David John NEWBOLD

Associate Professor
041 234 7835
Scientific sector (SSD)
Lingua, traduzione e linguistica inglese [ANGL-01/C]
www.unive.it/people/newbold (personal record)
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies
Website: https://www.unive.it/dep.dslcc
Where: Palazzo Cosulich

Office hours


Published on 23/07/2024

The exam consists of two parts: a written part, and an oral.

For the written part, you will

  1. write an essay (400 words) on a motion discussed during the course, in which you outline arguments for and against the motion, and reach a conclusion in favour or against.
  2. Write a summary (100 words) of a short audio text on a theme relevant to International Relations.

For the oral part you will choose from a short list of three topics taken from the motions debated during the past two years’ courses. You will be given time to think about the topic, before discussing it for about ten to fifteen minutes with the examiner. This part of the exam may also be done as a pair discussion, with another candidate.

To review the debates you may access the course moodle on https://moodle.unive.it/course/view.php?id=10573


The exam will last approximately three hours and includes both oral and written parts.

Structure of exam:

Listening: text will be read twice, after which candidates have half an hour to summarise

Writing: 75 minutes

Speaking: 15 minutes


Each part of the exam has equal weighting

Published on 23/07/2024

My office hours after the summer recess will be held on wednesdays at 11 a.m. from August 28th. Office hours are held in person in my study in Palazzo Cosulich; please email me to book a slot.

Published on 23/07/2024

LLEAP  LMJ090 English Language 2023-24                                                Students with surnames A-L

The final exam will consist of

'Parte lettorato': a critical essay (500 words) on one of the books studied during the year in the lettorato; and a translation from Italian to English of a journalistic type text OR, for international students, a free standing essay (500 words).

Please note you may bring printed editions of the two compulsory tests (Pigeon and The Reluctant Fundamentalist) to the exam; you may also use printed dictionaries.

For more information contact Dr. McQuillan.

'Parte modulo': a presentation (10-15 mins) on an aspect of English today, agreed in advance with me; a 250 word abstract supporting the presentation, to which is added a key bibliography/webography, delivered to me by email attachment (Word document) at least three days before the exam; a discussion of the presentation; a brief discussion of two other topics from the course (all of which will be uploaded on the moodle platform), chosen by the examiner. Powerpoint is NOT required for the exam presentation.


David Newbold, May 2024

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