Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


Language Assistant Email Office hours for students
Francesca Ida Carducci Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:00 (during lesson periods) or on appointment - CLA

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  •  understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  •  use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  •  produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


1st Semester:

- Intro. to the course - description of exam- general message to all students

-Ice breaker activity

Topics (accompanied by exercises)

- Repairing run on sentences (comma splice)

- Asking questions

-Review of common errors (Italian > English translation)

- Collective nouns (+subj. – verb agreement)

- False friends

- Verbals -gerunds/gerund phrases _ to infinitive/to infinitive phrases

- Presentation of  websites for study and practice

- Verb tense review

- Vocabulary building exercises (throughout course)

   word formation charts

   phrasal verb

   reporting verbs 

    avoiding 'very'

- Parallelism in sentence structure 

- Adverbial phrases

- Punctuation (comma, colon, semi-colon)

- Restictive vs. non restrictive clauses (punctuation)

- Conditionals and mixed conditionals

- Modal use-common mistakes)

- Dangling and misplaced modifiers

- Position of adverbs 

- Inversion

- Position of prepositional phrases

- The definite and indefinite articles

- Exam practice- 1° and 2° year


2nd Semester

Topics (accompanied by exercises)

- Subject -verb agreement (common problems)

- Story telling strategies (for orals)

- Collocations 

- Using more formal language 

- Verbals continued (participial phrases)

- Adjectives (order of)

- Prepositional phrases (order of)

Throughout the program:

- Videos and readings followed by  class discussions and / or comprehension and / or vocabulary building exercises

(current event topics / biographies/ education / the arts / translation /language studies/ interviews/etc.

- Exam practice - Both B1 and B2 levels


Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the language assistant in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the language assistant specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Course books

There is no course book. All materials will be provided on BL or through links on BL.


Students must use their institutional email address when writng to me  and indicate  C1a as their course.

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