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COMES - INGLESE 1 Course organisation

Pubblicato il 22/05/2019

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 22/05/2019

Information on books:

NECESSARY

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

Clive Oxenden / Christina Latham-Koenig
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS


OPTIONAL

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 2 Lettorato Exam information

Pubblicato il 22/05/2019

 

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 Lettorato Exam information

Pubblicato il 22/05/2019

 

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 How / what to study

Pubblicato il 22/05/2019

 Information on how to organise your studies during the course

COMES - INGLESE 1 Homework

Pubblicato il 22/05/2019

 

Week 10 END OF COURSE

PLEASE NOTE: I have put answers to the Grammar, Vocabulary and Mini-Grammar exercises online, on the Moodle platform. So, if you have missed any lessons you can find the answers there. You can also use them to correct the exercises below.

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 5B, Workbook - Unit 5B

Review test (on-line in Materiali Moodle)

Extra written exam practice (on-line in Materiali Moodle)

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Test bank for review 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 15, 16

B1 Ripasso group also should do Units 10A and 10B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

and lastly... please keep reading the BBC and other news sources even AFTER this course! If you want, you can join my group on TELEGRAM MESSENGER, where I post articles I think you night find interesting. The group name is rosannavaruzza.

 

 

 

Week 9 (for Week 10 - end of course)

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 5A, Workbook - Unit 5A

Vocabulary - Pg 157

Revise and Check: Pg 42 - 43

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Unit 18

Optional: Writing activity pg 115

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 9A and 9B of the Grammar Revision sheets I gave you in class.

 

 

Week 8 (for Week 9)

Student's book: Grammar Bank - Unit 4B and 5A. Workbook - Unit 4B and 5A

Vocabulary: Pg 41

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Unit 17

Reading: please find an article on a business person you admire 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 (for Week 8)

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

Vocabulary: Pg 156

Pronunciation: Pg 37 Exercise 4a

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 7 - 8

Reading and video: In preparation for the next lesson and the talk by Prof Fatemi (Friday 12th April, 11.30, Room 7):

Have a look at the 2 following TED talks on climate change and economic policy and sustainable business practices; read the 2 articles on Climate Change from the BBC; and look at the webpage on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

https://www.ted.com/talks/johan_rockstrom_5_transformational_policies_for_a_prosperous_and_sustainable_world/transcript#t-150275  

https://www.ted.com/talks/wendy_woods_the_business_benefits_of_doing_good/transcript#t-525339

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45784892    ( exploring 5 main points of the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report in October 2018)

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-45096740     (describing what could disappear because of climate change)

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

 

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

 

I'm putting some extra exercises in my dispensa (in Portineria) on Adverbs at B2 level for students who want to do some extra work on this grammar.

 

 

Week 6 (for week 7)

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) ... and keep up to date on Brexit

 

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 (in Portineria) on Past Tenses at C1 level for students who want to do some extra work on this grammar.

 

 

Week 5 (for Week 6)

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: Who knows if / when Brexit will happen. Although it's depressing (for me!), I realise it's an interesting subject to discuss in class. I've found these updated articles which explain the various problems clearly and shouldn't be too difficut to read.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46318565

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47470864

https://www.bbc.com/news/education-47293927

 

If you were interested in the Opiod crisis in the USA, you'll be interested to know what happened to the Sackler family in the UK recently.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47636057

 

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

 

Week 4 (homework for Week 5)

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

Vocabulary: Pg 153

Reading: Pg 18/19

Grammar: Exercise no3 - Pg 19

Pronunciation: Exercise no6 - 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)

 

Week 3 (homework for Week 4)

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

Vocabulary: Pg 152

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 5 and 6

Reading and video: in connection with this unit on Health, please read the following article talking about the problem of Opioid addiction in America https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41701718. There is an interesting video in the article called 'The heroin-ravaged city in West Virginia fighting back against drup companies', please feel free to watch this but some scenes are quite disturbing so this isn't obligatory homework.

This article suggesting solutions to the epidemic is also interesting https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40479686

And finally, this video talks about how one family, the Sacklers, is considered responsible by many for the Opioid crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlKdaqgZAEg

 

 

 

 

Week 2 (homework for Week 3)

Student's book:  Exercise 4c p9,  Mini Grammar p11, Grammar Bank - Unit 1B, Workbook - Unit 1B

Optional: Business Grammar Builder - Units 1 and 2

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

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 (Portineria). OR I've uploaded it onto this Avvisi page if that's easier for you.

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: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2018 (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  http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-41516920/the-skills-calculator-closing-the-gender-pay-gap

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: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/12/artificial-intelligence-ai-gender-gap-workplace/  and  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/ai-has-a-gender-problem-heres-what-to-do-about-it

Video: This TED TALK is connected to the last article you read in the test in class on Intellectual Property Theft. https://www.ted.com/talks/alastair_gray_how_fake_handbags_fund_terrorism_and_organized_crime
 

   

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

Info on courses and jobs

Pubblicato il 22/05/2019

THis is from IRSE in Pordenone.

I hope some of you might find this interesting.

 

SCOPRIEUROPANEWS del 15 maggio 2019

Buona lettura. Lo staff IRSE - ScopriEuropa                  


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