Advanced Reading Course By Andrew 10292008

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Advanced Reading Course By Andrew 10292008

  1. 1. Lesson Plan <ul><li>5-min warm up. </li></ul><ul><li>20-min introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>15-min learning by doing. (In groups) </li></ul><ul><li>10-min evaluation, a pop quiz. (In individuals) </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Requirements <ul><li>Participants : 20 at most who have learned about 8,000 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into 5 groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration time per class : 50 mins. </li></ul><ul><li>Course period : 3 months </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Students should get the ability to read business reports and to read different articles from Times , National geographic , and China post . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Evaluation <ul><li>Participation 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Q’s in Learning by Doing 35% (Group record) </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Quiz 30% (Individual Record) </li></ul><ul><li>Group-peer’s reflection on one another.5% </li></ul>
  5. 5. Warm-Up <ul><li>What’s your idea to get the main point of the news? </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama from Times </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama will make an audacious prime-time pitch to the nation tonight in one of the most ambitious advertising investments in American political history. </li></ul><ul><li>… a 30-minute slot on three national networks … be aired …. </li></ul><ul><li>The advertisements, … cost about $1 million (£640,000) each, mark the first time in 16 years …. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advanced Reading Course Presenter : Andrew Instructor : Dr. Hung 10/ 29/ 2008
  7. 7. What Is News ? <ul><li>Ordinary Person ( s ) + Usual Occurrence ( s )≠ News </li></ul><ul><li>Ordinary Person ( s ) + Un usual Occurrence ( s )= News </li></ul><ul><li>Extra ordinary person ( s ) + Usual Occurrence ( s )= News </li></ul><ul><li>Extra ordinary person ( s ) + Un usual Occurrence ( s )= Big News </li></ul><ul><li>Q : Barack Obama belongs to which column? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sorts of News <ul><li>By Communication Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper coverages, news agency despatches, Internet news, etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>By Location : </li></ul><ul><li>World news, home news, and local news. </li></ul><ul><li>By Content : </li></ul><ul><li>Political news, economic news, technological news, cultural news, sports news, violence and crime news, disaster news, weather news, obituary, entertainment and so forth. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Unique Sorts : </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial, column, and critique. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3 Main Factors in News <ul><li>Being aware of 3 main factors is the basic step and the most important as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Headline </li></ul><ul><li>Lead : Including “5W+ 1H” usual in larger letters than the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Body : An upside-down pyramid. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Headlines <ul><li>Skip indefinite articles “a/ an” and definite articles “the.” </li></ul><ul><li>No be verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually present tense. </li></ul><ul><li>To+ V, the future tense. </li></ul><ul><li>Past Participle, the passive voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Present Participle, the active voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepositional Phrase, the complementary. </li></ul><ul><li>Phrasal Headline, usually along with Subhead . </li></ul><ul><li>An Atomic Encounter </li></ul><ul><li>Preference in short verbs and nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Abbreviations, like biz, deli, nat’l, com’l, AIDS, NASA, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Subhead/ Sub-headline <ul><li>Headline  Spent fuel shipments </li></ul><ul><li>Subhead  German to lift ban on transport of N-waste </li></ul><ul><li>Lead  The German government said yesterday it would lift its two-year-old ban on the shipment of nuclear waste to allow the transport of some spent fuel starting in August. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key Words <ul><li>Headline  Currency Revaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Key words  Greece cuts interest rates </li></ul><ul><li>Lead  Greece yesterday slashed interest rates after last week’s 3.5 percent revaluation of its currency against the Euro. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lead <ul><li>The essential part of the body written in normal English includes “5W and 1H.” </li></ul><ul><li>ROME( Kyoto)— three Japanese tourists and a Japanese tour guide were killed and 27 others injured when their bus smashed into the rear of a tank truck on a highway in northern Italy Friday , Japanese officials reported. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Terms in Business News <ul><li>NASDAQ , National Association of Securities. </li></ul><ul><li>DJIA , Dow Jones Industrial Average. </li></ul><ul><li>Nikkei , Japanese Economic Index </li></ul><ul><li>Blue chip , good stocks. </li></ul><ul><li>Dividends , profits in per stock. </li></ul><ul><li>FED , Federal Reserve Bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon Valley , a company like Intel, AMD, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>PHS , Personal Handyphone System. </li></ul><ul><li>IMF , International Monetary Fund. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Terms in Business News <ul><li>G-7 Nations , Group of Seven industrial countries. </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA , North American Free Trade Agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Buy American , Buy American Act( 購買國貨法案 ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Exclusion Act , ( 排華法案 ). </li></ul><ul><li>CEO , Chief Executive Officer, </li></ul><ul><li>Holding Company , the major right of controlling a company. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Debt , dumb account. </li></ul><ul><li>JV , Joint Ventue. </li></ul><ul><li>Down Payment , the initial payment on top of the installments. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Learning by Doing <ul><li>Barack Obama from Times discussed in groups. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of news? </li></ul><ul><li>Detail the 3 main factors. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the above q’s, finish the following exercises in group discussion : </li></ul><ul><li>Q1. Buenos Aires from National Geographic. </li></ul><ul><li>Q2. Wall Street leaps from Times. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Pop Quiz <ul><li>Choose a topic in business from China Post. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of news is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the reason that you choose this news? </li></ul><ul><li>How many parts of the news are mentioned in our instruction? Detail them. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer in individuals. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Assignment <ul><li>Survey an article related to today’s class and then discuss it in class next time. </li></ul><ul><li>Hand in the group-peer’s reflection. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thanks for your attention.

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