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Introduction to my latest B1 intensive course

Introduction to my latest B1 intensive course

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  • 1. English B1intensive4 June – 19 July 201214 lessons; 28 hours
  • 2. about me
  • 3. I was born here
  • 4. I grew up here
  • 5. I went touniversity here
  • 6. I’ve lived inRome for 19years.And I’vetaught Englishto a lot ofpeople!
  • 7. about you
  • 8. 60,851,000
  • 9. population of Italy60,851,000
  • 10. 2,014,000
  • 11. 2,014,000 students in higher education
  • 12. 3.31%
  • 13. % of uni students in Italy3.31%
  • 14. this number means you are the elite3.31%
  • 15. in these lessonsI expect your approach to show this
  • 16. in other words
  • 17. please bring your intelligence and commitment to class
  • 18. DISCUSSIONWhat do you want from this course?
  • 19. about learning English
  • 20. intermediate is different it‟s difficult to make progress don‟t drift!
  • 21. progress the intermediate plateau time
  • 22. English as English asobject of means ofstudy communication
  • 23. vocab: vocab:1,000-3,000 15,000+words words
  • 24. grammar: grammarpast, present, as afuture system
  • 25. foreign foreignlanguage as language asalien culture
  • 26. what can you do to get past the intermediate plateau ?
  • 27. about this course
  • 28. components:
  • 29. grammar
  • 30. grammarwe‟ll focus on the areas that give problems at this level
  • 31. future tenses
  • 32. present perfect
  • 33. auxiliary vs.main verbs
  • 34. how to translate “avrei fatto”
  • 35. anything you want to propose
  • 36. de-Italianisation
  • 37. de-Italianisationmaking your English more English
  • 38. word order
  • 39. collocation
  • 40. pronunciation the sounds of Englishand the phonetic system
  • 41. 21 vowels and diphthongs
  • 42. word stress
  • 43. sentence stress
  • 44. weak and strong
  • 45. the phonetic system
  • 46. the phonetic systemand how pronunciation and grammar work together
  • 47. comprehension
  • 48. comprehension once a week a videocomprehension exercise
  • 49. pronunciation andcomprehension lessons will alternate
  • 50. classwork
  • 51. classworkopportunities for you to speak English
  • 52. in groups of 3-5
  • 53. individual presentations
  • 54. homework
  • 55. homeworkat least equal to the time you spend in class
  • 56. homework at least4 hours a week
  • 57. homework at least4 hours a week
  • 58. grammar homeworkfrom English Grammar in Use
  • 59. writing homeworkon CLACSON forum
  • 60. comprehension homework keep a diary on CLACSON forum
  • 61. e.g.
  • 62. Pinko Pallino’s English Practice diaryTED – Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_baggini_is_there_a_real_you.htmlType: Video of presentationWhen: Monday 4 JuneHow long: 20 minutesHow difficult: 4/5Recommendation: 3/5Comments: I thought that …BBC Learning English – How to politely refusehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/englishatwork/2012/05/120529_english_at_work_16_story.shtmlType: Listening
  • 63. resources for this course
  • 64. all the links on the following pages can be found at:https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrome/t:Roma3/
  • 65. resources: Iwhere to get your practice
  • 66. iTunes Uhttp://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
  • 67. TED(Technology, Entertainment, Design) www.ted.com
  • 68. The BBCwww.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/inde x.shtml
  • 69. my Paper.lihttp://paper.li/f-1337027006#
  • 70. resources: II dictionaries
  • 71. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD)www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  • 72. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  • 73. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  • 74. WordReferencehttp://www.wordreference.com/
  • 75. Oxford Collocations Dictionary www.lixiaolai.com/ocd/index.html
  • 76. resources: III phonetics
  • 77. UCL phonetic games word to vowel symbol symbol to wordssound to spelling/symbol
  • 78. my phonetic symbols pagehttp://www.davidnicholson.it/tools_n_terms/ipa_sy mbols_basic.html
  • 79. resources: IV grammar book
  • 80. buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  • 81. OK not „steal‟buy, beg, borrow or steal … English Grammar in Use
  • 82.  intermediate 4th edition with answers(CD-ROM optional)
  • 83. CLACSON
  • 84. CLACSONhttp://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/
  • 85. Username:CLA number
  • 86. Password:surname
  • 87. if you have any problems
  • 88. about anything related to this course
  • 89. you can write to me on CLACSON
  • 90. or at
  • 91. david@davidnicholson
  • 92. www.davidnicholson.it