COMES - INGLESE 1 Homework

Pubblicato il 08/02/2019


Week 2 (homework for Week 3)

Student's book:  Exercise 4c 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 (homework for Week 2)

If you don't have the book yet, you can get a copy of Units 1A and 1B from my dispensa in the front office. OR I've tried uploading it onto this Avvisi page. I hope it works.


 --Student's book: Reading Pg 6, Grammar Bank - Unit 1A, Workbook - Unit 1A

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

 --Reading and Video: Remember to read these articles without checking all the words you don't know in a dictionary. Just sit back with a cup of coffee and, I hope, enjoy the topic. The same goes for the video...

Look at the following: The Global Gender Gap Report: (download PDF). Read in particular the introduction pg v- viii. And look at Iceland p121 and Italy p135. Have a look at the other countries - the results should surprise you.

Watch this video on how they are trying to address the problem of different wages between men and women in Iceland

Read also these 2 articles from the World Economic Forum on Women working with Artficial Intelliegence and how there is a gender imbalance in AI technology:  and

Video: This TED TALK is connected to the last article you read in the test in class on Intellectual Property Theft.


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

COMES - INGLESE 1 Course organisation

Pubblicato il 21/01/2019

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 - Information on Groups

Pubblicato il 21/01/2019

Information on books:


1) English File Digital (3rd edition)
Upper Intermediate

Clive Oxenden / Christina Latham-Koenig


2) Business Grammar Builder

Paul Emmerson
Publisher: MACMILLAN


You can get these books from Libreria San Leonardo. 



Explanation on Groups:


There are lots of students doing the Inglese 1 course, so we divide the students into 6 groups. They are on Monday, Tuesday and Friday - you have to choose ONE group. The courses all follow the same programme of study at a low B2 level. Some courses are with me and others with my colleague Julia Dougherty.

- If you haven't done the B1 university entrance exam yet because you feel you are not at the right level, please come to Group 3 on Monday morning (10.30 - 1.30). 

- If you have done the Cambridge FCE exam you can come to Group 1 on Tuesday morning (9.00 - 12.00). This is only for students who have done the FCE exam or other international B2 exams. We spend less time doing grammar (as you have already studied this for your previous exams) and more time on speaking. 

- All other students please join the remaining groups depending on your surnames and the day /time you'd like to do the course. Please choose your group and then stay in it. It causes a lot of admin problems when students swap courses and it makes it difficult to ensure the classes are as similar in size as possible.


 - There is also an extra OPTIONAL class on Mondays 8.45 - 10.15. This is open to all students but is meant especially for students who are not confident with their grammar. It's a review of Level B1 grammar. 


See you in class.



COMES - INGLESE 1 How / what to study

Pubblicato il 21/01/2019

 Information on how to organise your studies during the course

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