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ENGLISH (LIN-OR) - B2 - GROUP A
INGLESE (LIN-OR) - B2 - GRUPPO A

Grammar- Reading Comprehension- Writing- Listening -Speaking
Grammatica - Comprensione del testo - Scrittura - Comprensione e produzione orale.

A.Y.
2019/2020
Language Assistant Email Office hours for students
Juliett Sandra Williams Monday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the CLA (during term-time).

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE ORIENTALE
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Learning Objectives

INDEPENDENT USER B2

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Program

Grammar Syllabus

First Semester

Present tenses

Past tenses

Present perfect

Present perfect continuous

Past perfect

Past perfect continuous

Present tenses for the future

Going to

Will/shall

Future continuous

Future perfect

Modals

Prepositions of time, place and movement

The comparative and the superlative

Second Semester

Zero, first, second and third conditionals

The Passive

Reported speech

Question tags

Verb + ing

Verb + to

Countable and uncountable nouns

A/an and the

Reflexive pronouns

Relative clauses

Adjectives ending in -ing and -ed

Order of the adjectives

Phrasal verbs

First Semester Reading Comprehension

The course will focus on a variety of reading texts taken from B2 level sources.

Second Semester Reading Comprehension

The course will focus on a variety of reading texts taken from B2 and C1 level sources.

English Vocabulary in Use (Pre-intermediate and intermediate)

 First and Second Semester Writing

Four main types of writing will be taught and practiced.

Expository, descriptive, persuasive and narrative writing.

Writing topics include – University- Travel- Money- Music- Books reviews- The media -Special occasions- Health and fitness- Dreams- Rules and regulations- Recent and past experience- Stories- Famous people-The Internet-Inventions- Requests- Complaints- Interpreting data.

First Semester Listening and Speaking

Listening skills will be taught and practiced by using listening material from various sources at B2 level.

The programme includes the following films:

Billy Elliot. Directed by Stephen Daldry- 2000

The Internship. Directed by Shawn Levy – 2013

 A Street Cat Named Bob. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode - 2016

The historical and cultural background, vocabulary and idiomatic phrases from the films will be studied.

 All communication is carried out in English and students will be required to take part in discussions, presentations and role play exercises.

Second Semester Listening and Speaking

Listening skills will be taught and practiced by using listening material from various sources at B2 and C1 level.

The programme includes the following films:

Sliding Doors. Directed by Peter Howitt – 1998

Shakespeare in Love. Directed by John Madden- 1998

The historical and cultural background, vocabulary and idiomatic phrases from the films will be studied.

 All communication is carried out in English and students will be required to take part in discussions, presentations and role play exercises.

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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Course books

-Raymond Murphy (2019). English Grammar in Use. Fifth Edition with answers. Cambridge: CUP 
-Redman Stuart. (2017). English Vocabulary in Use (Pre-intermediate and intermediate) Fourth Edition with answers. Cambridge: CUP 

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