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  1. 1. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 Start 00.38 Comments on synthesis ELE22 (Constable, Frost), organised in three sections 1.pronunciation 2.grammar and vocabulary 3.communciation, fluency, negotiation Shona Whyte
  2. 2. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 1. Pronunciation It's very important to pronounce your authors/artists correctly (Constable, Frost) • Frost /ɒ/ the short 'o' of not or hot, also like the longer /ɔ/ of author, call • /ʌ/ the 'u' sound in duck is difficult in two different contexts a) when the spelling is 'o' it tends to sound / ɒ/ or /əʊ/ other, one, wondered b) when the spelling is 'u' it tends to sound like the French /œ/ in oeuf or peu but, muddy, just Shona Whyte
  3. 3. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 • Word stress SEcond CONsequently conSIDer eXAMine (in, not ine) ar-ti-col ARticle divINE 05:50 idE-A NOTiceable CONstable 08:51 corresPOND 12.40 IN ACCurate 15.07 imPORtant Shona Whyte
  4. 4. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 • because the vowel is /ɔ/ not /əʊ/ • some confusion of i and ɪ (long and short vowels) leads/lids feeling/filling • he 09:32 (h)e underlines, (h)ighlights 14.37 at the (h) of his article • intonation - too much rising intonation since it is a painting a famous Romantic painter • scheme > rhyme scheme • th 07.42 always the same (th) 15.24 authenticity Shona Whyte
  5. 5. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 Grammar/Vocabulary piece of art > work of art an English newspaper > a news weekly serves as a backdrop for the creation > for creation 04.45 the article epitomises the two other documents 06:12 Constable's painting to be at one with nature in what makes her wild and mystery > to be at one with nature in all her wildness and mystery 6.50 achieved thanks to a play on colours > achieved through/via/by means of a play on colours Shona Whyte
  6. 6. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 07.55 a feeling of something quite calm > a feeling of calm and peace 10.42 that's maybe why (register) > that may be why; perhaps this is why 12.07 to please to people > to please people 13.00 we can see > it is clear/apparent/easy to see; it appears/it seems; the text suggests, these lines point up; the viewer/reader is struck by; a close reading/examination/analysis reveals Shona Whyte
  7. 7. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 13.38 consider nature as something representing life > consider nature as a representation of life, as the embodiment of life forces 14.04 a discrepancy between what's exist and what actually is > between what appears to exist and what actually is (?) 15.15 as the document B underlines it > as document B underlines __ according to me > (according to Frost, this author) in my view, to me, for me, in my opinion how can I say? > how shall I put it? Shona Whyte
  8. 8. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 Communication Good presence: speaker looks comfortable, in control, makes eye contact with different members of the audience Your gestures also seem under control - occasionally we see you shake your fingers as you look for a word, and sometimes you shuffle your papers around too much, making us worry that you have lost your thread. (11.38) As I said in my introduction: as I said earlier, as I mentioned earlier (sounds less like a reproach to an inattentive listener!) 07.28 as I said in my introduction: > to return to a theme I mentioned at the start > this bring us back to a point I mentioned in the introduction Shona Whyte
  9. 9. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 08.26 we can wonder if this is real or idealised, and this leads me to my second part. Is this transition too artificial? If you think so, then admit it > Moving on to the opposition between idealism and realism > This brings me to the end of my first point, and now I want to turn to . . . 13.16 this will lead us to my final part > my third point, the third part of my presentation 15.42 last sentence needs to be more convincing This analysis has/these documents have raised the important question of authenticity in art, how we define and perceive reality, and how we distinguish between what really is, and what only appears to be. Shona Whyte
  10. 10. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 Negotiation 18.30 Helena the feelings he has felt > experienced 19:55 You were much clearer when you started answering me here. Was it because you'd simply had time to think, or because you were concentrating more on me and my understanding of the article? Helena's question was very general, so you needed to reframe it to make it more specific. I think you did this better when you focused on me as your audience rather than on the document - maybe it will help you on the day to make eye contact with your questioner. Shona Whyte
  11. 11. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 21.00 Shona I thought you answered this well - you acknowledged my point, but stuck to your own opinion 21.48 Shona 2 can touch > affect, move everybody You showed more indecision here - I think your doubts about the content of your response made you indecisive about the words you chose. 'It's my point of view' > Of course, this is only my personal point of view, other people will have different approaches. Shona Whyte
  12. 12. CAPES Oral expression Spring 2009 epitomises things which I have always thought epitomise clarity and freshness and Palmer and Hogan probably epitomise the extremes of the two approaches, and in their differing ways contributed greatly to PERRIER, the French group which has come to epitomise quot;designerquot; water Daimler-Benz, the luxury-car maker which seemed to epitomise the industrial prowess He epitomises the polite, friendly grandfather figure, differences between feminism in the Western world and the Third World because I think Ireland epitomises that very well. Shona Whyte