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English intro intensive feb 2016

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Introduction to my part of the B1 intensive courses at Roma Tre University. Feb-March 2016

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English intro intensive feb 2016

  1. 1. English intensive February-March 2016
  2. 2. Towards the end of poverty IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world is living in condition approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possess the knowledges and skill to relieved the suffering of that people.” It has took much longer than Truman hopes, but the world is lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extremes poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, there number felt by half as a shares of the total population in developing country, from 43% to 21%—a reductions of almost 1 billion people. Now the world have a serious chances to redeem Truman’s pledge to lift the least fortunates. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 billion subsists below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a days... The Economist – 1st June 2013 find 20 errors
  3. 3. Towards the end of poverty IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world is living in condition approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possess the knowledges and skill to relieved the suffering of that people.” It has took much longer than Truman hopes, but the world is lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extremes poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, there number felt by half as a shares of the total population in developing country, from 43% to 21%—a reductions of almost 1 billion people. Now the world have a serious chances to redeem Truman’s pledge to lift the least fortunates. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 billion subsists below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a days... The Economist – 1st June 2013 find 20 errors
  4. 4. Towards the end of poverty IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering of those people.” It has taken much longer than Truman hoped, but the world has lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extreme poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, their number fell by half as a share of the total population in developing countries, from 43% to 21%—a reduction of almost 1 billion people. Now the world has a serious chance to redeem Truman’s pledge to lift the least fortunate. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 billion subsist below the internationally accepted extreme-poverty line of $1.25 a day... The Economist – 1st June 2013
  5. 5. English intensive February-March 2016
  6. 6. your approach
  7. 7. 60,924,000
  8. 8. 60,924,000 population of Italy
  9. 9. 2,014,000
  10. 10. 2,014,000 students in higher education
  11. 11. 3.3%
  12. 12. 3.3% % of uni students in Italy
  13. 13. 3.3% this number means you are special
  14. 14. in these lessons I expect your approach to show this
  15. 15. in other words
  16. 16. please bring your intelligence and commitment to class
  17. 17. about learning English
  18. 18. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  19. 19. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  20. 20. ‘drift’
  21. 21. Can you describe this graph?
  22. 22. progress time the intermediate plateau
  23. 23. English as object of study English as means of communication
  24. 24. vocab: 1,000-3,000 words vocab: 15,000+ words
  25. 25. grammar: past, present, future grammar as a system
  26. 26. foreign language as alien foreign language as culture
  27. 27. what can you do to get past the intermediate plateau ?
  28. 28. about this course
  29. 29. grammar
  30. 30. grammar we decide the grammar syllabus together
  31. 31. some ideas…
  32. 32. in class
  33. 33. in class ‘show and tell’ every lesson
  34. 34. ‘show and tell’ choose an object that has a special importance for you
  35. 35. ‘show and tell’ you will tell the class about this object
  36. 36. ‘show and tell’ you will have just 5 minutes
  37. 37. ‘show and tell’ tell the story of how the object came into your life
  38. 38. ‘show and tell’ say why it’s special for you now
  39. 39. ‘show and tell’ Wednesday 03-Feb Thursday 04-Feb Monday 08-Feb Show & Tell S1 S2 Wednesday 10-Feb Thursday 11-Feb Show & Tell S3 S4 Monday 15-Feb Show & Tell S5 S6 Wednesday 17-Feb Thursday 18-Feb Show & Tell S7 S8 Monday 22-Feb Show & Tell S9 S10 Wednesday 24-Feb Thursday 25-Feb Show & Tell S11 S12 Monday 29-Feb Class Presentations? Wednesday 02-Mar Thursday 03-Mar Class Presentations
  40. 40. ‘show and tell’ how to prepare for your ‘show and tell’
  41. 41. ‘show and tell’ research special vocab
  42. 42. ‘show and tell’ research special vocab including pronunciation!
  43. 43. ‘show and tell’ practice speaking aloud
  44. 44. ‘show and tell’ practice speaking aloud to find problem language and resolve it
  45. 45. on the forum
  46. 46. 1. lesson summaries
  47. 47. 2. grammar homework
  48. 48. English Grammar in Use Units 15-16 ----------- I’ve done the exercises. It took me 20 minutes. I understood everything except 2.4 – why is “….” not right? example post
  49. 49. 3. your space!
  50. 50. The forum is your space. Use it to post anything you find, interesting, curious or useful. You can ask for help and you can propose problems for discussion.
  51. 51. Remember that you can learn a lot from your classmates - read their writing homework - try to answer their questions
  52. 52. resources for this course
  53. 53. resources: I CLACSON
  54. 54. Moodle@CLA http://clacson2.uniroma3.it
  55. 55. your login for: Portale Studente Roma Tre
  56. 56. or, if you are a PhD student… Username =Clacson code Password =surname (lowercase)
  57. 57. e.g. Username = 07654321 Password = di nicola
  58. 58. NB If you can’t log in, you must inform me
  59. 59. NB If you can’t log in, you must inform me immediately
  60. 60. English Grammar in Use
  61. 61. Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of EGU
  62. 62. Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of EGU OK not ‘steal’
  63. 63. 3rd or 4th editions are best, but you can use the 2nd edition there are also versions for iOS and Android
  64. 64. Use EGU for grammar homework
  65. 65. resources: II dictionaries
  66. 66. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  67. 67. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  68. 68. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  69. 69. WordReference http://www.wordreference.com/
  70. 70. if you have any problems about anything related to this course
  71. 71. write to me on Moodle@CLA
  72. 72. or at david@davidnicholson.it
  73. 73. www.davidnicholson.it

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