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English intro intensive feb march 2015

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Introduction to my part of B1 Intensive English courses at Roma Tre University

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English intro intensive feb march 2015

  1. 1. English intensive Feb-March 2015 4 lessons with me
  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 Feb-March 2015 4 lessons with me
  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’ how to prepare for your ‘show and tell’
  40. 40. ‘show and tell’ research special vocab
  41. 41. ‘show and tell’ research special vocab including pronunciation!
  42. 42. ‘show and tell’ practice speaking aloud
  43. 43. ‘show and tell’ practice speaking aloud to find problem language and resolve it
  44. 44. on the forum
  45. 45. 1. lesson summaries
  46. 46. 2. grammar homework
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. 3. writing homework
  49. 49. Instructions on-line
  50. 50. Forum style corrections. Correct your writing mistakes in a forum conversation with me.
  51. 51. 4. your space!
  52. 52. 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.
  53. 53. Remember that you can learn a lot from your classmates - read their writing homework - try to answer their questions
  54. 54. resources for this course
  55. 55. resources: I CLACSON
  56. 56. Moodle@CLA http://clacson.uniroma3.it
  57. 57. no capitals no spaces no accents
  58. 58. resources: II dictionaries
  59. 59. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  60. 60. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  61. 61. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  62. 62. WordReference http://www.wordreference.com/
  63. 63. if you have any problems about anything related to this course
  64. 64. write to me on Moodle@CLA
  65. 65. or at david@davidnicholson.it
  66. 66. www.davidnicholson.it

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