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COMES - INGLESE 1 Course organisation

Pubblicato il 06/04/2018

Please find attached how Inglese 1 lettorato will be organised, week by week. Please make sure you buy the correct English File Pack A book (3rd edition).

You don't have to buy the Grammar book. The exercises are optional homework. However, if you are having problems wih your grammar, this book should help you.

COMES - INGLESE 1 How / what to study

Pubblicato il 06/04/2018

 Information on how to organise your studies during the course

COMES - INGLESE 2 Exam information

Pubblicato il 06/04/2018

 

Inglese 2 - Lettorato part of the exam

 

1) Please find a sample exam under my Materiali Moodle.

The level of this exam is high B2, so you need to prepare general English to this level and also be familiar with reading business-type texts as we use these types of texts in the exam.

 

2) Oral exams

Students will be examined in the days following the Wriitten exam. I will give exact dates and times at the Written exam when I know student numbers. Information on this part of the exam is on my Materiali ISA page.

 

Remember:

  • Send me an abstract at least 24 hours before the oral exam so that I know what you are going to talk about (100 words - your OWN words).
  • The presentation will take 10 minutes and is normally conducted in groups. You cannot and must not memorise it and you must use your own language and not language cut and pasted from the internet (you'll be penalised for doing EITHER of these things).
  • The groups are small so it's not strictly necessary to use a computer, but I do strongly suggest you have some pictures at least or something similar to liven up your presentation. If you do choose to use your computer, however, it is your responsability to ensure that it works that day and that other students can see what you have prepared. As It is not guaranteed that the classroom we'll be using for the oral exam will have a projector, you should use slides big enough for students to see directly on your screen. 
  • Be ready to answer questions your colleagues and I will ask you at the end of the presentation.

 

 

 

COMES - INGLESE 1 Exam information

Pubblicato il 06/04/2018

 

Inglese 1 - Lettorato part of the exam

 

 

1) Please find a sample exam under my Materiali Moodle.

The level of this exam is low B2, so you need to prepare general English to this level and also be familiar with reading business-type texts as we use these types of texts in the exam.

 

2) Oral exam

Non-frequentanti students (or students who have done the course but have not yet done the oral) will be examined on one of the days following the Written exam. The days will depend on how many students still have to do the speaking exam and if they have other exams on other days etc. I will organise the exact dates and times at the Written exam when I have this information. 

 

Remember:

Read the information on what you have to do for the oral exam under my Materiali Moodle. You must follow these guidelines and not arrive at the exam ill-prepared.

COMES Inglese 1 Homework

Pubblicato il 29/03/2018

Week 8

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 4B, Workbook - Unit 4B

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Unit 17

Reading: please find an article on a business person you aadmire because they take risks (and are successful).


Thursday B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 7A and 7B (Conditionals) of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

 

Week 7

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 4A, Workbook - Unit 4A

Vocabulary - Pg 156

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 7 - 8

Video: please watch the following https://www.ted.com/talks/vicki_arroyo_let_s_prepare_for_our_new_climate   and also do some research on-line (in English!) to find something NEW and interesting on the environment, or on climate-change or a similar topic to explain to your colleagues in the next lesson.

If you are interested....

here's an article on what will happen to food supply in the future https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/03/scientists-examine-threats-to-food-security-if-we-meet-the-paris-climate-targets

and here's an article about someone who has gone back to basics in life https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/19/a-year-without-tech-debt-gadgets-reconnect-nature

 

B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 8A and 8B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class (don't look at the conditionals yet).

 

 

Week 6

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 3B, Workbook - Unit 3B

Pronunciation Pg 29

Writing Pg 29 (optional - please print it out and use Arial font size 12)

Vocabulary Pg 155

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 39- 40

Reading: Please find an interesting article that you have read this week and bring it to class (or on your phone)

 

Thursday B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 6A and 6B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

I'm putting some extra exercises in my dispensa on adverbs for students who want to do some extra work on this grammar.

 

 

Week 5

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 3A, Workbook - Unit 3A

Mini - grammar Pg 25

Reading Pg 25

Reading / grammar Ex 6 Pg 26

Pronunciation Pg 27

Vocabulary Pg 154

Revise and Check Pg 22 - 23

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 3 - 4

Reading and video on AI and planes and AI pros and cons.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/819289/Boeing-artificial-intelligence-autonomous-vehicle

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170616-garry-kasparov-why-the-world-should-embrace-ai

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161110-the-real-risks-of-artificial-intelligence

 

B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 5A and 5B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

Week 4

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 2B, Workbook - Unit 2B

Vocabulary - Pg 153

Reading - Pg 18/19

Pronunciation exercise - Pg 21

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 36 - 38

Reading: Please find an interesting article that you have read this week and bring it to class (or on your phone)

 

If you found the John Oliver video on vaccines interesting last week, you might find the talk he gave on the Italian elections interesting too. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdhQzXHYLZ4

 

Week 3

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 2A, Workbook - Unit 2A

Vocabulary - Pg 152

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 5 and 6

Optional: for students in the Tuesday group, or others who would like to do C1 level grammar, there is a dispensa (with answers)  on the Present Perfect Continuous and continuous verbs. You will find it in the front office.

 

Reading: some students expressed an interest in reading and speaking about the problems of vaccinations. Here are 2 articles from the BBC that should be interesting:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39983799 -  and  - http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43125242

Video: if you are interested in the topic, watch this video explaining why a lot of what people say about vaccines is not scientifically correct   -    https://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/11/health/vaccine-safety-explainer/index.html

and if you want to see this topic discussed in a more informal manner, watch this video of John Oliver, a popular (political) television host in America. Decide if you do want to watch this as he uses offensive and vulgar language. -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VG_s2PCH_c

 

Monday B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 3A and 3B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

Week 2

Student's book:  Exercise c p9,  Mini Grammar p11, Grammar Bank - Unit 1B, Workbook - Unit 1B

Reading: please bring in an article that you have read.

Optional : Business Grammar Builder - Units 1 and 2

Thursday B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 2A and 2B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

 

Week 1

Student's book: Reading Pg 8, Grammar Bank - Unit 1A, Workbook - Unit 1A

Optional: Business Grammar Builder- Units 15 and 16, Business Grammar Builder - Pg 238 - 241

Reading and Video:

read this article about the problems the BBC has had with the gender pay gap https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/30/the-guardian-view-on-bbc-pay-no-more-excuses

and this video on how they are trying to address the problem of different wages between men and women in Iceland  http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41516920/the-skills-calculator-closing-the-gender-pay-gap

If this is a topic that interests you, look at the following: The Global Gender Report https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2017 (Italy is page 186)

and this video about how it all starts when we are babies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWu44AqF0iI

 

Monday B1 Ripasso group also need to do Units 1A and 1B of the Grammar Revision sheets in my dispensa.

COMES Interesting websites

Pubblicato il 29/03/2018

Here are some websites a student has recommended. Take a look - there are some interesting videos.

In a Nutshell           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q

MinuteEarth           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiYXex_fwgYDonaTcSIk6w

School of Life         https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IcJI8PUf5Z3zKxnZvTBog

Vsauce                 https://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce

This Place             https://www.youtube.com/user/ThisPlaceChannel

Stated Clearly        https://www.youtube.com/user/sciencestatedclearly

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