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English intro intensive june 2016

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Introduction to B1 Intensive Course at CLA, Roma Tre University

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English intro intensive june 2016

  1. 1. English intensive June-July 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 June-July 2016
  6. 6. 13 lessons 26 hours
  7. 7. ‘show and tell’ Thursday 9 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 13 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 16 June 15:00-17:00 Monday 20 June 16:00-18:00 Tuesday 21 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 23 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 27 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 30 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 4 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 7 July 16:00-18:00 Monday 11 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 14 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations Monday 18 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations
  8. 8. ‘show and tell’ Thursday 9 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 13 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 16 June 15:00-17:00 Monday 20 June 16:00-18:00 Tuesday 21 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 23 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 27 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 30 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 4 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 7 July 16:00-18:00 Monday 11 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 14 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations Monday 18 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations on Thursday 16 June the lesson starts at 17:00
  9. 9. ‘show and tell’ Thursday 9 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 13 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 16 June 15:00-17:00 Monday 20 June 16:00-18:00 Tuesday 21 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 23 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 27 June 16:00-18:00 Thursday 30 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 4 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 7 July 16:00-18:00 Monday 11 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 14 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations Monday 18 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations extra lesson on Thursday 21 June
  10. 10. late arrivals and absences the lesson starts at 16:00 sharp! arrival after 16:10 = late leaving before 17:45 = late 2 lates = 1 absence arrival after 16:30 = absence leaving before 17:30 = absence you can have 3 absences
  11. 11. your approach
  12. 12. 60,924,000
  13. 13. 60,924,000 population of Italy
  14. 14. 2,014,000
  15. 15. 2,014,000 students in higher education
  16. 16. 3.3%
  17. 17. 3.3% % of uni students in Italy
  18. 18. 3.3% this number means you are special
  19. 19. in these lessons I expect your approach to show this
  20. 20. in other words
  21. 21. please bring your intelligence and commitment to class
  22. 22. about learning English
  23. 23. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  24. 24. intermediate is different it’s difficult to make progress don’t drift!
  25. 25. ‘drift’
  26. 26. Can you describe this graph?
  27. 27. progress time the intermediate plateau
  28. 28. English as object of study English as means of communication
  29. 29. vocab: 1,000-3,000 words vocab: 15,000+ words
  30. 30. grammar: past, present, future grammar as a system
  31. 31. foreign language as alien foreign language as culture
  32. 32. what can you do to get past the intermediate plateau ?
  33. 33. about this course
  34. 34. grammar
  35. 35. grammar we decide the grammar syllabus together
  36. 36. some ideas…
  37. 37. in class
  38. 38. in class ‘show and tell’ every lesson
  39. 39. ‘show and tell’ choose an object that has a special importance for you
  40. 40. ‘show and tell’ you will tell the class about this object
  41. 41. ‘show and tell’ you will have just 5 minutes
  42. 42. ‘show and tell’ tell the story of how the object came into your life
  43. 43. ‘show and tell’ say why it’s special for you now
  44. 44. ‘show and tell’ Thursday 9 June 16:00-18:00 Monday 13 June 16:00-18:00 S1 - S2 Thursday 16 June 15:00-17:00 S3 – S4 Monday 20 June 16:00-18:00 S5 – S6 Tuesday 21 June 16:00-18:00 S7 – S8 Thursday 23 June 16:00-18:00 S9 – S10 Monday 27 June 16:00-18:00 S11 – S12 Thursday 30 June 16:00-18:00 S13 – S14 Monday 4 July 16:00-18:00 S15 – S16 Thursday 7 July 16:00-18:00 S17 – S18 Monday 11 July 16:00-18:00 Thursday 14 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations Monday 18 July 16:00-18:00 Class Presentations
  45. 45. ‘show and tell’ how to prepare for your ‘show and tell’
  46. 46. ‘show and tell’ research special vocab
  47. 47. ‘show and tell’ research special vocab including pronunciation!
  48. 48. ‘show and tell’ practice speaking aloud
  49. 49. ‘show and tell’ practice speaking aloud to find problem language and resolve it
  50. 50. on the forum
  51. 51. 1. lesson summaries
  52. 52. 2. grammar homework
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. 3. your space!
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. Remember that you can learn a lot from your classmates - read their writing homework - try to answer their questions
  57. 57. resources for this course
  58. 58. resources: I CLACSON
  59. 59. Moodle@CLA http://clacson2.uniroma3.it
  60. 60. your login for: Portale Studente Roma Tre
  61. 61. but if you are a PhD student…
  62. 62. Username = Clacson code Password = surname (lowercase)
  63. 63. e.g. Username = 0765432 Password = di nicola (lowercase)
  64. 64. NB If you can’t log in, you must inform me
  65. 65. NB If you can’t log in, you must inform me immediately
  66. 66. English Grammar in Use
  67. 67. Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of EGU
  68. 68. Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of EGU OK not ‘steal’
  69. 69. 3rd or 4th editions are best, but you can use the 2nd edition there are also versions for iOS and Android
  70. 70. Use EGU for grammar homework
  71. 71. resources: II dictionaries
  72. 72. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com
  73. 73. Bi-lingual dictionaries don’t use them!
  74. 74. Bi-lingual dictionaries but if you must…
  75. 75. WordReference http://www.wordreference.com/
  76. 76. if you have any problems about anything related to this course
  77. 77. write to me on Moodle@CLA
  78. 78. or at david@davidnicholson.it
  79. 79. www.davidnicholson.it

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