAT TI DJO IS DOING IN THE MORNING.

Extra credit: describe one of the pictures from Ti Koze!!!

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